What’s Cookin’ Wednesday #156

Let’s talk about spicy food for a minute, shall we?

I’m really curious how you feel about it. I’ve always liked a little bit of heat. I love dipping my grilled cheese in hot sauce and I absolutely can not eat a taco without a major dash of Cholula. But, when my mouth really burns, I turn into a big ol’ crybaby. And if my lips start burning? Forget it. I’m done.

But, I hate that! I want to love spicy food – like REALLY spicy food. And so I’ve been working on it. I add just a little more heat than I’m comfortable with and I eat the food. And I enjoy it. And I’m getting to the point where I actually LIKE the burn. Like, it feels good? It tastes nice. It makes me happy.

So, I’m curious – do you guys like spicy food? Do you like when it makes your mouth burn? Do you have any desire to train yourself to eat things even spicier than you already do? Am I weird for wanting to do this?

Leave your answers in the comments, but first, scroll on down to see all the goodness we have this week!


Did you know Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings from A Dish of Daily Life were a thing? Me neither. But now I’m craving them.


How crazy good do these Flourless Turtle Cheesecake Brownies from Cupcakes and Kale Chips look?


Ooh, gotta try The Best Make Ahead Lasagna from Dollop of Yum!


I need to mak this Vanilla Texas Sheet Cake from Embellishmints for my next get-together!


I think I just discovered what I’m making for dinner tonight! One Skillet Chicken with Garlic Lemon Cream Sauce from Southern Krazed


I want to lick the chocolate topping off of each piece. Is that weird? Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt


It’s still cold here this week. I think I need this Black Bean and Chicken Chili from All She Cooks to warm up!