Ancho Pumpkin Soup

Ancho Pumpkin Soup

Ancho pepper is mild – merely a tickle on the taste buds in terms of spiciness – but there’s plenty of flavor behind this Mexican chili. It’s smoky, earthy, and a little sweet – all of which are perfectly paired with the flavors in pumpkin. …

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Mad Hatter peppers

Mad Hatter Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Mad Hatter peppers? The Mad Hatter pepper is a hybrid of the unique miter-shaped Bishop’s Crown pepper and a 2017 winner of the All-America Selection Award (AAS). It has a similarly sweet, fruity taste as the Bishop’s Crown, but with much less heat …

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bolivian rainbow pepper

Bolivian Rainbow Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Bolivian Rainbow peppers? Ornamental pepper plants make for beautiful landscaping, and none are as colorful – and arguably as beautiful – as the Bolivian Rainbow pepper. Each plant contains dozens of peppers of multiple hues – purple, yellow, orange, and red. And they’re more than …

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Spicy Guacamole

Spicy Guacamole

Guacamole is tasty as-is, but for us spicy food lovers, anything tastes better with a little more heat. So why not spice up that guacamole with a little serrano pepper? That’s what powers this simple spicy guacamole. If serrano chilies (10,000 to 23,000 Scoville heat …

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Mushrooms with chipotle peppers

Mushrooms With Chipotle Peppers

Mushrooms with chipotle peppers are a perfect “meaty” vegetarian side, but they can also be a light meal all on their own. It’s a perfect topping for thick toasted bread smothered with butter. Or, for something more decadent (and beefier), try these tasty mushrooms on …

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datil pepper

Datil Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are datil peppers? Florida is a state of extremes: extreme sunshine, extreme weather, and extreme heat. So it’s no surprise that the state is home to – pretty much under the radar – one of the hottest peppers in the world. Datil peppers are …

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Homemade Old Bay Seasoning

Homemade Old Bay Seasoning

Old Bay is one of those magic spice mixes – a complex combination of many flavors that comes out on the other side as something singularly delicious. It’s simple enough to pick up Old Bay at any store (and we highly recommend keeping a bulk …

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red savina habanero

Red Savina Habanero Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Red Savina habanero peppers? Red Savina habanero peppers are one of the hottest chili peppers in the world, with a Scoville heat rating ranging from 350,000 to 570,000 Scoville heat units. From 1994 to 2006, it officially held the title of the hottest …

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