Pulled Pork Recipe

Pepper Fest started Hot Kitchen down a path. First it was salsa verde, and dehydrated peppers. Now it has evolved into pulled pork! In the US, today is a major holiday, Independence Day. It is a day we gather with friends and families, eat BBQ, drink beer, and play with or watch fireworks. I love […]

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Hot Kitchen Shrimp Louis Salad Recipe Demonstration

#74 Shrimp Louis Salad

One of the things we love to do on Hot Kitchen, our little cooking show, is to recreate classic recipes that have been all but forgotten in this modern era of ‘big food.’ I’ve long been a sucker for the old classic salad, Shrimp Louis. It is one of my favorites, but almost nobody makes […]

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Hot Kitchen White Bean Hummus Recipe Demonstration

“H” is for Hummus Recipes

 Hummus. By name it sounds like it might be alien. Rest assured it is very much a human food. Hummus is a yummy bean dip that is frequently served at Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influenced cafes, carts, and restaurants. Hummus has long been a favorite “poor girl’s” lunch. When paired with whole grain flatbread, and […]

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The key to perfect toasted squash seeds…

It is common knowledge that squash seeds are yummy when they are seasoned and toasted, whether you make them sweet, spicy, salty, or fairly plain. The seeds are of course a great source of omega 6 fatty acids, as well as a good source of zinc, magnesium, and complex carbohydrates. For years, I have been […]

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Sunday Morning Sourdough Waffles

Sunday mornings can be so lovely. After years of having to work Sunday mornings, I have finally been blessed with the chance to enjoy them in the privacy of my own home. Something about Sunday morning just calls for a delicious breakfast. My favorite breakfast to make is waffles. Nothing says love like fresh, crispy, […]

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Hot Kitchen Pumpkin Latte Cheesecake Recipe Demonstration

#65-Oh, the cheesecake!

You’re going to flip for the cheesecake recipe in this episode! A few weeks ago I posted a survey on our facebook page. I asked     “What is your favorite dessert?” I filled in no answers, wanting to see what was filled in.  Only two options were filled in by the participants, cheesecake and […]

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#64 Beef Crowns in Royale Sauce-Puff Pastry how-to

Introduction: Puff Pastry is truly a magic act. There’s only four ingredients that need to be involved: Flour Butter Salt Water The “magic” is the combination of the preparation technique, and the reaction of the butter to the heat of the oven. See, the way that the dough and butter are rolled together creates thousands […]

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There’s this charming little thing in the baking world called starter.  It is a wild yeast culture.  All that is needed to culture your very own wild yeasts (yeastie-beasties) is flour and water. You’ll need to seed your initial batch with a source of established yeast, like a dollop of somebody else’s starter, or commercial […]

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