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

5 Recipes to Bring Barbecue Sauce to Your Holiday Meals

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Barbecue Sauce

With the holiday season fast approaching, you’re finding yourself in need of a wide range of dishes to take to all of the upcoming parties. Whether you’re preparing a dinner party with friends or trying to decide what to feed your family for a holiday dinner, there are plenty of great ways to incorporate barbecue sauce into your meals. Try … 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

Get our Habanero Barbecue Sauce. It is good for you!

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Habanero

Our Habanero barbecue sauce not only packs up a good kick and great taste; it may also be good for you! Capsaicin is a natural property in Habanero peppers as well as in most hot peppers. It gives peppers their distinctive hot taste, but there is much more to it than meets the eye. Capsaicin may be one of the … Read More

Caramelizing the Sugar in Your Barbecue Sauce

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Caramelizing

When you are cooking with barbecue sauce, there are a variety of tips that you should keep in mind to maximize its flavor. One of the least understood of these is the act of caramelizing the sauce. This offers your meat a taste boost that is nearly impossible to get in any other way.