Not your mammas recipe, turn up the heat with our jams!



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.
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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
American cheese
Cheddar cheese
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!


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.



Top 5 Summer Spicy Dips


Jalapeno Popper Dip! Creamy cheesy and delicious! recipe here


Chicken Jalapeno Dip.Spice, goo and meat in a dish! recipe here


Buffalo Chicken Dip. Easy and delicious!  recipe here


Chicken Fajita Queso Dip.No wimpy bites here! recipe here


Nibble on this Slow Cooker Spicy Bacon Corn Dip all summer long! recipe here

Want more? Check out more dips here.

What is your favorite summer dip? Share in the comments below.

Spicy zucchini fries in 3 easy steps.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut your zucchini into a french fry shape.


2. Mix in your favorite seasonings.

Suggestion: Spices: salt, pepper, lemon/ garlic powder. Top off with olive oil, hot sauce and cheese.



3. Place in the oven for 18 – 25 minutes – if you prefer them crispier, keep them in longer.



Dip them in spicy ranch and voila!



Spice up Cinco De Mayo with these blazing recipes and drinks.


Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Recipe with Lime and Melted Mozzarella (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) – Recipe at  Kaylan’s Kitchen


Chicken flautas with spicy avocado sauce. Recipe at Heather Christo


Taco Cupcakes – Recipe at Tablespoon


Loaded Mexican Pizza – Recipe at Weary Chef


Mexican Street Corn – Recipe at Team Traeger


Chili Relleno Dip. Recipe at Dip Recipe Creations


Spicy Black Bean Empenadas. Recipe at Campbells


Crock Pot Margarita Chicken Dip. Recipe at Dip Recipe Creations

Cinco De Mayo is all about food, friends, family and celebrations! Take your dessert to the next level with these cinco de mayo inspired treats.  Check out these sweet recipes that will have you licking the bowl!


Frozen Margarita Bars – Recipe at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen


Margarita Cookies With Salty Sweet Tequila Glaze. Recipe at Love From The Oven


Churro Chex Mix. Recipe at


Oreo Taco Cookies. Recipe at Erica’s Sweet Tooth


Mexican Fried Ice Cream. Recipe at Life in the Lofthouse

and of course.. always make sure there are plenty of jello shots to go around….


Recipe at Brit & Co


Agua Fresca. These drinks are delicious and you make them with or without alcohol. Recipe at The Happier Home Maker


Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots. Ummm yes please! Recipe at Drinked In


Deviled Egg recipes gone wild

When deviled eggs make a presence at a party, you bet they will be eaten! These recipes below are not your regular ol’ egg on egg. Rolled, dipped, stirred, spread with spice and delicious mouth watering additions like bacon and avocado –  you may have to make more than a dozen! Enjoy…


Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs. Recipe at


Delicious Loaded Deviled Eggs. Recipe at


Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs. Recipe at


Devilish Avocado Sriracha Devils Eggs. Recipe at


Avocado Deviled Eggs. Recipe at

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Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs. Recipe at

Click here for even more deviled egg recipes


Spice up your Easter table with these delicious ideas

Spice Roasted Carrots

SPICY ROASTED CARROTS side dish.  Recipe at The Cilantropist


SPICY MAC, HAM & CHEESE. Recipe at Flamingo Toes

Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers 500w 7740

Hot and spicy jerk SHRIMP along with sweet and juicy PINEAPPLE on a stick is a fabulous combo! Recipe at Closet Cooking





Click here for even more lip smacking Easter recipes


8 insanely mouth-watering recipes to satisfy you on National Meatball Day.

Every year pounds of meat are rolled into balls, flavored, dipped, battered, baked, fried or bbqed and consumed by the masses. On National Meatball Day, 2015 we introduce you to some of the greatest meatball recipes we could find on the world wide web. Warning, you may drool, head to the store and attempt these recipes at home. Cheers to National Meatball Day! The greatest day of the year.. so far!


Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs. Recipe at


It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Bourbon Meatballs. Recipe at


French onion stuffed meatballs. Recipe at

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Smokey mesquite bbq meatball sliders. Recipe at


Meatball Sub on a Stick. Recipe at

Honey-Balsamic BBQ Meatballs. Recipe at


Healthy 30 minute Sriracha teriyaki meatball bowls. Recipe at


Spicy Lasagna with Sausage Meatballs. Recipe at

For even more delicious meatball recipes visit our PINTEREST page


Sweet & spicy cream cheese blackberry habanero appetizer


The holiday season is in full affect. Your party invitations are piling up and there is one thing you have to do – ‘BRING AN APPETIZER’. Well, we have a really easy, delicious appetizer recipe you can change up at a moments notice. All you need are three ingredients: Jam, cream cheese and crackers. BUT, don’t just use any jam – try a sweet and spicy jam like our Blackberry Habanero – this will not disappoint. Warning, it is spicy and you may need a side of eggnog to help cleanse your tongue. Here is the recipe… Enjoy!


Pick your jam! Hotlicks Blackberry Habanero Jam is so flavorful it will have your mouth bursting in pleasure and pain. The sweetness is then taken over by a spicy, hot habanero flavor complimenting the blackberry flavor. Leaving a kick in your mouth with the sweetness of the fruit.


So easy – just take your favorite block of cream cheese and smother it in Hotlicks Blackberry Habanero Jam (or your favorite spicy jelly). These flavors compliment each other so well.


Serve with side of pears and your favorite crackers. So delicious and appealing to the eyes with these bright colors. 




Slow Cooker Spicy Chex Mex Recipe


Did you know that your favorite homemade Chex Mix recipe can be made in the slow cooker? Give it a try!


  • 9 cups Chex cereal (I used equal parts corn, rice, and wheat Chex)
  • 2 cups pretzels
  • 1 cup Cheerios
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/3 cup (6 Tablespoons) butter, melted and hot
  • 1 Tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (or more depending on your spicy preference) of your favorite chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)


Add cereal, pretzels, cheerios and peanuts to the bowl of a slow cooker.

In a separate bowl, whisk together butter and seasoned salt, chili powder until the salt is dissolved.  Stir in the Worcestershire sauce until combined.

Drizzle the sauce evenly over the top of the cereal mixture.  Toss for about 1 minute, or until the mixture is evenly combined.

Cover and slow cook on low for 3 hours,  stirring at the 1 hour, 2 hour and 2.5 hour marks so that the mixture does not burn.  Then spread the mixture out onto a few baking sheets or parchment paper in an even layer until it cools to room temperature.  Serve, or store in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.

Original recipe and photos courtesy of Gimme Some Oven:


Devil Seeds Recipe, if you dare…


What to do with all those leftover pumpkins? Try this perfect spicy snack.

Serves about 4 people as a snack 

The seeds of 2 pumpkins
3 tablespoons of melted butter
2 teaspoons of chilli powder (spice it up to your liking.. we dare you)
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons of sea salt

Remove the seeds from the pumpkin, place in a colander and rinse with water until they are clean.

Shake off any excess water and place the seeds on a dry tea towel and pat dry.

Place the seeds in a large roasting tray and pour over the melted butter.

Sprinkle the seeds with the chilli powder, cayenne pepper and sea salt.

Toss the seeds until they are all thoroughly coated.

Place in the oven to toast for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool, though to be honest sometimes they taste the best straight out of the oven!  Just watch out for burned fingers!

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