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Rewind: Ghost Pepper Pumpkin Spice Coffee Recipe

ghost-pepper-bhut-jolokia-pumpkin-spice-coffee-recipeWe’re fast approaching my favorite time of the year – Autumn. Yeah, yeah, I know – you probably don’t want to hear for the umpteenth time of why Fall is so great. Nor do a lot of you care about the annual resurgence of pumpkin spiced food items.

Well, I happen to love pumpkin spice (and wish it were available year ’round, just like egg nog), and for those of you who also do, I’ve gone back in time 5 years and and unearthed a recipe I made for an excellent Ghost Pepper Pumpkin Spice Coffee for the original video version of the Weekly Firecast.

This is a good, sweet, creamy, spicy blend of java that’s perfect for both coffee lovers and chileheads for an Autumn morning. Enjoy this Ghost Pepper Pumpkin Spice Coffee Recipe:

Homemade Copycat Spicy A.1. Steak Sauce Recipe

homemade-copycat-A1-steak-sauce-spicyBeing the crazy tinkerer in the kitchen that I am, I’ve had lots of experience at testing out recipes, as well as starting from scratch when concocting various sauces and dishes. Unfortunately, more have failed than have been successful, but those failures have only pushed me harder at finding ways to make something work out.

Such as the case at making my own homemade spicy steak sauce. There are a lot of copycat A.1. Steak Sauce recipes flooding the interwebs, but through a lot of trial and error, I believe I’ve tweaked a great facsimile of a copycat A.1. Steak Sauce. Not all sauces I consume have to be fiery and peppery, but I did want to make one that had a touch of spiciness to it. So here is my version of a spicy A.1.-style Steak Sauce that you can brew up in your own kitchen…

Homemade Sriracha BBQ Sauce Recipe

Being one of the big flavor brends, it wasn’t long before sriracha was applied to BBQ sauce. Here’s a homemade sriracha barbecue sauce recipe courtesy of McCormick.

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Homemade Sriracha BBQ Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:
1 8oz. Tomato Sauce
3/4 lb. Fresno Chile Peppers
4 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Cup Water
1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
1 Tsp Sicilian Sea Salt
1/4 Cup White Vinegar
1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Molasses

Directions:
Once cooked, blend and then strain to remove the seeds.

Hot Island Wings Recipe

ashlynn-gourmet-hot-island-wings-recipeAshlynn’s Gourmet is a hot new sauce company based out of sunny Florida who makes an impressive array of “flavor enhancers”, including tapenades, hot sauce, barbecue sauce and basalmic glazes. Annthea and Mike, owners of Ashlynn’s, sent along this recipe for some island-inspired hot wings that encompass so many flavors and builds to an amazing heat crescendo.

Everything is not too overpowering, and the heat and flavor do the dance amazingly well in your mouth. This wing recipe uses two of Ashlynn Gourmet’s products (Hot Island Que BBQ Sauce and Kings Judgement Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce), along with fresh red onions, red peppers, pineapple and cilantro, try these spicy appetizers for yourself, and you might feel like you’re sitting in an island bar watching the relaxing blue waters of Bimini…

Eastern North Carolina Sauce Recipe

eastern-carolina-sauce-recipe-bbq-hot-pepperIn eastern North Carolina, this type of spiced vinegar sauce offsets the richness of smoked, BBQ pork.

Makes 2 Cups

Ingredients

1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. crushed red chile flakes
1 tbsp. hot sauce
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
½ tsp. paprika

Directions

Combine vinegars, sugar, chile flakes, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and paprika in a storage container.

 

Homemade Blueberry BBQ Sauce Recipe

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This awesome, mega-delicious homemade blueberry BBQ sauce recipe is one you have to try is you love your barbecue sauce to be on the slightly fruity and sweet side. I would include myself in that group, but it had better be an extremely balanced and tasty sweet BBQ sauce and not overpowering in the fruitiness department.

Thankfully, this blueberry BBQ sauce is wonderful, and has a little something for everyone – sweetness from the blueberries and brown sugar, tartness from the red wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar, smokiness from the chipotle chiles, spiciness from the habanero, and full body and rich savoriness from the rest of the ingredients.

Mmmm-mmmm! Time to make some good stuff!

Ingredients…

Scott’s Ultimate, Number One, Primary Chili Recipe

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Here is comes. After several years of a baffling absence, I’ve finally decided to make public my very own, “top-secret”, personal, Roberts-family chili recipe. This is the delicious, spicy, hearty, chunky, “go-to” chili that I developed several years ago, and it is the chili I make on a regular basis throughout the year.

Well, just to clarify, there’s probably nothing too secretive about my ultimate, number one, primary chili recipe. I haven’t been trying to hide it for any particular reason. I just…I don’t know! I have no idea why I’ve never gotten around to posting it until now!

