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Warm Up By Adding Just a Pinch of Heat

By Paula Deen

I don’t know about y’all but I am done with Old Man Winter! Any of y’all been waking up with that chill in your bones each mornin’? To thaw out from this arctic blast, you can keep yourself and the kitchen warm by adding just a little heat to your next home cooked meal.

A simple pinch of spice can add a punch of flavor. One of my go-tos is cumin, and you’ll find experimenting with cayenne, red pepper flakes, smoked paprika or even a pinch of those rubs you might have stuck away in the cabinet will add that extra zip that will have them coming back for seconds. Try adding or substituting any of these spices to your favorite recipes.

Bobby’s Baked Tilapia
Try it with a little sprinkle of Cayenne
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Baked Spaghetti
Spice up the flavor with Red Pepper Flakes
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Roasted Sweet & White Potatoes
Add another level of flavor with Cumin
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Healthier Mac and Cheese
Sprinkle this classic dish with Smoked Paprika
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Paula Deen - As a young girl growing up in Albany, Georgia, Paula Deen never dreamed she would become an American icon. As a young mother, Paula was living the American dream — married to her high school sweetheart and raising two adorable boys — when tragedy struck. Her parents died, her marriage failed and she began a prolonged battle with agoraphobia. With her boys in their teens and her family near homelessness, Paula took her last $200, reached deep inside her soul and started The Bag Lady, a home-based catering company that marked the start of Deen's professional cooking career. With sons Jamie and Bobby delivering lunch-and-love-in-a-bag, beginning in June 1989, Paula turned her life around by sharing what she knew best, traditional Southern cooking.