Smoky Espresso BBQ Sauce

Smoky Espresso BBQ Sauce

There’s a lot of delicious earthy flavors in this smoky espresso BBQ sauce. Obviously, the espresso is the star, but the smokiness here is delivered by one of our favorite chilies: chipotle pepper. Chipotle (smoked, dried jalapeños) has a deep, spicy smokiness that is just …

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Habanero BBQ Sauce

Habanero BBQ Sauce

When you pull out the habanero peppers for your BBQ marinade, you know you’re getting a very hot sauce. But this habanero BBQ sauce does a terrific job pulling in enough tangy sweetness to balance the robust spice. Want more heat? We hear you. Opt …

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Extra-spiced cowboy candy

Extra-Spiced Cowboy Candy

Extra-spiced cowboy candy (a.k.a. candied jalapeños), blends the fiery heat of jalapeños with the sweet allure of sugar, honey, and all sorts of flavorful spices. This is a fun-to-eat treat that works just as well as a snack as it does as a side to …

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Buckwheat Soba Noodles

Buckwheat Soba Noodles

Buckwheat soba noodles have a unique, earthy flavor that is both comforting and wholesome, making them a delightful choice for a quick yet satisfying meal. They are delicious on their own for a vegetarian side or entrée, or, if you prefer, add chicken or steak …

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Strawberry Salsa

Chunky Strawberry Salsa

When sweet and spicy mix, you get some real amazing flavors. Take this strawberry salsa, which combines the mild light medium heat of a jalapeño pepper with the sweet tang of strawberry and the clean, refreshing taste of mint and cilantro. It’s the perfect combination for …

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homemade Louisiana hot sauce

Homemade Louisiana Hot Sauce

All it takes is three ingredients. That’s the beauty of a traditional homemade Louisiana hot sauce. It’s so simple: chili peppers, vinegar, and salt. Hot, tangy, and salty. It’s the type of sauce that works well with wings, Cajun cuisine, fried foods, sandwiches, and salads. …

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Air Fryer BBQ Chickpeas

Air Fryer BBQ Chickpeas

Bold, earthy, and smoky are all here in this air fryer BBQ chickpeas recipe. For me, that’s a trio that creates pure eating satisfaction. Add to it how quick these are to make (and healthier too than fried chips), it’s a total win to satisfy …

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Sriracha Mac and Cheese

Sriracha Mac And Cheese

Rooster sauce and cheese? Yes please. The spicy garlic flavor of Sriracha Sauce pairs nicely with cheesy mac and cheese. This recipe double dips on Sriracha: The Rooster Sauce is in the cheese mixture and the sauce (or Sriracha powder) is sprinkled atop the mac …

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Orange Pineapple Salsa

Orange Pineapple Salsa

This orange pineapple salsa recipe is so simple, and yet so very tasty. It’s really a fruit salad, with thick chunks of coarsely chopped fruit, making it an excellent side for fish dishes, chicken or pork. It’s also quite good as a palate-cleansing dessert. Or …

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Jalapeno MInt Smoothie

Jalapeño Mint Smoothie

It’s not only sweet and spicy that works, minty and spicy works very well too! For instance, this jalapeño mint smoothie recipe is sure to bring a smile post-workout or as a healthy dessert option. Jalapeño peppers are medium-heat chilies, but they sit in a …

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