Mild to Wild: A Brief Guide to Smoking Meat

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Smoking Meat

The most wonderful smoked meat is meat that is flavorful, tender and juicy. While smoking meat, even at a low temperature (200-225 degrees) it is possible to overcook the meat. This can result in tough, dry and rubbery meat. My best suggestion is to prepare the meat correctly. Never smoke frozen meat. It is best to start with room temperature meat. It … Read More

Cooking with Hot Sauce for the Holidays: Mild to Wild

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Hot Sauce

If you’re a hot sauce lover, you probably have lots of different ways to use it in your everyday cooking, but how about cooking with hot sauce for the holidays? You might be surprised where hot sauce can appear with a little imagination! Make your own pepper sauce and then use it to glaze your turkey for a special treat; … Read More

Adding Fruit to Barbecue Sauces: Mild to Wild Pepper and Herb

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Barbecue Sauces

Most everyone who has grilled or smoked meat is familiar with the standard, regional barbecue sauces, from the tomato-based wet rub from Texas, to the mustard sauces used in South Carolina, to the whiskey-laced sauces favored in Tennessee. However, some more experimental grill masters are adding fruit to their wet rubs to give their meat a unique taste that hitherto … Read More

Mild to Wild: Indian-Style Tandoori Barbecue

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Tandoori

Anyone who has been to an Indian restaurant has experienced the joys of tandoori barbecue cooking. The way it works is that a bell-shaped clay oven has hot coals or wood at the bottom that stokes up the heat to 900 degrees. Then chunks of meat, lamb or chicken by choice, are marinated in spices and put into these ovens … Read More

Kicking up Fried Chicken with Hot Sauce

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Hot Sauce

Very few foods cannot be improved with a little addition of hot sauce. (Well, maybe ice cream, but even there some imaginative cook might concoct something tasty, say jalapeno and chocolate.) Fried chicken, though, can certainly be kicked up a bit with a little heat.

Mild to Wild: High-Fructose Free Barbecue Sauces

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The words “high fructose” and “corn syrup” are quite controversial to health conscious consumers, especially when they combine as one ingredient. The bad rap of this “syrup” makes it one of the most avoidable preservatives to look out for. We are not the exception. Our delicious products are all high-fructose free barbecue sauces. Now, before we tell you more about them, let us give … Read More

Hot Sauce: Not Just Good, but Good for You

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You may think of hot sauce as something that’s used to add “kick” to your food. The truth is that hot sauce does more than just make your food taste great, as it can also provide you with some amazing health benefits. If you want to fight illness and prevent chronic disease, the answer could be to eat more hot sauce.