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15 November 2017

Add some bold and spicy goodness to your Thanksgiving menu with these recipe ideas that are sure to please the entire family. Food should speak, and speak loudly!

Thanksgiving is almost here! This traditional American holiday is all about family and all about food. We’ll be doing a lot of cooking this season, rushing headlong into family fun and eating. I’m sure many will be serving up the traditional turkey with stuffing, maybe some cranberries, and that’s all great, isn’t it? But as much as we enjoy our American traditions, wouldn’t it be nice to spice things up a little bit this year?

Bold and Spicy Recipes for Thanksgiving – Menu Ideas

Grandma might just LOVE some extra seasoning with her food. If you’re not so inclined to start the entire menu from scratch, perhaps some of these recipes might find a place alongside your traditional meal. So let’s go! Let’s heat things up a little bit for the holiday!


Fresh Cranberry Salsa

My fresh cranberry salsa recipe requires no cooking and combines loads of fresh cranberries with spicy jalapeno peppers and a few other ingredients for a quick and easy holiday salsa. Bring on the chips!

Fresh Cranberry Salsa in a bowl

Spicy Cranberry Salsa

This cranberry salsa recipe is my cooked version that combines tart cranberries with spicy jalapeno peppers and more, then simmers them for the best cranberry salsa ever.

Cranberry Salsa Recipe


Fiery Buffalo-Blue Cheese Hummus

Whip up this recipe for creamy, spicy hummus made with fiery habanero peppers, tangy Buffalo sauce and plenty of blue cheese. It’s time to spice things up!

Fiery Buffalo Blue Cheese Hummus

Shrimp with Chipotle-Bourbon Butter Sauce

Try it once and you’ll forever crave this recipe with shrimp cooked in a silky, tangy sauce made with chipotles in adobo, bourbon, butter and garlic.

Shrimp Chipotle Bourbon Butter Sauce

Spicy Shrimp Cocktail

A spicy cocktail sauce recipe that goes perfectly with shrimp or prawns, with plenty of horseradish flavor. Learn how to make cocktail sauce at home.

Cocktail Sauce Recipe


Cajun-Style Carrot Soup

This silky, creamy carrot soup recipe starts with a roux and simmers with lots of carrots and seasonings for just the right amount of spice. It’s my favorite carrot soup by far.

Cajun-Style Carrot Soup Recipe

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

This spicy pumpkin soup recipe is made Cajun style with a rich roux that thickens the entire pot and incorporates lots of fresh pumpkin and seasonings.

Spicy Pumpkin Soup Recipe


Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This chipotle mashed sweet potatoes recipe is extra creamy and just a touch spicy, perfect for the holiday table or for anyone who loves sweet potatoes. An excellent side dish.

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Cheesy Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes – “Papas con Chile”

A mashed potatoes recipe done Tex-Mex style with two types of cheese, chile peppers and chorizo. Nom nom! Muy delicioso!

Cheesy Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes -

Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes

The ultimate side dish recipe – baked potatoes mashed with cream cheese, cheddar and jalapeno pepper, stuffed into a potato shell and baked to perfection, topped with jalapeno slices. It’s a mashup recipe – jalapeno poppers and twice baked potatoes. Addictive!

Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes


Cornbread Dressing

This cornbread dressing recipe is a must for the holidays, made with homemade cornbread and a flavorful Creole seasoning that gives it the perfect flavor. It’s the perfect side dish!

Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Sausage Stuffing

This sausage stuffing recipe is perfect for the holidays, with loads of crumbled sausage, herbs, seasonings, and cubed bread. It’s the side dish everyone craves.

A missing piece of sausage stuffing so you can see the insides

Grilled Corn Salad with Feta and Sweet Peppers

A side dish recipe you can make on the grill, with grilled corn, sweet peppers, and crumbled feta cheese. Great for holiday parties and summer gatherings.

Grilled Corn Salad with Feta and Sweet Peppers

Jalapeno Cornbread

This jalapeno cornbread recipe is incredibly moist with lots of spicy jalapeno peppers and cheddar cheese. Great for the holidays or an anytime side dish!

Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe

Homemade Cheddar-Jalapeno Biscuits

This is my favorite recipe for homemade biscuits with cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers, perfect for quick morning breakfast or brunch, for serving with chili, or even enjoying as a quick-to-make dessert.

Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits

Cranberry-Jalapeno Jelly

Craving a sweet jelly? This easy-to-make cranberry pepper jelly recipe is made with jalapeno peppers and fresh cranberries. It is both delicious and sweet. Great for a quick spread or even as a glaze.

Cranberry Jalapeno Jelly Recipe


Everyone is doing a turkey. Why not consider a different cut of meat this year?

Stuffed Flank Steak

This stuffed flank steak recipe is packed with loads of spinach, melty cheese and a mix of peppers for a nice level of spice. Stuff, sear, bake! Easy! Perfect for the holiday table or an anytime meal!

Spinach, Cheese and Chili Stuffed Flank Steak Recipe

Chipotle-Honey Baked Ham

This easy honey baked ham recipe is finished with a sweet and slightly spicy chipotle-honey glaze that is huge on flavor. Perfect for the holidays!

Glazing the baked ham

Grilled Marinated London Broil – Madness Style

A recipe for tender London Broil, marinated in a homemade spicy steak marinade with chili paste, then grilled to perfection. Slice against the grain and serve it with chimichurri. Absolutely mouthwatering on the grill.

Grilled Marinated London Broil Recipe

Chili Rubbed Prime Rib Roast with Horseradish Cream Sauce

The perfect recipe for standing prime rib roast rubbed with seasoned chili paste, oven roasted, and served with a bold horseradish cream sauce. This is the ultimate holiday or dinner party meal.

Chili Rubbed Prime Rib Roast Horseradish Cream

Chili Baked Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is lean and tasty and easy to prepare, especially with this recipe that sears the tenderloin to form a flavorful crust, sealing in the juiciness, then baking it in our own sweet and savory chili sauce. So juicy and tender…

Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin


OK, if you ARE cooking a turkey, here is what you might make with those delicious leftovers – Madness Style!

Cheesy Jalapeno Popper-Turkey Sandwiches

A tasty turkey sandwich recipe made with layers of cream cheese, oven roasted turkey, melted cheese, stuffed jalapeno poppers, bacon and tomato. Perfect for leftovers!

Jalapeno Popper Turkey Sandwiches

So many recipe ideas! I hope your Thanksgiving holiday gathering is filled with love, warmth, and family. And spiciness! Take care,

Mike and Patty


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