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Paprika vs. Chili Powder vs. Cayenne: What’s The Difference?

Chili peppers are used to make countless spice blends and seasonings, all around the world. From the fiery cayenne powder to kick up the heat to the sweet paprika for homemade stew. But what is the difference when it comes to ingredients and flavor? Today, I’ll give an overview of the differences between paprika vs. …

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Buena Mulata Peppers – The Purple Heirloom Cayenne

Boy do we love a purple pepper. There are now countless purple and black varieties to choose from. However, one of the most striking is the buena mulata pepper. This cayenne-type pepper was saved through generations, leading back to Horace Pippin, an artist living in Pennsylvania in the early 1920s. He collected rare seeds, and …

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How To Dry Cayenne Peppers and Make Cayenne Powder

Cayenne pepper powder is an essential ingredient for making food spicier. It can add lots of heat while only minimally changing the flavor. In this article, you’ll learn how to dry cayenne peppers and how to make cayenne powder at home. We will assume you have a good amount of fresh cayenne peppers from the …

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Cayenne Pepper Substitutes – The Best Alternatives

Cayenne pepper powder is a common spice, made up of pure dehydrated cayenne peppers. This spicy ingredient is a fairly common household item, but sometimes you just run out. Whether you don’t have any, or you just don’t like the heat, we’ve compiled the best cayenne pepper substitute options to use instead. So, what can …

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Gochujang Substitutes – 5 Easy Alternatives

So you decided to make some delectable homemade bibimbap, but forgot to grab the gochujang, eh? Shame on you! Just kidding, we all make mistakes. However, if you are planning to make Korean food more often (and you should), then you’ll definitely want to have genuine gochujang on hand! For now though, let’s explore some …

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How To Identify Different Types Of Pepper Plants

Do you have a pepper plant, but aren’t sure what type it is? We’ve been there before, forgetting to label a plant, or losing the seed packet. It happens. There are many types of pepper plants. From small, dwarf varieties, to the massive, super-hot varieties, the diversity is amazing. Looking for more pictures? Browse the …

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Thai Chili Substitutes – 8 Perfect Alternatives

Thai chili peppers are truly special for their flavor and unique growing habits. Thai food calls upon the delicious taste of these chilies in countless popular dishes. From noodle dishes, to soups, to stir fry, Thai chilies often make a dish. However, Thai chiles can be hard to come by. Depending on where you live, …

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Capsicum Annuum – A Beautifully Diverse Pepper Species

There are 5 major domesticated species of peppers. Among them are the superhots from C. chinense, and the fruity peppers from C. baccatum. However, none compare in popularity to Capsicum annuum. The C. annuum species is home to some of the world’s most widely cultivated and popular chili pepper varieties. These include the bell, jalapeño, …

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How To Grow Carolina Reaper Peppers From Seed to Harvest

If you happen to be a fan of eating scorching hot food, and the supermarket hot sauces just don’t cut it, you may want to grow your own hot peppers. In this article, I’ll share how to grow Carolina reapers in your own back yard. It almost seems strange that you can grow the world’s …

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