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7 Great Uses for Chipotle Chile Powder

Chipotle Chile Powder is a great item to keep in the kitchen and by the grill.  There are many different ways that you can use Chipotle Chile Powder and there are several types of recipes it can be used in.  Here are a few great ways to add this delicious spice to your recipes and menu easily.

* Chipotle Chile Powder makes a great rub on your traditional slow-cooked beef brisket. Try it by rubbing down the brisket and slow cook it in your crock pot for several hours.  Tender and flavorful!

* Chipotle Chile Powder can be used in traditional chili … Continue Reading

Ghost Pepper Sauce

We get a lot of requests asking about Ghost Pepper Sauce; what is it, how do I use it, etc.  So we thought we would share some general information with you so you can be in the know on this extremely popular sauce.

Ghost pepper sauce contains the popular Bhut Jolokia Pepper which is also known as the Ghost Pepper.  This pepper is considered to be the hottest of the naturally grown peppers. The Scoville rating for the Bhut Jolokia is 855,000-1,050,000 which puts it about 300 times hotter than a Jalapeno pepper.

This pepper is typically used as an ingredient in … Continue Reading

People Want to Know – What Do You Use Hot Pepper Sauce In?

Hot Pepper Sauce is very versatile and can be used in many dishes.  If you are stuck in a rut, we are going to give you a few ideas on how you can use your favorite hot sauce to kick up the heat in your favorite dishes. People want to know… what foods do you use hot pepper sauce in?  Check out these ideas.

  • Put a few teaspoons of hot sauce in your favorite stove-top or slow cooker chili recipe.
  • Try a few drops or teaspoonfuls in your favorite taco, enchilada or burrito recipe.
  • If you love a breakfast with a … Continue Reading

Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

In many Mexican and Latin America recipes, you will see a call for Chipotle peppers. This is not a pepper that you are going to find in the vegetable aisle. A Chipotle pepper is a smoked Jalapeno and normally it is preserved in a Adobo Sauce.

When in the grocery store it is called Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. This product is usually purchased in a can or jar and you will find it available under numerous brand names. Basically it is smoked Jalapeno chili peppers that are canned in a red sauce and this sauce typically is made of a … Continue Reading

Homemade Garden Pest Control ~ Garlic Pepper Spray Recipe

If you are into home gardening you are going to want to keep your backyard garden clean and clear from all harmful pests that can destroy your home garden in just a matter of days. Here is a homemade recipe for Garlic Pepper Pest Control Spray.  This is great way to protect your garden and plants and not have to use harmful chemicals either.

Garlic Pepper Pest Control Spray Recipe

2 garlic bulbs, chopped
6 large red chili peppers, finely chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (not olive oil)
2 tablespoons liquid dishwashing soap
7 cups of tap water

Place the chopped garlic bulbs, chopped chili peppers and … Continue Reading

Hot Sauce Dangers

Some people have questioned whether hot sauce or the hot peppers can be a danger to you. Peppers as a whole are not dangerous to you. They have plenty of vitamins and health benefits.  What can get to you is the Capsaicin. Capsaicin is potent oil, but there is no medical evidence that it is unhealthy for your body by consuming it in a sauce or in your food.

The effect you can get from this oil that is harmful to you is the burning from the oil found in very hot peppers like Habaneros, Ghost Peppers … Continue Reading

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce

Sweet Rays BBQ Sauce has been a staple for many families for years.  It is a very popular BBQ sauce brand here in America that has won numerous awards over the years. The company got its start back in 1985 and their products are readily available out in the marketplace.

Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce has a taste that is described as sweet, thick and with a nice kick but not too much heat to it.  It is a great sauce for dipping, marinating, cooking with or just swabbing it on while Barbequing.  It tastes fabulous with Beef, Chicken and Pork alike.

The … Continue Reading

Bello Hot Pepper Sauce

Any good chilihead knows that trying different pepper sauces is the best part of loving the pepper flavor and developing your taste buds for the taste differences. It is amazing the different types of flavors that you can create with simple ingredients and some kicking hot peppers.  Here is an interesting one that you may want to check out called Bello.

