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BBQ’N Fools Signature Seasoning Review

BBQ’N Fools Signature Seasoning- This is a spicy seasoning useful as a rub and especially good in soups and chili. The basics of the mix include salt, paprika, red bell peppers, green onions, onions, garlic, and an assortment of spices that give BBQ’N Fools Signature Seasoning it’s pleasing personality. Since BBQ’N Fools makes a great tasting BBQ’N Fools barbecue sauce, I wasn’t surprised the seasoning measured up.

While I did try it on steaks in the broiler and pork steaks on the grill, my big surprise came when I used it to season a bowl of chili. Continue Reading

Hot Sauce Historical Past

Hot sauce heritage began with enterprising men inspired by the love of hot peppers and crafting them into gourmet hot sauces. Hot sauce history additionally chronicles their endeavors to produce innovative hot sauce variants that grace nearly all food in the world.

Sauce historians have collected data primarily from the labeling on the hot sauce bottles located in personal collections. Hot sauce marketing campaigns from area directories and papers are other sources. Data generally speaking is sparse, however exactly what can be found, points to a vibrant and diverse hot sauce history. Continue Reading

Sauce Bitch Hot Pepper Sauce Review

Sauce Bitch Hot Sauce – Pass the Sauce Bitch, I say to my wife. She, of course, tells me no. It’s her favorite sauce. Sauce Bitch Hot Sauce is a unique sauce among sauces, crafted with a blend of ingredients that come together in an exciting burst of flavor that really can’t be found anywhere else. It has tropical notes and a kick-in-the ass heat factor that is so well-balanced it’s uncanny.

Sauce Bitch is addicting. There’s no two ways about it. Mango, pineapple juice, raisins, oranges, sugar, salt, vinegar, and red habaneros are the ingredients that work together here to deliver a truly gourmet sauce.

What are the uses for Sauce Bitch Hot Sauce? Why limit yourself? Continue Reading

Burrito Pie Recipe


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • habanero hot sauce to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 (2 ounce) can black olives, sliced
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chili peppers
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar taco sauce
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans
  • 12 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 9 ounces shredded Colby cheese

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African Rhino Peri-Peri Pepper Review

African Rhino Peri-Peri Pepper – Open this sauce and take a whiff straight from the bottle. You know by the pungent aroma that you’re in for a treat. The second indication of the pleasure in store for you is in the choice of peppers. The African Peri-Peri pepper is the star of this show. The Peri-Peri is not the hot property that the ghost pepper is, but it has a kick all its own, and the flavor notes of this pepper is out of this world. It shows in this beautifully executed sauce.

Cider vinegar, tomatoes, onion, lemon juice, sugar, roasted garlic, canola oil, and a few additional spices round out the rest of this sauce, all brought together to create a unique flavor. The word unique means, specifically, one of a kind. Continue Reading

Original Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe

2/3 cup Frank’s Louisiana hot sauce
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce (Sriracha is awesome)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
salt to taste

Cowtown Sweet Spot BBQ Rub Review

Cowtown Sweet Spot BBQ Rub – Cowtown barbecue sauce is one of the finer barbecue sauces on the market, with a true Kansas City barbecue flavor that any barbecue fan will dig. It’s only natural to have a Kansas City Cowtown barbecue rub to go with it. Any rub that insinuates it can deliver the taste of Kansas City style barbecue better deliver. This one does. Not only does it deliver, it delivers big.

There’s sugar, salt, spices, Worcestershire sauce powder, tamarind, paprika, and a set of spices in Cowtown Sweet Spot BBQ Rub that were meant to be rubbed on your meat. Seriously, this is a rub you can apply straight to the meat before you throw it on the grill. Continue Reading

Avocado Mango Salsa Recipe


  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 mango – peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt to taste


  1. Place the avocado in a serving bowl, and mix with the lime juice.
  2. Mix in the mango, onion, habanero pepper, cilantro and salt.

Magma Hot Sauce Review

Magma Hot Sauce – Very interesting packaging concept. I love the different creative ways hot sauces come. Magma Hot Sauce is in a primarily clear bottle that lets you see what’s going on inside. There’s a graphic on the front of the bottle that shows you what looks like a huge drop of blood spreading out across the bottle. That’s exactly what’s going on inside the bottle, only what looks like a thick pool of blood is actually capsaicin, the chemical compound in the pepper that makes it bur like hell. In Magma, the capsaicin floats in a bottle of clear liquid, daring you to shake this sauce up and give it a try.

You definitely have to shake. You don’t want to taste what’s floating at the top without mixing it into the rest of the liquid. Continue Reading

Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe


  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp hot paprika
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • hot sauce to taste (habanero hot sauce prefered)
  • 1 tbsp butter or oil
  • 1 cup diced Andouille sausage Continue Reading

Health Benefits of Capsaicin

The powerful ingredients within hot sauce accomplish far more than add spicy flavors to your food. The power in hot chilli peppers may well impact your body in all sorts of positive ways from managing pain to the common cold.  Capsaicinoids have been thought to prevent colds, because they activate the immune system preventing most bacterial attacks.  Capsaicin stands out as the active ingredients in hot chilli peppers.

