Confession: This was a difficult Difference Between – I couldn’t find a lot of information on purple hull peas. Although, what I did find was quite favorable.
In the interest of today being New Years Eve – I do love seasonal posts! – I did want to write about black-eyed peas, a Southern staple and longtime good luck New Years food.
So, here’s what I found with the difference between black-eyed peas and purple hull peas.
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Not much is known about the history of candy canes – at least, not much that is backed up by reliable historical records. But we’ll go over what we do know.
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This is one of those Difference Between posts that, before I came across it on accident, I didn’t even know there *was* a difference.
The terms are used interchangeably, but there is indeed a difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa.
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We learned in the history of Christmas cookies that gingerbread was one of the first cookies to be associated with Christmas.
But what about gingerbread houses, specifically?
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We’re not just going to look into where Christmas cookies come from.
We’re also looking at the specific traditions of leaving cookies for Santa, and cookie swapping.
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Both shiitake and porcini are earthy, full-flavor, meat-like mushrooms. And, they’re each often available dried.
Let’s check out the difference between these two popular fungi.
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This is a very popular AllRecipes.com recipe, but I had to make it a few times and give it a few alterations to get it just right.
I make chicken for dinner *a lot* and this is not one of the simpler ones.
However, it is absolutely excellent. Pair with a simple steamed vegetable or two and you can have an impressive yet not over the top dinner for guests.
Or just a savory meal for two.
- 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 1 tsp seasoning salt
- 2 slices bacon, cooked and cut in half
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp light corn syrup*
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 tsp dried parsley (or fresh if you have it)
*You can probably do without this if you don’t already have corn syrup in the house. Don’t make a special trip to the store just for that.
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Let’s get into the holiday spirit with the history of eggnog.
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There’s no doubt that high fructose corn syrup has a bad reputation these days, but what about regular corn syrup? Let’s find out the difference.
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