Tag Archives: spicy

Easy Seafood Gumbo

Gumbo or Jambalaya? What’s the difference? Since today is National Gumbo day (yes, yet another National day), I decided to find out. I found out there isn’t a great deal of difference. Both have rice, but jambalaya has the rice … Continue reading

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National Chili Day

It’s National Chili Day! And today is a perfect day here in the upper Willamette Valley to celebrate this spicy dish. It’s cold and snowy and this warming dish fits the weather. But where did chili come from? Chili history … Continue reading

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Mac & Cheese with Spicy Pork Meatballs and Blue Cheese Sauce (Pasta of the Month)

It’s National Meatball Day!!  To honor the humble meatball, I’ve used it as part of the Pasta of the Month!  And you get… Although associated with Italian cuisine, the true history of the meatball is unknown, but, kofta seems to … Continue reading

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Thai Coconut Shrimp and Noodle Soup

Looking for something rich and spicy?  How about a Thai inspired soup rich with coconut milk, shrimp and spicy curry?  Here’s a recipe that’s quick to prepare and delicious!

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Spanish Pork Chops

I love the flavors of Spain – saffron, smoked paprika, cayenne – A spicy blend of sweet.  And these chops are no exception!  Marinated in Spanish flavors and grilled to juicy perfection!

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National Hot & Spicy Food Day – Huevos Rancheros with Chile Tortillas

Did you know today was National Hot & Spicy Food Day?  They say that man has eaten spicy foods for more than 6,000 years!  Many cultures throughout the world use those sweat producing spices in their dishes.  And they say … Continue reading

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Chipotle Flank Steak

Spicy and creamy and wonderfully juicy.  I love flank steak and I love Southwestern flavors – so I decided to combine them and here it is….

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Buffalo Burgers with Blue Cheese Aioli

What do you do when you crave a burger, but you really love buffalo wings?  You make burgers that incorporates the flavors of the wings!

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Ethiopian Inspired Pork & Vegetables

This week I decided to try some ideas inspired by different parts of the world.  My husband and I love to try food from different cultures and have discovered some great flavors.  I’ll be posting recipes inspired by Cuba, the … Continue reading

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders

I love buffalo chicken wings – but I’m also trying to eat healthier. Here is some yummy goodness- make it as spicy as you like it (I like it hot!) – and enjoy with a cold drink!

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