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  • Article

    The Science of Hot Chiles

    All you need to know about cooking with these fiery fruits.

  • Article

    How to Toast Dry Chiles and Spices

    Fine Cooking contributor Daniel Hoyer recommends this method of toasting dry chiles and spices when making tamales.

  • Recipe

    Tex-Mex Chicken with Chiles and Cheese

    Grab your skillet, your chicken breasts, and kick dinner up a spicy notch tonight. If you've got a little time, make homemade corn tortillas and turn this Tex-Mex dish into a wrap.

  • Recipe

    Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    This is great on its own, but if you like to gild the lily, try one of the add-ins below. CooksClub members: Watch the Video Recipe for step-by-step instruction on…

  • How-To

    One Great Macaroni & Cheese and 3 Ways to Spin It

    Nothing says comfort food like hearty macaroni and cheese, and in this article, Jennifer Armentrout, Fine Cooking’s senior food editor and test kitchen manager, teaches us how to make it.…

  • Recipe

    Spicy Beef with Peanuts & Chiles

    As seductive as picking up the telephone and ordering in on a busy weeknight may be, you can throw together a stir-fry quicker than it takes a delivery person to…

  • Article

    Roast Fresh Chiles for the Best Flavor

    Char, steam, peel, seed, then use in a favorite recipe

  • How-To

    Layering Flavors for the Best Chili

    Toasting spices, steeping chiles, and searing meat gives you chili with a deep, resonant flavor

  • Article

    Guide to Fresh and Dried Chiles

    Different chile varieties can bring wonderful nuance to spicy food. But the selection of chiles in grocery stores can be spotty, mislabeled, and confusing--unless you shop with our chile guide…

  • Recipe

    Quick Shrimp Pad Thai

    The method in this tasty pad thai is dead simple. You don't need a super high-powered wok burner; you don't even need a wok. And even though Thai noodle dishes…

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