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Did This Iowa News Reporter Find The World's Hottest Burger?

Recipe includes five chili peppers, grain alcohol
Feb 24, 2015 12:15 pm

How's this for "stunt food"? A restaurateur in Iowa claims to have created the world's hottest burger and has reportedly petitioned Guinness World Records to create a whole new category to fit this insane inferno of a beef patty. It's called the "Hellfire Burger," and Xtreme Smokehouse and Grill owner Loren Gingrich requires you to sign a waiver before you try it. Here's how it's made.

15 Spicy Recipes To Challenge Your Wussy Palate

Your taste buds are still evolving. Help them out.
Feb 24, 2015 12:00 pm

The facts are in: According to The Atlantic, you can learn to like spicy foods the same way you can learn to like bloomy-rind cheese or pickled shrimp. Give your taste buds a little training session by "forcing" yourself to chow down on these 15 hot-but-not-too-hot recipes. 

Snack Upgrade: How To Make Mexican Street Corn–Style Popcorn

Popcorn sprinkled with lime and spicy cayenne
Dec 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Jason Wyche

So you love popcorn, do you? Do you really love popcorn? 75 recipes' worth of it? Then you're going to want a copy of Party Popcorn, dessert blogger Ashton Epps Swank's new cookbook. Whether you're going for savory or sweet (or that perfect spot right in between) there's something for movie night in this book you're going to love.  

Bowl Of Awesome: Chili Fresco Mexicano Recipe

Beer-braised chicken chili to feed a hungry crowd
Oct 9, 2014 11:00 am
chili fresco Mexicano
Photo: Paul Harrison

Chili, believe it or not, can spark some pretty heated debates. While some people are purists, the reality of chili is that it comes in many shades, varieties and names. Depending on where you live, it's going to be different. This recipe is not your standard on-top-of-cheese-fries fare, not that there's anything wrong with that. This is chili fresco Mexicano, and it is decidedly Mexican, spicy and delicious. I make it all the time.

 

D.I.Y. Condiments Are Where It's At! 8 Ideas For Skipping The Squeeze Bottle.

Put down that bottle of ketchup. Walk away.
Aug 4, 2014 2:00 pm

Tonight, we're skipping whatever's in the bottle or jar. Homemade condiments are where it's at. Not ketchup, don't mess with bottled ketchup, it's perfect. But as far as the olive relish in the muffuletta quesadilla, chipotle sauce on that pork tenderloin or steak sauce you're planning to dip that grilled bacon in goes, DIY. Love that peanut stuff that comes with Thai chicken satay. You're in luck. 

 

     

    9 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Hot 'N Spicy Chicken

    Hot summer recipes for delicious, fiery chicken
    Jul 29, 2014 11:00 am

    You know what they say: spicy food beats the heat. Whether or not that's less scientific fact and more plug for spicy foods (not that they need any) is irrelevent, because we're running with it all the way. Tonight, deep-fry some spicy General Tso-style chicken, grill it island-style, grind it and mix with chili paste for lettuce wraps or stuff it into a sandwich with pickled chilis. Capsaicin's natural painkillers are a great remedy for that sunburn. 

    Grilled Sweet & Spicy Pickles Recipe

    Grill those garden cukes, toss em in a pickling jar
    May 29, 2014 11:00 am

    World champion pitmaster Chris Lilly makes us wish we lived in Alabama, where he heads the grill at Decatur's Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Cue. His new book, Fire and Smoke: A Pitmaster's Secrets is full of the knowledge you'll need to finish first in this season-long grilling contest. Yup, it's a contest. Win it with something really innovative, like these grilled sweet and spicy pickles.

    Grilled Jamaican Jerk Fish Wraps Recipe

    Spicy and sweet grilled fish wraps for lunch
    May 22, 2014 11:00 am
    Photo: Better Homes And Gardens

    Ordinarily we'd pass the "quick and healthy" cookbook section in lieu of something with more cheese, but if you're going to cook light, better take a page out of Better Homes and Gardens. These grilled Jamaican jerk fish wraps are as attractive to behold as they are delicious.

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