Korean Cucumber Salad

Korean Cucumber Salad

Korean cuisine is renowned for its vibrant flavors and intricate balance between spicy, tangy, and savory elements. One dish that ties that all together perfectly is Korean cucumber salad, also known as “Oi Muchim.” This refreshing side dish is a staple in Korean households and …

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Chili burger with sides

Five-Star Chili Burgers With Homemade Relish

These chili burgers compete head-on with the joys of a great steak. Juicily tender inside, and with a sealing char on the outside, there are huge flavors here. The secret to such stellar burgers? Just follow some simple rules. It’s now a hundred years since …

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Spicy Honey Cashews

Spicy Honey Cashews

Mixed nuts and chili pepper are quite the natural pairing. After all, they are a snack that’s full of earthy flavor. And that works so well with heat. And sweet. So it’s no surprise that spicy honey cashews are such a hit whenever they’re around. …

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honey old bay wings

Honey Old Bay Wings

There’s both sweet and heat in these honey Old Bay wings. The famous Chesapeake seasoning brings its own subtle paprika-based spice, but sprinkle a little cayenne with the honey and you have a nice little bite, too. They’re perfect for game day or the family party. …

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Easy Raspberry Habanero Sauce on a spoon

Easy Raspberry Habanero Sauce

Whether over barbecue, grilled chicken, or savory desserts, this easy raspberry habanero sauce recipe delivers a spicy tang that’ll wake up everyone’s tastebuds. Our favorites: try it over vanilla ice cream or (as pictured below) atop cheese and crackers. It’s basic, but both are oh …

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Spicy Pineapple, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad

Spicy Pineapple, Avocado, And Black Bean Salad

As far as “chop and combine” salads go, this is one of the most delicious we’ve tasted. It’s so simple: pineapple, black beans, avocado, and jalapeño pepper, of course, to light the match.  The bright grassy flavor of the jalapeño pepper not only brings heat, it …

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Peach habanero salsa

Peach Habanero Salsa

Turn your salsa to 11! There’s so much to love about this peach habanero salsa recipe. First, the heat – habanero peppers are wicked spicy. Especially if you leave the pepper’s membrane in the mix (where much of the heat sits.) Second, the peach and …

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Are dried chilies hotter than fresh?

Are Dried Peppers Hotter Than Fresh?

There are many chili pepper varieties, all of which you can consume fresh and most of which you can preserve by drying. So is there a discernable difference in the amount of heat between the fresh and dried versions of the same chili? Sometimes the …

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