Fiesta Cheese Ball with Baked Tortilla Chips

Try this unexpected cheese ball for your Super Bowl party tonight. . . . → Read More: Fiesta Cheese Ball with Baked Tortilla Chips

Jalapeno Relish

I am posting this late but as of the end of October, I was still picking peppers out of the garden.   You never know what you are going to get with Oklahoma weather.   It might be mild until Thanksgiving our you might be snowed in for the holidays.

Some were giants!

Having . . . → Read More: Jalapeno Relish

Chipotles

How to make your own chipotles and a hot sauce update. Peppers, peppers, everywhere… . . . → Read More: Chipotles

Bourbon-Pickled Jalapenos

As gardeners, we are dependent on the seasons.   Although it is well into fall here, we are still having very mild days.   This means we are trying to keep our summer produce still producing like tomatoes and peppers.

I big ‘o bucket of jalapeno hotness!

The peppers seem to love this time . . . → Read More: Bourbon-Pickled Jalapenos

Hot Sauce (DIY)

With all the peppers, I started making hot sauce again.

Jalapenos and Santa Fe peppers.

I have four or five varieties of jalapenos—Tam (a mild one), Mammoth, and just regular old hot ones.  I also picked up a Santa Fe pepper plant.   The Santa Fe variety is also called Guero and can be picked in . . . → Read More: Hot Sauce (DIY)

Chilled Jalapeno Poppers

This post is not so much of a recipe as it is a suggestion.

With all the huge jalapenos coming on, it was time to make some appetizers for Sunday afternoon.  After canning all the pepper jelly, I was pretty much spent, but I needed to use more peppers.

I went with an old stand by . . . → Read More: Chilled Jalapeno Poppers

Hot Pepper Tequila Jelly

Yes, you read that correctly.     There is tequila in this jelly.

Beware.    Don’t let your clothes fall off.

Actually, there are no worries because all of the alcohol boils away.

 

Our peppers have arrived.   I had no idea I had so many to pick until I made my weekend trip . . . → Read More: Hot Pepper Tequila Jelly

Tequila Chicken with Jalapeno Cream Sauce

On our recent trip to KC, I picked up some Pappardelle’s pasta and was most excited to try the black bean/chipotle pasta.   I based this recipe on one from their website for Chipotle Black Bean Tagliatelle with Tequila Lime Sauce.    I wanted to highlight the many jalapenos we are still getting from the . . . → Read More: Tequila Chicken with Jalapeno Cream Sauce

Canning salsa

Home-canned salsa for winter chilis, soups and stews. . . . → Read More: Canning salsa

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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