Can You Cook a Steak With Hot Sauce?

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Hot Sauce

When it comes to cooking with hot sauce, there are a lot of different meat dishes that you think of. However, a steak is usually not one of them. Can a big juicy beautiful steak benefit from a little bit of hot sauce added to the cooking process? You bet it can.

What’s in your Barbecue Sauces: The Basics

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You read food labels to check for calorie content, fat content, sugar, and even sodium. You feel pretty sure about what ingredients you put in your body. Still, very few people focus on the ingredients that go in their favorite foods. These ingredients are the reason behind the number of calories, fat, sugar, and sodium in foods in the first … Read More

Odd Food Items to Add Hot Sauce To: Eggs?

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When you read the title of this article, you either wrinkled your nose in disgusted confusion or nodded in exuberant agreement. Whichever the reaction was, hear this: eggs and egg dishes are AMAZING with hot sauce added! Not only does this spicy condiment add flavor and kick to otherwise bland eggs, the sauce, itself, is full of health benefits that … Read More

Mild to Wild Pepper and Herb: Is Smoked Meat Bad for You?

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Smoked Meat

Smoking meat has become a beloved tradition for even amateur pit masters, but like every popular trend, there is always controversy. For smoked meat, that controversy is cancer. There are a number of studies that stand behind that some smoked and grilled meats have cancer-causing carcinogens, but is it true?

Red Savina Habanero: One of the Hottest Peppers in Town

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Red Savina Habanero

So, you say you like things spicy, at least your food, that is. Well, how about trying one of these fiery babies? Eat a Red Savina Habanero, one of the hottest peppers in town. Need something to tingle your taste buds and open your sinuses? These guys will do the trick. Until the discovery of the Ghost and Scorpion peppers, … Read More

Smoking Meat by Popping Pellets? Great Barbecue Without the Stress

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Smoking Meat

Smoking meat by popping pellets? How to make great barbecue without the stress. Watch a barbecue competition in person or on television and you’ll usually see pit masters tossing logs into really big smoking rigs. It’s what most people think of when they think of great tasting meats, whether its ribs, brisket or pulled pork. But for most backyard barbecuers, that investment in … Read More

Mild to Wild: What’s Next After Growing Your Own Peppers?

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Growing

You’ve had an abundant season of growing peppers. Hot peppers, sweet peppers, and everything in between. And now the harvesting season of your peppers is here. Your baskets are full, your jars and freezer bags are ready and you have an entire weekend to spend preserving your little garden gems. There are many methods of preserving peppers. Let’s explore some of the more … Read More