Having never cooked with chipotle peppers before, we didn't quite know what to expect with this meal. We expected it to be more "in your face" spicy but instead there was a nice creamy and subtle spiciness to it. I did add 1 teaspoon of cumin to the sauce. Like you, I had to add extra water to the flour for the noodles -- about 3 tablespoons. The peppers in the pasta gave it a really nice color and aroma. I cooked 13 oz of chicken breasts chopped up and spiced with liquid smoke and Emeril's Essence. The taste of this meal was unlike anything else I'd ever cooked and it took both my husband and me by surprise. A very pleasant surprise. This will be making it into our normal meal rotation. I made this for the Fall 08 PAC event and am very glad I did.