Coffee + Cocoa + Chile Rub


A pot of cowboy coffee and steaks on the campfire? Hmmmm.... maybe a backyard grill and icy margaritas instead. Whether you're heading out West or out back, punch up your menu with this aromatic rub. I love mixing this blend just to smell the seductive aromas of coffee, cocoa and chile – the three C's. Plus, this rub radiates a warm kick from smoked paprika, mild and fruity ancho chile, allspice, and cinnamon. It's richly seasoned, but not tongue-burning hot. Tips: Try the rub with … [Read more...]

“Fast Money” Chile-Chocolate-Coffee Coins


"Fast Money" Chile-Chocolate-Coffee Coins  Makes 18 (1-inch) coins by Kate Heyhoe It takes longer to balance your checkbook than to make these spicy little chocolate coins. They're laced with smoky chipotle chile, and topped with ground coffee beans and cocoa nibs. If you've got some cocoa powder handy, dust the coins with a hit for visual contrast. Each coin gives a small boost of caffeine and theobromine, from the coffee and chocolate. Equipment is simple: a microwave oven to melt … [Read more...]