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What Are Cloves?

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What are Cloves?
Cloves are a spice that gets a lot of use during the cold winter months and throughout the holiday season because they have a warm, peppery heat that we tend to seek out in cold weather more often than in hot weather, at least in my neck of the woods. Cloves are actually …

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What are Moon Pies?

Delicious Moon Pies!
Moon pies are a cookie confection that is sure to appeal to lovers of whoopie pies and other similar sandwich cookies. Despite their name, they are not actually pies. They are made with two soft graham crackers that sandwich a marshmallow filling and are dipped in chocolate. What makes them unique and sets …

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What is Allspice?

What is Allspice?
Allspice, contrary to the sound of the name, is one single spice, not a blend of “all spices”. Allspice is the dried berry of the evergreen pimento tree, which is native to the West Indies and South American. The berry is also known as a Jamaica pepper, as Jamaica provides most of the …

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What are conchas?

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Mexican Concha
Conchas are a sweet yeast bread roll that can be found in many Mexican markets. The pan dulces, or sweet breads, are named for the shape of their topping, which is applied with a shell-like pattern. The dough used to make these buns is a light yeast dough that is typically enriched with …

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