Tag Archives: spicy

Mississippi Hot Tamales

Where does the time go? I’ve missed a whole week of posts. After I started my new job my schedule changed and I’m trying to sync myself to it. So far I haven’t been too successful! But I did manage … Continue reading

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Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

Next state up – Tennessee! Dry rub, Goo Goo Clusters, fried pickles, meat and three, fried bologna, MoonPies, banana pudding, I could just keep going…but I won’t. Tennessee has a lot of foods that define them. But my favorite on … Continue reading

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Korean Inspired Beef & Kimchi Soup

We love spicy Asian foods – and kimchi ranks right up there. As I was cleaning out the freezer I found some chuck eye that really needed to be used. And there was some kimchi in the refrigerator too. Ah … Continue reading

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Chili Day – Celebrate this Fiery Dish

Tomorrow is National Chili day. Yep. It’s the fourth Thursday in February. This February has been so cold, the thought of a big bowl of warm beans and meat sounds really good! And here’s a little history of this fiery … Continue reading

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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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