Christina Hendricks Spices It Up at Home

When not sashaying around the ad agency on Mad Men, Christina Hendricks is likely to be found at home in her kitchen.

“We like to cook,” the Emmy nominee, 36, tells PEOPLE about life with husband Geoffrey Arend. “We take turns being the chef and sous chef, and we are constantly looking up recipes and trying something new. It’s very rare that we have the same dish twice in our house.”

Speaking during the press junket for the new video game Need for Speed: The Run, in which she plays a character who manages outlaw street racers, Hendricks admits to spicing things up. “I like to cook Indian or Indian-inspired kinds of things,” she says.

That taste for the tangy also extends to her entertainment.

“I’m really into horror,” says Hendricks. “I really like American Horror Story, the new TV show. That’s really scary. I love having the crap scared out of me!”

Does that mean a horror role may be next on her menu?

“I want to try everything,” she says. “I’d love to do some more comedy, do some fantasy, do a Western. That’s why I love being an actress, you get to be all these different people.”