Tips

Tips: How to Roast and Peel Peppers

by ali

We use roasted peppers frequently in our cooking. If we are BBQing we do it on the grill, occasionally I do it on a burner turned on high or in the oven under the broiler. Recently we did it in our woodstove. Ingredients Tongs, Heat Source, Peppers, bowl, Water Instructions Step 1: Stick peppers in, […]

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas: A Recipe for Finding Love in the Kitchen

by ali

Generally, the idea of “Valentine’s Day” makes me gag like a Scandinavian spoonful of lukewarm lutefisk as I consider it a “manufactured” holiday designed to make women feel lonely, men feel abused, and to help restaurants, candy stores, florists, jewelery marts, card makers, makeup manufacturers and diet plans experience the cash infusion they so need […]

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Habanero Chili Sauce

by ali

Oh Mama, this sauce is superb for marinating shrimp, chicken or steak for tacos or other BBQ dishes. Try it out but don’t rub your eyes and make sure you wash your hands thoroughly! Ingredients ½ cup water ½ cup white rice vinegar ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 habanero peppers, minced 1 […]

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Habanero Oil

by ali

This is a simple way to jazz up a soup, a main dish or bread without going to a ton of trouble. Ingredients: 2 fresh habaneros cored, seeded and sliced into chunks 2 garlic cloves peeled salt to taste 2 cups olive oil fine mesh strainer glass bottle for storage Directions: I use my cuisinart for […]

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Jalepeno Oil

by ali

This is a simple way to jazz up a soup, a main dish or bread without going to a ton of trouble. Ingredients: 2 fresh jalepenos cored, seeded and sliced into chunks, 2 garlic cloves peeled, salt to taste, 2 cups olive oil, fine mesh strainer, glass bottle for storage. I use my cuisinart for […]

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Mojo De Ajo – Rick Bayless

by ali

This is a terrific recipe for a garlic confit / garlic oil that can be used in many different ways for cooking, for dressings and for spicing up snacks, breads and other treats. We got this from Rick Bayless, one of our favorite chefs whose focus is on Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Check out his many […]

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What to do with leftover chicken from broth

by ali

Simple Ideas… Once you have strained the broth from the chicken onions and garlic, you will have a nice bowl of cooked chicken bits and pieces leftover that are basically a blank palette flavor wise that you can cook with in many different recipes. I hate to throw ANYTHING away that I think can be […]

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