Chili Pepper Madness eNewsletter

Welcome, Chili Pepper Lovers, to our December Newsletter

The Holidays are here! That means plenty of spicy dishes, filled with chili pepper heat of all types. Friends and family rejoice because we all get to eat more spicy food. We're so thankful this season. The sales of our Jalapeno Madness: Jalapeno Recipe Galore Cookbook have really taken off this month. It's the perfect gift for the spicy food lover in your life, and fits nicely into a stocking, and you won't find a book like this anywhere else. Order direct and receive 25% off, or order online at or Details are below. Onward to our newsletter!

Our Latest Chili Pepper Madness Newsletter Contents:

  • Spotlight Pepper: The Poblano
  • New Recipes! Split Pea Soup with Roasted Peppers and Spicy Avocado and Ricotta Sauce
  • Last Month's eBook Winner!
  • Need Holiday Recipe Ideas? - Download the Holiday eCookbook
  • Interesting Chili Peppers in the News
  • A Special Cookbook Holiday Promotion - the Perfect Stocking Stuffer
  • More Holiday Gift Ideas for Spicy Food Lovers

Spotlight Chili Pepper: The Poblano Pepper!

Anaheim Chili Pepper

Poblano Chili Peppers

1,000 - 2,000 Scovilles. The poblano is an extremely popular chili peppers. 4 inches long, very dark green in color, ripening to dark red or brown.

How do you pronounce poblano? puh-BLAH-noe.

Poblano peppers are mild peppers, quite large and are somewhat heart-shaped. Their skins/walls are very thick, making them perfect for stuffing as they'll hold up in the oven quite nicely. They are typically roasted and peeled when cooking with them, or dried. When dried, they are called ancho chilis.

Learn More about the Poblano Chili Pepper

New Recipes!

We're always working up new chili pepper recipes! Here are some of the latest.

Split Pea Soup with Roasted Chili Peppers

Split Pea Soup with Roasted Chili Peppers

Split pea soup is the ultimate winter meal, whether you want to serve it for lunch, dinner, a side dish or a snack throughout the day. It is very hearty and healthy, sure to warm you up in the cold and stick to your bones. Of course we like ours spicy, but as with any chili pepper dish, you can control the level of heat with your choice of chili peppers. The great thing about this recipe is that you can toss it into a slow cooker/crock pot and let it go! We love how the smells fill the house.

Get the Recipe with Instructions Online


Spicy Avocado and Ricotta Sauce

Spicy Avocado and Ricotta Sauce Recipe

This sauce recipe is perfect for quick lunches because it requires no cooking, other than boiling noodles if that is what you are serving it with. It would go just a nicely as a dip, but we whipped this together with ziti noodles and enjoyed the wintry view of our pond while we ate lunch.

Check Out This Recipe Online!


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I'll post them on the web site.

Last Month's Winner!

Frank R! Winner of November 2010

Thanks for signing up for our newsletter, Frank R, and thanks for being a chili pepper lover. You get a free Jalapeno Madness eBook! It is on the way.


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Need Holiday Recipe Ideas?

Try the Jalapeno Madness: Holiday Edition. Over 40 Jalapeno Themed recipes created strictly for the holiday season. It's downloadable and ready for instant delivery.

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Interesting Chili Peppers in the News

Complexity, intensity and spice: McCormick predicts 2011 flavor trends

Americans are looking for more complex and intense flavors and are consuming more spices than ever before, according to McCormick's annual flavor fusion forecast. And guess what? Ancho chili peppers made the list! Yeah!

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Hottest Chili Pepper in the World? The Naga Viper!

Just announced! 1,359,000 Scovilles. The Naga Viper chili pepper is a hybrid of three different chili peppers - the Bhut Jolokia, the Naga Morich, and the Trinidad Scorpion. It was created by Gerald Fowler, who runs the Chili Pepper Company in Cumbria, England.

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Jalapeno Madness Author Featured in INGREDIENT Magazine

Cooking magazine of general interest for children ages 6-12. This issue features an in depth look at coconuts and a recipe for coconut curry. The Kitchen Pantry Scientist explains the science of bread making, plus a step-by-step tutorial, is included for young would-be bakers. A feature on chili peppers and jalapenos explains why some foods taste hot and spicy, plus it includes a recipe from expert Michael Hultquist. Another feature includes a trip to the United States' only tea plantation, plus special tea valentine projects. Also included are a cuisine quiz, gadget guess and fun food calendar. "We're proud to be a part of it."

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Pecan-Crusted Crab Cakes

This recipe sounds absolutely fabulous, posted from St. Louis today. We love when newspapers post interesting recipes. We'll have to try this one soon.

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Naga chili eating champ chomps Bhut Jolokias

James Angami last night made a history of sorts at the Hornbill Festival by chomping down eight super hot Naga chillies (Bhut Jolokia) at Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, the venue of the chilli eating contest. - Our comments: Ouch! That's a lot of HOT peppers straight. We're not even sure if we could handle that, but it could be fun to try!

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Need more stocking stuffer ideas? Order ornaments, hats, t-shirts, mugs, canvas bags, and just about anything else you can think of for your chili pepper lover through our Cafe Press store.

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Chili Pepper Designs through

We've got several new designs available through for all you jalapeno lovers out there. Too many to count! Here's a list:

Fiery Chili Peppers

Total Chile Head

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