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Welcome, Jalapeno and Chili Pepper Lovers, to our March Newsletter

Hello, Jalapeno Lover! It's time to celebrate all that is spicy and good! As you know, Jalapeno Madness is a part of our main site, Chili Pepper Madness. We have been focusing all of our cooking and chili pepper information there, and so, we'll be moving the Jalapeno Madness newsletter list over to our new service so content will be much more automated. You will still receive monthly updates of recipes and plenty of chili pepper information, including the AWESOME jalapeno! But you can also change your subscription to either daily or weekly updates. So, next month, look for emails from "Chili Pepper Madness" instead of "Jalapeno Madness". Apologies in advance if I hit any technical issues!

These changes will take place for the April Newsletter. While we will still continue to update the Jalapeno Madness site, the vast majority of our recipes are being shared at the Chili Pepper Madness web site. We'll see you there!

New Recipes!

We're always cooking new jalapeno and chili pepper-themed recipes! Here are just a few from the last month. Check out the Jalapeno Pepper Recipes page here.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs - Madness Style

Bring on the Buffalo Chicken Meatballs! This delicious recipe has been added to both Mike's Favorites and Patty's Favorites. They seriously POP with huge flavor and, truly, Buffalo sauce will always be a favorite here. We're also thinking ahead to the big GAME DAY that is rushing upon us. If you're planning a party and you're the one serving the food, or if you need to bring a dish to share, this might be the one. Yum. Read More at Chili Pepper Madness...

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs - Madness Style

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Spicy Mexican-Style Bloody Mary Mix Recipe

Make your own Bloody Mary Mix with this homemade Mexican-style recipe, which incorporates fresh roasted tomatoes, roasted jalapeno peppers, Mexican oregano, plenty of spicy seasonings and so much more. Packed with flavor.

Happy Thirsty Thirteenth from Patty. I’ve been dying to make some Bloody Mary mix from scratch for a long time. I waited all summer long for our heirloom tomatoes to ripen so I could make some amazing tasting, homemade tomato juice and cook the spicy flavors right into it. I knew the heirlooms would bring such a fresh taste. However, being in zone 5, many of the heirlooms didn’t ripen until REALLY late in the season. And then life got busy so we roasted the tomatoes and popped them in the freezer to use somehow later. If you want to make this fully from scratch in the winter, just buy tomatoes at the store. Otherwise you can use tomato juice and save a few steps. But! This was still SO good from the frozen heirlooms. We also roasted jalapenos and garlic, which I highly recommend, as it really adds a depth of flavor.

Spicy Mexican-Style Bloody Mary Mix Recipe

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Corned Beef Stuffed Peppers

A stuffed pepper recipe with slow cooked corned beef, shredded cabbage, spicy peppers, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island Dressing. Perfect for leftovers.

On Friday we made an awesome new recipe of Slow Cooked Corned Beef with Spicy Guinness Gravy and Caramelized Cabbage, and we couldn't help but be overjoyed with the flavors. "Guinness Gravy" is a new favorite phrase in this house. Yum! But as there are only 2 of us here, we had plenty of corned beef leftover. A 3-pound corned beef brisket can go a long way. If you're making a corned beef dinner this year for St. Patrick's Day (or hey, any other day), you might need a plan for those leftovers. Here's one idea...

Slow Cooked Corned Beef with Spicy Guinness Gravy and Caramelized Cabbage

A recipe for corned beef, cooked low and slow, then served with a rich, creamy, and slightly spicy gravy made with Guinness beer and habanero peppers. This is NOT your traditional corned beef and cabbage recipe. Think outside the box this year.

This is sort of a long recipe, my friends, but you know what? It is seriously worth it. I'm posting this one early this year, long enough before St. Patrick's Day so that you can have an option outside of the traditional corned beef and cabbage recipe you might have every year. Don't get me wrong! There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with traditional corned beef and cabbage, but every now and then, we like something different. Know what I mean? We're using all the same ingredients, with a few more tossed in - you know, chili peppers! Habanero! Jalapeno! The good stuff - along with Guinness Beer. Cooking the corned beef low and slow in Guinness beer infuses the beef with immense flavor and tenderness, and it will also form your freakishly delicious gravy for your topping.

