Deception Salsa “Tease” review

Based in Maryland, Deception Salsa and creator Chad Houck has a lineup of 5 salsas, all having the red hot cherry pepper as an ingredient, with the addition of other chiles making up the different flavors and heat levels. We met Chad at the NYC Hot Sauce Expo, and I was immediately impressed … [Read more...]

High Octane Sauce Company – Tire Smokin Salsa

High Octane Sauce Company was an entrant in the Salsa Contest at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival, and is also where I first met Kevin Billings and Audrey Ackerman and tried his line of Octane based products. I was very impressed with the quality, taste and variety of sauces and salsas that High … [Read more...]

People’s Choice Awards from Houston Hot Sauce Festival 2012

This is an exhaustive list of the best of the best. All were voted on in the People's Choice Awards at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival 2012, which means that not one of them is a sleeper. You could not go wrong ordering any of these sauces! Bookmark this post for your shopping ease and … [Read more...]

Gunther’s Gourmet Spicy Black Bean Dip review

We were very pleased to receive a jar of Spicy Black Bean Dip with Lime from our friend, Chef Michael Lampros, Gunther's Gourmet head honcho and creative genius. Known throughout the industry for his salsas and vinaigrettes, he's won multiple Scovie Awards in addition to many Chili Pepper Magazine's … [Read more...]

HSW 058 – Reds Salsa Interview – Weekend of Fire Update

Our featured interview is with Red's Salsa out of Texas - winners of Best All Purpose Salsa, and also 3rd Place Fruit Salsa. We reviewed Red's Hot Salsa here just recently. Marilyn reports in from the Weekend of Fire 2012 at Jungle Jim's in Fairfield Ohio. … [Read more...]

Red’s Hot Salsa Review

Winning four awards at the 2012 Houston Hot Sauce Festival, Red's took home 2 awards in the Salsa Contest with a 3rd Place for Best Fruit-based Salsa (Red's Mango Habanero Salsa), and 1st Place in Best All-purpose Salsa (Red's Hot Salsa). They also garnered a 2nd Place People's Choice Award for Wing … [Read more...]

Smither Family Kitchen Salsa Review

Just last week in our Week of Mild series we featured the Smither Family Kitchen's Dillapeño Salsa & Relish condiment... so now here's our take on their Smither Family Kitchen Salsa - Medium. … [Read more...]

Week of Mild: Day 6: Gunther’s Gourmet Jalapeño Salsa Fresca Review

We can't have a Week of Mild series without including a good salsa. Our review of Gunther's Gourmet Jalapeño Salsa Fresca just fits the bill. Brothers Nick and Michael Lampros of Gunther's Gourmet have amassed quite a line up of salsas, marinades, and vinaigrettes. We think their Jalapeño Salsa … [Read more...]

Week of Mild: Day 5: Dillapeño Salsa & Relish Review

Condiments rule (after hot sauces, of course), and today for Day 5 of Week of Mild, we're looking at Dillapeño Salsa & Relish from the Smither Family Kitchen in Texas. This concoction of cucumber, jalapeños, sugar and carrots makes for a delicious condiment. Sweet and only mildly hot via the … [Read more...]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dizzy Dust rub and Patter Fam Jerk Sauce

After consuming more wings in one weekend than anyone should in their lifetime, at Peppers at the Beach, we really wanted something different off the grill for dinner. So we went with the extremely easy and versatile pork tenderloin. Featuring a heavy dose of Dizzy Pig's Dizzy Dust rub, our … [Read more...]

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