Candied Jalapeño Dip by Carla Garcia via Kerry Kile

Several years ago at the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City, Kansas I got to meet Carla and she introduced me to this "keep coming back for more" dip. I have to admit I fix it all the time and have a bowl in the fridge because I crave it when I'm looking for a snack. It's great for a game night or to take to family dinners as an appetizer. I'm like Carla and find I'm not good at forming a cheese ball so I put it in a pretty bowl and serve it as a dip. You can make it as a cheese ball, just share the secret how you do it. I don't really care how it's presented because the dip works well for me.  Also depending on what I have on hand, I like to add chopped pecans and/or chopped bacon.  

Ingredients:

  • 2  ( 8-oz.) Cream Cheese packages, softened
  • 1  ( 15-oz) can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2  medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2  green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2  red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  jar of Campbell's candied jalapeños, drained and chopped

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together, refrigerate for 2 hours for flavors to blend. Serve with crackers or chips. This will get spicer by day 2 then the heat will taper out. 

 

 

Posted on November 29, 2017 .

Having fun at Oak Park High Arts and Crafts!

We had a great time at the Oak Park High School Arts and Craft show! For our first time doing a show there we were thrilled to run into some of our Pepper Fans! These ladies were having their "Girls Day Out" and we are glad they included us in their fun!  

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Posted on November 20, 2017 .

Chocolate Covered Candied Jalapeños

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Ingredients:

  • Campbell's candied jalapeño slices
  • Dark chocolate
  • White chocolate

Directions:

Remove seeds from slices and place on a paper towel to drain the brine (juice) off. In a double boiler add dark chocolate and melt according to directions. When chocolate is melted use a fork to dip the jalapeño rings into the melted chocolate and swirl around to coat. Place jalapeño slices on wax paper, with space between each one. In another pan, melt the white chocolate and drizzle over the chocolate coated jalapeño rings. Let cool before serving. If there are any leftover, place in a container with a lid and place in the fridge.  
 

 

Posted on November 14, 2017 .

Ghost Pepper Store Locations

We have several stores that can handle the heat and carry the XXX Spicy Ghost Peppers! Check back as we will update the locations.

  • Bollings Meat Market in Iola, Kansas
  • Consignments Affordable in Chanute, Kansas
  • Beignet at the KC City Market in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Do B's Burgers in Emporia, Kansas
Posted on November 3, 2017 .

Branching out to Kimmswick, MO at the Apple Butter Festival!

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We had a fantastic time at the Apple Butter Festival 2017 in historic Kimmswick, Missouri! It's always exciting to bring our peppers to a new location. We met the friendliest people and we look forward to seeing you all next year! 

We found we were short on help and was able to recruit these two sweet girls to help us out! Olivia and Gracie made everything go smoothly and we are hoping they will be available to help us out next year! Our thanks to the gals who put on such a great show, there truly was something for everyone and we even got to try the fried Oreos, a first for us!

Olivia, Sean and Gracie made an awesome team!

Olivia, Sean and Gracie made an awesome team!

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When Brittany was handed her bag this is what she did! A big hug and we sure couldn't let the moment go unnoticed! 

Posted on October 31, 2017 .

Delivery Day

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Today was My delivery day to the city. Checking in with our stores, and stocking shelves. I Started in Belton, Blue Springs, and Lee's Summit and now the shelves are all stocked up. I Met the new owner's daughter at A Thyme For Everything in Lee's Summit.  they are continuing to carry our peppers as they have found we are a pretty popular item in the store.  I’m happy that the store, Jet Green, had devoted herself to will continue on. we wish her nothing but the best in her retirement! She was one of The first shops that we approached many years ago and she welcomed us and our peppers with open arms and support!

While on the road, I received a phone call order from Trina at Clarks Custom Meats in St. Joesph and decided to make the drive and escape the city. Trina, has been sampling our peppers on the weekends and found that one little bite is all it takes for her customers to pick up a jar. She also shared that her cornbread has been taken to a new level with the addition of our peppers. She likes to drizzle half butter and honey over the top right before taking the cornbread out of the oven. I'm so going to do that!

