Spiced apple slices, so popular served alongside of all kinds of meats, can be imitated with zucchini and cucumbers! This recipe uses pickling lime to add crispness to zucchini slices, which are colored red and flavored with cinnamon red hots before being canned. The recipe takes several days, but only a few minutes each day.

Spiced apple slices, so popular served alongside of all kinds of meats, can be imitated with zucchini and cucumbers! This recipe uses pickling lime to add crispness to zucchini slices, which are colored red and flavored with cinnamon red hots before being canned. The recipe takes several days, but only a few minutes each day.

Beef cubes are marinated with cayenne pepper and garlic before being grilled. This fiery dinner goes great with fresh pitas, chopped onion, and sour cream to temper the black magic heat! Trust me, you’ll crave them!

Beef cubes are marinated with cayenne pepper and garlic before being grilled. This fiery dinner goes great with fresh pitas, chopped onion, and sour cream to temper the black magic heat! Trust me, you’ll crave them!

Shrimp, kidney beans, tomatoes with chiles, and cream of mushroom soup combine to make this soup an easy-to-make crowd pleaser that looks and tastes like soup from a fine restaurant. Serve with Garlic Toast to make it a complete meal.

Shrimp, kidney beans, tomatoes with chiles, and cream of mushroom soup combine to make this soup an easy-to-make crowd pleaser that looks and tastes like soup from a fine restaurant. Serve with Garlic Toast to make it a complete meal.

A spicy chicken and pesto pasta dish that’s easy to adjust to any heat level. I created it after eating a similar dish at a Santa Monica restaurant, and it’s one of my favorites. Serve with additional grated Parmesan, if desired. As an option, it’s delicious with creamy goat cheese stirred in at the end.

A spicy chicken and pesto pasta dish that’s easy to adjust to any heat level. I created it after eating a similar dish at a Santa Monica restaurant, and it’s one of my favorites. Serve with additional grated Parmesan, if desired. As an option, it’s delicious with creamy goat cheese stirred in at the end.