The 12-Mile Dinner

Our truly locavore meal featured a Blueberry-Mint Lemonade, Sautéed Padron Peppers, a Spring Pasta with a Butter-Wine Sauce, and Fresh Blueberry Crumble. You are getting four recipes today for the price of one! . . . → Read More: The 12-Mile Dinner

Peperoncini Pepper Dip

What screams Valentine’s Day? Chocolates, truffles, candied hearts, pickle dip. Pickle dip? Yes, only here at EE would be be celebrating Heart’s and Flower’s Day with a piquant and tart recipe. . . . → Read More: Peperoncini Pepper Dip


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 of year, . . . → 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 . . . → Read More: Hot Sauce (DIY)

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, but I . . . → 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 . . . → 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 to the garden. (I . . . → 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