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Brian’s Pure Chili and Garlic Compound Butter

  Making your own compound butter is just plain fun. You can make the combination of sweet, heat, and herby your very own. And it’s likely that every time you do this, the results will be different. These chile butters are oftem made with honey and lime juice. This version, something I created on the fly,…

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Cardamom-Infused Apricot and Almond Chili Jam from Red Hot Chili Sauce Book by Dan May

For each of her corporate events — where teams come into our kitchen to cook together — Suzen loves for her guests to begin enjoying food from their first steps. So, as soon as the coats are off, guests are welcomed with appetizers. We serve a very, very wide range of appetizer dishes but one…

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Tomato Chile Jam from Preserving by the Pint

It’s the perfect confluence of words: tomato, chile, and jam. This is a universal food. Almost. I would not be putting this jam on my breakfast toast, actually. It has more sizzle than I want to start my day with. But, on a toasted slice of bread with goat cheese, this jam is an ideal…

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Brian’s Chili Nuts

m4s0n501 “What are you blogging today?” my wife Suzen asked me. I don’t get asked every day and when I am asked, it comes in two forms. There is the “I’m curious what you are going to please people with today” voice that I love. And, then, of course, there is the “One more cocktail…

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