Chili peppers and other spicy foods sure can excite your taste buds, but that’s not all they can do to your body. Your system can have all sorts of side effects to spicy food – everything from chili burn on the skin to sudden sweats. But the most surprising for many is the runny nose. Why is that? Why does your nose run when you eat spicy food like jalapeño peppers?
Sweet Chili Sauce Spicy Ice Cream Topping
A mango sorbet pairing made in heaven
Pairing this spicy ice cream topping with mango sorbet is pure awesome, plain and simple. The tropical fruit sweetness mixed with the Thai chili heat just works. And this is an easy dessert topping to pull together on the quick. If you have some Thai sweet chili sauce in the fridge, you are a quarter of the way there. Give it a go when you’re craving a tropical fruit sorbet or ice cream.
Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita
Just imagining the sweet tang of strawberry mixing with the heat of jalapeño is mouthwatering, to say the least. They may seem an unlikely pair at first glance, but like with many sweet things, spicy works really well here. REALLY well.
A strawberry jalapeño margarita is one of those summer show-stopper drinks that’ll energize a party. So pick up some fresh strawberries and a couple of jalapeño peppers before your next tequila-friendly shindig, and get ready for some serious smiles.
Spicy Corona Margarita Recipe
Here’s a perfect party cocktail: easy to make and yet surprisingly tasty. This spicy Corona margarita recipe isn’t (obviously) a traditional margarita. Sprite and Corona aren’t the typical ingredients you’d expect, but it sure does make a punch bowl full of good times.
If you want a version that’s not spicy at all, just lessen the amount of jalapeños used, or forgo the jalapeños altogether for a tangy no-heat drink. Try it at your next outdoor party or barbecue. It’s sure to be a hit.
Hot Pepper Suet: Smart Wild Bird Feeding
It’s not only humans that dine happily on hot peppers; birds love them too. Pequin and chiltepin peppers both are favorites of our winged friends, and hot pepper suet cake has become very popular for wild bird feeding. There’s a very good reason: it’s an exceptional wild …
Spicy Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita
Sweet and spicy works so well, and we’ve come to love the sweet and spicy pair of watermelon and jalapeño pepper. They work perfectly together in a spicy salad or as a refreshingly tasty cocktail like you have with this watermelon jalapeño margarita recipe.
This is an excellent summer drink that’ll have you and your guests coming back for more. It’s just the right amount of spice, but if you like all things hotter, increase the amount of jalapeño and leave the seeds and membrane intact when you blend.
A Natural Bug Repellent For Your Garden: Hot Pepper Wax
Talk about plants with a lot of uses. Yes, chili peppers can be used as a natural bug repellent for your garden or indoor plants in the form of hot pepper wax. That’s a fact that not many people know. There are many varieties of …
Basic Jalapeño Martini
Why spice up a classic?
Why not! Think of this basic jalapeño martini recipe as a twist on a basic dirty martini. Instead of olive juice from the jar you substitute the pickled jalapeño juice that you can get from any jar of pickled jalapeños. These are available at nearly every grocery store. Add more or less to control the amount of tang and spice you get in the cocktail.
This is a terrific cocktail to add a twist to a martini party. It tastes great, takes few additional ingredients, and it’s super easy to make.
Five Fun (And Functional) Uses For Mini Hot Sauce Bottles
Sure mini hot sauce bottles are travel-friendly and a great way to taste-test different flavors, but there’s a lot more you can do with them than that. There are many surprising uses for these tiny containers of heat. Here’s five of our favorites that we’ve either …
Moruga Scorpion Vs. Ghost Pepper: PepperScale Showdown
Now here are two hot peppers that will send your taste buds screaming into a new zip code. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion vs. ghost pepper. Which one is hottest? Can you buy them fresh, or are there at least spicy products out there that use these titans of the pepper scale?
Let’s stack these chili peppers side-by-side and see what we’ve got in a PepperScale Showdown. One thing is for sure, neither of these chilies are for the timid.