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Garlic Cheese

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I’m in love with this Garlic Cheese recipe from Sharon Hudgins’ new book Food on the Move: Dining on the Legendary Railway Journeys of the World but if you find a pile of it dead in a ditch, blame my cardiologist.

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5 Routes to Sweet Heat (That Don’t ALL Involve Chiles)

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Lately, I’ve been posting a lot of recipes for spicy desserts. Not just because we writers are a lazy lot people who try to get the most out of a subject. Over the last few years we’ve seen more sweet offerings at the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show. Seeing a tendency like this at one show would be happenstance, twice coincidence, and three shows, well, that’s an outright movement. The easy route to sweet heat is the strategic application of cayenne or chile pepper to chocolate. While I’m as easy as the next guy, there’s no real art to just adding a chile to an existing dessert recipe and calling it a day. Here are some sources of heat to consider when you start your own adventures in spicy dessert.