This hot sauce is manufactured by Perry W. Bellot, LTD which is a family owned business that has been making their famous hot sauce for over 40 years. The Bello Hot Pepper sauce is one of the most popular hot … Continue Reading

How Many Carbs Are in Pizza Huts Hot or Mild Wing Sauce?

There are plenty of people looking for ways to cut carbs and still enjoy their favorite wings and BBQ sauces. Sugar is the main culprit and when you make your own sauce, you can adjust the sugar or use a sugar substitute. We have a great recipe for a Low Carb BBQ Sauce that you can tweak to your enjoyment level.

Eating out can be an issue for those watching their carbs and when you have a craving for some hot and spicy wings, you do have some choices available. Here is a list of the carb counts for … Continue Reading

McClard’s BBQ Sauce Recipe

There are many popular local favorites when it comes to barbeque sauces and one local favorite in the south is McClard’s BBQ. McClard’s BBQ restaurant is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas and opened their business in 1928. They are famous for their bbq sauce recipe and the story goes that it was given to the family back in the 1920′s by a traveler who couldn’t pay his trailer’s lot rent. In exchange, he gave the McClard’s family his secret recipe for a fabulous bbq sauce. The McClard family loved the recipe and the sauce so much that they opened a … Continue Reading

Hot Pepper Sauce Review

There are thousands and thousands of hot pepper sauce fans around the world and many of these hot pepper sauce fans will sample hundreds of sauces and then write reviews on what they thought about the sauce. You will find these hot sauce reviews published in newspapers, foodie and/or cooking magazines and on various web sites and right here on our blog.

It is important that when you are reading various hot pepper sauce reviews to remember that every taste tester has different taste buds and likes and dislikes. So just because one person likes such and such brand of … Continue Reading

Cattlemens BBQ Sauce Recipe

There are some staples in the BBQ world and one of them, in my opinion, is Cattlemen’s BBQ Sauce.  For a commercial sauce, it is dang good. The great thing about it is that you have several great yet different recipes and flavors to choose from.   Let’s take a look at their recipes and see what makes Cattlemen’s different.

Their Kansas City Classic™ is a combination of sweet and a bit of spicy pepper.  Nice thick tomato sauce base that sticks nicely on your ribs, chicken or other BBQ meats.  The Mississippi Honey BBQ™ by Cattlemen’s is a lovely recipe that … Continue Reading

Banana Peppers and How to Use Them

Many people love peppers but not everyone can eat or enjoy spicy hot peppers.  Besides bell peppers, there is another mild pepper that is available for your enjoyment; The Banana Pepper. Here are some answers and particulars regarding this delicious pepper.

What is a banana pepper? A banana pepper is a banana shaped pepper that turns yellow, orange or red when fully ripe. This variety of pepper is very mild and on the sweet side. On the Scoville heat scale they rate at around 500 units.

When to pick them? On average your banana pepper is ready to harvest when they turn … Continue Reading

Windmill Barbados Hot Pepper Sauce

If you are looking for something different and unique, the Windmill Barbados Hot Pepper Sauce is the #1 choice of hot pepper sauce in Barbados and now Americans are loving it too! The pepper sauce is made from a family recipe that is over 100 years old and was passed down through the generations in the Barbadian Miller family.

The delicious hot pepper sauce is a nice mixture of hot peppers, vinegar, mustard and tantalizing spices. This is a great hot pepper sauce that you can use for marinating your chicken wings and then baking, broiling or grilling them.  You get … Continue Reading

Hot Wing Sauce Recipe

Hot wings have become a favorite appetizer over the years.  In fact they have moved into their own as a main course with the growth of restaurants that focus on hot wings as their main course.  A multitude of franchises like Wing Stop and Hooter’s are continuing to see growth in the market with hot wings as the main choice in dinner.

I your wnat to buy wing sauces InsaneChicken’s has a wide variety of Gourmet Wing Sauces. Hot wings are fairly easy to make and with a great recipe you can become the star at your … Continue Reading

It’s Easy to Make Homemade Hot Pepper Sauce

With the abundance from the gardens right now, many gardeners and folks stocking up at the farmers markets are making delicious salsas as well as canning and freezing their produce right now. But what about making homemade hot pepper sauce? Think it is too difficult? Is it all but forgotten in the world of salsas and BBQ sauces?

