Spicy zucchini fries in 3 easy steps.

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

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2. Mix in your favorite seasonings.

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

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

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Dip them in spicy ranch and voila!

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Cook Mothers Day breakfast like a boss with these delicious ideas. Thanks mom, you rock!

Cheesy-Baked-Egg-ToastCheesy baked egg toast. RECIPE

Biscuits-and-Gravy-Casserole-0350Biscuits and gravy. RECIPE

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Sunrise baked potatoes, eggs and bacon. RECIPE

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Churro french toast. RECIPE

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Bell pepper eggs in a hole. RECIPE

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Maple bacon pancake bites. RECIPE

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Stuffed french toast. RECIPE

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Bacon, spaghetti squash and parmesan fritters. RECIPE

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Epic breakfast cupcakes. RECIPE

Click here for more breakfast ideas. Happy eating. 

Have you had your coffee yet?

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GOOD MORNING CHIPOTLE COFFEE STEAK RUB.

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OPEN UP THE RUB AND TAKE A GOOD SNIFF. YOU WILL BE AWAKENED BY THE RICH COFFEE & SPICY CHIPOTLE BLEND SPICES.

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SLAP SOME RUB ON THE MEAT OF YOUR DESIRE WITH OLIVE OIL. TALL, GRANDE OR VENTI. WE ALWAYS PREFER ORGANIC, GRASS FED MEAT FOR THE BEST CUT.  LET IT SIT FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

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GRILL IT UP TO YOUR LIKING!

Use this spice rub on vegetables, pork, chicken, fish.. anything you desire. It will add a rich, spicy coffee chipotle undertone that will make you lick every finger over and over until its gone. 

You can purchase the Cattleman’s Q Coffee rub here – warning, this may take the place of your Starbucks. 

Slow Cooker Spicy Chex Mex Recipe

SLOW COOKER CHEX MIX

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

INGREDIENTS

  • 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)

DIRECTIONS

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: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-chex-mix-recipe/

6 Greatest Football Snack Recipes

HAWAIIAN TWICE BAKED HAM AND SWISS SANDWICHES.  Recipe at http://bit.ly/WF5pi3

HAWAIIAN TWICE BAKED HAM AND SWISS SANDWICHES.
Recipe at http://bit.ly/WF5pi3

PIMENTO CHEESE STUFFED, BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO POPPERS. Recipe at http://bit.ly/1uuPyPH

PIMENTO CHEESE STUFFED, BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO POPPERS.
Recipe at http://bit.ly/1uuPyPH

FRIED MAC & CHEESE. Recipe at http://bit.ly/1hVZIRK

FRIED MAC & CHEESE. Recipe at http://bit.ly/1hVZIRK

SWEET HEAT MOLASSES MEATBALLS. Recipe at http://bit.ly/1qJGMvF

SWEET HEAT MOLASSES MEATBALLS. Recipe at http://bit.ly/1qJGMvF

Buffalo Chicken Cupcake. Recipe at http://bit.ly/QAQbrN

Buffalo Chicken Cupcake. Recipe at http://bit.ly/QAQbrN

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BUFFALO CHICKEN CHEESE FRIES. Recipe at http://bit.ly/1inwn1c

5 Epic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Combos You Must Try

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1. We freakin’ love garlic. When a recipe says “A clove” we read “A bulb.” Our breath could keep up to three states clear of vampires after a meal. Which is precisely why we dig this recipe for Roasted Garlic & Gruyere Cheese Toasties.  (RECIPE)

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2. Grilled cheese is probably my favorite comfort food. Served with Campbell’s Cream of Tomato Soup and I am back to being a kid again. It’s the simple things; cheese, bread, and butter, all melted together, to make one gooey, beautiful feast; that make me sit back and say, “aaahhh… life is good.” Then when you add apples and bacon to the mix, it only gets better. Of course, doesn’t everything get better with bacon? (RECIPE)

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3. Why don’t sweet potato and melted cheese go on dates more often? They’re perfect together. (RECIPE)

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4. Sometimes you need to tuck your napkin into your shirt and look like a rich, stuffy old man when you eat. This would be one of those times. Between the bacon grease and the guacamole, you could wind up with part of this sandwich on your t-shirt. You’d then have to eat that t-shirt. (RECIPE)

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5. Chocolate and Cheese – seriously? Why does this sound insanely good? The combination of sweet, bitter and savory all in one mouthful makes me salivate uncontrollably. Going to make this now. Goodbye! (RECIPE)

5 Bloody Marys That Went Too Far

1. This Bloody Mary is all about the appetizer sampler.

This Bloody Mary is all about the appetizer sampler.

