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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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

Kick Butt Chili Lime Rub Review

Kick Butt Chili Lime Rub – This is an awesome rub. The weather in Georgia has been great for barbecue. If there’s one thing my family loves to do, it’s step outside and grill up some great meat products. We eat the good stuff too, so if we’re going to put something on it, it has to measure up. A good rub should not cover up the flavor of good steak, ribs, chicken, or fish. It should enhance.

Kick Butt Chili Lime Rub does just that. I have only one complaint and I’ll get that out of the way first. There could have been a slight bit less salt and a little more lime, but hey, that might just be me. I like the taste of lime, and believe me, it’s in here. Along with the lime comes a dose of chili powder (for the kick in Kick Butt), brown sugar, salt, garlic, onion, and tomato powder. Continue Reading

The After Affects of the Source Hot Sauce

Check this video out. This is what happens when you have too much of The Source Hot Sauce

WARNING – This video may contain swears.

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Southern Jambalaya Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken meat, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 cups uncooked medium grain white rice
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped green onions Continue Reading

Naga Soreass Hot Sauce Review

Naga Soreass Hot Sauce – As the first part of the name suggests, this is a sauce made with naga jolokia peppers (ghost peppers). Crack this bottle open and you can smell the flavor — and the heat. The naga jolokia pepper has a distinct taste, a distinct aroma (very pleasant), and a distinct level of heat. Naga Soreass Hot Sauce brings all of those things to the forefront.

In addition to the naga jolokia, Naga Soreass has Red Savina habaneros in it as well. For those who aren’t familiar, the Red Savina is a habanero on steroids. The combination of these two peppers is insane. Either of them will give any sauce a heat factor off the charts. Continue Reading

Italian Sausage Chili Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Italian sausage link, casings removed
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chilies
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • hot sauce to taste Continue Reading

Dave’s Insanity Sauce Review

Dave’s Insanity Sauce – I feel like I’m preaching to the choir here. Dave’s Insanity Sauce is the star of the extreme hot pepper sauces. Any hot sauce lover worth his hot peppers has tasted this sauce and knows what to expect – extreme heat, good taste, and a sauce that can be used for many cooking applications.

For those who don’t already know these things, here’s the straight scoop. A little of Dave’s Insanity Sauce goes a long way. On a scale of one to ten, Dave’s Insanity Sauce punches in at an eleven. It’s an extremely potent hot sauce with very little ingredients other than hot peppers, more hot peppers, and hot pepper extract. Continue Reading

Strawberry Mango Habanero Hot Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  1. 3/4 lb Fresh Habanero Peppers
  2. 1 lb Fresh Strawberries
  3. 1 Tablespoon Salt
  4. 1 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  5. 3/4 Cup Mango Nectar
  6. 1 Tablespoon Honey

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Night of the Living BBQ Sauce Review

Night of the Living BBQ Sauce (killer name) is cut from the same cloth as Kansas City’s Cowtown Barbecue Sauce. The difference here is in the balance of flavors. While this one maintains a touch of the Kansas City barbecue style flavor, the focus is on something a little more outside the box. The ingredients include ketchup, light brown sugar, chipotle puree, white vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, mustard flower, smoke flavor, and spices.

The smoke flavoring and the chipotle puree really give Night of the Living BBQ Sauce a heavy smoky character. The chipotle delivers a very mild heat that adds to the savory aspect of the flavor. Continue Reading

Bhut Jolokia Mango Chutney Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3  to 4 pounds mangoes diced, peeled and seeded
  • 3 medium red onions, diced
  • 1 cup white raisins 1 pound brown sugar
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • Chopped bhut jolokia to taste Continue Reading

Bee Sting Honey ‘N Habanero Hot Sauce Review

Bee Sting Honey ‘N Habanero Hot Sauce – This was a no brainer. Honey and Habanero are a match made in heaven. I knew when I saw the label that I was in for some kind of taste experience. I didn’t realize it would be this good. Honey, carrots, corn vinegar, sugar, habanero peppers, cayenne peppers, lemon juice, garlic, onions, salt, and black pepper make up the ingredient list that gives this sauce its awesome taste.

As you would expect, the honey makes Bee Sting Honey ‘N Habanero sweet. In fact, it’s one of the sweetest sauces I’ve ever tasted. The honey is real and it’s pure. Good stuff all the way around. Continue Reading