Sometimes my GPS has a mind of its own! in a roundabout way to St. Joesph, I passed by The Farmers House, on Hwy 273 outside of Weston, MO and decided to stop and see if they would be interested in carrying our sweet peppers. Our reputation proceeds us and Johanna said she has had requests for our peppers. If I could buy my GPS a treat I would have!!! 

The Farmers House provides a variety of programs and services for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. The goal is to increase self-reliance and encourage positive social interactions through the community. the Farmer's House is a not for profit organization and proceeds from their enterprises are used to support the programs, enabling education, training, and employment of individuals with developmental disabilities. 

They have 3 locations: The one I stopped at is right off Hwy 273 North in Weston, MO. it is due to close for the season but they will take our peppers to their other locations: 415 Main Street, Weston, MO and 4740 Rainbow Boulevard, Westwood, KS. I hope this will make our Weston Pepper Fans happy and that you will go out of your way to support such a great cause. 

I feel like I've driven around the world today but the trip to Weston and St. Joesph really made my day. The fall foliage is turning and the colorful hills along the drive had me pulling over just to take in the beauty and enjoy the day. I hope you can get out and Enjoy the colors of fall!

Michele

Posted on October 25, 2017 .

Jack's Burritos

This recipe was shared with us by a very good friend about 30 years ago, and it still gets requested.  It is so easy to make and yet fills you up and keeps you coming back for more!  Jack, Thank You for sharing with us!

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground hamburger

1/4 cup Campbell’s candied jalapeños, chopped

1 (10.5 oz.) can of Cream of Chicken 

1 (15 oz.) can of Red Beans, drained

1 pkg of taco seasoning

10 – 12 flour tortillas

1/2 block of processed cheese, cut into cubes

1 (10 oz.) can of Rotel, do not drain

1/2 cup of milk

Directions:

Mix  hamburger and taco seasoning in skillet and cook until hamburger is done.   Add beans and candied jalapeños cook for 5 minutes.  In a separate microwave bowl add processed cheese, rotel, milk and cook until cheese is melted, stir occasionally.  Coat an 11 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.  In the 11 x 13 pan spread a thin layer of the cheese mixture.  On a plate lay a flour tortilla and add spoonfuls of hamburger mixture and roll.  Continue making the burritos and place side by side in the baking dish.  Pour the rest of the cheese mixture over the top.  Place in a 350° oven and cook until cheese is bubbling.  Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce, green onions and salsa.

I hope you get many requests for this dish, it’s a good one! 

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Posted on August 18, 2017 .

Jalapeño, Avocado & Mango salad

This is a great summer salad, change it up by adding grilled chicken and Feta cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of candied jalapeños, finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a handful of tortilla chips, broken up

Directions:

Place in a large bowl, tomatoes, candied jalapeños, lime juice, onion, and oil, mix together. Add avocado, bell pepper, mango, and cilantro. Combine all ingredients, gently.  Top with broken tortilla chips and serve with lime halves.

 

Posted on July 28, 2017 .

Summer In A Bowl

We always have a large garden and this year is no exception. We start our plants from seed early in the year in the greenhouse and then transplant to the garden. This year we have 60 tomato plants, Okra, Onions, Watermelon, Leaf Lettuce, Cucumbers, Dill, Cilantro, Asparagus, Cantaloupe and of course jalapeños! Nothing tastes like summer than a big bowl of cucumber, onions, vinegar, sugar, water, salt, and pepper.  I thought I'd change it up a bit and it turned out to be a huge hit. I think this will be served on those hot days as a refreshing taste of summer!

 

Ingredients:

2-3 medium cucumbers, peeled and chopped

1 medium onion, chopped (we had some small onions that I just sliced)

10 cherry tomatoes or 1 large tomato, chopped or sliced

8-10 slices of candied jalapeños, cut in half

1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

Juice from 1 Lime

1/4 cup candied jalapeños juice from jar

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine all the above ingredients in a medium size bowl. Mix well together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours for flavors to blend. 

 

 

Posted on July 25, 2017 .

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 .