MADE WITH SPICELY: Kickin' Pickles

  This month’s MADE WITH SPICELY feature is Kickin’ Pickles. Kickin’ Pickles is a family owned pickle company; family matriach Grandma Jean had an amazing German pickle recipe that everybody wanted! The company grows their own cucumbers and jalapenos and try to use organic ingredients (if available) for their products. The result is a healthy and naturally gluten-free product line that ranges from their popular Jalapeno Bread and Butter pickles to Habanero Pickled Eggs. Kickin’ Pickle products are available at various grocery stores and farmer’s market in the Eugene, Oregon area.

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National Popcorn Month

It’s National Popcorn Month! Americans eat about 16 million quarts a year of this delicious snack - that’s about 51 quarts per person! Here’s some popcorn trivia for you to get your celebration on: The earliest recorded use of corn is for popping! Historical Spaniard accounts state that popcorn was often used as garlands and crowns for Aztec ceremonies, as well as for snacking. The oldest ears of popcorn were found in Bat Cave, New Mexico in the 1940s. It was dated to be 4000 years old and 2 inches long! Popcorn consumption dropped in the 1950s when home televisions...

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National Ants On Log Day

Ants on a log! Takes you back to kindergarten, doesn’t it? While the classic peanut butter and raisin is always good, we think that this spicy grown-up version is a great way to celebrate National Ants On A Log Day. To assemble, spread hummus over the celery stalks and top with diced red bell peppers. Spicy Hummus   1 can chickpeas, drained 2 rounded tablespoons tahini (sesame paste) 1/2 tsp Organic Crushed Pepper Flakes 1 tsp Organic Ground Cumin 1 tsp Organic Ground Coriander 1 tsp Organic Garlic Powder 1/2 lemon, juiced olive oil Grey Sea Salt   Combine all...

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