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How to Make Mouthwatering Chicken Wings!

Brining Your Chicken Wings Brine your chicken wings overnight. Buttermilk makes an excellent brine! Cover the wings with buttermilk and refrigerate overnight. Or add 1 cup salt, 2/3 cup vinegar and your favorite spices to 2 gallons of water and brine overnight. Pat dry before cooking. Grilling Chicken Wings Keep the heat low. The skin on wings burns quickly. Try to keep the heat around 350 degrees F and cook until the wings are a deep mahogany color - about 30 minutes. While grilling, brush the wings with your favorite sauce every 5 minutes. Smoked Chicken Wings   Cook in a closed smoke filled container with your favorite wood chips. Cook at 200 to 220 degrees F for about 2...

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How to Make REAL Popcorn!

C’mon…..microwave popcorn isn’t as good and you know it!  Don’t be lazy….make some REAL popcorn! Real popcorn is MOUTHWATERING and DELICIOUS! But to make it you'll need to master a few subtle techniques. Once mastered, your popcorn will be the stuff of LEGEND! You'll be the ultimate SNACKMASTER! Real popcorn is made on the stove top in a large sturdy pot. Unlike what’s out there on the internet, real popcorn actually requires some subtle finessing.  Here’s how to do it: 1.  Use a large sturdy pot, like the one you use to boil water. Anything from a 6-quart to a 12-quart pot will do (you don’t want to use anything too heavy because you’ll need to lift and shake a...

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Blooming Your Seasoning!

Sorry, but I regret to inform you that its likely you've been using seasonings ALL WRONG. Don’t worry, it’s a typical rookie mistake. The problem is that you put in the seasoning AFTER you’ve put in all the other ingredients. The better approach is to briefly heat a small amount of oil and your seasoning in the pan before putting in the other ingredients. This will make your seasoning bloom! Beyond making your kitchen smell awesome, there’s a couple of reasons to bloom your seasoning: The heat releases the fat-soluble flavor compounds in most seasonings; and It thoroughly distributes the flavor in the final dish (adding them to the liquid or stirring them in at the end inefficiently distributes flavor)....

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Holiday Popcorn Bar!

It’s that time of year! Time to entertain family and friends! Looking for some ideas? Something that’s fun, yet easy? How about a POPCORN BAR? Everyone loves popcorn! Especially when you roll out the yummy toppings! Here’s how to set up an awesome, lip smacking, crowd pleasing popcorn bar: First, of course, you’re going to need fresh popcorn and lots of it! You can make it or buy bags of it. Once you have your popcorn, you can surround it with festive holiday bowls filled with delicious toppings such as sweet mix-ins, salty additions, salts, melted butter, melted chocolate, and more! Since we sell popcorn seasoning, we’re shamelessly partial to including all June Moon’s 13 different popcorn seasoning flavors! Whatever...

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June Moon's Smoked Paprika Roasted Potatoes

We own a spice company…so there’s a little extra pressure on us to deliver awesome seasoned potatoes on Thanksgiving!  No worries……years ago we developed a guaranteed crowd pleaser and we’re going to share the recipe with you today!  So, we proudly introduce:  June Moon’s Smoked Paprika Roasted Potatoes!You can make theses potatoes in under 30 minutes and it serves six hungry guests.  BTW – they’re a healthy, vegan, gluten free side dish. INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds baby red potatoes1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 tsp of June Moon’s Smoked Paprika Seasoning (or, sigh, if you don’t have any: 1.25 tsp smoked paprika, 1 clove fresh finely minced garlic, 3/4 tsp sea salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper) INSTRUCTIONS: 1.  Preheat oven to...

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