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Habanero Cashew Brittle

In Dessert, Recipes by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

This crunchy candy puts a hot new twist on a traditional brittles. Be very careful when removing the candy from the microwave because it will be very, very hot. The times given here are approximate and can vary because of the power differences of the ovens, so be sure to monitor the candy closely.

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Spiced-Up Chicken in Coconut Shells with Mango Cream

In Chile Peppers, Recipes, Spicy Main Dishes by Dave DeWittLeave a Comment

This dish is really worth the effort as it makes a very elegant and highly tropical presentation. To test if a coconut is fresh, pound a nail into one of the “eyes,” drain the coconut water and taste. If it tastes sweet it is fresh. Go ahead, mix a drink with some of the coconut water and rum or Scotch. You’ll be surprised by how good it tastes. Open the coconut by baking at 375 degrees F. for 15 minutes and let cool. Then, using a hacksaw, cut it in half. From the article Mango Madness!

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Recipe: Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

In BBQ - Grilling - Smoking, Beef, Recipes by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

In my neverending quest for uses for fruit-based hot sauces that don’t involve mixing them up with cream cheese, barbecue sauce seems like a good choice. If you were at our show earlier this year, you probably saw all of the fruit-based fiery jams, jellies, and hot sauces that are gaining popularity right now. This blackberry barbecue sauce would be perfect for one of those things; just use a raspberry, blueberry or other berry-based concoction for the hot sauce element.

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Southwestern Roasted Turkey with Green Chile Piñon Dressing

In Holiday & Seasonal, Recipes by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

Red and green being the go-to colors of Christmas, bringing them to the dinner table for the holiday is a no-brainer. Colorizing your turkey with them can be an interesting exercise. It’s not hard to dress a dead bird in edible flora and call it a day. We’re not all about easy, though. At least, not when it comes to food. This holiday, try out this Southwestern Roasted Turkey with Green Chile Pinon Dressing and some of these other red and green recipes at your table.