Marjoram Substitute Ideas: Top Tricks For Saving Your Recipe

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You don’t have to be a professional cook or a foodie to know that your food’s flavor matters. Even if you’re just preparing a meal for yourself, one of your goals in the kitchen is to produce a consistently tasty dish that you actually want to eat. In many cases, this involves using fresh local herbs and just the right quantity of seasoning. If you don’t have the right herb, however, finding a marjoram alternative can be tricky.

How To Thicken Spaghetti Sauce: The Italian Secret To Getting Your Sauce Just Right

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American sauces are a nightmare to get right. With traditional French or Italian or even English cooking, it’s pretty easy to find a single, reliable source you can use for your recipe. This lets you quickly compare the dish you’ve made with an “ideal” version and make the appropriate changes. When you ask a friend for advice or look online, you can usually get a pretty definitive answer immediately. If you need to thicken a pasta sauce, there will be a note in the recipe that tells you exactly how to do that.

Gumbo vs Jambalaya: The Two Bayou Stews

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New Orleans is famous for its culture, food, and architecture. One of the most important southern port cities, New Orleans has historically been a melting pot of French, African, Carribean, and Spanish culture. This unique blend gave birth to a number of Creole dishes, including both Gumbo and Jambalaya. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know when comparing gumbo versus jambalaya.

Smoked Herring: Recipe Ideas With This Wonderful Fish

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Fish have always been a bit of a mystery to me. I’m a fan of salmon, swordfish, and cod, of course, but when it comes to things like pickled herring or the things that they serve in tins in Northern Europe, I’m not quite as endeared.
 
Smoked herring is somewhere on the fence. This special dish showcases a unique smoky, fishy flavor that’s a fantastic addition to stews, soups, and even pizza. Die-hard seafood fans might even enjoy eating smoked herring on its own.

Can You Freeze Ricotta Cheese? Answers to Common Ricotta Queries

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If you’re like me (a dessert aficionado), you probably have experienced a scenario wherein you have tons of leftover ricotta from your recipes with no idea on how and where to store it. How long will ricotta last in the fridge? Can you safely freeze ricotta? These are just some of the questions that went through my mind when I was left with a bowlful of excess ricotta from a cheesecake recipe I was making

Curry Without Coconut Milk Recipe: Cooking Without Coconut

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When it comes to curry, you can’t go wrong with coconut milk. It’s a kitchen staple in Thai cuisine, and it’s one of the ingredients (along with coriander, fish sauce, and shrimp paste) that make Thai dishes taste distinctively. . . Thai. In other words, if you want authentic Thai curries, then coconut milk is a must. The ingredient gives curry a nice thick consistency as well as a delicate hint of sweetness that other ingredients can’t truly replicate.