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)

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

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