How Hot Peppers Are Used in Different Cuisines

How Hot Peppers are Used in Different Cuisine

Hot peppers help add a kick of flavor to otherwise bland dishes. You can add hot peppers to pretty much any food you want, but some cuisines take advantage of hot peppers a lot more than others. If you love spicy food, take a look at these cuisines from around the world and how they … Read more

The History of Hot Sauce

The History of Hot Sauce

Sriracha. Tabasco. Valentina. Tapatío. If you’re someone who can’t get enough spicy food, you probably recognize these as some of the world’s most popular hot sauces. Hot sauce is an essential condiment in every chilihead’s fridge. Here’s a little history lesson on how hot sauce was first created and how it’s changed over the years! … Read more

Chocolate Bhutlah Guide

Pepper Guide: Chocolate Bhutlah

Have you tried the Chocolate Bhutlah yet? It’s one of the latest peppers to draw attention due to its extreme heat! With its intriguing name and its super-high Scoville rating, it’s quickly gaining a reputation. If you’re curious to learn more about this chili, keep reading! The Heat Behind the Pepper The Chocolate Bhutlah is … Read more

Growing your own chili peppers book cover

Growing Your Own Chili Peppers

If you think you’re ready to take on the challenge of growing your own chili peppers, then wait no more! Today we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about how to plant chili seeds and some things to look out for in the process. Keep in mind that growing your own chili … Read more

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Top 10 Spicy Recipes for Game Day

If it’s your turn to host the big game this year, your job just got a whole lot easier. These delicious recipes are perfect for anybody throwing a party and feeding guests. Say goodbye to spending all day in the kitchen! Finally, you’ll be able to enjoy the game with your friends and family. Loaded … Read more

Reducing Hot Pepper Burn: The Complete Guide

Tips for Reducing Hot Pepper Burn

For hot chili junkies, the burn is one of the attractive things about the peppers. But if the burn ends up being too much for you, there are ways you can find relief. If you’re about to eat or cook a meal with hot peppers, here are some helpful methods to ease the burn in … Read more

How to Have Your Hot Peppers or Hot Sauce Tested for a Scoville Rating

How Do You Test Peppers for Scoville Units?

The dream for many hot pepper growers is to end up on the World’s Hottest Peppers List. But how will you ever know if you have a winner on your hands if you can’t get it tested for a Scoville heat rating? Here is a guide to help you get your own chili or hot … Read more

The complate guide to the Cayenne Pepper

The Complete Guide to the Cayenne Pepper

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you’re probably familiar with cayenne pepper. But have you ever tried the pepper from which this spice originates? The real thing is even better than the spice! This pepper is a beloved variety of the Capsicum annum plant. You probably are very familiar with this … Read more

Turmeric The Complete Guide

The Complete Guide to Turmeric

Of the many spices you can cook with, turmeric just might be the prettiest. Its vibrant yellow color is hard to miss. It colors every meal you put it in. If you see a yellow food item (like boxed mac and cheese) that says it has no artificial flavors, add-ins, or preservatives, odds are turmeric … Read more

The Jalapeño: A Guide to the Classic Hot Pepper

The Jalapeño: A Guide to the Classic Hot Pepper

The jalapeño is the king among hot peppers. It’s not the spiciest, but it’s definitely the most popular. You won’t find a hot pepper that’s in more recipes or grocery stores around the world. How did this pepper become such a staple? If you want to find out, keep reading! What they Look Like We … Read more

The Complete Guide to Saffron

The Complete Guide to Saffron

Without a doubt, the world’s most luxurious spice is saffron. In this guide, we will explore where it originates from, why it is so expensive, how it is harvested, how to use saffron, where it can be purchased, plus how to tell when you get duped! This spice is as aesthetically pleasing as it is … Read more

The Complete Guide to the Trinidad Scorpion Pepper

What Are Trinidad Scorpion Peppers?

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is listed in second place as the World’s Hottest Pepper. It resembles the habanero and the Scotch Bonnet—but the Trinidad Scorpion has both of these peppers beat with its extreme heat! The Trinidad Scorpion is a variety of the Capsicum chinense species. Trinidad Scorpion versus Carolina Reaper These two are neck … Read more

The Complete Guide to Understanding the Scoville Scale

What is the Scoville Scale?

The Scoville Scale was invented in 1912 by Wilber Scoville. It is used to measure the pungency of peppers. It is a dilution scale.

Carolina Reaper: The Ultimate Guide to the Worlds Hottest Pepper

What Are Carolina Reaper Peppers?

If you’re looking for a hot pepper, you won’t find anything more extreme than the Carolina Reaper. This chili was first awarded the prestigious title of “World’s Hottest Pepper” in 2013. To this day, it still holds the Guinness world record for the hottest chili pepper in the world. Since 2017 the Carolina Reaper has … Read more

Habanero Pepper Wiki

The Habanero: Breaking Down the Popular Pepper

The ultimate Guide to Habanero Peppers. Learn what they look and taste likem how to grow them, their popularity over time, how habanero peppers rate on the Scoville Heat Scale and much more.

