This hot pepper is definitely a go-to in our house. The text suggests sprinkling it on last, but it is great in cooking. My favorite is to cube sweet potatoes or yams, put on a little olive oil, and toss the cubes with a half-teaspoon of this pepper plus salt. Bake at 350°F until soft & browned, and you have an amazing mix of creamy sweet potato and spicy mellow hot. This is way better than putting more sweet things on sweet potatoes, by the way.