Chili Pepper Madness

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Extra gooey cheese, seasoned chopped chicken, a hot and spicy kick, with a single bite that makes you quiver and your mouth saying instantly, "oh yes, more please..." This is to experience the wonder of the quesadilla. Many of us have had quesadillas as kids, thin tortillas filled with cheese and melted in a pan, or maybe in one of those shmancy quesadilla makers, the ones that don't always work…
Spring is in the air! You can feel it where we live. We can finally open the windows and let in the fresh air. The birds are visiting our backyard pond and the muskrats are chasing each other around in the water. Soon we'll be watching the goslings and ducklings wading after their mothers and I will be discouraging birds from building nests in my housing ducts. Spring is life…
Patty here again with your monthly Thirsty Thirteenth. I’ve noticed a trend in my cocktails lately. They all seem to be this yellowish color with citrus fruits. I guess it’s obvious I’m excited about warm weather finally being here. Well, this time I was thinking about something else hot besides the weather. Let’s make a spicy drink. There is nothing better than a spicy margarita, especially with Cinco de Mayo…
We're always experimenting with traditional Mexican flavors and ingredients. They lend themselves to so many outstanding meal choices. This particular dish is inspired by the uber-Mexican dish, the Enchilada. Ah, the enchilada, that rolled tortilla filled with so much goodness, served up with a chili sauce. We've basically deconstructed your typical enchilada and recreated it as a one-pot dish. Is it a stew? Is it a casserole? We're not sure,…
These are easy. Super easy. You don't have to fuss with making your own pizza dough or homemade flatbreads when you have Naan around. While we do enjoy making our own flatbreads, sometimes you need something quick and easy so you can get on with the ten thousand other tasks in your life. I don't even want to talk about those! I'd rather focus on food. Just because you're going…
While writing and developing new recipes for my new "superhots" cookbook, I worked on upgrading an older garlic-based hot sauce of mine, tweaking it, adding some new flavors, really just developing it a bit more to my own personal preferences. I used yellow scorpion peppers and wow, talk about heat. Scorpion peppers reach over one million Scoville Heat Units and they pack that famous "scorpion sting," a fiery blast that…
Check out these babies! Walking through the grocery store produce section the other day, we came across these gorgeous portobello mushrooms just begging to leap into our cart. I had been thinking about mushrooms since New Year's Eve, when we prepared a mini version of this dish as the opening appetizer. I had been wanting to get my hands on some larger mushrooms to turn it into a main course,…

Mexican Burgers

April 01, 2015
Don't you ever just crave a good beef burger? We eat a lot of turkey burgers around here and we love them, but every now and then we just get a hankering for a good old beef burger. You can't match the flavor. We have a few restaurants nearby with excellent burgers, one in particular with seats along the lake. What a view! Perfect for relaxing with a burger and…
Not too long ago we made a wonderfully decadent bacon jam. I have made a few different versions of it, including a superhot bacon jam for an upcoming book about superhot chili peppers that I have been working on, but this is simply tops. It doesn't last long in the fridge, it's just too good to resist. It is slightly sweet with a powerful savory element, a comingling of bacon…
Stuffed chili peppers are amazing. There are so many chili pepper varieties in the world, and so many of them are ideal for stuffing. They're the perfect vessels for all sorts of delicious goodness, it makes my head spin. One of the most popular peppers around is the Anaheim chili pepper. The Anaheim is a mild pepper with a thick enough flesh to be slightly meaty in texture, especially when…
More asparagus! We got a nice fat bundle of fresh asparagus from the grocery store the other day and didn't want it to go to waste, so we get asparagus twice in a row, this time in the form of a spinach-asparagus salad. Good thing for us, because this was one of our busy work days. Whenever we get slammed with work and other projects, we try to do quick…
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