Stupidly Simple Turkey Carcass Stock

Well, the big feast is over, and the turkey sandwiches are coming out. What do you do with that humoungous carcass after you have picked the bird clean? Don’t throw it away! Turn that skeleton into delicious stock to have on hand for whatever. The roasting of the bird gives it richness and depth of flavor. You can…

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Jalepeños en Escabeche (Pickled)

These are those delicious pickled jalepeños and carrots you get at many good Mexican restaurants.  Jalepeños vary in spiciness from very mild to pretty darn hot. It is difficult to tell just by looking at them, but if you want to know what you are getting yourself in for, slice a tiny bit off the…

Spicy Fresh Vegetable Soup

As the days grow shorter and the nights cooler, our thoughts here at Hot Eddie’s turn to soup. All kinds of soup. Minestrone, pea soup, chicken soup, lentil soup, fish soup. Some of them take a fair amount of preparation and time. A real French Onion Soup, for example, takes hours of browning and simmering…