• Boxed macaroni and cheese has evolved into its own food category; just take a look at the many options lining grocery store shelves. Here, we opted for a box of white cheddar with garlic and herbs, but any will do. YIELD 4–6 servings ZEST FACTOR...

  • This recipe is designed to be a meal, but you can make it into a bite-sized hors d’oeuvre if you use smaller mushrooms and cut the cooking time in half. Either way, they’ll be a hit! YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR Medium PREP TIME 10...

  • Cook everything on one large sheet pan to make prep time and cleanup a breeze. Feel free to use any vegetables you like, but we suggest choosing ones that will reach your desired doneness in time with the crispy salmon. YIELD 4 servings ZEST FACTOR...

  • Surprising cooking fact: When used as a marinade, beer neutralizes cancer-causing carcinogens from burnt meat. Be sure to check out the upcoming December edition of CHILE PEPPER for more fun facts about beer.

  • This recipe is from our Latin Issue 2014 This easy-to-make hot sauce is a traditional Puerto Rican dinnertime staple. It’s quick to prep and very customizable. Try our version for starters!   Yield 16 ounces Zest Factor hot Prep Time 10 minutes, plus 2 days...

  • In case you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t know – the new world’s hottest chile pepper according to the Guinness book of World Records is Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper. This pepper comes in at a high heat level of  2.2 million SHU. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/1/hottest-chili...

  • Heirloom chile peppers are making a comeback. by Dr. Paul Bosland You have probably heard of heirloom tomatoes, but did you know that many chile pepper varieties are also in the heirloom club? Historical heirloom chiles are gaining popularity as people discover and come to appreciate their fantastic shapes, sizes, colors and...