Compliments That Make Us Happy!

We really enjoy the stories that are shared with us when someone places an order for our peppers. Some of you like to make a phone call vs doing things on the computer.

Janet in North Dakota called and wanted to order a case of candied jalapeños for her grandson whose birthday was coming up. I had to ask how in North Dakota did he find our peppers and she said his mum actually got them from The Cook's Nook in McPherson, KS and he is a fan. He was coming for a visit and she wanted to surprise him. How awesome of a grandmother is she?

Ann called from Lenexa, Kansas and was searching high and low for our candied habaneros, she admits she is addicted. I directed her to one of our stores and she called me back to let me know she bought all 13 jars off the shelf. She is a pepper promoter with her family and friends and warned me to get the shelves restocked!

We have a close friend who has "office meeting parties" every Friday afternoon for his buddies. They like to grill and Roger started to puree our candied jalapeños and add them to his BBQ sauce. He gets lots of compliments on his sauce. In Mound City, Garrett's Burgers & BBQ just opened up and Roger dropped them off a jar of his "special" sauce. That was all it took and now Garretts offers his BBQ sauce with not only our candied jalapeños but also additional sauces with our habaneros and ghost peppers. PS: If you are ever in Mound City, Kansas be sure to stop by and try their ribs, burgers, mac and cheese, baked beans... to die for!

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Posted on July 7, 2017 .

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Cheese Stuffed Hot Dogs

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of all beef hotdogs (8 count)
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup of Campbell's candied jalapeños, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of your favourite BBQ rub
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • buns

Directions:

Preheat the grill. Assemble the hotdogs by first cutting a deep slit lengthwise down the hotdogs. Gently separate the halves with your fingers, being careful not to tear the halves apart. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, BBQ rub and candied jalapeños. Using a spoon, fill the slit in each dog with 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Wrap each dog with a strip of bacon, sometimes if the bacon is thin I will use two slices. Make sure the ends of the bacon start and finish underneath the dog. Place on the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes before flipping over. Cook until the bacon is done.

 

            

Posted on June 14, 2017 .

USA Today

We are thrilled to be featured in USA Today when they made a visit to The City Market in KC. 

Check out why the City Market made the list as one of the top 50 markets in the country. This is only a few of the many farmers/vendors that attend the market every Saturday. The City Market is a great place to hang out for the day. We have many out of town visitors from all over the world that enjoy our Midwest charm. 

You will find us at the market every Saturday, in our tent down on the bricks. 

We hope to see you soon!

Posted on May 28, 2017 .

Find Us At The City Market - KC

We have started up our season at The Historic City Market in downtown Kansas City. It recently was selected by USA Today as one of the top 50 markets in the United States! We are honored to be a vendor and love the exposure the market provides us. You will find us there every Saturday, weather permitting, on the bricks in front of the Steamboat Arabia

Here is the latest newsletter about what is happening this Mother's Day weekend at the market. 

The market master, Deb Connors has a very interesting blog about the City Market Vendors. 

We have even been offering samples of our Candied Ghost Peppers/Habaneros and have a limited supply of those spicy bad boys for the public. Only Available At The Market!

Posted on May 21, 2017 .

Our New Store Locations!

We have been busy opening up new stores. 

We Luv to take requests! 

 

Garnett Flower and Gift in Garnett, Kansas

Yoss Thriftway in Adrain, Missouri

Westlake Ace Hardware in Bolivar, Missouri

Under the: Good Natured Family Farms Logo

Dillions in Lawrence, Kansas (all 3 stores)

Hen House on 87th, Overland Park, Kansas

Dillions on Fairlawn in Topeka, Kansas

Ball's Price Chopper in Lee's Summit

Hen House on Roe, Overland Park, Kansas

We also ship all over the USA

Posted on May 21, 2017 .

Open Faced Omelet

Spring is a busy time for us on the farm and this is one of the ways I help myself get through those crazy days. Usually, I just use whatever is in the fridge or garden. Brocolli from the night before or fresh asparagus, winter onions, and spinach from the garden. Once this is made I just cut it up into squares and store in a container and heat up when ready to eat. Around here it can be breakfast, lunch or dinner. I can add some ham for breakfast/brunch or grilled chicken for dinner. At least I know it's basically all low carb, fresh vegetables and with the candied jalapeños, there is that extra kick of spicy that is good for you! 