Served at The Nook in Atlanta, GA.. Photo by i.imgur.com

2. This Bloody Mary is so intensely garnished, you need a beer to wash her down.

This Bloody Mary is so intensely garnished, you need a beer to wash her down.

Served at Sobelman’s in Milwaukee, WI. Photo by cheezburger.com

3. This Bloody Mary has seriously expensive taste.

This Bloody Mary has seriously expensive taste.

King crab claws? Upward of $35 per pound. Recipe: The Ultimate Bloody Mary. Photo by Todd Wagner / honestlyyum.com

4. This Bloody Mary has a meat straw.

This Bloody Mary has a meat straw.

Face it, tomato juice is better when it tastes faintly of Slim Jim. Get Benny’s Beef Straws here. Photo by bennysbloodymarybeefstraw.com

4.This Bloody Mary will never be too good for string cheese.

This Bloody Mary will never be too good for string cheese.

Frankly, neither will I. Served at Revere’s in Delafield, WI. Photo by jchapiewsky / Flickr: 24311566@N07

Original post via Buzzfeed. 

The top 5 insane burgers of 2014 (so far)

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Sara Norris

1. Slater’s 50/50 Bracket Burgers
We blindly support anything Slater’s 50/50 does, but perhaps their most stunning achievement came this past May, when they ran a bracket of their greatest burger hits. It included this hot mess (in a good way!), the Supreme Nacho Burger.

 

The Vulgar Chef

The Vulgar Chef

2. Rice Krispies Treats bun burger

Packing enough calories to put Snap, Crackle, and Pop into food comas, here is the sweet treat burger in all its glory. Topped with peanut butter and bacon, this will be a taste you may never forget. You’re welcome.

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The Habit

3.  The Habit Burger

Creating habits since 1969, The Habit serves all kinds of burgers from The Santa Barbara Style to the Teriyaki Charburger. Make sure you get a side of the tempura fried green beans.

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ALBERT LAW

4. Lark Creek Steak – San Francisco
Our last two burgers are right here in the heart of San Fran. The steakburgers are all aged beef, ground in-house, and often include scraps chopped away while butchering more expensive cuts of meat, like rib eyes and Wagyu filets. The cowboy-style burger tacks on bacon and crispy onion.

 

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ALBERT LAW

5. Spork
While the Valencia St. restaurant has finally added a “normal” burger, we prefer the innovative inside-out burger: Two 4 oz. Marin Sun Farms patties on the outside encase the house-baked bun. It also comes with all the trimmings, as you can see, and the smashed new-potato fries are not to be missed. How do you eat it? With a knife and spork. Obviously.

Do you have a favorite burger? Tell us about it. Published by Hotlicks 2014

25 hot dogs that went above and beyond

1. Loaded Cheddar Hot Dogs

Loaded Cheddar Hot Dogs

Extra credit awarded for bacon bits. Get the recipe.

2. Banh Mi Hot Dogs

Banh Mi Hot Dogs

Everything a sophisticated dog could want: cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro, jalapeño and peanuts. Get the recipe.

3. Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dogs

Mac 'n' Cheese Dogs

Hello, lover. Get the recipe.

4. Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dogs

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dogs

These are great for a big group, since you can cook the dogs right IN the chili and let guests go fish for their own. Get the recipe.

5. Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce

Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce

If a hot dog believes it can be a pretzel, who are you to deny its dreams? Get the recipe.

6. Honey Mustard Slaw Dog

Honey Mustard Slaw Dog

Shredding it. Get the recipe.

7. Buffalo Hot Dogs

Buffalo Hot Dogs

Blue cheese, celery bits, spicy buffalo mayo, and a drizzle of Frank’s for good measure. Get the recipe.

8. Reuben Hot Dogs

Reuben Hot Dogs

Wrapped in pastrami, buried in swiss and sauerkraut, and good enough for anybody’s bubbe. Get the recipe.

9. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Hot Dogs

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Hot Dogs

The love child of a jalapeño popper and a hot dog. Get the recipe.

10. Tot Dog

Tot Dog

Tots, cheese sauce, sour cream, and bacon. Get ten more awesome topping ideas here.

11. Pulled Pork Hot Dogs with Broccoli Slaw

Pulled Pork Hot Dogs with Broccoli Slaw

It must be good for you if it involves broccoli, right? (RIGHT?) Get the recipe.

12. Texas Corn Dogs

Texas Corn Dogs

Corn chili + Fritos. Well, alrighty. Get the recipe.

