I am a huge fan of pepper jelly. I like to add it to marinades and sauces, to add a little sweet heat. I also like to eat it straight up in Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. Not to mention it is great with a little cream cheese on crackers. Pepper jelly is a pretty universal ingredient. I have tried almost all of the different commercially available Pepper Jelly’s but they just are not hot enough or they are way too sweet. So like any red blooded American, I decided that I could do it better myself. Wow, I was right. This pepper jelly is the best I have have ever eaten. It is not too sweet, but has enough heat to let you know that it contains Habaneros.
Peaches are in season right now and they are sweeter than ever. I have a pantry full of them. I was looking for a new recipe that I have never even contemplated before. Dana and I were brainstorming and one thing I have never made was an upside down cake. So I looked around and … Read moreIndividual Peach Upside-Down Cakes
Last week I made Chipotle Peach Chicken. It was awesome and as soon as I tasted the barbecue sauce I realized that it would be an amazing hot wing sauce. So I fine tuned it and made some wings. I must admit that it was awesome. The wings have a little heat on the front end, a sweet note and then the spice hits you on the back end (yeah I said back end). Totally awesome. Since the main part of the heat is on the back end, you can eat a couple and let the spice build. Basically the perfect hot wing.
The other day I was searching for something to grill. Then I found some chipotle peppers in my pantry. It was on. I was going to make a BBQ sauce and cook up some chicken. The sweetness of the peach would hopefully offset the heat and smokiness from the chipotles. It was a huge hit.