Aries can cook up the sexiest edible delights!

Aries can cook up the sexiest edible delights!

You like your food the way you like your partners - hot! And why not? Spice is good for you. You may even want to start adding heat and extra flavor to foods you're usually OK leaving simple. Think of ways to kick all your favorites up a notch. Need suggestions? Read on...

Spice up something as mundane as butternut squash by adding a dose of smoky cayenne. Cut peeled squash into strips and toss with two tablespoons olive oil and one-half teaspoon each black pepper, cayenne, cumin, and salt. Bake on baking sheet for 20 minutes at 450, turning halfway through.

Or top prepared pizza dough with a spicy sauce, some of the cooked squash mixed with onion and cayenne. Crumble goat cheese on top and bake until crispy for a novel take on an old standard.

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