Entries by ChrisS

Antioch man eats 52 jalapenos in 10 minutes to win contest

By Denys Bucksten News-Sun Antioch 52-year-old consumed his age in the spicy-hot peppers A cool and calm Antioch man crushed the field Saturday in Mundelein Community Days’ Jalapeno Eating Contest, consuming his age, 52 of the crunchy, spicy-hot peppers. Mike Meyer was among eight entrants, in two flights, who tested their intestines in the contest, sponsored […]

Wait, don’t throw out that watermelon rind; use it to make some tasty pickles: David’s Daily Dish

By David Holloway | dholloway@al.com ; www.al.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on July 08, 2015 at 7:27 AM, updated July 08, 2015 at 1:35 PM In particular, I don’t think I expound enough on the tremendous joys that can be derived from the simple joys of selecting, slicing and eating a locally grown watermelon.  It occurred to […]


Great for your grilling parties as an appetizer or to accompany your steak, chicken or fish! The glazed sweet jalapenos and crispy sweet onions are a great steak topper as well. This recipe is full of the amazing marriage of heat and sweet flavors! Great opportunity to add some new flavors to your weekend cook […]


At Tito’s we are always happy to hear about successful artisan pickle makers who are carrying on the great tradition of creating quality pickles.  The following article is a great example of this: BY KEVIN KESSLER THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015 | http://www.villagevoice.com/   The smell of vinegar and salt is noticeable about halfway down the block, just past […]

Aramark Celebrates Hot Dog Month with Fanciful Franks

PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and hospitality partner for nine Major League Baseball teams, is celebrating National Hot Dog Month (July) with a delicious roster of gourmet hot dogs. Selling nearly four and a half million hot dogs at MLB ballparks last season, Aramark’s lineup of ballpark hot dogs […]

Study: Eating pickles, yogurt can reduce social anxiety

By Alixandra Caole Vila (philstar.com) | Updated July 7, 2015 – 2:08pm MANILA, Philippines –  A study published in Psychiatry Research claims social anxiety may be eased by eating fermented foods like pickles. Social anxiety is defined by Socialanxietyinstitue.org as the fear of interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness and feelings of being negatively judged and evaluated which, as a result, […]

Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

Recipe adapted from Alton Brown Cooking time: 2 hours Yield: 12 pretzels   Ingredients 1 1/2 cups warm water (105-110 degrees F) 1 tbsp sugar 2 tsp kosher salt 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp) 22 oz (4 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted 10 cups water 2/3 cup baking soda 1 […]

4th of July Parade Features Pickles

The 4th of July parade in Lexington, MI features pickles in addition to candy and other items that are more traditionally seen handed out at parades.  This has to be one of the few parades in the country where pickles are featured and it seems like a great idea.  In addition to the kids and […]

Homemade Pickles Two Ways

Pickles Two Ways The process is precisely the same with just a variation in seasonings. This same pickling recipe works for other vegetables such as okra, radishes, cauliflower, carrots and sweet onions. Once you master the basics you can make flavor variations to suit your own pickled preferences. 12 large cucumbers, cut into 1/4-inch rounds 1 […]

Jalapeno Blackened Shrimp with Potatoes

 Prep time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 15 minutes  Yield: 2 servings 12 jumbo gulf shrimp, peeled & deveined 8 small potatoes, diced into 1” cubes 2 packages of Tito’s Sliced Jalapenos (1.4 oz total) 1 Tablespoon blackened seasoning 2 cloves of garlic, minced ¼ white onion, minced 1 teaspoon olive oil ¼ cup orange juice […]