Raspberry Rosewater Cupcakes and How To Increase Your Spice Tolerance

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Every week we bring you our favorite posts from our friends at Serious Eats. This week we learned how spice wimps can increase their tolerance, the bartender way to make a “Stay Up Late,” which is basically a Tom Collins with cognac, and what happens when you bake brussels sprouts in blue cheese and parmesan. (Hint: You die, then go to heaven.)

Spice Hunting: How To Increase Your Spice Tolerance – A helpful post on how to soften chile spices while keeping their flavor.

Guest Bartender: Make the Stay Up Late with Theo Lieberman of Lantern’s Keep – This is a Tom Collins plus cognac, which adds terrific flavor and richness.

Dinner Tonight: Creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Blue Cheese – Brussels sprouts throw off their health mantle in the most positively decadent way.

Let Them Eat: Raspberry Rosewater Cupcakes – Too pretty to eat? Maybe. But we think you’ll get over it.

Wake and Bake: Butter Browned Cornbread – Extra coarse cornmeal fools people into thinking this cornbread recipe has nuts in it!

(Image: María del Mar Sacasa/Serious Eats)