Chili Pepper Madness

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A summertime potato salad recipe made with lightly smoked potatoes, ripe avocados and roasted jalapeno peppers. It is creamy and tangy and sure to be a hit at your next party. Growing up, I was never a fan of potato salad. It never used to be my thing. I think it's because the typical potato salad recipe I'd encountered were goopy messes comprised of overcooked potatoes mixed with an unsubtle…
A cheese tart recipe made with ricotta and Parmesan cheeses and garden fresh globe tomatoes, served with pesto made with spinach, pecans and chili peppers. Ideal for breakfast or brunch, or even an early dinner. I'm seeing tart recipes all over the place right now. This is because tomatoes are in season, and when tomato plants produce, they seriously PRODUCE! As a foodie, it's important to eat what's in season,…
A recipe for quickly made relish with garden fresh heirloom tomatoes and peppers along with a few splashes of vinegar and other ingredients. Great for topping steaks, burgers or other grillers. Summertime awesomeness! I was cooking up a tri-tip roast very recently for an article I'm doing for "Chile Pepper Magazine" and I wanted a quick sauce for dipping those tender ribbons of steak into. Nothing elaborate, just something quick…
A recipe for salmon fillets seasoned and grilled, mopped with a quick honey-sriracha sauce, served over a garden fresh salad made with cucumbers, habanero and jalapeno peppers, and a simple vinaigrette. Time to fire up those grills! Ahhh, salmon. You already know it's my favorite fish. It's grilling season so OF COURSE we're grilling these babies up. It has been super sunny this entire week, save for this morning when…
A quick and easy, no-fuss recipe for salsa made with sweet pineapple, juicy tomato and a variety of garden fresh chili peppers. Perfect by itself or as a topping for grilled meals. So LOVING our garden this year. The heirloom tomatoes are bursting from the plants, and talk about chili peppers! Oh baby. We are growing a big variety this year, and there is nothing better than being able to…
Make your own garden fresh Bloody Mary mix at home with this recipe that includes tomatoes and peppers picked straight from the garden and plenty of Italian herbs and seasonings. Hi, all! It's Patty here for Thirsty Thirteenth. I seek out great bloody mary’s any chance I can. There are so many ways to go with so many ingredient options. After trying them at all different bars and restaurants from…
Grinding your own meats results in higher quality burgers, sausages and more, saves money, and tastes better. Learn how to grind your own meats. Are you a Burger Boss? Sausage Aficionado? Meatloaf Maestro? Take your home cooking up a notch by grinding your own meats at home and REALY make an impression. Grinding your own meats at home is a simple thing with the right equipment, and the results are…
A sweet, fresh chili pepper sauce recipe made from chilies picked straight out of the garden, with garlic, honey and oil. Perfect for smothering chicken or salmon dishes. These are the days when I'm SUPER happy we have a great garden. Patty and I like to plant a big variety of chili peppers and heirloom tomatoes each year, along with some herbs, for cooking into all sorts of dishes. We…
A recipe for colorful rainbow carrots lightly seasoned and charred on the grill, then served with an addictive, herb-filled chili chimichurri sauce. Delicious and gorgeous! Fire up those grills! Before we get into this recipe, which turned out quite AWESOME, by the way, I want to make it clear that tonight I am serving these with STEAK. I am seriously in the mood for steak and I already have the…
Make your own hot sauce at home with this quick and easy recipe that incorporates spicy habanero peppers, sweet pineapple and cilantro. Perfect for dashing over meals or spicing up your favorite cocktails. We like it for our Bloody Marys. This hot sauce exists for 2 very specific reasons. FIRST, the habanero peppers are POPPING in the garden. YES! We seriously LOVE when the garden starts producing. So many fresh…
A recipe for grilled flatbread pizzas topped with sweet grilled peaches, poblano and jalapeno peppers, goat cheese, Parmesan and basil. Get a burst of sweet and savory in each bite. Excellent on the grill. Consider it for brunch or a simple dinner. Peaches are everywhere right now. I don't often cook with peaches, though they are so incredibly inviting. In our local grocery store, their vibrant color demands attention. They…
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