I often finding myself cooking for guests who don't share my affinity for spicy food. That usually means either cooking two batches or cooking just one batch and topping mine with fresh peppers. In the world of spicy cooking this might be cheating but in this case, the isolation between the soup and spicy crunch of fresh jalapenos couldn't have been played better.
Have you ever wondered about making your own ketchup from scratch? Well, I did. I realized how "monotone" the bottled stuff is when I tasted this scratch made spicy ketchup. All of the flavors are very distinct and it contains no high fructose corn syrup or any substance called "flavoring."