• If you’ve been on the internet at all in recent years, you’ve probably seen a recipe for Mississippi Pot Roast. It all started when a couple of Mississippi natives put the recipe in their church cookbook, and it eventually took off, mostly because it’s so...

  • Traditional mole sauce has a rich flavor from the many ingredients used. Our red mole is more streamlined and calls on bacon to help impart a smokier flavor. The chicken is rubbed in the mole paste, and is perfect with a side of Spanish rice...

  • A classic comfort-food favorite with a smoky, spicy spin. We’re using one pepper two ways—a fresh poblano and the dried form, the ancho—for an extra depth of flavor. YIELD 8 servings ZEST FACTOR Mild PREP TIME 45 minutes COOK TIME 40 minutes 5 cups beef...

  • You don’t need to order takeout—we promise you can easily make Asian food at home. For this recipe, just think of making your go-to spaghetti but subbing in some simple Asian flavors instead of marinara. YIELD 8 servings ZEST FACTOR medium PREP TIME 15 minutes COOK...

  • Who doesn’t love a good old hearty pot pie? I brought the heat to this one, trust me. Be prepared for a meltdown of flavor. by Vic Clinco YIELD 4 Servings ZEST FACTOR Hot PREP TIME 20 minutes COOK TIME 40 minutes 2 tablespoons oil...

  • Much like their pork counterparts, the chicharrón, these insanely delicious chicken skin bites are not only full of flavor but pack a serious punch. Crunchy, savory and intensely hot, they’re sure to please a crowd. YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR Hot PREP TIME 24 hours...

  • Huli means “turn” in Hawaiian, and that’s pretty much all you have to do to these skewers when you throw them on the grill. Our marinade is based on the one cooked up by Ernest Morgado, who popularized these flavors while grilling chicken over mesquite...

  • Pepper jam is the not-so-secret ingredient in making sticky, slightly spicy chicken wings. I used a homemade pineapple-habanero jam for this recipe, though you can easily vary it to suit your own tastes. Just don’t forget the chopped habaneros. The sweet counterbalances the habanero heat,...

  • We’re taking several traditional chicken wing flavors and incorporating them into a slider that will definitely satisfy your bar food cravings. YIELD 8 sliders ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 10 minutes COOK TIME 15 minutes 1 pound ground chicken 4 serranos, minced ½ cup crumbled...

  • Like Sloppy Joe’s but sans tomato paste or ketchup, this take on the tavern sandwich—which some believe may have come about at Ye Olde Tavern in Sioux City, IA, while others say it was at Maid-Rite in Muscatine in the 1920s—features French bread dough that’s...