Recipe: Homemade Finishing Butter

(Note: This was posted prior to the unfortunate collapse of Paula Deen's culinary empire - KF) Eater National reports that "midst of a weak attempt at rebranding herself as healthy," Food Network star Paula Deen launched a line of "finishing butters" for WalMart. So the woman who made famous doughnut, egg and bacon sandwiches and then came out of the medical closet to announce she had Type 2 Diabetes now has a line of … [Read more...]

How to make Cajun seasoning

I generally don't add salt to my seasoning mixes; instead I add it separately when cooking. A recipe that specifies a commercial blend assumes it has salt, so adjust accordingly. Be sure to use garlic powder and onion powder, not the salt form of either. 2 teaspoons cayenne, red chili flakes or a combination 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons dried thyme 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 ½ tablespoons paprika 1 teaspoon … [Read more...]