13. Crunchy Nacho Crescent Dogs

Crunchy Nacho Crescent Dogs

Wrap a hot dog and a piece of American cheese inside a piece of crescent roll dough. Now roll them in crushed tortilla chips, bake, and congratulate yourself on being a genius. Get the recipe.

14. Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

Who needs a vacation when you’ve got tropical dogs? Get the recipe.

15. Green Chile Mole Hot Dogs

Green Chile Mole Hot Dogs

A little bit of peanut butter is the secret ingredient in this spicy mole. Get the recipe.

16. Sloppy Dogs

Sloppy Dogs

Joe? Who’s Joe? Get the recipe.

17. Homemade Corn Dogs

Homemade Corn Dogs

Step aside, state fair. Get the recipe.

18. Sriracha Guacamole Hot Dogs

Sriracha Guacamole Hot Dogs

If you’re gonna have guac, make it hot guac. Get the recipe.

19. Coney Island Hot Dogs

Coney Island Hot Dogs

That’s a dog with chili, onions and mustard, to you. Get the recipe.

20. BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade

BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade

Your favorite sandwich just got dog’d. Get the recipe.

21. French Onion Hot Dogs

French Onion Hot Dogs

Tres chic. Get the recipe.

22. Yum Dogs

Yum Dogs

What could go wrong with a bacon-wrapped dog nestled in a pile of Asian-style slaw? Honestly, nothing. Get the recipe.

23. Mexican Hot Dogs

Mexican Hot Dogs

We’re talking avocado, cilantro, cheese and chipotle mayo. Get the recipe.

24. Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish

Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish

Finally, a good excuse to throw out the weird little jar of pickle relish that’s been languishing in your fridge. You won’t need it anymore. Get the recipe.

25. Cowboy Hot Dogs

Cowboy Hot Dogs

Onion, bacon, cheddar, barbecue sauce and more. Get the recipe.

Post courtesy of  via buzzfeed

SPICE + CHOCOLATE + ICE CREAM = Summer!

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This recipe produces cookies and pecans that have a noticeable, but not overwhelming, heat. If you’re comfortable with medium-heat salsas, these will probably be perfect for you. If you like less spice, feel free to decrease the cayenne by half, and if you like more, increase it by a bit to really feel the burn! I like making these sandwiches with cinnamon ice cream, but coffee or chocolate ice cream would also be delicious.
Author: Elizabeth LaBau
Ingredients
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, cubed
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 7½ oz (1 cup) packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4¼ oz (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1 oz (1/3 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup miniature chocolate chips (can substitute finely chopped chocolate)
For the Spicy Candied Pecans:
  • 2 cups pecan pieces or halves
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 quart ice cream, flavor of choice
Instructions
To Make the Spicy Chocolate Cookies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine the butter and semi-sweet chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds, just until the butter and chocolate melt. Stir until smooth, then set aside for a few minutes to allow the chocolate/butter to cool to lukewarm.
  2. Add the brown sugar and whisk it in. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. After the last egg is added, keep whisking until the mixture becomes smooth and shiny, like chocolate pudding. This might take 1-2 minutes of steady whisking. Add the vanilla and whisk it in.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and stir them together with a spatula. Finally, add the mini chocolate chips and stir them in.
  4. Scoop large spoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheet. You should get about 24 cookies from this batch. Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes at 350 F, until the outside is puffed and shiny, but the center is still soft. Cool the cookies completely before assembling the ice cream sandwiches.
To Make the Spicy Candied Pecans:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the pecans on the baking sheet and toast them in the oven until dark and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Stir every 3 or 4 minutes.
  2. While the pecans are toasting, prepare the coating mixture. Microwave the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl until melted. Stir in the brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne.
  3. Once the pecans are fragrant, remove them from the oven and pour the hot nuts into the coating mixture. (Be careful as it might splutter and hiss.) Stir until the nuts are evenly coated, and pour them back onto the foil-lined baking sheet and spread them in an even layer.
  4. Bake for another 10 minutes, stirring after every 3-4 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the nuts from the oven and allow them to cool and crisp up on the baking sheet.
To Assemble the Sandwiches:
  1. Coarsely chop 1 cup of spicy pecans. Let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 5 minutes, just until it starts to soften slightly. Place 1 scoop of ice cream on top of a cookie, and top it with a second cookie. Press down slightly so the ice cream is squished to the edges of the cookie. Take a handful of chopped nuts and press them into the sides of the ice cream. Serve immediately.