A Feast of Fridays: Pineapple Habanero Chicken Glaze

My family asks for this glaze frequently, so we have it once a month or so. In winter, or when the weather’s bad for any reason, I put the chicken pieces and the glaze in my crockpot, turn it on “low,” and go about my business for 6-8 hours. In summer, we use this same […]

A Feast of Fridays: Spicy Texas Beans and Rice

This is one of my husband’s favorite rainy-day meals.  Be sure to buy brown rice; you can make this with white rice, but it’s so much better with the brown rice.  That’s what HE says, anyway! Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped green pepper 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1/2 cup Texas Habanero Salsa […]

A Feast of Fridays: Big Bean Blast

Everybody in your family will love Big Bean Blast – even the little kids! The cook in your home will love it, too, and not just because it’s simple, inexpensive, and very nutritious. It’s also one of Texas Pepper Jelly’s extremely easy Crock Pot Meals! Ingredients:                                                    1 cup chopped onion 1 minced garlic clove 3 […]

A Feast of Fridays: Texas Millet Chili

It’s been raining cats and dogs here for the past three days, and the weekend forecast doesn’t look much  better.  Is there anything better, on a cold, wet autumn night, than a bowl of Texas Millet Chili? Ingredients: 1/2 cup Sweet Ginger Garlic Habanero Hot Sauce 1/2 cup Texas Habanero Salsa 2 chopped onions 2 […]

A Feast of Fridays: Twisted Cucumber and Onion Salad

Indian Summer brings us some of the most beautiful weather of the year.  It can also bring us some of the hottest weather, beating out Summer. This time of year also means tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.  Sometimes, far too many; how can we possibly use them all? Twisted cucumber and onion salad is a good […]

A Feast of Fridays: Easy Texas Vegetable Dip

Looking for an easy, inexpensive, healthy snack for when the kids get off the bus, or when unexpected (or expected!) company drop in?  Easy Texas Vegetable Dip fills the bill! Just get all the fresh vegetables out of your refrigerator, cut ’em up, and lay them out on a big plate. Then, put a bowl […]

A Feast of Fridays: Texas-Style Spicy Breakfast Pie

I’m a big fan of those biscuit mix recipes.  When you jazz ’em up with your own touches, they always seem like homemade masterpieces to me. I’m also very lazy, especially in the morning.  That’s one reason I love to fix breakfast casseroles.  Another reason is that my family LOVES them. This one is their […]

A Feast of Fridays: Texas Orange Juice

Here’s another simple suggestion to kick that glass of orange juice up a few notches:  Add a spoon or two of Texas Mandarin Orange Habanero pepper jelly to it! Stir thoroughly, add some ice cubes and a straw, and drink up! My husband will occasionally add a shot of vodka to his Texas Orange Juice, […]

A Feast of Fridays: Cool, Spicy Green Salads

It’s been really hot and humid here lately.  At the end of these long hot summer days, the last thing we want for supper is something that requires the heating of the oven. We’ve been having all kinds of green salads for supper, and they suit us just fine! This time of year, our selections […]

A Feast of Fridays: Zingy Apple Tea

Are you in the mood for some iced tea that will really wake up your taste buds?  Try our Zingy Apple Tea!  It’s awesome. Ingredients: 3 bags cinnamon herbal tea 3 cups boiling water (be careful!) Several cinnamon sticks 6 whole cloves, or 3 tsp. ground cloves, or to taste 1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple […]