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  • Keeping Michigan Warm
    Winter Chili Recipes
    As sad as it is to say...summer in Michigan is done.The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer which means we need to pull out the flannels, the long johns and find a good pair of gloves. These are soon followed by the fire...
  • A peck of peppers
    A peck of peppers (pickled and preserved)
    A friend recently gifted us with a bag of peppers from her garden. She had used all she could, and decided it was time to "share the wealth". We snapped them up.To be fair, there wasn't quite a peck. A peck is actually 2 gallons, or...
  • Chili Pepper Reduces Risk of Colorectal Tumors
    Chili Pepper Reduces Risk of Colorectal Tumors- Read the Correlation!
    Incidences of colorectal cancer are on the rise. Researchers have begun to focus on natural ways to help prevent the development of this life threatening health condition. An unlikely remedy has been found in the compounds contained within chili...
  •  Bell peppers mildly bring it mild this pepper season
    Bell peppers mildly bring it mild this pepper season
    Is pepper season, yet? It’s always pepper season for Houston’s food connoisseurs, as well as to those ‘sweet’ texture lovers. Since, the days of old (not too old—Columbus days) peppers have been a challenge-delight....
  • Orange Teriyaki Steak and Peppers
    Orange Teriyaki Steak and Peppers
    Teriyaki sauce on almost anything tastes good but add in citrusy orange freshness and a few peppers and onions and the flavor just bursts. This Asian influenced meal is delicious and relatively easy to prepare. It is important to let the marinade...
  • Chicken with peach and mint salsa
    Broiled chicken thighs with peach and mint salsa
    This simple recipe marinates the chicken for an hour in Asian spices. Then you cook them on the grill or under the broiler. It is descended from a Weight Watchers recipe and is quite low in calories. You can make the whole thing in about half an...
  • Tomatoes prepared in a way you'll "relish"
    Tomatoes prepared in a way you'll "relish"
    You know you're a true Southerner if you enjoy a classic summertime treat....a tomato sandwich. For most Southerners, it has to be on white bread, Duke's Mayonnaise is an absolute must, salt and pepper to top it off, and every bit savored....
  • All type of Peppers
    The Ins and Outs of Peppers
    Peppers come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and flavors – from sweet bell to hot habaneros. Peppers like a well-drained soil that gets at least 8 hours of sunlight per day. They also need fertile soil, but be careful with the nitrogen because...
  • A Southwest Summer: Santa Fe Shrimp and Peppers
    A Southwest Summer: Santa Fe Shrimp and Peppers
    Rachael Ray be damned, I'll give you a meal in under thirty minutes that would put her panties in a bunch and at the very same time give you the true tastes of the Southwest. Even better, it's totally natural, fresh, low in calories and...
  • Summer Seduction: Kahlua Creamed Corn
    Summer Seduction: Kahlua Creamed Corn
    With the barbecue and grilling season upon us, it's time to toss out the usual boring side-dishes which take up too damn much room on the floppy paper plates and replace them with something exciting, tasty, healthy and delicious. Of course it...
  • Swimming Pool Pizza Garden
    Swimming Pool Pizza Garden
    The vegetable growing season is cranking into high gear and it is time to get your plants and seeds into the ground. But what if you don’t have “ground” to start your garden? Starting a patio garden using a child’s swimming...
  • Ghost chile peppers
    Make a tasty, two-ingredient pepper appetizer for this Memorial Day
    This summer, while everyone gathers around the grill, you can prepare a simple, tasty and healthy appetizer that everyone will love, using only two-ingredients. The best part about this dish is that bell peppers are a summer seasonal fruit –...
  • Red Bell Pepper and Potato Soup brings out the spirit of Cinco de Mayo
    Red Bell Pepper and Potato Soup brings out the spirit of Cinco de Mayo
    Today is Cinco de Mayo – a day to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of the Puebla in 1862. Much like the American Fourth of July, or the Irish St. Patrick’s Day, May 5 has come to be associated with, and...
  • Potato salad with documentation
    Potato salad with documentation
    Every family seems to have what I call "not really" recipes. This is the title I give to recipes that are made without written directions or proportions. This is the way our great-great grandmother's cooked. They judged the success...
  • Bears release Peppers
    Bears release Peppers
    The Chicago Bears made a difficult decision on Tuesday of this week, when they released Defensive End, Julius Peppers. The move makes sense, because Peppers was set to make around $30 million during the next two seasons. By terminating his...