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Still working

Still working on getting everything loaded – and boarding up the windows here. If I have power tomorrow, we’ll be up full steam very soon.

Pepper Vinegar – Attempt #1

Well the peppers are growing like crazy and I’ve harvested enough to keep myself and all those around me up to their eyeballs in fiery foods. Two weeks ago I had so many that I took a note from Steve and his famous holida...

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Blair’s Chipotle Chips

Dear Chilipal, Ok, so after a way long time of trying to make um perfect ( 71 rounds of samples, which is a record for me), I am proud to say “they’re here” Yes, my hand-made kettle cooked Chips Dusted with a ...


Restaraunt Review: El Ray Taqueria

Finding tacos in New York was a major undertaking but finding them here in Texas is a breeze – taco carts are to Texas like bagel carts are to NYC – there’s one on every corner. But finding a “good”...

Chilehead Walking the Juvenille Diabetes Walk

Greetings! I’m writing to you to ask for your support in a very special cause. This year, I’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million othe...


From a Reader: Blair’s Reserves for Sale

I have a 4am reserve (# 408) a 5am (# 913) and a 6am (# 220) that I unfortunately need to part with. They are all in perfect mint condition, no cracking or broken wax. They all come in their original plastic cases and still hav...

BBQ Blowout Sale – 15% off!

It’s time to fill up your propane tanks, dust of your grill, sharpen your knives, put on your apron and start barbecuing! To help start your grilling season off right Sweat ‘N Spice is offering 15% off BBQ sauces! C...


Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp & Poblano Grits

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Grilled Corn & White Cheddar Cheese Poblano Grits Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Serves: 6 I’m obsessed with Top Chef – so much so that we bought the cookbook 2 weekends ago and immediat...
Spicy Recipes
Open Face Steak Sandwiches
Open Face Steak Sandwiches
Open Face Steak Sandwiches

Recipe: Mini Open Faced Steak Sandwiches on Garlic Bread

Mini Open Faced Steak Sandwiches on Garlic Bread with Aged Provolone and Parsley OilIngredients: 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter 6 cloves roasted garlic, pureed Salt and pepper 12 slices French bread, cut 1/2-inch thick 6 slices a...