It’s Too Darn Hot Out There!

There’s an old Broadway song called “Too Darn Hot.” It’s from the musical Kiss Me Kate and it’s about how when it’s really hot outside, a person just doesn’t feel much like doing anything, let alone cook. Right now, it’s 98 degrees out there, and the humidity is so intense, it’s like swimming through the […]

Crockpot BBQ: It’s Never Too Hot!

Fourth of July is fast approaching, and what’s the glorious fourth without some delicious barbecue? The problem is, it’s hot outside. Temperatures are in the high nineties here, and several days, we’ve hit a hundred. What do you do when your family begs for BBQ, but you really don’t want to fire up your grill? […]

Spicy Crockpot Strawberry Cake

Many people don’t realize that their crockpot is good for much more than main dishes; it’s good for just about anything, in fact, and that includes dessert. I make cakes in my crockpot quite a lot. It’s so easy, and they bake all night while I sleep! One of my family’s favorite crockpot cakes is […]

Apple Cherry Habanero Crockpot Pork

Your crockpot is one of the handiest things in your kitchen. Just think about it – in summer, your dinner will cook without heating up your kitchen at all. In winter, when many people are busiest and when the kids are in school and when you have to almost live in your car to keep […]

Spicy Pre-Holiday BBQ Crockpot Chicken

December is a busy month for most of us, for many different reasons and a myriad of holidays; this makes December the perfect month for making the most of your crockpot. There is so much we need to do, and there are so many places we need to go! Whatever helps simplify our lives is […]

The Crockpot in Winter

The snow here is four feet high, the roads are covered with ice, all the schools are closed, and my house smells so good nobody wants to leave it anyway. My crockpot is full of pork chops, sliced onions, and Craig’s BBQ Sauce. That’s it – it’s one of my family’s favorite main dishes and […]

Add A Little Spice To That Cold Winter Meal!

January is always cold, but this January seems even colder; our winter meals need something spicy to help warm us up! Whatever kind of meat you have planned for any winter meal, a little (or a lot) of Texas Pepper Jelly will turn it into a gourmet delight that will warm your family from head […]

Readers’ Favorite Recipes from Texas Pepper Jelly

As we begin to head into holiday season, here are some of our readers’ favorite Texas Pepper Jelly recipes! 1. Texas Pepper Jelly’s famous Pineapple Habanero Potato Salad is that perfect picnic side dish! The combination of spicy habanero, sweet pineapple, sour dill pickles, and the various spiciness of the peppers turns a simple potato […]

The Best Football Food Is RIGHT HERE!

Football season means awesome couch quarterback/tailgate/fall cookout food, and all of it is awesome! For my husband and son, pulled pork is the staple food of football, and depending on the weather, I’ve made it in the crockpot, on an outdoor spit, in the oven, and on the stovetop. This weekend, I used both slow […]

It’s Too Hot; Use Your Crockpot!

It’s hot outside – way to hot to fire up the grill and way too hot to turn on the stove; it’s never, however, too hot for a crockpot. Crockpots don’t add to the heat of outdoors or indoors. Crockpots keep all the heat locked up inside where it belongs: with your food. Crockpots make […]