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • Tabasco Sauce, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby Cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red, orange and/or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped asparagus
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • Campbell's candied jalapeños slices, to taste

Directions

In a medium size bowl, add eggs, black pepper, salt, and Tabasco Sauce. Whip with a fork until well blended. Set aside. Place remaining ingredients except for the cheese into a microwave bowl and heat for 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender and onion is translucent. Turn cooktop on low heat, in a large non-stick skillet, add the egg mixture and place a lid on top of skillet. Do not stir the eggs. When the gloss is just about gone from the eggs sprinkle half of the cheese over the eggs add vegetables. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top and replace the lid and turn off the heat. 

 

 

Posted on April 9, 2017 .

My New Favorite Snack

Allen H. from Leavenworth, Kansas called last week. He had been gifted a jar of our candied jalapeños over the Holidays. Allen wanted to share his favorite way he enjoys our peppers. I have to admit I could not resist giving his suggestion a try. Trust me on this one, get to the store and pick up the goat cheese and crackers, pull your jar of candied jalapeños out of the fridge and get it going!  

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Posted on March 19, 2017 .

Campbell Gardens Crock Pot Chicken

I can't begin to say how many times over the years I hear how much this recipe is enjoyed. I will have to admit it's a favorite of mine as well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound package of chicken tenderloins
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies, (do not drain)
  • 1 can Mexican corn, drained
  • 1 can red beans, black bean or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/4+ cup  of Campbell's candied jalapeños, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (8 oz.) block of cream cheese

Directions:

Place tenderloins in the bottom of crock pot. In a mixing bowl add diced tomatoes, corn, beans, taco seasoning and candied jalapeños. Mix together and place on top of tenderloins. Turn crock pot on to high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours. Add the cream cheese block the last 30 minutes of cooking. Shred chicken and mix well together. Serve over rice with sour cream and cilantro. This can also be served on flour tortillas or in taco shells. 

Posted on March 14, 2017 .

Why Our Candied Jalapeños Are So Good!

I was stocking a shelf in one of our stores yesterday. A shopper asked me about our peppers. She then asked why our peppers were higher priced than others on the same shelf. I explained we are a small family business and we are not "one of the big guys that have nationwide volume and automation". Which helps lower your costs, (not that we wouldn't love to be "one of the big guys"). I then showed her the labels of the "other guys" ingredients. We also looked at another jar and saw: Made In Peru! She promptly placed a jar of our peppers in her cart and said, "I can't wait to try them". Not only do we not dilute our brine with water but we also don't use preservatives, we are all natural and every ingredient in our jar you can pronounce. We think you can taste the difference!!!

Posted on March 2, 2017 .

Cowboy Cookies

These make delicious sweet and spicy homemade gifts from the heart. Package them in a decorative tin or wrap them up with a pretty ribbon. 

Grab yourself a tall glass of cold milk or a steaming mug of coffee and savor every delicious bite of these sweet and spicy cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied jalapeños
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chip chunk style

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and eggs. Beat until the mixture is nice and fluffy. 
  3. Add the flour, oatmeal, peanut butter and baking soda to the mixture and stir the dough with a spoon.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chip chunks and chopped candied jalapeños until well blended.
  5. Drop by heaping teaspoons about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, just until lightly browned around the edges. Let cool on baking pan for 2 minutes and then place on a rack to allow cookies to cool completely.
Posted on February 13, 2017 .

Candied Jalapeño Bacon

Amazing and you have to try! Make this for Valentines Day or Father's Day. Bag pieces together and tie with a ribbon and attach to a bottle of beer for that special guy in your life! Double this recipe or you will cry because you will run out of this delicious candied bacon and you will want MORE!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped Campbell's candied jalapeños
  • 2 tablespoons candied jalapeños juice
  • 1 teaspoon course black pepper
  • 1/2 pound thick sliced bacon
  • Skewers

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a microwave bowl combine brown sugar, maple syrup, candied jalapeños, juice and black pepper. Microwave for 1 minute and stir until all is blended.
  3. Line a large baking pan with aluminum foil, turning up the edges to catch the grease. Place a cooling rack on top of the pan.
  4. Skew the bacon and lay evenly on the cooling rack, not touching.
  5. Place in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Let the bacon semi cook until it is just beginning to turn colors.
  6. Take out of the oven and brush the top side of bacon with the brown sugar mixture. Return bacon to oven and bake another 5 minutes. Repeat basting about every 5 minutes until bacon begins to turn brown. Turn bacon over and baste at least another 2 times.
  7. For the last 5 minutes turn oven to 375 degrees and continue to cook until bacon is brown and crisp. 

 

 

 

Posted on February 12, 2017 .

