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What to Do When You Add Too Much Spice

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It happens to the best of us. You get a little too excited about adding cayenne powder to your chili to bump up the heat and uh oh—you've gone too far. What was supposed to be a simple kick of zest has now turned into too much of a mouth-burning fire. The entire dish doesn't need to be bound for the trash.

Here are a few ways to remedy the situation.

What have you found to work when you've gone overboard with spice?

About the author: Andrea Lynn is a freelance writer/ recipe developer with an emphasis on spicy and Southern food. Her favorite chile is a tie between the mild yet flavorful poblano and the mighty, reliable fire of the serrano. Follow her on Twitter at Alynn27 or get more info at andrealynnfoodwriter.com.

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