Well thankfully the answer to that is no. A simple hot pepper sauce is an easy recipe to follow and it will yield you quite a bit of sauce that you can use for dipping, fiery wings or whatever … Continue Reading

Red Savina Habanero Chili Pepper

Relatively new on the pepper trail, in the last 20 years or so,  is the Red Savina pepper.  It was cultivated off the habanero chili pepper and is known to be an extremely hot pepper registering up to approximately 570,000 on the Scoville scale in some tests although some tests have it coming in at the mid 200,000’s and up.  It was the reigning champ for many years as the hottest pepper, but has been knocked off the list in the past few years by other super-hot peppers like the Naga Jolokia.

The Red Savina pepper is the hottest of the … Continue Reading

Preserve Your Peppers with Blanching and Freezing

In the summer when the peppers are ripening daily and you have a bevy of fresh produce; it is wonderful to be able to get the fabulous fresh flavors in your food easily.  When it is the dead of winter, it can be just as nice to taste that same fresh flavor by grabbing a container of prepared peppers out of your freezer.

According to Wikipedia, Blanching is a process where a vegetable or fruit is plunged into boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval, and finally plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water (shocked) to halt … Continue Reading

Italian Wax Peppers

There are so many peppers that are native to different regions around the world. Many of these pepper varieties have been transplanted from cultures that immigrated to other lands hundreds of years ago.  The Italian Wax Pepper is one of those peppers.

This pepper is a native of Northern California and has been growing in the unique climate there since the gold rush era. The name is actually a misnomer.  The Italian Wax Pepper was originally brought to this region by Chilean immigrants.  They settled in a region of Northern California much like their home land with valleys and mountain range … Continue Reading

Sweet Chili Pepper Sauce

There are so many recipes and different ways to use peppers to make them hot and spicy, so let’s talk about a sweet chili sauce that is popular in many cuisines.  It is available in bottles at many grocery and online stores but making it is super simple too.

The different types of sweet chili sauce are normally found in Thai or Malaysian cooking. There are also a few barbeque sauce companies that make a sweet pepper sauce too, such as Franks.  It is used for marinating chicken and pork mainly.  Some also use it as a condiment for dipping spring … Continue Reading

Using Pequin Peppers

Pequin pepper is a hot chile pepper that is also known as “bird pepper”. This pepper is a very tiny fruit measuring 2mm or less but packs a punch when it is ripe. Like many of its other chile friends, this pepper starts out green and ripens to a bright red. The flavor is described as citrusy, smoky and nutty and very rich.  It comes in mid-range on the Soville scale around 40-50,000 unit.

The Pequin pepper is actually a delicate plant to grow and if it is handled too much the plant will not survive. It is also dependent on … Continue Reading

Mad Dog Hot Sauce Scoville Ratings

Ashley Food Company the maker of Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauces has been making all natural, award-winning products since 1991. They make products that range from mild with great flavor all the way to the hottest sauce you have ever tasted. Their product line has won over 50 state and national awards, including many national titles.
Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce Scoville Scale

Hot Sauce / Pepper Extract

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Natural Health Benefits of Cayenne Peppers

Peppers are a great source of nutrients such as the Cayenne.  Did you know that Cayenne Peppers are high in vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, calcium and potassium?  The medicinal qualities of the Cayenne are huge too.  Here are just a few things that this hot pepper can help you with.

Cayenne has been shown to help with the following issues.

* Aids in proper digestion by helping with proper peristaltic action in the body’s intestines. Helps to ease stomach aches and helps to relive gas pains.

* Medical studies have shown that Cayenne Peppers can help kill cancer cells in … Continue Reading

Dave’s Insanity Sauce Scoville Ratings

Dave’s Insanity Sauces Scoville Ratings
A growing interest in extreme hot sauces in particular can be dated roughly from the institution of the annual Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show in 1989. The original Dave’s Insanity Sauce premiered around 1993 and was one of the first sauces to be made directly from capsaicin extract, allowing it to be hotter than the hottest habanero-pepper sauces of the day. It was the only hot sauce ever banned from the National Fiery Foods Show for being too hot. It has been rated at 180,000 Scoville … Continue Reading

Blair’s Hot Sauce Scoville Ratings

People are always requesting Blair’s Hot Sauce Scoville Ratings.

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