RECIPE: Deep Fried Calamari With Jalapeños

Crispy, deep-fried calamari and jalapeños? Yes, please—and don’t forget the beer. How can you make fried calamari even better? Use cornmeal instead of regular flour. We use Bob’s Red Mill Blue Cornmeal Flour, which also comes in a gluten-free version. Batter and fry some fresh jalapeños with it.   The idea to add jalapeños comes…
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FATHER’S DAY GIFT: Jalapeño Plant

Here’s something fun for chile-loving dads who’d like to try their hand at gardening. You can look for a jalapeño plant at your local nursery, or give Dad the “ingredients” to grow his own. Combine a packet of seeds, a planter and soil, along with some fresh jalapeños to show Dad what’s in store in…
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RECIPE: Roast Loin Of Pork With Gingered Figs & Jalapeños

We grew up in a family so passionate about cooking (or was that obsessive?), that for holiday meals there were at least two of everything: two appetizers, two main courses, and more than two hors d’oeuvre, sides and desserts. Lacking the energy of our mother, grandmother and aunt, we’d planned only one main course for…
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RECIPE & GADGET: Make Jalapeño Poppers

Treat family and friends to jalapeñopoppers. Photo courtesy SurLaTable.com.   Did you know you had the need for a Chile Pepper Grill Rack and Corer? We didn’t, until we saw it at SurLaTable.com. Last month there were 49,000 Google searches for the term “jalapeño poppers.” Evidently, the cheese-stuffed chiles have become so popular, there’s a…
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PRODUCT: Cowboy Candy, A Hot & Sweet Treat

We’re one happy buckaroo with Cowboy Candy. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE. Cowboy candy refers to candied jalapeño chiles, used as a relish. Sweet and hot is an irresistible combination, especially in the jar we received from Uncertain Farms, a Texas operation that produces jellies, pickles and salsas under the M Circle M…
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