Mr. Campbell's Cheesburger Soup

One of the requests our nephews make when they come for a visit.  We just make sure that we double the recipe!

 

Ingredients:

  •  1 pound lean ground bee
  •  1 pound bacon
  •  1/4 cup chopped candied jalapeños
  •  1 medium onion, chopped
  •  1 cup shredded and chopped carrots
  •  2 stalks of celery, chopped
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  ½ teaspoon peppe
  •  4 cups of chicken broth
  •  4 cups of potatoes, cut into ½ cubes
  •   4 tablespoons of butter
  •   ¼ cup of flour
  •  1 ½ cups milk
  •  1 pound of processed cheddar cheese, cubed
  •  ½ cup of sour cream

Directions:

Cut bacon into small pieces and brown in skillet until crisp.  Drain on paper towel. Brown the hamburger in a skillet, breaking into small pieces.  Add candied jalapenos, onion, carrots, celery and sauté until onions are soft. Stir in the potatoes, salt, pepper and chicken broth.  Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until potatoes are fork tender.  In a medium saucepan melt butter and whisk in the flour and cook until just starting to brown.  Slowly add the milk with a whisk, stirring constantly until the mixture is hot and bubbly.  Remove from heat and slowly add the cubed cheese, stirring until all the cheese is melted.  Add the melted cheese slowly into the hamburger mixture and blend together. Stir in the sour cream.

Mr. Campbell will add the bacon and a spoonful of finely chopped candied jalapenos to top the bowl off. He also likes to pull out some warm crusty bread to serve as well!

Posted on February 2, 2017 .

Campbell's Tamale Pie

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Serve this with salsa, sliced green onions, cilantro, sour cream and avocado slices

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, drained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied jalapeños
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 box (6 ounces) corn muffin mix, plus the ingredients to prepare mix
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced  

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet add cooked ground beef, corn, beans, tomatoes with juice, black olives, candied jalapeños. Mix well together. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Pour into a greased deep 9-inch pie plate, smooth top with a spatula. Prepare corn muffin mix, (I like to add extra chopped candied jalapeños for that extra kick). Spread evenly over beef mixture. Bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle cheese and green onion over top. Let set 10 minutes before serving. 

Posted on February 2, 2017 .

Cora's Jalapeño Pinwheels

Ingredients:

  • 3 (8-ounces) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) container of sour cream
  • 1-2 scallions, chopped 
  • 1-2 packages of Carl Budding Beef and or Smoked Turkey, chopped finel
  • Worcestershire (to taste)
  • Garlic powder (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup chopped Campbell's Candied Jalapeños
  • 10-12 large flour tortillas

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix by hand until well blended. Lay flour tortillas out on a plate. Spread a good amount of mixed ingredients on tortillas. Roll into a cylinder. Some of the fillings will push out while rolling and that is okay. Just scrape it off and use for others. Roll tortillas tightly and wrap in saran wrap. Refrigerate for a couple of hours, (overnight is best) to firm mixture up. When ready to serve cut into 1/2 inch slices. Serve with salsa.

Substitute with minced vegetables, chopped lettuce, ranch dressing mix, cream cheese and of course our candied jalapeños. Just experiment and have fun.

This makes a good amount for parties and is a recipe from Cora. She is a long time Pepper Fan and serves these for events at her business in Chanute, Kansas. Consignment Affordable in downtown Chanute, Kansas. This recipe is in our New Appetizer Cookbook. 

Thanks, Cora!

 

Posted on February 2, 2017 .

Spicy Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut in 1/2 lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4-6 drops of Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 cup diced candied jalapeños

Directions:

Place egg white halves on tray and egg yolks in a small bowl. Mash yolks with a fork and add remaining ingredients except for candied jalapeños. Place approximately 1 teaspoon of diced candied jalapeños in each egg white half. Spoon the yolk mixture on top to cover. If you prefer, of course, you can put diced candied jalapeños on top but we like it between the white and yolk mixtures for a surprise burst of flavor. Top off the eggs with your favorite toppings of bacon bits, parsley, and green onions.

 

Posted on February 2, 2017 .

Jalapeño Popper Dip

Tastes just like jalapeño poppers just without all the fuss. This is a great party dish that is easy to serve. Kick up the heat level and add extra candied jalapeños. A crowd pleaser for sure!

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages ( 8 ounces each ) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions:

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar, chilies, candied jalapeños and 1/4 cup Parmesan until blended. Spoon into an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.

Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese over cheese mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 min. or until golden brown. Serve with chips or crackers.  

 

Posted on February 2, 2017 .