Chili Pepper Madness

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A unique tropical salsa recipe made with black beans, diced avocado, red onion and velvety just-ripe banana. Perfect for serving alone or over a fish fillet. So I had this brainstorm the other night. I've been working on this food blog for years and I think it's finally crept its way into my sleeping brain. Like writing in general. I've had many a screenwriting or fiction story pop into my…
A recipe for creamy guacamole made even BETTER with the smoky flavor of roasted jalapeno peppers and juicy, chunky diced tomatoes. A must for your next gathering or taco night. Talk about creamy guacamole. AND slightly chunky. Patty and I are huge fans of guacamole. It's a difficult dish to mess up. It doesn't contain many ingredients, though every Mexican place makes it slightly different. The traditional base for guacamole…
A refreshing summer corn salad recipe made with charred corn, Hatch green chiles direct from New Mexico, blistered cherry tomatoes, and crumbled cotija cheese. It’s time to fire up the grill! This post is sponsored by The Hatch Chile Store – https://www.hatch-green-chile.com Where we live, summertime is all about corn. We’re in the heart of the Midwest, and it’s interesting here because we can drive 10 minutes in one direction…
This homemade barbecue sauce brings a wonderful smoky spice with the chipotle peppers and bacon, but it's also slightly sweet from the sugar and molasses. It is rich and thick and will stick to your ribs or chicken nicely. Get the grills ready! Here is the recipe. I'm cranking out barbecue sauces this summer like they're going out of style. Even when I make big batches, they disappear so fast.…
A refreshing summery drink recipe made with muddled blueberries, blackberries and pineapple, with sparkling prosecco and elderflower liquor. It's cocktail time! Happy Thirsty Thirteenth! It’s summer and it is most definitely berry season. They are brimming over everywhere in bulk at amazing prices. They were calling my name when I walked in the grocery store. "Patty, Patty, please buy me!!" Yup, that’s what they were saying. Mike isn't the only…
Juicy steakhouse burgers made with hand-formed beef patties straight from the butcher, topped with spicy pepper jack cheese and tangy barbecue sauce. Here is the recipe. This is a recipe for barbecue sauce lovers. AND burger lovers. Here is the scenario - Patty has another girls night out. I know what you're thinking. How many girls nights does Patty have? Mike is home alone. Normally I take these opportunities and…
This summer, throw the hottest bash in town with your own Tequila Party, featuring these tequila cocktails and tequila-inspired recipes. This post is sponsored by Tanteo – http://www.tanteotequila.com We’ve got some serious heat going on over here. It is summertime, the sun is out, and temperatures are rising. We also have jalapeno-infused tequila. Say what? OH YES, that is exactly what we have, and now we’re heating up the summer…
A hearty beer brat soup recipe made with juicy brats and creamy ale along with poblanos, serranos, potato, Swiss chard and plenty of seasonings. Perfect for leftover party brats. Let's say you've just thrown a huge Summer Brat Party and you have a bunch of leftover brats. You overcalculated and planned on three brats per person on average, but forgot to account for all the side dishes people bring, plus the chips…
A simple yet flavorful side dish made fast with grilled summer squash, a mixture of chili peppers, fresh basil and crumbly feta cheese, all tossed with lightly toasted almonds and a lemony dressing. Here is the recipe. It's party season, that's for sure. We've already been to a number of gatherings and it's been great. So many wonderful people to visit with, catch up with, have a beer with! That's…
Make your own barbecue sauce at home with fresh ingredients, including sweet peaches, jalapenos, serranos, bourbon and honey. Fire up the grill! AAHHHHH. That is ME, soaking in the embracing warmth of summer and the smells of tender pork spare ribs wafting from my new grill. These are two of life's greatest pleasure - Warm Summer Nights and Tender Spare Ribs. Patty had another girls night out, and you know…
Bust out the grill for these addictive barbecued kebabs made with bacon wrapped pork, chicken, pineapple and peppers, then mopped with a quick glaze of honey and sriracha. Here is the recipe. SO HAPPY we finally got our new grill. The old one was on its last leg. The grates were still good, but the entire inner structure was falling apart, but hey, it lasted 8 years. This new one…
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