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Rich and Moist Biscuits

These may not be the best looking biscuits, but they are the best tasting! Easy to put together, moist, and rich, you don't really need butter when serving, but really, who can eat a biscuit without some. Add some jam, cheese, or a thin slice of smoked ham (or all three together!). Makes 10 - 12 [...]

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Asparagus with Sumac Pepper Salt

It takes under 10 minutes to prepare this light side dish with its unique Middle Eastern flair.1 pound asparagus, medium to large size stalksExtra virgin olive oil Sumac Pepper Salt Trim the asparagus by snapping off the ends (they will break where the tender and tough parts meet). There is no need to peel the [...]

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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Sugar

Skinny asparagus is very popular, but try the medium to larger sized stalks for a change. They are meatier and just as tender. 1 pound asparagus, medium to large sized stalksOlive oil of choiceHimalayan pink sea saltWynad black pepper1 tablespoon Lemon SugarPreheat oven to 500°.Trim the asparagus by snapping off the ends (they will break naturally where [...]

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Penne with Asparagus and Lemon

The citrus notes of the Cubeb Peppercorns complement the lemon flavors in dish. Do not be afraid of adding the lemon juice directly to the cream. Stir the sauce continuously as you slowly pour it in and it will not curdle. Serve with a light chicken, turkey scallopini, or fish dish. Or serve as a [...]

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Sriracha Beer

How to Make a Sriracha BeerSriracha Lime Salt 1 bottle IPA, lager, or alePlace a small amount of salt on a plate or saucer. Rim a glass with a bit of water or lime juice. Dip glass in sriracha lime salt to rim all around. Fill glass with beer by tipping glass and bottle of beer and [...]

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Hendricks Gin with Sagemary Salt

Hendricks Gindidi davis food Sagemary SaltThis simple cocktail is delicious and easy to prepare. Pour gin and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake to chill. Strain into a glass and add a 1/4 teaspoon of Sagemary Salt. Mix well and enjoy. Add a splash of tonic or grapefruit juice, if you like.

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Rum and Coke with Vanilla Salt

Let this easy cocktail take you back to the late 1930s when one would order a Vanilla coke and fries. The vanilla salt provides the perfect balance to the coke and rum, which I have often found to be too sweet for my liking. You’ll be surprised at how good this is!Coke Goslings Dark Rum (this rum is [...]

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Smoky Brew

This alluring drink captures you with its scent even before the first sip. Experience the blend of a unique, subtle smoke and soft, gentle crunch paired with the rich, smooth flavors of full bodied beers. We liked it best with a craft brew. We sampled a range of beers from IPA to Stout, [...]

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Apple-Cider Cucumber Salad

by Chef Didi Davis This delightful side salad is easy and refreshing. Cucumbers, chilled Apple Cider Vinegar didi davis food Mojito SugarFine Sicilian Sea SaltFreshly Ground Pepper Slice the cucumbers and arrange them in a dish with sides. Pour apple cider vinegar liberally over cucumbers. Sprinkle with Mojito Sugar, salt, and freshly ground pepper. Serve chilled. © 2010 [...]

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'Twas a Dark and Stormy Sea Cocktail

When you have darker plans for your evening (be honest, we know you’re reading Twilight for the fifth time), try our take on the Dark and Stormy. Classically made with Goslings Black Seal Rum, the addition of Cyprus White Sea Salt Flakes balances the lime-ginger-sweet axis of flavors perfectly. White Cyprus Sea Salt FlakesLime Wedge [...]

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