Well, this stuff is worth the wait. This killer chili recipe is an all-purpose crowd-pleaser that’s good for any time, whether you need a hot, steaming bowl of chili love on a cold evening, or you need a hot dog topper for a spring or summer afternoon…

Hash Brown Cupcakes with Chicken, Bacon & Mozzarella Recipe

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Ingredients:
2 Large Baked Potatoes
3 Slices of bacon
2 Chicken Breasts
1 Quart of Chicken Stock
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
1 Large Egg
Salt & Pepper
Hot Sauce (All-Purpose, or your favorite kind)

Directions:
Slow cook the chicken breasts for 4+ hours in chicken stock and set aside to cool. Bake the potatoes and set aside to cool. Peel the skin from the potatoes and grate. Mix the grated potato with 1 egg, salt and pepper and a bit of oil. Press into a cupcake tin and make a well in the center. Bake at 400°F until the edges begin to brown. Set aside to cool and remove from tin carefully.

Green Mountain Gringo Salsa Steak Butter Recipe

Green-Mountain-Gringo-Salsa-Steak-ButterWant a spicy new topper for your next beef steak, piece of grilled meat or grilled seafood? Try a compound butter like this one: a delicious spread that employs both Green Mountain Gringo Roasted Garlic Salsa and a vinegar-y cayenne pepper sauce like Texas Pete. It’s simple, can be made in a matter of minutes, and can be prepared for several hours before your big meal…

Chocolate Chip Chile Pepper Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs Recipe

chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-brownie-bombs-recipeChocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs
Modified from Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 15-18
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups miniature chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 pkg fudge brownie mix, baked and cooled
  • 1 pkg Candiquik or chocolate almond bark
  • 2 tsp cayenne powder

Basic Chili Powder Recipe

Basic-chili-powder-recipeThe secret to any great chili is start with an awesome basic chili powder recipe. A chili powder spice blend can be theoretically used to flavor up many different things (try mixing it in with some cuts of steak or chicken the next time you make burritos or fajitas!), but of course its main usage will always be a good bowl of chili con carne.

Pitmaster Jack Waiboer of GrateTV recently asked me for an all-around good recipe for chili powder, when I realized that I had never posted it to this blog! So, for everyone’s benefit to use as the core of your next bowl of chili, below is my chili powder recipe…

13 Delicious Chicken Tenders Recipes

Do you have some boneless chicken breasts (either whole or in the sliced “tenders” form), and are in the need for a different style of cooking them? Here’s a compilation of totally killer chicken tender recipes that I’ve had up my sleeve and saved for insertion into my blog for months.

I cannot take the credit for gathering these at all; that would have been the work of a “noah12345678987654321” on the imgur image site on his post here.

Let me just tell you, for a world of vastly different flavors of breaded chicken tenders with some stellar textures, these following recipes are “FTW” all the way!

So here are 13 Delicious Chicken Tenders (with cooking instructions and ingredient lists)

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Recipe – Cheesy Chicken Potato Bake

Cheesy Chicken Potato BakeNeed something to “wow” all your guests the next time company is over? Wanna blow everyone away at your next family or potluck function? Try this fantastic Cheesy Chicken Potato Bake. It’s one of my all-time favorite recipes. There’s nothing spicy or peppery in it, but once you take one bite of it, you won’t care. It’s creamy, cheesy, crunchy, heavenly and melt-in-your-mouth delicious…

Ghost Pepper Cocktail Recipe

ghost-pepper-spicy-cocktail-recipeI got this idea from a loyal blog reader a few years back. It’s a simple chile pepper cocktail recipe that uses the heat and flavor of a dried bhut jolokia, AKA the ghost pepper.  While I usually prefer the fruity flavor of a fresh bhut jolokia, this recipe tastes fantastic with a bit of the earthiness and smokiness of a smoked jolokia.

Ingredients:
2 oz. of honey whiskey (Evan Williams and Seagrams work great)
1.5 ounces of simple syrup
.5 ounces of lemon juice
1 dried (and smoked) whole Bhut Jolokia, split down the middle

Directions:
1. Put the…

Impossibly Easy Spicy Barbecue Beef Pie Recipe

impossibly-easy-spicy-barbecue-beef-pieWhile it’s not “real” low n’ slow smoked BBQ, this delish Impossibly Easy Spicy Barbecue Beef Pie is a ridiculously simple kitchen-made dish that will please your family. And if this recipe proves to be a bit too spicy because of its inclusion of medium-heat serrano chiles, you can substitute the milder jalapeno pepper if you’d like. Whatever your or your family’s heat tolerance is, it’s a good bet that there will be little to no leftovers after whipping some of this up for dinner!