Chili Pepper Madness

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You know we're CRAZY for Mexican-inspired cuisine, and when Cinco de Mayo comes around, we get a little bonkers. We can't help it! We're Chili Pepper Madness! If you're like us, you'll be looking for recipes with bold and zesty flavors for the upcoming holiday. Gone are the days of leaving the house for a boring, watered-down margarita in an overcrowded restaurant. Get the Mexican cooking done at home! With…
A chicken pesto pasta recipe with a twist, made extra spicy with roasted jalapeno peppers, prepared with spinach and basil, pecans, manchego cheese and more. If you enjoy pesto, you'll love this version. Pesto! If you've never had pesto, you're missing out on one of life's greatest gifts. I remember the first time I tried pesto, so long ago, but it was a revelation. A true show stopper. I thought,…
These noodle bowls are made with rice noodles, tossed with a quick and flavorful Chinese stir-fry sauce, then topped with pulled pork and jalapeno peppers. Get the recipe below. I've been cooking with chili peppers a LONG time now and my wheel house typically falls into a few dominant categories of cooking - Mexican, Tex-Mex, Cajun, American, Italian. I dabble in other realms, but lately I've been slowly working my…
These mini pork burgers, made from lean pork loin, are topped with melty pepper jack cheese and roasted jalapenos, then smothered with homemade creamy honey-mustard sauce. Perfect for parties. Get the recipe here. Yesterday we posted a recipe made with pork loin and we were both ecstatic how the meal turned out. It was the Baked Garlic and Herb Pork Loin with Cheesy-Garlic Rutabaga Mash. As you know, there are only…
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RealFlavorRealFast #CollectiveBias Patty and I visit the town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin quite often. It’s one of our little getaways. It’s a busy lake town with a relaxed atmosphere and a gorgeous lake that hits the sweet spot for swimmers and boaters. We enjoy it for long lake walks and just being near…
A quick breakfast omelette recipe stuffed full with some of your favorite Mexican ingredients, including black beans, corn, jalapeno peppers, avocado, tomato, and plenty of melty cheese, then topped with crema. So, is this an omelet? Or an omelette? How the heck do you even spell this word? A quick Google search tells me BOTH spellings are correct, but I am going with "omelette" because it sounds a bit fancier.…
Love jambalaya? This recipe brings all of your favorite jambalaya flavors and transforms them into a tasty pasta dish. Patty and I both go a little crazy over Cajun flavors. Such powerful food when it comes to flavor. The seasonings blends are potent and can truly liven up any type of a dish. After making the Creamy Taco Style Pasta recently, and seriously LOVING it, I thought --- How might…
These spicy baked chicken wings are outrageously hot, rubbed with a mixture of 5 ground Carolina Reapers and served with a bottle of flaming hot sauce. This recipe is not for the faint of heart. So here is the scenario. Patty plans a girls night out, leaving Mike all alone in the house. With nothing to do except to work on the latest crazy screenplay about people trapped in a…
A zingy margarita recipe made with spicy habanero peppers, juicy blackberries, and white tequila. Time to seriously up your zest factor. Hey, it’s Patty again with your Thirsty Thirteenth. And yeah, I'm thirsty. I’ve been on a blackberry kick lately. They are so delicious this time of year. Plus, it’s amazing how easy they are to work into drinks. They are so soft that they can be juiced by simply…
Earthy poblano peppers stuffed with a mixture of chicken thighs, a combination of cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, and plenty of Cajun seasonings. Get the recipe here. Not too long ago we made a recipe similar to this one called Cajun Shrimp Stuffed Poblano Peppers. Those turned out to be very popular. I can see why! They looked great, and truly WOWED in the flavor department. It was definitely one of…
Can you freeze stuffed peppers? Absolutely. Learn how to freeze your stuffed peppers so you can make larger batches and enjoy them later. I've received quite a few emails recently about freezing stuffed peppers so I figured it was time to finally get a post online. The big question is - Can You Freeze Stuffed Chili Peppers? The answer is YES. Absolutely. Freezing your stuffed peppers is a smart way…
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