Why Chicken Broth Packs a Bigger Flavor Punch than Beef Broth

Here’s my list of 22 common supermarket ingredients that you should never put in your shopping cart, along with suggestions on what to look for instead.

Source: 22 Supermarket Items You Should Leave on the Shelf (and What to Get Instead)

  • I don’t like beefsteak tomatoes, period.
  • Better Than Bouillon = better than bouillon, boxes, etc.
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Stop Trying to Squeeze Out All the Lime Juice. Over-Squeezing Leads to Bitterness

When squeezing citrus juice, you probably try to get the most juice out so as to not waste money or the fruit. However, there’s a culinary reason you might want to squeeze only almost all the way: to avoid too much bitterness.

Source: Stop Trying to Squeeze Out All the Lime Juice. Over-Squeezing Leads to Bitterness

Over-squeezing leads to bitterness… Bitterness leads to hate… Hate leads to the Dark Side.

Come to the Dark Side… we have cookies.

Relieve Itchy Mosquito Bites with Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice

Unwelcome critters, whether in your cabinets or on your tomato vines, are a common woe. We rounded up the best tips from the internet and tested them to see which actually work.

Source: Myth or Magic? 16 Pest Control Hacks We Tested for You

Direct sunlight on lime juice causes severe burning and blistering of the skin, which may require an ER visit. I won’t post gross pics but feel free to Google!  If you are applying lime juice to your skin, it should only be done if they are inside for the day.

Upgrade Homemade Salsa by Marinating It for an Hour Before Serving

Your chips, tacos, and grilled meats deserve the best. And by “best,” what we really mean is a salsa that’s chunky, saucy, scoopable, and packed with fiery, smoky, fresh flavor. You’re not going to find all that in a jarred supermarket salsa. For that kind of flavor, you’ve got to make your own at home. But first, read up on the most common mistakes people make for DIY salsa. Now pass us those tortillas.

Source: Just Say No to Jarred, Watery Salsa: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

You can also add a can of diced tomatoes along with the fresh ingredients to give a more blended look and flavor. Canned tomatoes have a flavor and texture that cannot be reproduced by just chopping up fresh tomatoes.

Marinating is a great way to get more flavor from sauces, soups, stews and chile. When making fresh salsa, then serving the next day, I will chop up some fresh tomatoes and onions and mix them in just before serving it, to give it a “fresh look.”