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  • For the love of heat
    Demystifying chilies
    While strolling through the Grower’s Market of Fuquay Varina, NC I always enjoy seeing what is in season. What is fresh, locally grown and food with a story to tell? I recently noticed an array of brightly colored vibrant chilies available...
  • How to make: Red chili short rib tacos
    How to make: Red chili short rib tacos
    Mexican food always makes my mouth water. The combination of spices and aromas just makes me drool. Can you please pass me a bib? Bobby Flay one of Food Networks top stars has had several shows on the popular network. Personally this examiner...
  • Easy Tex-Mex Super Bowl Recipes
    Easy Tex-Mex Super Bowl Recipes
    Well, the Cowboys didn’t make it to Super Bowl XLV, but it’s still here in North Texas and there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the Feb. 6 game with family and friends. The following recipes are good for parents with small...
  • Super Bowl Salsa
    Super Bowl Salsa
    Get into the game-day spirit! Fans of either football team will love this salsa at your Super Bowl party.What You Need: 1 cup of red tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup of red onion, chopped 3 chipotle chilies, minced (or use 1 minced jalapeno), seeded if...
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    Curry: Add a little spice to your life
    Curry is, in my opinion at least, one of the most delicious types of food in existence. There's a wide variety of versions, encompassing dishes from Thailand, India, Pakistan, England, Japan, China, and many other nations. The word curry is...
  • Flavor in the Making
    Bulk Spices: Heavy on Flavor, Light on Your Wallet
    Have you ever found a new recipe that looked incredible but called for spices that you'd barely heard of, yet alone stocked in your spice cabinet? Let me introduce you to bulk spices, one of my favorite secrets that is lurking in many local...
  • Peppers at the Store
    Mild or spicy, summer is for chilies
    It's summer time in Texas and that means it's time for cold beer and hot chilies. Local grocery stores are overflowing with the Capsaicin infused hotties, and be they green, red, or orange, now is the time to give your food some zip. Of...