BBQ parties have been a cornerstone to American summers for centuries now. BBQs are casual and fun food gatherings for one’s family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. A traditional BBQ involves cooking and grilling favorite meat or veggies and pounding on favorite beverages. But ever since 2020, summers haven’t been all that great for us. However, this year, we’ve all finally got some leeway in terms of once again going big for our BBQ parties.
For the sake of America and all of its people, it is only right that we do as much as we can to “go big or go home” in terms of celebrating our BBQ parties. Accordingly, we’ve come up with the perfect list of BBQ recipes and BBQ tools that are sure to boost your fun and frolic during the summer of 2022. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the best BBQ recipes and tools for summer 2022.
With the sun coming out, we’re all in need of nice cool drink. Here’s the recipe for an ECB Special; The Spicy Hibiscus Sunrise 🌺 🌅, made using Sweetened Hibiscus Juice by Spicegrove. This is a variation of the typical Madras cocktail, which is a mix of Vodka, OJ, and Cranberry Juice. In this recipe, the Cranberry Juice is substituted for ’Spicegrove Roselle,’ thus maintaining the tart contrast, while adding the drink’s spice blend to the flavor profile. The “Sunrise” in the name refers to the presence of Orange Juice. No grand stories there, just wanted to share a cocktail naming convention.
Click the button to watch how to mix this drink on a special addition of Munchies with Miles.
The temperature is dropping ❄🌨🌬 and you know what that means...
🥧🍎🍒🍏🥧 TIME TO GET THOSE PIES IN THE OVEN 🥧🍎🍒🍏🥧
Looking for a quick and easy recipe with a great taste for the whole family? 🤤
Jana’s Jammy and The Eclectic Chic Boutique have got just what you need...
CROSTATA JAM PIE
You’ll need the following ingredients;
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg and 1 yolk (room temperature), lightly beaten
1/2 cup butter, cubed (room temperature)
1 jar Jana’s Jammy jam
Start by whisking together the salt, flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl. Make a well and drop egg, yolk and butter into it. Remove dough to a flat surface and knead gently until the dough comes together and is soft, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 350° lightly grease and flour an 8 inch pie pan.
Remove from fridge and knead the dough a couple of times to soften it up again on a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/8" thickness.
Transfer to ungreased pie plate. Trim the dish of any extra dough. Mold this dough into strips or fun shapes from cookie cutters, you’ll need them later.
Prick bottom of dough with fork. Fill the pastry shell with the jam, then cover the top with the extra dough to create a lattice finish or decorate it with your favorite shapes. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350° Fahrenheit (180° Centigrade) for 30-35 minutes until crust is golden brown.
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Spicy wings 2 Ways
Super Bowl Sunday is on the horizon, and that means it’s time to lay out the traditional snack trays. Whether you’re hosting the annual bash or just looking to bring a treat for your pals, nothing says “I’m ready for some Football!” like a plate of chicken wings. Here we offer not one, but TWO easy recipes for spicy oven baked chicken wings! Pick your favorite, or go all-out and do both! Just follow our easy shake-and-bake guide and you’ll be serving piping hot wings before you can say, “Come on ref, what are ya blind?!”
Prepping the Chicken Wings
Remove wings from packaging, rinse under cold water, then pat them dry with a paper towel. Place the wings in an airtight resealable bag. If you can’t fit them all in one bag, just divide them between two bags and split the marinade. Be sure the plastic bags are nice and thick, otherwise they could leak.
Recipe 1: Savory Chipotle Wings
Recipe 2: Chrispy “Groov” Wings
Remove bags from fridge. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
On a baking sheet or pan, place 2 layers of parchment paper. Place wings on parchment paper, single layer, evenly spaced.
Bake for 30 to 40 min, or until wings are cooked through.
Place wings on a serving platter with celery stalks, baby carrots, and other veggies. Serve and enjoy!
Want to try these recipes for yourself? Silly Chilly Serrano Chipotle Hot Sauce and Groov Sauce are both available in our web store. Use coupon code ThankYou10 to get 10% off your purchase.
Chocolate Fruit Fondue for two
Valentine’s Day is a chocolate lover’s dream, and there’s no better treat for a loving couple than a Chocolate Fondue. It’s arguably the perfect dessert. It’s delicious, decadent, healthy(ish), and best of all; designed to be shared with that Special Someone!
For our Chocolate Fondue, you will need only a few ingredients:
Sweet Ladybug Baked Goods Hot Fudge and Salted Caramel Sauce lend themselves very well to Dessert Fondue. They are made with simple ingredients and are naturally gluten free. If you enjoyed having it with your fondue, there are plenty of other delectable applications. Take it with you when camping for instant s’mores, dip strawberries in it for easy horderves at a party, or simply drizzle it over ice cream for a tasty treat.
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Sweet & Smoky Pumpkin Stew
I LOVE pumpkin! 🎃 I'm a sucker for "Pumpkin Everything Season", when everybody is making pumpkin flavored and pumpkin scented. Pumpkin Lattes, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin lotions, pumpkin candles, pumpkin everything! Pumpkin is one of my favorite vegetables. Its amazingly versatile (hence why its used in almost everything 😉).
I met Sufia, owner of Silly Chilly Hot Sauce, in early October 2017. After tasting all three flavors I was inspired with the possibilities of recipes. People in general are often intimidated by Hot Sauce, afraid of the burn and potential hurt. While that fear is not unreasonable, they don't know what they are missing out on.
So to help make Silly Chilly Hot Sauce feel more accessible, I wanted to share the recipes I used the Hot Sauce in. The following recipe is one of my favorite recipes for Fall, Pumpkin Stew with Apples and Chorizo. I loved the smoothness of the pumpkin balanced with the sweetness of the apples and spiciness of the sausage. I knew the Smoky flavor of the Serrano & Chipotle Hot Sauce would give it an extra kick.
Meat of 2 medium sized pumpkins *
2 Gala Apples, cored and diced
2 Spanish Onions, diced
1 TBSP Butter
1 7 oz package of Chorizo Sausage
Pumpkin Pie Spice to taste
1 or 2 TBSP of Silly Chilly Serrano & Chipotle Hot Sauce
1 32 oz box of low sodium Vegetable Broth *
Salt & Pepper to taste
Shredded Parmigiano Reggiano or Shredded Cheddar
* Substitutions & Variations:
If you don't have fresh pumpkins to roast, use two 15 oz cans of Pumpkin.
You can use Beef or Chicken Broth as well
Serves 4 to 6 people.
Want to try this recipe yourself? Order Silly Chilly Hot Sauce here and we'll send you a recipe card with your order!
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