Italian Pesto and Marinated Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A comfort food classic grilled cheese recipe with an Italian spin, made with balsamic marinated tomatoes, roasted red pepper pesto, and Italian cheeses.

This is NOT an award-winning grilled cheese recipe, my friends. Alas! But it IS a pretty DANG tasty grilled cheese and we're proud to include it on the web site. Talk about comfort food. Grilled cheese is on the uber comfort foods, in a class all by itself. SO. DANG. GOOD.

Blue Cheese-Buffalo Chicken Burgers

These chicken burgers are made with tangy Buffalo sauce and they're overflowing with blue cheese that's been stuffed into the center. They're juicy and tender and yes, you will want more.

Oftentimes we like to prepare certain foods ahead of time or in bulk and freeze some of it for enjoying later. This is one of those recipes. It evolved as an exercise of clearing out the refrigerator and realizing we had some ground chicken that needed to be cooked. I went back and forth hin my head - Meatballs? Pasta? Tacos? - but landed on BURGERS when I realized we ALSO had some blue cheese left from a previous meal.

Creamy Taco-Style Pasta

A mashup-recipe of pasta tossed with spicy ground pork and tomato sauce that has been seasoned with taco seasonings.

Pasta pasta pasta! There is always room for a great pasta recipe on the menu. When we travelled to Italy not long ago, we enjoyed all manner of pastas. There is a wonderful variety of shapes and forms and sauce combinations. We flatly ADORE Italian cuisine. But as you know, we ALSO adore Mexican cuisine and figured, what would happen if we made pasta, spaghetti in this case, the way we make pasta at home, but instead of typical Italian ingredients, we used Mexican ingredients? Behold! A Taco-Style Pasta recipe.

Chicken Taco Stuffed Peppers

Take all the best parts of your favorite chicken taco and turn it into a stuffed pepper. Here is the recipe. Yep. Stuffed peppers done up chicken taco style.

Today I unapologetically offer up yet another stuffed pepper recipe. Nope. I have absolutely ZERO regrets. I mean, stuffed chili peppers are just the way to go in this wild and crazy world where the strange and bizarre are commonplace, like the popularity of Kanye West (Hey, he's from Chicago!) or Trump for President (Not judging! It just came out of the blue!). Never would have guessed those. But stuffed peppers ground me to reality, and that is what is needed in these troubled times. When you find yourself a bit lost and meandering aimlessly, a good stuffed pepper recipe will bring you home. Hence! See below.

Fresh Chili Paste - How to Make Chili Paste from Fresh Peppers

An all purpose chili paste recipe made with fresh chili peppers and seasonings. Use it as a condiment, sauce, spread, or for swirling into other recipes for a heat and flavor boost. Or, How to Make Chili Paste from Fresh Chili Peppers.

Chili pastes ROCK. Don't they? They're pretty key in many recipes and every cuisine around the world has some version of their own chili paste that includes local chilies and ingredients. Chili pastes are wonderful because they bring the essence of the peppers into many a dish, often taming a bit of that heat and mellowing out the flavor of raw peppers.

Baked Pork Chops with Papaya Salsa

A recipe for bone-in pork chops, brined for extra juiciness, then seasoned, seared and baked to perfection. Served with spicy papaya salsa.

Ever had a DRY pork chop? Ugh. Such a shame when a delectable cut of pork is treated poorly and turns out like shoe leather. Even a slight overcook and it can dry out and kill the meal. I used to think that was just how pork turned out. Dry, dry, dry. I would sauce it up like crazy but you can never escape that underlying BLAH once it's dried out.

Cilantro-Habanero Hot Sauce

Make your own spicy hot sauce at home with only 6 ingredients - habanero peppers, cilantro, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and garlic. Here is the recipe.

Hot sauce is one of the greatest gifts ever received by humanity. Grandiose? I think not! It would be hard to imagine an existence without this wonderful stuff. There are some outstanding artisan hot sauce products out there on the market today, and I enjoy many of them, but I also enjoy making my own hot sauce, depending on what I'm in the mood for or on what meals I may be planning in the upcoming week.

Papaya Salsa

A recipe for sweet and spicy salsa made with fresh papaya, jalapeno, cayenne peppers and more.

