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Baked Chipotle Pork Chops Recipe

Anything that can make my cooking methods easier is what I am looking for and I am sure that means the same for you too.  We love pork chops but frying the heck out of them is just not a method that is the healthiest or the easiest sometimes.  Here is a great recipe for baked pork chops with some chipotle peppers for that smoky flavor with a bite of spice that will take the stress out of what’s for dinner.

The recipe does call for browned chops, but you can throw them on the grill if you want so you … Continue Reading

Jalapeno Ranch Dip Recipe

There will be plenty of times you are going to be looking for a great appetizer to whip up to feed a crowd.  Here is a delicious appetizer dip recipe, perfect for our pepper loving friends,  that you can bring together pretty quickly and serve with your favorite potato chips, tortilla chips, veggie sticks, crackers and artisan bread slices.

Jalapeno Garlic Ranch Dip Recipe

2 Jalapeno Peppers, washed and finely chopped
1 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup low-fat milk
1 envelope Ranch dip mix
1 teaspoon onion, finely minced
3/4 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

Note: You can substitute … Continue Reading

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup Recipe

Ever feel the need to just have a simple supper of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches?  Sometimes it is just too much work to have a big meal but you want something with a lot of flavor too.  This easy recipe is one that you will turn to time and again because of the great taste and the easy method of preparation.   Give this quick recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese a try!

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup Recipe

1 large roasted red pepper (roast it over a grill or in the broiler, skin removed, finely chopped)
2 … Continue Reading

Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

As pepper lovers, we have all heard of and probable eaten our share of Jalapeno poppers; those delicious peppers stuffed with cream cheese and deep fried to a gooey treat. Here is a nice twist on that same concept but instead of stuffing the peppers with cheese, they are incorporated into a hot appetizer dip that you are going to flip over.

It will take approximately 15 minutes of prep time and 25 minutes of baking time. This dip is fabulous served with some veggie sticks, artisan breads, crackers, potato chips or with tortilla corn chips.  You and your family are … Continue Reading

Homemade Bacon Hot Sauce Recipe

As the weather heats up so do the kitchens which sends more and more people out to the backyard BBQ’s to cook.  The demand for unique and delicious ways and recipes to cook on grills is high.

This is a great recipe for all of your summer family cookouts and backyard barbecues when you want to grill up some burgers, but at the same time want something a little different with some spicy heat.  Burgers are a great choice for barbequing and this one is delicious!    If you are serving children, you may want to reserve the chili peppers inside the … Continue Reading

Spicy Cocktail Franks Recipe

Great appetizers or even a light dinner for the kids doesn’t have to be hard.  It also doesn’t have to take a whole lot of time to whip up something from scratch that is going to taste fabulous.  The great thing about building your own recipe is that you control the spice levels and can manipulate it to be exactly what your family and friends enjoy.

Here is an easy recipe for those cocktail wieners that are so popular for snacking.  We know you love it spicy and hot so feel free to add your favorite hot sauce liberally.  This is … Continue Reading

Hot Crab Dip Recipe

When it’s time for a party, one of the first things people start thinking about is the food.  What can I serve? What sounds good for a get together?  What can I make that is going to be easy to make and not much fuss?   BBQ and appetizers are what I think about!  Here is a great appetizer recipe for a hot crab dip that you can whip up in no time and the great thing is if you want it spicy, you can spice it up even more than that what the recipe calls for.

This is a delicious, easy … Continue Reading