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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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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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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spicy apple chutney

Spicy Apple Chutney

Spiced apple chutney is simply delicious, but how about spiced spicy apple chutney? Now that’s a taste bud explosion of the best kind. In this recipe, traditional chutney savory spices (cinnamon, allspice, and the like) are paired against jalapeño pepper and a healthy dose of …

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Spicy Apple Butter

Spicy Apple Butter

Want a little sweet and spicy heat to start your day? Try spicy apple butter on a crusty piece of bread. It’s a yummy way to wake up. Of course, breakfast isn’t the only use case. Try this spicy apple butter with pork, spread over …

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Aztec Hot Chocolate

Aztec Hot Chocolate (With Smoky Chipotle)

If you want the warmth of hot chocolate with a little spicy buzz, you can opt for our traditional spicy cocoa (see the recipe here – it’s simple and plenty delicious) or lean into awesome with this Aztec hot chocolate with smoky chipotle powder. There …

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Fermented Mango Habanero Sauce

Fermented Mango Habanero Sauce

Thanks to our fellow spicy food fan Curtis Farmer for this delicious-looking fermented mango habanero hot sauce recipe. The fermentation process adds a special tanginess here and allows the recipe to reduce the overall amount of vinegar often used. The result? The other delicious ingredients …

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Spicy Candied Citrus Fruit

Spicy candied citrus fruit is easy to make and so much more flavorful than the store-bought version.  Think of them like little zesty toppings to your favorite desserts (ice cream, cake, to name a few options.) You can also use spicy candied citrus fruit in …

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Chipotle Hummus

Chipotle Hummus

Chipotle peppers, especially chipotle in adobo sauce, bring a delicious earthy and smoky spice to your typical hummus. The spice is full-bodied – chipotles are dried and smoked jalapeño peppers, so consider how much chili pepper you want to use. The recipe calls for one, …

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