Pickled Cherry Peppers

I love fall in Oklahoma because you never know what you will get.    You might take a snow day off school before Thanksgiving or you might be able to still wear flip flops to school the day before Thanksgiving break.    Who knows?  (You do realize I could quote Will Rogers at this point, . . . → Read More: Pickled Cherry Peppers

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

Frijoles Negros Cuban Black Beans

It is time for Secret Recipe Club. Read about my SRC therapy and this Cuban Black Bean recipe that I slightly adapted from Cinnamon Freud. . . . → Read More: Frijoles Negros Cuban Black Beans

Red Quinoa Greek Salad

A salad for summer. (I know, I am rushing the season!) . . . → Read More: Red Quinoa Greek Salad

Bachelorette Night: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

No driving through Panda for me. I made my own noodle bowl. . . . → Read More: Bachelorette Night: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Last of the Peppers….for now

A stuffed jalapeno recipe and the last of Pepper-palooza. . . . → Read More: Last of the Peppers….for now

Canning salsa

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

Make your own hot sauce

One more installment for Pepper-palooza. . . . → Read More: Make your own hot sauce

Mango-Jalapeno Jelly with Cream Cheese on Crackers for CTB

And more Pepper-palooza with a recipe for Mango-Jalapeno Jelly . . . → Read More: Mango-Jalapeno Jelly with Cream Cheese on Crackers for CTB

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
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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