Healthy. Spicy. Turkey – Bacon – Egg breakfast on the go.

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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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…

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Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs. Recipe at iamfoodblog.com

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Delicious Loaded Deviled Eggs. Recipe at talesofarantingginger.com

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Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs. Recipe at babble.com

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Devilish Avocado Sriracha Devils Eggs. Recipe at cookincanuck.com

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Avocado Deviled Eggs. Recipe at cakescottage.com

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Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs. Recipe at closetcooking.com

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

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SPICY MAC, HAM & CHEESE. Recipe at Flamingo Toes

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

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SPICY HORSERADISH MACARONI SALAD. Recipe at noblepig.com

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POMEGRANATE – JALAPENO – GLAZED HAM. Recipe at foodandwine.com

Click here for even more lip smacking Easter recipes

5 Ghost Pepper foods that appear so innocent.

The Bhut Jolokia — also known as Ghost Pepper has been around for many centuries and it is believed to have originated in Assam, India. The word Bhut, given from the Bhutias people, means “ghost” and was probably given the name because of the way the heat sneaks up on the one who eats it. It was only introduced to the western world in 2000. In that same year, a report was published stating it’s level of heat as almost double that of a Red Savina Habanero which was believed to be the world’s hottest pepper. In 2007 The Ghost Pepper was certified as the hottest Chili Pepper on the planet in The Guinness Book of World Records. Here are some foods for the brave… have a huge glass of milk standing by or friends to hold you up.

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 Ghost Pepper Macaroni & Cheese. It’s not for the faint of heart or those who are on the fence about spicy foods. RECIPE by searchingfordessert.com

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Make sure to wear protective kitchen gloves -– and avoid touching your face when making these cute little crackers. RECIPE by Washington Post

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 “Ghost Pepper” combined with a soothing dose of peach jelly and brown sugar creates a sassy chicken wing sauce that is hands down one of the most delicious wing recipes ever eaten! RECIPE by BlogHer.com

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Ghost Pepper Infused Gummi Bears. If you’d like an adorable little gummy treat that’ll burn your face off, Evil Hot Gummi Bears are here to help.  Found at http foodiggity.com

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Along with chili flakes, cayenne pepper and chipotle hot sauce, this Ghost Chili Dog will have you crying or laughing.. its insane! RECIPE by Kitchen Tested

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For more recipes and ideas visit GHOST PEPPER

Devil Seeds Recipe, if you dare…

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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!

[Image/Recipe courtesy of http://www.donalskehan.com]

6 jobs that actually exist in this world.

1. ICE CREAM TASTER

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Yes, this is an actual paid position. John Harrison, he has the most delicious job in the business. As Official Ice Cream Taster for Dreyers Ice Cream (not to be confused with Breyers), John gets paid to sample three cartons of each flavor daily to check product quality. He claims the gig isn’t all fun and games since he must maintain a strict, spice-free diet; however, being surrounded by Rocky Road sounds like a sweet deal nonetheless.

2. LAUGHTER THERAPIST

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Goodbye Tears.. laughter may just be the best medicine. Laughing is an excellent way to reduce stress in our lives, and can help you to cope with and survive a stressful lifestyle. We were born with the gift of laughter. Laughter is a natural medicine. It lifts our spirits and makes us feel happy. Laughter is a contagious emotion. It can bring people together. It can help us feel more alive and empowered. Laughter therapy, also called humor therapy, is the use of humor to promote overall health and wellness. It aims to use the natural physiological process of laughter to help relieve physical or emotional stresses or discomfort. HAHAHA

3. Feng Shui Consultant

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Feng Shui can be used in any space – home, office, garden, store, etc. Accordingly, a Feng Shui decorator will account for color, lighting, and organization in a room. Feng Shui consultants can be self-taught, but may also have formal certification or training. Go on, organize.. and get paid.

4. Pick-up Artist Instructor

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“PUA,” or “pick up artist” training is sometimes sought after by men who have difficulty meeting women. A “PUA bootcamp” can cost as much as $3,000, and are held in locations all over the world. The most prominent PUA instructor is James Matador, whose “Mystery Method” of attracting women was made famous by his reality television show on VH1. Wow.

5. Academy Awards Ballot Counter

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For the past 72 years, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Entertainment and Media practice has been counting the ballots cast for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Academy Awards. The two partners who run the 10-day ballot-counting team get to sit backstage and pass out the envelopes with the winners’ names inside. Inside Public Accounting says the average compensation for an accounting partner was $452,744.. Since your odds of becoming one of the two partners handling the task are as remote as your odds of winning an Academy Award, consider an alternative: working as an accountant in the entertainment industry.

and lastly…

6. SELLING YOUR LIFE

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Mike Merrill used his business brain to invest in something most people wouldn’t ever risk: himself. He decided to split himself into $100,000 shares at a $1 a piece allowing shareholders to run his life as they please. In other words they choose his significant others, the food he eats, his hair style, you name it.

Happy Labor Day!

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. 

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.