Chipotle chocolate chip cookies

Chipotle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chipotle peppers and chocolate are a pairing made heaven. Chipotle’s smoky and earthy undertones pair so well with rich and earthy chocolate. So what’s a better vehicle than chocolate chip cookies to get these two flavors together? The answer is, in Spinal Tap form…None. None more …

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mole bitters

Smoky Mole Bitters

If you love the taste of smoky, chocolaty Mexican mole sauce, infusing bitters with similar spices brings a unique and delicious touch to your cocktails. Mole bitters are perfect for Mexican liquors like tequila or a Mexican dark rum, or try a few drops (instead of …

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Tarongia

Tarongia—A Delicious Sicilian Flatbread

Tarongia pairs a flatbread (that’s wonderful enough to enjoy on its own) with a topping of sun-dried tomatoes, pecorino cheese, anchovies, green olives, capers, red onion, fennel, and red serrano peppers. It’s like tasting the sunshiny essence of Sicily. In the world of pizza-like delights, …

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Spicy Chicken Strips

Spicy Chicken Strips

You’re going to love these spicy chicken strips. It’s not only the breading that has kick, it’s also the meat. The chicken tenders are marinated in buttermilk and Tabasco hot sauce. Then, things get extra spicy with a breading featuring both chili powder and cayenne …

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Cherry habanero bbq sauce

Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce

The rich flavor of cherries is a perfect foil for the more extreme end of the pepper scale. Here it’s the habanero pepper that drops the spice hammer in this fiery barbecue sauce recipe. Cherry habanero BBQ sauce is bold—sweet, tangy (from apple cider vinegar), …

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jalapeno mango salsa

Jalapeño Mango Salsa

If you’re looking for a salsa that pairs perfectly with fish tacos, look no further than this jalapeño mango salsa recipe. It’s simple to make, yet full of tropical sweet and spicy bite. It’s perfect as a topper or side for your fish taco favorites, …

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Sichuan pork wontons

Sichuan Pork Dumplings in Red Chili Oil Sauce

Fiery. Simple. Delicious. That’s the winning combo that makes these Sichuan pork dumplings rewarding. Filled with full-flavored, coarsely ground pork, and coated in a seriously fiery, high-umami sauce, they’re grand for a spicily satisfying lunch or supper. I’ve come to think of these dumplings in …

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peach habanero sauce

Peach Habanero Sauce

Sweet fruits always pair well with fiery chili peppers, but you don’t always need to reach for those tropical options. Sweet peaches are an excellent alternative, too. And they’re bold enough in flavor to hold their own against the tropical fire inside those habanero peppers. …

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Scotch Bonnet Salsa

Scotch Bonnet Salsa

As salsa peppers go, there are few better than scotch bonnet peppers. Their extra-hot spiciness is on par with its cousin, the habanero (100,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units.) And the scotch bonnet’s natural sweetness pairs very well with many common salsa flavors. Because of …

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Texas Caviar

Homemade Texas Caviar

Simple recipes look at Texas caviar and contemplate why they’re so complex. After all, Texas caviar is simply a mishmash of nine ingredients, chopped, and stirred together. But oh how good it is… There’s that zip of jalapeño, that earthiness of black beans, and that sweetness …

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