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What Chili Paste Substitute that is Easy to Find?

Do you like it super-hot? I may take a mouthful of my favorite spicy recipe and see my face turn red, but that is how I love it to be. The fiery taste of the food in my tongue brings the excitement of eating a challenge. Hence, I am always in charge when cooking those curried chicken!

Have you ever tried cooking without using the chili paste that you usually use? I have been there. That is why I have learned some chili paste substitute that I never imagined will work. Do you have your own alternatives?

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10 Dijon Mustard Substitute You Can Pick Anytime

Who is not familiar with Dijon mustard? Even my little one knows when to ask for one especially when he sees hotdogs and buns. She loves a pinch of Dijon mustard over the coarse kind that we have. Hence, I make sure to have one in handy all the time.

However, it would be a nightmare when this condiment runs out. Therefore, it is important to know some Dijon mustard substitutes to save your day. You will be surprised to know that you can find some of them already in your fridge. If Dijon mustard is not a regular in your pantry, imagine how frustrating it would be when suddenly you need one.

Check out this Dijon mustard substitutes and discover the ones that you can easily pick anytime.

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How to Reheat Wings in Five Easy Ways?

Wings are my favorite part of the chicken. I like to nibble with its soft bones especially when it is so crispy to the bite. Sometimes I buy a full bucket, so I still have more to eat the following morning. However, the struggle of trying to make the leftovers look and taste fresh the day after is real.

Do you know how to reheat wings? If you do not know the tricks, your wings will lose its texture and flavor. Let me share with you how to do it right. After several trial and errors, I finally learned how to reheat it and end up just the way I want it.

Now, I can finally eat the same fresh, crunchy, and delicious chicken wings and found a solution not to waste food.

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What Goes with Potato Soup to Feed a Big Family?

I love making potato soup especially when it is a cold winter night. The kids demand the thick and creamy kind for their dinner. It brings smiles to their ears when I sprinkle crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese all over each bowl. What goes with potato soup to feed a hungry family?

I make sure to include potatoes always in my grocery list every week. Potato does not only make a hearty soup, but it easily fills a hungry belly especially when the budget for meat is scarce. You will be surprised what side dish complements a hot potato soup and makes a simple dinner a hit!

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What is Whole Grain Mustard? Do you Know How to Make One?

Preparing whole grain mustard is easier than you think. By the way, do you know what whole grain mustard is? I thought that it might be strange to you since these seeds are hard to find. I remember that I was lucky to have a friend who helped me find one amidst the busy marketplace. In case you are wondering, grains also refers to seeds and I hope it helps knowing it.

Whole grain mustard is prepared mustard that still makes the seeds visible. Whole grain mustard appears to be a paste with a dense and grainy texture that still allows the seeds to break down and has a peppery tang once swallowed. Whole grain mustards sometimes refer to as “country” or “old style” and maybe the most widely used sauce because of its unique texture making the taste of the food more pleasing to the palate.  

You may confuse this with coarse-ground and stone-ground mustards. I know this because the two are the most common substitute of whole grain mustard.  

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What to Serve with Fajitas for Parties?

When fajitas are one of your main dishes for an upcoming party, I know that you intend to let it shine in the buffet by choosing the best side dish to complement the recipe. What to serve with Fajitas for parties? Making freestyle Fajitas is what makes it more exciting and challenging in my personal menu. Hence, choosing the right pair to go with it will surely be a kick.

Do you know that Fajitas are a healthy choice? That is the main reason why it is a favorite food for gatherings. Even though the majority still loves the original Fajita recipe, a new variation could be the start of a new favorite.

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