Ghost Pepper The Complete Guide

What are Ghost Peppers? How Hot Are They?

The ghost pepper (also known as bhut jolokia) is a super-spicy pepper that originated in India. Although this pepper has been around for centuries, the western world was first introduced to the ghost pepper in 2000. At first, this pepper tastes smoky, almost sweet. But wait thirty or forty seconds—the intense heat sneaks up on you like a ghost.

What Are Serrano Peppers?

What are Serrano Peppers?

The serrano is one of the most iconic chili peppers. You’ll recognize these peppers because they are typically between one and four inches long and about half an inch wide, shaped like a small torpedo. At first glance, you might think a serrano is a jalapeño, but these peppers are typically smaller. The most common … Read more

Rocoto Pepper the Complete Guide

Rocoto Peppers – The Complete Guide

If you see a Rocoto pepper, you might think it’s an ordinary bell pepper although a little smaller in size. But be careful: these are not for the faint of heart. They are much hotter than a mild, sweet bell pepper! Here’s what you need to know about this delicious but little-known hot pepper. The … Read more

Deviled Eggs with Cayenne Powder

Tasty Deviled Eggs Recipe

At my house, deviled eggs are a must-have staple for every event. The finger food everyone loves to grab if they disappear a riot might start. Over the years I have tried multiple different recipes. I think this spicy recipe is going to be a hit, I love it! Eggs are very versatile, they can … Read more

Baba Ganoush Bird's Eye ChiliSandwich

Baba Ganoush Sandwich Recipe

This sandwich is finger-licking good! The main character inside is the baba ganoush. That’s a typical Arabic dish that consists of cooked aubergines (eggplant) mixed with tahini and some seasonings. It’s going to knock your socks off! I grilled my aubergines (eggplant) and then I blended them with tahini, olive oil, garlic, parsley, oregano, lemon … Read more

Mango Ghost Pepper Salsa

Mango Ghost Pepper Salsa Recipe

I love dips.. ranch dips, queso, and salsa! Freshly chopped produce, spice, and crunchy tortilla chips make for a quick snack or a great addition to any meal. Our mango salsa is a whole new level of hot with the added Ghost Pepper. The great thing about this recipe is you can control the level … Read more

Habanero Rosemary Popcorn

Habanero Rosemary Popcorn Recipe

Fresh air-popped popcorn makes a tasty snack but just simple butter or popcorn flavoring can get boring over time. If you love spicy food like us, you can turn popcorn into a fiery delight with any of our spicy pepper powders. In this recipe, we’ll our Sonoran Spice Habanero Pepper Powder to add the perfect … Read more

Fish Taco with Ghost Pepper Chipotle Lime Dressing

Ghost Pepper Fish Tacos Recipe

I love ordering fish tacos, the crispy fried batter, the citrus of the lime, it’s like magic! However, I don’t love that I have to go to a restaurant to get them. I always thought that recreating these tasty tacos called for a deep fryer or a whole bottle of oil. I am here to … Read more

Carolina Reaper Chicken Salad Sandwich

Carolina Reaper Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Lately, my lunches have primarily been a salad. They are always leafy and yummy but I have been craving a good sandwich. Something full, crunchy, and hearty. My family always has grilled chicken in the fridge (we grill a lot), and decided to try a chopped chicken sandwich. This Carolina Reaper Chicken Salad is all … Read more

Poke Bowl

Habanero Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe

Living in Arizona I love making Poke bowls for lunch or dinner. The cold veggies and salmon help me relax from the 110-degree weather. Easy to create and so fulfilling. These bowls started to become increasingly popular, making their way from Hawaii. Poke has many similar ingredients to sushi, cucumber, avocado, rice, and salmon. We … Read more

Carolina Reaper Fire Meatball Sub

Delicious Carolina Reaper Meatball Sub Recipe

Are you a fan of pasta and meatballs? These spicy, fiery Carolina Reaper meatball subs are a must-try! Our Fire meatball sub is easy to make and can quickly become a staple amongst your favorite meals. Add a side of your favorite potato chips or french fries to add additional texture. To make these meatballs … Read more

Trinidad Scorpion Scrambled Eggs Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs with Scorpion Pepper Recipe

I’ve always been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day and wanted something new. To change things up I decided to add into the scramble the second spiciest pepper in the world, the Trinidad Scorpion. This meal is easy to make and is sure to jump-start your day! How Hot are Trinidad … Read more

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Need a new game-day snack? I am in love with bacon-wrapped Jalapeno poppers! There is a crunchy salty outer shell. And, inside is a soft, spicy jalapeno stuffed with cayenne cream cheese. I don’t know about you but my mouth is already watering! How Spicy are these Poppers? Cayenne Pepper is made from smoke-dried Jalapenos. … Read more