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Sambal Oelek Recipe

September 28, 2016
A recipe for homemade Sambal Oelek, the classic chili paste used for cooking, made with a variety of ground chili peppers, vinegar and salt. It is ideal for seasoning noodle dishes and enhancing the flavors of sauces. We know you all love sriracha - Homemade Sriracha, anyone? - but have you cooked with Sambal Oelek? Perhaps it is time to begin. You can purchase Sambal Oelek from the grocer and…

Kiwi-Jalapeno Jam

September 26, 2016
A recipe for homemade jam made with garden fresh jalapeno peppers and sweet kiwi, perfect for preserving, for serving as a spread or with cream cheese crostini bites. It was a jam-making sort of weekend in the Madness household. We picked another monstrous batch of peppers from the garden, including some glorious jalapeno peppers. Cue Mike's #JalapenoObsession music. We have a TON of other peppers, but jalapenos hold a special…
A recipe for large chili peppers sliced in half, stuffed with a slow cooked shredded chicken with chipotles in adobo sauce, then topped with cheese and baked to perfection. It's time for dinner! Our Doux D'Espagne peppers have finally ripened and WOW, are they good. These chili peppers are freakin' HUGE and that makes them perfect for stuffing to serve as an entire meal for two with a single pepper. You…
Every night is fajita night with this recipe for perfectly grilled tri-tip roast rubbed down with homemade fajita seasoning, served with warmed flour tortillas, guacamole and plenty of grilled chili peppers. Calling all steak fajita fans! It's dinner time. If you love steak fajitas, this recipe is for you. You'll never want to go to the restaurant for fajitas again. We're cooking up our fajitas in the traditional style, but…

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

September 21, 2016
Make your own fajita seasoning at home with this recipe for steak, chicken, or shrimp fajitas. Includes cayenne powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt, brown sugar, cumin and black pepper. This is my personal favorite blend. Ever get a wild craving to suddenly make fajitas? I DO! Growing up we always used those store bought packets, which worked great, but as I grew older and began to experiment,…
A recipe for homemade soup made with fresh heirloom tomatoes, chili peppers (I used jalapenos and Hungarian wax), garlic, basil and plenty of seasonings, cooked then chilled. Perfect for an end-of-summer harvest meal. It feels like we're coming down to the end of summer, but my garden doesn't think so. Lucky for me! We woke to cooler temperatures this morning, in the lower 60s - it even dipped into the…
A quick recipe for making pickled peppers that you can keep in your refrigerator for months. They're perfect for topping sandwiches, tacos, tossing onto pizzas, or munching right out of the jar. By now your garden is going INSANE, isn't it? If you have a garden. We do, as you know I've mentioned about a thousand times by now and I hope you're not sick of me going ON and…
A recipe for handmade burgers made with ground chicken and pork with plenty of Italian seasonings, grilled to juicy perfection and topped with a spicy pesto. Time to get cooking! Hey, it's still grilling season here, baby! I know summer is coming to a close, but the weather is OUTSTANDING and all the games are starting up. It's no better time to bust out that grill and get cooking. For…

Kiwi Caipirinha

September 13, 2016
A twist on a popular Brazilian drink recipe made with kiwi, lime, sugar and Cachaça or rum - the Caipirinha. It's a tropical vacation in a glass. Patty here again, wishing you a Happy Thirsty Thirteenth. Well, the weather is still nice and warm here but the temps are definitely on the verge of shifting with Fall coming soon. I wanted to select a refreshing drink with kiwi for an end…
A homemade hot sauce recipe made with fiery chili peppers, fresh peaches and jerk seasonings for a bit of island flare in a bottle. Perfect for chicken or shrimp. We're making plenty of hot sauce in the Madness kitchen lately. The garden is producing like CRAZY and I'm also preserving in many different ways. I dehydrated a huge batch of superhots this weekend and ground them into a powder for…
A recipe for homemade gazpacho prepared with fresh tomatoes and chili peppers harvested straight from the garden. Serve it for brunch or a fresh starter to any meal. Gazpacho is absolutely one of the freshest meals in a bowl you can ever experience. It is Spanish in origin and in general incorporates a number of fresh garden ingredients that have been blended with an oil and vinegar base. How you…
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