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  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Origin: American

Sweet Potato and Jalapeno Apple Soup

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.

  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Origin: American

Cucumber and Watermelon Salad with Mint and Jalapenos

Watermelon, cucumber and mint are great summer flavors. Jalapenos add a little fire to this refreshing salad. Just a little fire though.

  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Origin: Italian

Tortellini and Sausage with Porcini Mushrooms and Ghost Pepper

Tortellini is a classic stuffed pasta shaped in the image of Venus' navel.  In this dish, it's paired with sausage, porcini mushrooms and fennel.  It's served in a light cream sauce with parmesan cheese, arugula and a little heat from ghost pepper powder.

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Origin: American

Roasted Spicy Squash Seeds

Roasted pumpkin and squash seeds are a fantastic Autumn treat.  They're the byproduct of other recipes and are often overlooked.  There are countless uses for them but my favorite recipe is the simplest.

  • Time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Origin: American

Cuatro Chile Con Carne (Four Chile Texas Red Chili)

This is one of the best chile recipes I've ever made.  Guajillo, puya and cascabel chiles make a rich mildly spicy sauce for the tender cubed flank steak while wild tepin chiles add some fire.  I opted for no beans in this Texas Red style chili which is my personal favorite.

Moroccan Lamb Chops

I found this recipe while browsing lamb recipes on the internet.  I do very little Moroccan cooking so it intrigued me and I figured I'd give it a try.  The cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice and ginger go very well with the strong flavor of lamb while the cayenne gives it a little kick.

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Origin: American

Armadillo Egg Burgers with Ancho Chiles

Pureed ancho chiles give the beef incredible flavor, a deep dark color and loads of moisture.  When I was putting my burger together I decided to make it absolutely obscene by using two half pound patties, four slices of monterey jack and I topped it with homemade ketchup.  It still seemed like it needed something so I put two armadillo eggs on top.

  • Time: 55 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Origin: American

Panko Crusted Jalapeno Poppers aka Armadillo Eggs

Here's a spicy recipe for a classic that everyone loves - jalapeno poppers.  These poppers are filled with monterey jack, and cream cheese but the crunchy panko crust separates them from the norm.  The jalapenos mellow a whole bunch when you cook 'em up but they're so good.

These are obviously more work than the kind you take out of the freezer and toss into the oven but they're worth it.  Besides, it's only 25 minutes of prep time.  So let's do it!

  • Time: 90 minutes
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Ghost Pepper Eggplant Parmesan with Goat Cheese

Eggplant Parmesan is such a hearty Italian dish.  This spicy recipe includes a really simple tomato sauce but what really makes it special is the goat cheese and ghost peppers.  I was blissfully sweating my way through the whole plate.

  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Origin: American

Ghost Pepper Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich

Ghost Peppers (aka Bhut Jolokia, Naga Jolokia) make this the hottest, spiciest grilled cheese sandwich I've ever eaten.  The creamy goat cheese mellows the heat of the Ghost Pepper a little but not by much.  The Parmesan crusted bread and red onion add a bit of salt and sweet.  I even threw in a few Parmesan crisps for good measure.

  • Time: 90 minutes
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Origin: American

Acorn Squash Pie with Spicy Walnut Streusel

Acorn squash pie has similar textures and flavors to pumpkin pie but it has a slightly different color.  The pie filling is very lightly sweetened with honey.  The pie is garnished with a mildly spicy walnut streusel and honey sweetened whipped cream.

  • Time: Some epic amount of cooking time not conceivable by man
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Origin: American

How to Make Ketchup from Scratch

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."

  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Origin: American

Baked Yuca Fries

I prefer yuca fries over potato fries anyday.  I like them so much, in fact, that I decided to make my regular yuca fries healthier by baking them.  Although the fried version has a slightly crispier surface, baked yuca fries are surprisingly similar and whole lot easier to make.

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Origin: Indian

Cardamom Ice Cream with Banana and Lemon

Cardamom has a citrus flavor that lends itself perfectly to the lemons and bananas in this ice cream recipe.  If you've never tasted cardamom before I urge you to abandon any reservations and give this a try.  While cardamom is fairly exotic it's flavor doesn't have a single note of anything unusual.  You'll see.

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: very easy
  • Origin: American

Southwestern Butternut Squash Bisque

Creamy southwestern butternut squash bisque brings in some flavors of Autumn with a twist.  This is truly a lazy day dish since it's super easy.  I took a shortcut by garnishing with root vegetable chips rather than making my own but that doesn't make this dish any less comforting.

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