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Well Seasoned, by Becky Johnson

Pizza Time!

Becky Johnson comfort food Italian pizza

Pizza Time!

Now that the weather is cooling down a bit, it’s a good time to heat up the oven and enjoy some homemade comfort food.  Pizza answers the call and pleases many in my picky family. I usually make several pizzas, and have plenty to carry over to breakfast or the next day’s lunch. The best pizza is made with handmade dough.  Store bought is fine in a pinch, but treat yourself once in a while and make your own. It is empowering knowing what’s in your food, and if you make your own pizza dough, you control what goes into...

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Mole Sauce Ideas

Becky Johnson chiles mexican food spicy

Mole Sauce Ideas

Here’s a recipe that you could use with chicken, beef or turkey using our Chile Mole spice mix. I wrote this for a customer, and thought I'd share.

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Grab Bag Deal

Becky Johnson deal free grab bag limited supply mystery spice obscure

Grab Bag Deal

Happy 4th of July, everyone! For a limited time, Home Cook's Pantry is offering a "Grab Bag" deal. There are 30 free mystery bags of fresh spice blends up for grabs! We recently attended a trade show and brought many fresh spice blends for sampling.  The remaining blends that did not make it into tins is now free for the first 30 people to try.  Each sealed bag of spice is around 1 ounce and was made fresh just a few days ago. Some are obscure, and some are classic spice rack stand-by blends. Offer good only while supplies last,...

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Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Becky Johnson dressing french italian recipe salad

Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

There are a million different tasty Caesar Salad recipes on the Internet, but many people are curious on how to use my Caesar Salad Dressing Mix.  The blend was designed to make putting together a salad easier for my husband.  With little time or planning, it can be a struggle to eat well.  This blend took the guessing about spices to add. Caesar Salad Dressing 2 teaspoons Home Cook's Pantry Caesar Salad Dressing Mix 1 tablespoon warm water 1 pasteurized egg yolk (you can also use 3/4 cup mayonnaise instead) 1 anchovy fillet (optional) 3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese...

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Poulet Sel Fou

Becky Johnson chicken french salt recipe roast

Poulet Sel Fou

1 roasting chicken, 5-6 lbs 1 tbsp Home Cook's Pantry Sel Fou 2 tsp paprika 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp olive oil 2 lemons, seeded and sliced thin 2 cups chicken stock Blend together Sel Fou, paprika, garlic and olive oil then rub onto and under the chicken's skin. Cover tightly with plastic and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Place chicken in a roasting pan with lemon slices on top. Roast at 420° for 90 minutes, basting every 30 minutes with stock. Done when meat thermometer inserted reads 165° and juices run clear when pierced at leg joint. Allow...

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