Sometimes all it takes for a recipe to come together is the inspiration of a single ingredient. In this case - the PAPAYA. As we were walking through the local farmers' market, all manner of fresh foods found their way into our shopping bag. Chili peppers of all sorts, avocados, potatoes, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, and a single super ripe papaya. Such a gorgeous fruit. Papayas are mild but slightly sweet, with the consistency of a ripe mango and an almost buttery texture. They aren't quite as sweet as melon, and perfect for salsa, IMO.

Quick Chili Infused Pineapple Vodka Cocktail

Get the tastes of the tropics with this cocktail recipe that incorporates a quick infusion of fresh cayenne pepper to vodka and rum, then finishes with fresh pineapple juice.

Hi, All! Patty here for Thirsty Thirteenth. Have you got the Winter blues? How about if we escape to the tropics together with a tropical pineapple drink. Since it is COLD outside, we’ll heat things up with some spicy red Carolina Cayenne chili peppers, or finger peppers. If you can’t find these peppers, any cayenne will do, as long as they bring a little bit of heat.

Grilled Peri Peri Chicken Wings

A recipe for chicken wings that have been brined, rubbed with chili powder and garlic, then tossed with your own homemade Peri Peri sauce. Then we grill them to perfection and toss them again in Peri Peri sauce. Win!

We literally JUST made our own Homemade Peri Peri Sauce and it was DEE-VINE. So tasty. So yum-inspired. So many beautiful chili peppers in there. But you can't let the sauce just sit there. You have to eat it! Peri Peri sauce is a traditional sauce originating from Africa. It varies from region to region and it can be served as a dip or spread, or as a sauce for all sorts of foods, particularly chicken and fish.

Peri Peri Sauce

Make your own peri peri, or piri piri, sauce at home with this recipe. A traditional African sauce made from African Bird's Eye chiles.

If you have not tried peri peri sauce, this is one you need to put on the list. Peri Peri sauce is a traditional African sauce made from spicy African Bird's Eye chili peppers. It is also known as piri piri, or pili pili. If you want the TRUEST of the TRUE peri peri sauce experiences, you'll make this with African Bird's Eye peppers grown in Africa, as the soil conditions there are completely different than anywhere else in the world, which influences the pepper flavor, and therefore the resulting sauce. So let's all go to Africa!

Slow Cooker Chipotle Shredded Beef Tacos

A recipe for beef cooked low and slow, finished in a chipotle gravy sauce and served up with tortillas and your favorite toppings.

This recipe is an example of how you can take an almost identical recipe and turn it into something completely different. If you compare this recipe to our last one - Chili Rubbed Rump Roast with Chipotle Gravy - you'll find all the same ingredients, but an entirely new recipe. The first one, we served it over Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes, but here, we're serving it up taco style, because, well, TACOS! Do we ever need a reason to eat tacos? I think not, so therefore, I am.

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Jalapeno Poppers and Other Stuffed Chili Peppers

Jalapeno Poppers and Other Stuffed Peppers

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100+ classic and original jalapeno popper and stuffed chili pepper recipes and more! If you love jalapeno poppers, you'll love this collection of recipes with notes on coring, breading, sauces, stuffing ideas and more, along with unique recipes and those you've seen in restaurants.

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"Never fails another great cook book. The recipies are simple and great detail is given on each one. if you are a Chilihead you will LOVE the book"

"All of Michael's jalapeno recipe books are wonderful. This one has lots of great ideas for stuffed jalapenos and poppers. We eat a lot of jalapenos at my house and my husband particularly loves stuffed jalapenos. I am always looking for new ways to cook them. This book is filled with lots of ideas. I usually cook mine on the grill but am planning to try some of his baked poppers and "armadillo eggs". There are also recipes for stuffing other types of peppers, including bell peppers and many other types of peppers. I have been looking for more good recipes for Poblano peppers and there are some that look tasty in this book."

"The book was everything I needed, great recipes, easy to follow and the ones I've already made were yum, yum, yum"

"I purchased this along with a stainless chili pepper roasting rack for my dad for Christmas--he is the grill pro in our family. He absolutely loves it and has already picked several recipe ideas for Super Bowl Sunday. Great book!! "

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