Capsaicin has been derived from from the genus Capsicum which is the common ingredient within not just hot peppers and medicines but also in police pepper spray! Hot sauces include this powerful ingredient that comes from the seeds in hot chillis. Continue Reading

Seven Layer Taco Dip Recipe


  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch chopped green onions
  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Hot Sauce to taste Continue Reading

Joe Perry’s Bone Yard Brew Hot Sauce Review

Joe Perry’s Bone Yard Brew Hot Sauce – Aerosmith rocks, in part due to the blues rock fusion in Joe Perry’s searing guitar riffs and solos. Joe Perry, however, continues to rock after the amps have been turned off. Joe Perry’s Rock your World sauces are top of the line. His Peach Mango is one of the best sweet heat combos I’ve ever tried, so when I saw the Bone Yard Brew, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Joe Perry’s Bone Yard Brew Hot Sauce is 100 percent all natural and that’s a fact. You can taste the absence of no preservatives; you can taste the freshness in every single drop of this beautiful crafted hot sauce. And believe me, the sauce is beautifully crafted. It’s a work of art. Continue Reading

Black Bean Hummus Recipe


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans; drain and reserve liquid
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 10 Greek olives Continue Reading

Ole Ray’s Apple Cinnamon Barbecue Sauce Review

Ole Ray’s Apple Cinnamon Barbecue Sauce – This combination is a no brainer, but I’ve never had it until now. It would seem apple and cinnamon in a barbecue sauce would be more prevalent. It really should be. Ole Ray has touched upon a masterpiece here. The key might be the combination of the apple jelly, cinnamon, and cayenne, but the entire list of ingredients is a surprising combo.

In addition to the three I’ve mentioned, there’s also tomato, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, corn syrup, molasses, yellow mustard, brown sugar, liquid smoke, caramel, onion and garlic powders, black pepper, and an assortment of spices. Needless to say, this is an extremely sweet concoction.

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Crispy Fried Chicken Wing Recipe


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 pounds chicken wings, split and tips discarded
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt Continue Reading

Swamp Honky Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Review

Swamp Honky Chipotle Barbecue Sauce – Ketchup, honey, mustard, molasses, chipotle peppers, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, onions, brown sugar, liquid smoke, hot sauce, garlic, and a blend of spices combine in Swamp Honky Chipotle Barbecue Sauce to deliver a savory, smoky barbecue sauce that’s perfect for steaks, hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken. I don’t even bother to throw the meat on the grill. If I fry up a hamburger or cook a hot dog, this stuff goes  right on the bun. If I broil a steak, I pour this stuff right on top. In fact, as a steak sauce, it’s pretty darn good.

I’m a fan of the chipotle. For those keeping score, a chipotle is a smoke-dried jalepeno, and believe me, they are good. Continue Reading

Green Salsa Recipe


  • 2 pounds tomatillos, husked and cut in half
  • 3 green tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 mild chile peppers, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 5 sprigs cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt Continue Reading

Pain is Good – Garlic Style Hot Sauce Review

Pain is Good Garlic Hot Sauce – This sauce is made like fine beer in micro breweries. All of the Pain is Good varieties are made in numbered micro batches, using all-natural ingredients that show. The first thing about Pain is Good Garlic Style I noticed was the intense freshness of the sauce. No preservatives makes all the difference in the world, and when you’re using the kinds of ingredients this sauce uses, you’re getting a beautiful sauce in every aspect.

This one has a vivid bright orange color and it’s packed with seeds, garlic, onion, and pepper pieces. The pepper in residence here is the respectable habanero. Continue Reading

The Ghost Hot Pepper Sauce Review

The Ghost Hot Sauce – Are you afraid of the ghost? That’s the question asked on the black label of this sauce. The black label features a ghoul that looks like Death himself paying a visit. The makers of the sauce warn you to be afraid of this ghost. I don’t know about all that, but I do know there’s heat hidden inside the bottle – serious heat. With the naga jolokia pepper as its base, that’s no surprise. In addition to that magical pepper, the ingredients include carrots, papaya, lime juice, passion fruit, salt, vinegar, onion, and garlic. Those flavors are layered and balanced beautifully, making a sauce that packs the heat wallop chili lovers crave and the flavor a gourmet palate demands.

A lot of the sauces made with the naga jolokia are not only hot, but they tend to be great additives to all sorts of food. Continue Reading

Spicy Coleslaw Recipe


  • 1 (16 oz) package shredded cole slaw mix
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red jalepeno, seeded & thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Several dashes habanero hot sauce
  • ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper Continue Reading

Mad Dog BBQ Sauce Review

Mad Dog BBQ Sauce is a meaty tasting sauce heavy on the smoke and with just a touch of warmth. Mad Dog has made some fine hot sauces, so I wasn’t surprised to find a barbecue sauce this rich and flavorful. This is the kind of sauce you want to slather on a side of ribs, some lamb, veal, and any other kind of meat you’re in the mood for. This is a barbecue and meat lovers sauce of choice.

Mad Dog BBQ Sauce has a medium thick pour, a rich brown color, and grainy texture that leaves a big taste in your mouth. After cooking a couple of steaks on the grill with this sauce painted all over them, I added more on the plate, just to dip my meat in. I even barbecued some burgers for the kids and had one myself, just because I wanted more of the Mad Dog. Continue Reading

Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings Recipe


  • 2-1/2 pounds chicken wings (12 to 15 wings)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce Continue Reading

Bear Claw Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Review

Bear Claw Chipotle Barbecue Sauce – This will burn the hair off your pooper. That’s what the label on the bottle says. Truth be told, it isn’t that hot, but there is a nice little warmth that rolls through your tummy after you take a taste. The chipotle flavor comes through — a nice smoked pepper flavor that begs for a grilled steak, ribs, or even a simple barbecued hamburger.

Bear Claw Chipotle Barbecue Sauce pours easy. It’s got a sweet underlying flavor with that plays nice with the smoked pepper. All the usual suspects are in the ingredients, including garlic, bell peppers, sugar, salt, pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and a bunch of other things that give this barbecue sauce a sweet, slightly tangy flavor. The surprise addition here is the crushed pineapple, which is where the sweet overtones come in. Continue Reading

Spicy Chicken Soup


  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon habanero hot sauce
  • 5 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar chunky salsa
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans chili beans, undrained
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine water, chicken, … Continue Reading
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