I have a question about the recipe "Chili Con Nikki (with brisket, coffee & chocolate)" from The Communal Pantry. I am in the middle of making this for editors' pick and as I was putting it together, I realized that there was no chili powder or chiles other than jalapeños. I'm about 2 hours in and it's really sweet. I've sent a note to the author but she hasn't responded. What should I do, pickle friends?