Spicy Apple Chips

Spicy Apple Chips

Fruity sweet, crisp, and spicy – spicy apple chips are a real healthy treat, especially if you’re the “on the go” type. Put a handful into a Ziploc bag and go! They are perfect for lunches and afternoon snacks. The recipe mixes cinnamon and cayenne …

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Chipotle Brussels Sprouts

Chipotle Brussels Sprouts

In our book, happiness is a bowl of roasted Brussels sprouts. There’s just something about the earthy, bitter flavor of these little gems that brings a smile to our faces. They make for an excellent base for experimentation, too. Chipotle powder, with its smoky heat, …

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Jalapeno Fried Chicken

Jalapeño Fried Chicken

There’s so much fiery flavor in this jalapeño fried chicken recipe. The jalapeño pepper brining ensures moist and spicy meat, and the breading, with the addition of cayenne pepper, adds its own crispy kick. It’s spicy through and through, and that’s pure yum in our book. This …

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Black Bean Mole Soup

Black Bean Mole Soup

If you’re a fan of Mexican mole and its sweet earthiness, then you’re going to love the combo of mole and black beans. Black bean mole soup is bold – not, particularly, in heat, but certainly in spices. With its hint of chocolate, nutty undertone, and …

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Spicy Cucumber Relish

Spicy Cucumber Relish

Our spicy cucumber relish just isn’t about the heat. There’s a touch of sweetness here, too, making it a flavorful foil to all sorts of fried or barbecued meats. It’s tasty served as a side to steak or simply sprinkled atop a hot dog. But …

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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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