I got lots of hot peppers from my garden this year. I've mostly just been letting them grow and ripen on the plants and picking as I wanted some for salsa or something, but they were calling for a possible frost last night, so I went out and picked a bunch yesterday. And now I have to figure out what I want to do with them. I found a couple options at Gardeners.com:
and another option at My Daily Bread Body and Soul:
And, of course, I could dry some of them. I did that once when I grew habaneros - just strung them with a needle and thread and hung them in the kitchen. I had a lot of sweet peppers last summer, and I froze a bunch of those. I chopped them into the 1/4" chunks, spread them on cookie sheets and froze them. Once they were frozen, I put them into zipper bags. That works really well and makes it easy to grab just the amount of peppers I need for a recipe - so some hot peppers like that will be nice to have.