Thanksgiving is just around the corner and while everyone is preparing for their big meal of turkey and all the fixins’, you’re thinking about what’s to drink. While some might stick with the standard wine and beer to celebrate the holiday, you’ll want to kick it up a bit with something spicy. Here are 2 spicy drink recipes perfect for turkey day.
Atomic Fireball Shooter
Get the relatives sloshed and happy with this hot and sweet concoction. Mix Bacardi, cinnamon schnapps and hot sauce for one powerful kick your family will never forget.
Bloody Mary Pitchers
If you’re having a Thanksgiving Day brunch, you better bring out the Bloody Marys. Make sure they are extra spicy this season by mixing the vodka, tomato juice and celery sticks with the hot sauce of your choice.
Spice up anyone’s holiday this year by giving them the gift they really want: hot sauce. Whether you’re in need of a solid hostess gift or something to slip under the tree, hot sauce is the perfect present for anyone who wants extra spice in their life. Still skeptical? Here are three good reasons why hot sauce is a great gift.
Sure, it might seem like a no-frills gift to some, but hot sauce is very gourmet and ideal for any true spice enthusiast and connoisseur. And the best part is, you can find hot sauces in a variety of flavors and spices that fit any super foodie’s interest and tastes.
It’s Unique and Something They Want
Gift giving isn’t always the easiest, so give them something unique like hot sauce. Guaranteed they aren’t getting the same gift from anyone else, and it looks like you really did your research because you’re giving something they actually want!
It Can Come In A Variety Of Ways
While you can give a bottle of hot sauce with a ribbon on it and call it a day, there are many other ways to go about giving this as a gift. You can choose to opt your friend or family member into a monthly hot sauce club or give them an elaborate basket full of different bottles and condiments to match.
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Sure, hot sauce is perfect on it’s own or mixed into your favorite recipes but ever think outside the box? Sure you do! But just in case, here are a few ways to use hot sauce you might not have thought of.
Fruit is naturally sweet and delicious, but when you want to add a little pizazz, take it up a notch by mixing it with simple syrup and hot sauce. Now that’s a refreshing kick!
You don’t have to buy those speciality flavored potato chips to spice up your snacking routine. Instead take the original style bag that’s already tucked in your snack cabinet and drizzle some hot sauce in there. Shake it up, and you instantly have a flavorful snack that beats anything from the grocery store.
While you may love hot sauce, insects do not. So if you’re having trouble with these little buggers ruining your plants and herbs, spray it with hot sauce to keep the bugs at bay.
JAM FILLED THUMBPRINT COOKIES
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 ounces (or so) assorted jam – try our Hot Licks Raspberry Jam or Blackberry Habanero
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract. Add flour and salt and mix until incorporated and dough comes together in a ball.
- Form dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on prepared baking sheet. Flatten balls slightly with your thumb or the back of a small spoon, leaving an indentation in the center.
- Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are just barely golden. Remove baking sheet from oven. If indentations look shallow, further define them with the back of a spoon and then fill each with approximately 1/2 teaspoon jam. Bake for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until jam melts slightly and edges of cookies are lightly golden. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.
- Recipe and photo by www.loveandoliveoil.com
GRILLED CHEESE WITH BACON & JAM
1 pound Bacon, cut into ¾-inch pieces
1½ cups diced onion
Spicy Hot Licks Blackberry Habanero Jam
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Good quality white bread
6 oz Brie cheese, sliced
- Butter the outsides of each of the pieces of bread. Place a slice of cheese on the unbuttered side of 4 pieces of the bread. Spread some of the bacon and jam on top of the cheese. Divide the Brie between the sandwiches and layer on top of the jam, followed by a slice of American cheese. Place the remaining bread on top of the cheese, buttered side out.
- Heat a griddle over medium-low heat. Cook the sandwiches until golden brown and the cheese has melted. Enjoy!
JELLY FILLED DONUTS
2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup milk (100 degrees to 110 degrees)
1/3 cup + 1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups vegetable oil
1 cup spicy Hot Licks Raspberry Jam
- Place yeast, warm milk, and 1 teaspoon sugar in a small bowl. Set aside until foamy and doubled in size, about 15 minutes.
- Place flour in a large bowl. Create a well in the center and add eggs, yeast mixture, 1/4 cup sugar, butter, and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir dough starts to come together and is sticky. Flour a work surface and knead until dough is smooth, soft, and bounces back when poked with a finger, about 8 minutes (add more flour if necessary). Place in a lightly oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm place to rise until doubled, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Lightly flour a work surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch-round cutter, cut 20 rounds. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise 15 minutes.
- In medium saucepan over medium heat, heat oil until a deep-frying thermometer registers 370 degrees. Using a slotted spoon, carefully slip 2 rounds into oil. Fry until golden, about 40 seconds. Turn doughnuts over; fry until golden on other side, another 40 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Roll in sugar while warm. Fry all dough, and roll in sugar. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a #4 tip with jam. Using a wooden skewer or toothpick, make a hole in the side of each doughnut. Fit the pastry tip into a hole, pipe about 2 teaspoons jam into doughnut. Repeat with remaining doughnuts.
It’s time to pull out the crock pot, pick the pumpkins and warm up with soups. Fall into fall with these delicious comforting foods recipes.
BAKED POTATO SOUP. Recipe
ONE POT CHILI MAC AND CHEESE. Recipe
PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST BAKE. Recipe
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI WITH BROWN BUTTER SAUCE. Recipe
BRIE AND CHEDDER APPLE BEER SOUP. Recipe
HEARTY FRENCH ONOIN SOUP. Recipe
CROCK POT PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE. Recipe
Well well, it’s that time of year again when many of us fall in love with pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice cheesecake, pumpkin spice cupcakes. Just add pumpkin spice to an ingredient and grown ups instantly smile. Check out these pumpkin spice items, would you try these?
Labor Day is upon us. The day of rest, to relax and pat yourself on the back for all the hard work you do all year long. The day to honor all the working people deserves delicious food. Here are our picks for this years Labor Day festivites. So, when you get a chance to move – try these easy recipes and then head back to the pool or couch to consume. Enjoy!
OVEN BAKED CHILI CHEESE DOGS. recipe
SWEET AND SPICY BACON WRAPPED MEATBALLS. recipe
SPICY SHREDDED CHICKEN BUFFALO SAMMIES. recipe
SPICY PINEAPPLE CHICKEN. recipe
JALAPENO POPPER PIZZA. recipe
BALSAMIC GRILLED CHICKEN WITH SPICY HONEY BACON GLAZE. recipe
and for the sweet tooth folks:
HONEY GRILLED WATERMELON. recipe
PATRIOTIC PIES IN A JAR. recipe