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Recipe: Spicy mac and cheese

Recipe: Spicy mac and cheese
McKoy, Kirk -- - Pictured is a S.O.S. of spicy Mac & Cheese. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Dear SOS:

This past week I dined at the Purple Palm restaurant in the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs. One of their appetizers is "Spicy Macaroni and Cheese."

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It's nothing like any mac and cheese I've ever eaten. Every mouthful was an adventure. Unfortunately, once my dinner guest tasted it, I was forced to share more than I wanted to. If you could rustle up this recipe, it would be a great addition to my summer barbecues.

Tom DeSimone Palm Springs

Dear Tom:

Purple Palm's recipe gets its kick from puréed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. The subtle heat provides a nice contrast to the rich creaminess of the sauce and makes for a fun take on this favorite dish.

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