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Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews

Well wasn’t that a spicy week? But let’s end it with something mild. Cool off your burning palette with… More peppers. Wait, what? Peppadews, if you’ve never encountered them before, are sweet little peppers from South Africa. They are most often sold pickled and brined in jars, much like olives, and have a sweet, briny...

Tabasco Tastemakers Visit to Avery Island, LA

Hello all, Taylor here to share with you my trip to Avery Island, Louisiana as part of the Tabasco Tastemakers event. I got to see the entire Tabasco production process, from pepper seed green houses to the bottling line and everything in between. It’s a spice-lovers dream come true. In my opinion, the simplest recipes...

Mango Habanero Pot Stickers

Taylor could put hot sauce on anything. Sriracha and chili sauce, most definitely, but most of all TABASCO® sauce. On everything, in everything, and lick it off his fingers when he’s done. That’s my spicy boy. So when TABASCO® came knocking with promise of hot-and-happy recipes and a trip to tour the TABASCO® home-base in...

Goat Cheese Sugar Cookies

Oh good grief, calm down. Un-scrunch your nose and hear me out. Yes, there is goat cheese in these cookies. No, you really can’t taste it. But I promise you these will be some of the best sugar cookies you’ve ever had. The recipe is based on a Cook’s Illustrated recipe, which uses a combination...

Sunny Side Up Beet Hash with Crispy Rice Cakes

Beets. Rosemary. Balsamic vinegar. Arborio rice. Four ingredients with endless possibilities. Yes, you could do risotto, that’s the obvious choice. But when we were given these four ingredients as part of McCormick Gourmet’s Go4Gourmet challenge, we wanted to think outside the risotto and come up with something a bit less obvious. A few failed attempts...