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Easy Seared Shrimp Tacos

February 27, 2015
Get ready for a super quick lunch! And a healthy one, too, if you watch your fixin's. This is why we like to keep certain meal components on hand through the week, like Pico de Gallo, and a homemade taco seasoning. Since Patty and I work from home and have certain crazy-busy days, we need fast lunch options. This recipe is even faster than running out for a quick sandwich.…

Homemade Taco Seasoning

February 25, 2015
Taco night is awesome. Whether it's Taco Tuesday, a super quick meal at the end of a long day, or simply your favorite dish, tacos are something the whole family can enjoy. If you've ever bought taco seasoning from the grocery store, I'm sure you've found that there are so many different blends. No two seasoning blends are alike. You find your favorite brands and stick to them. I used…
These are the days we're super glad we had a garden over the summer and fall. We still have a bit of frozen fresh green tomato-pepper sauce in the freezer, and it was perfect for a quick dinner sauce. This is a typical night in the Madness household. We both love salmon and since we both work full time, I will often thaw some quickly and whip together something new and unique…

Bucatini Puttanesca

February 20, 2015
My father-in-law LOVES anchovies. And he LOVES olives. And he LOVES capers. I wasn’t a fan of these growing up. Over the years I have acquired a taste for many an ingredient, including the ones my father-in-law loves. Long ago when I first married his daughter, he sat me down and said I needed to try anchovies. I grimaced and kicked up a fuss but he told me you can’t…
Turkey turkey turkey. Ground turkey. Patty and I used to cook with ground beef all the time until we noticed our waistlines were growing a bit more than we liked. This was years ago, and while we still enjoy ground beef, we wind up cooking more often with ground turkey because of the calories. I thought it might be a challenge since ground turkey has a completely different flavor from…

Spicy Red Stew

February 16, 2015
Patty and I have at home what we call "Quick Lunch Days". You all know we hugely enjoy running Chili Pepper Madness, but we also work full time at Quist Interactive, building web sites, running ad campaigns, and I'm also a writer and I'm typically in the middle of a screenplay or some other story. Suffice it to say, some days are busier than others. This recipe is a result…
Hi, drink lovers! This is Patty and I’m bringing you my very first Thirsty Thirteenth. I’m the mixologist in the house and we decided a Thirsty Thirteenth is a good tradition for me to start, so you can expect a new drink recipe every single month. Plus, the 13th of the month holds a special place in my heart. I was born on a 13th. I don’t understand the superstitions…
As Patty and I were walking through the local farmer's market the other day, we came upon a booth with a TON of chili peppers. Talk about heaven! I got to dust off some of my Spanish and picked up some gorgeous Long Red Cayenne peppers. We got a huge bag for a buck. Lucky! Check these out. Cayenne's have a decent level of heat and they're typically used in…
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Do you have your dinner plans set? Are you making reservations? No! Stay at home and make something homemade for your lover. There is nothing more romantic than a home cooked meal. Well, maybe there are a few things, but cooking from the heart is toward the top of the list. Patty and I unfortunately will be on the road, driving for most…
Check out these gorgeous red and green jalapeno peppers we picked up from the market the other day. Talk about perfection. They were screaming my name, and can you believe I got all of these for a buck? Yep, jalapeno peppers are amazing, plain and simple.  We also picked up some fresh stone crab claws from a local fishery. Whenever we visit Florida, we like to get as much stone…

Cheese and Bacon Quiche

February 03, 2015
As we're hanging out near the beach, I've been thinking about sitting on a blanket in the sand for brunch. What better way to relax than to sit in the sun and stare at the water with nothing to care about except enjoying your meal. I didn't want to make a big production out of it. It would have been difficult for us to cart out plates and toppings and…
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