Spicy Jalapeño & Watermelon Margarita

Spicy Jalapeño and Watermelon Margarita Recipe

“All good drinks burn on their way down, right?” –Me. Between coughs and gasps for air. I still remember the very first time I made a spicy margarita. I dropped some sliced, fresh jalapeños in tequila. And then I walked away. For like a week. The peppers were insanely spicy. The tequila was… What’s a [...]

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Kaffir Lime & Coconut Margarita with HEB Primo Picks

Kaffir Lime & Coconut Margarita

It’s not everyday you open the box left on your doorstep and find a margarita inside. I mean, I didn’t exactly find a margarita inside, but I did find a bottle of Central Market Organic Kaffir Lime & Coconut Italian Soda. It wasn’t perfect – I still had to add tequila after all. But it [...]

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The Firecracker Burger

The Firecracker Burger

Meet The Firecracker Burger. It is the latest addition to our endlessly delicious Fancy Burger roster. What makes the Firecracker so great? EVERYTHING. It’s based on the Crispy Jalapeno Burger from BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse. The “crispy jalapeno” part of our burger comes from the beer-battered jalapenos slices I shared with y’all last week. Those [...]

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Beer-Battered Jalapenos with Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce

Beer Battered Jalapenos

That basket of delicious, deep-fried napalm is made of three of my very favorite things: beer, deep-fried [fill-in-the-blank], and to fill in the blank – fresh, weapons-grade jalapenos. The first time I had fried jalapenos was at a post-Big Brother Sweatshop after-work-meeting after-party. Because it wasn’t enough that you had to spend 9 hours inside [...]

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Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Brownies

Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Brownies

I hope you get a chance to thank a serviceman or woman this Memorial Day weekend. And buy them a drink. Because there’s no such thing as too much appreciation when it comes to our veterans and service people. Our freedoms aren’t by any means free. And without those fine folks, life would look a [...]

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BBQ Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

Barbecue Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

I have been on a major grilled pineapple kick lately. Like, mayjah. Guacamole, burgers, margaritas, and of course – those nachos. The other two people in this house are not so… passionate about grilled pineapple. There have been eyerolls and little remarks and sighs. Nor are they passionate about taking the contents of 5 leftover [...]

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Loaded Queso Fries

Loaded Fries with Chile con Queso

“You’re going to get me kicked off the internet for this.” Not the first time I’ve said those words to Jason… probably won’t be the last, either. But he has a point. There is no such thing as too much queso. Nor is there any shortage of things to do with the leftovers. Especially if [...]

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Guacamole with Grilled Corn, Bacon, and Goat Cheese

Guacamole with Goat Cheese, Grilled Mexican Corn, and Bacon

Let’s be honest here – anything more than salt, lemon, a little lime, and avocado isn’t really necessary to make guacamole. It’s pretty perfect, just like that. But that doesn’t mean you have to – or should – stop there. I know I almost never do. For this year’s Cinco (Cuatro) de Mayo Bash, I [...]

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