Sriracha spaghetti sauce

Sriracha Spaghetti Sauce

Here’s a simple way to bring your pasta to a real spicy boil. Sriracha spaghetti sauce (a.k.a. Sriracha marinara) is a simple pasta sauce to make, but the flavor impact is plentiful. There’s that tomato tang, a garlicky undertone, and a very eatable level of …

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Bacon Jalapeño Mac And Cheese

Bacon Jalapeño Mac And Cheese

Talk about feel-good food. Bacon jalapeño mac and cheese delivers a mammoth amount of happiness to your mouth: creamy, meaty, and spicy. Fresh jalapeño peppers provide a nice bright bite that always pairs well with bacon. Don’t use canned jalapeños here, the fresh jalapeño brightness …

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Chipotle mashed sweet potatoes

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

We like to think of these chipotle mashed sweet potatoes as a “shock and awe” side for a memorable meal. They are very unassuming – looking like your typical sweet potato mash. But underneath is a smoky heat that only chipotle pepper in adobo sauce …

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Spicy Soy Sauce

Spicy Soy Sauce

Turn up that soy! Sure, soy sauce with a little wasabi thrown in adds some tasty heat to sushi, pot stickers, and other Asian dippables. But how about going the hot pepper route? It’s easy to do, and the heat hits in a totally different …

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Too Much Cayenne

Too Much Cayenne Pepper? How To Fix Your Dish

Cayenne pepper typically rates between 30,000 and 50,000 Scoville Heat Units (and sometimes hotter). To put that into perspective, jalapeño peppers range from 2,500 and 8,000 SHU. In short, a little cayenne pepper can go a long way. It also means that it is easy to use …

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Jalapeño Cheese Steak

Jalapeño Cheese Steak

No, this recipe isn’t exactly great for your waistline, but what could be better than steak, jalapeños, and cheese? Copious amounts of cheese. Your tastebuds will certainly be pleased with jalapeño cheese steak. Any cut of beef will do, so while fresh steak is, of …

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homemade harissa

Homemade Harissa

Tunisian harissa paste can be very unassuming. It may look mild-mannered for a chili paste, but inside is a world of exotic flavors, from coriander and caraway to cumin and mint. It’s a chili paste that’s wide open for experimentation, too, and you’ll see that played out in …

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Blistered Shishito Peppers

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers are known for their ability to surprise. One in ten of these chilies will pack more of a low-medium wallop than their typical super-mild simmer. It’s not so far as jalapeño heat, but it’s there, and you’ll know. That’s what makes blistered shishito …

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