Spicy Carrot Pickles

I love carrot relish, but I usually pick out all the pickled carrots and eat them like I’m suffering from a serious vitamin A deficiency before anyone at the table can put the relish on their tortillas. Clearly, something had to be done. These spicy carrot pickles will hopefully satisfy my craving enough to keep […]

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Cutting Corn Off the Cob – Prep Tip

I cannot take credit for this great tip. I learned it from watching the amazing Alton Brown on Food Network. When cutting corn off the cob, use a small cup or bowl to balance one end of the cob on, so that your knife can slide down past the bottom of the corn cob, taking […]

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Hot Chocolate to Lift Your Soul

If you’ve never tried adding chili powder to your chocolate, trust me, this will change your life! The tradition of adding chili to chocolate is prehistoric.  People who know about these things estimate the combination extends as far back as 350 B.C. when the Aztecs and Mayans fermented cacao beans, added chilies, and drank it. […]

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Buttery Garlic Crostini

These simple, crunchy, buttery pieces of bread are great with Italian food or French food or as a base for piling cheeses, meats, and dips for hors d’oeuvres. Buttery Garlic Crostini Ingredients: 1 Large Loaf of French Bread 1 Stick of Butter 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt 1 Tablespoon of Parsley Flakes 1/2 Tablespoon of Garlic […]

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Garlicky Dill Pickles

Join the Pickle Party!  Elect dill!  Experts predict a Green Wave!!! Sorry.  I really am a dork. I’m not much of a canner. I’m just too impatient. I like quick pickles in jars in the fridge. I pickle just about anything, but I should really share the classics. These good old fashioned dill cucumber pickles […]

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Hot and Spicy Oven Roasted Salsa

I normally tell you to leave out the peppers if you don’t like spicy food. This time is an exception. Put the peppers in, and take a chance on a little pain! It’s so worth it! This oven roasted salsa is great on meats, veggies, corn, even for dipping bread or chips. It has a […]

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Sweet and Spicy Green Bean Pickles

I’m an unrepentant pickle nut. At some point in the past, one of my ancestors must have had vinegar for blood because my people will pickle anything. I thought about doing something creative and unexpected with cucumbers to start, but I’ve been craving these green beans for weeks, so we’re just gonna dive right in! […]

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