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

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JAM FILLED THUMBPRINT COOKIES

INGREDIENTS:
INGREDIENTS
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

DIRECTIONS:

  • 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

INGREDIENTS:
INGREDIENTS
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
butter
American cheese
Cheddar cheese
6 oz Brie cheese, sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  • 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

INGREDIENTS:
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

DIRECTIONS:

  • 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.

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Easy delicious appetizer ideas for your Memorial BBQ bash.

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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Sweet & spicy cream cheese blackberry habanero appetizer

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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!

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.

ALBERT LAW

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.

 

ALBERT LAW

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

Spicy Margarita Recipe

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Servings: 1 margarita

Ingredients

3 slices of muddled red peppers
2 parts  Tequila
3/4 parts Cointreau
1/2 parts lime juice
1/2 parts simple syrup
pinch of cilantro
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and then pour into a glass with ice.
  2. Garnish with a slice of red pepper.

Photo & recipe courtesy of Food Republic