Holy Jalapeños! Try these recipes

By Connie Anderson    http://www.andalusiastarnews.com/ Our trips out West have me thinking more about pepper. We are growing several kinds: gypsy and banana are the sweeter ones and we have my favorite—jalapeño. The jalapeño was named for the town of Jalapa, Mexico, where it was originally marketed. The fruit skin may show a brown netting pattern […]

Try this Pig & Whiskey-inspired BBQ jalapeno popper dip and sandwich spread recipe

Posted By Serena Maria Daniels on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 12:26 pm If you want to prepare for the Metro Times’ gut-busting, boozy Pig & Whiskey Festival in Ferndale this weekend, or you’re unable to make it but still want to experience a bit of it at home, check out this inspired recipe from Zeke’s […]

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 […]

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 […]