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How to Make Your Own Hot Sauce

Different Types of Hot Sauces

Have you ever wanted to make your own hot sauce? If you’ve read our previously blogs then you’re becoming well informed about peppers and their history, pretty soon you’ll be an expert. Who said learning couldn’t be fun? And just think of how proud your teachers would be of you for […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Hot Sauce|Comments Off on How to Make Your Own Hot Sauce

A “Fresh” Look at Fresh Salsa

Written by: Lisa Siemer

Salsa – the spunky tomato-based cousin of hot sauce – is often the reason you’ll find a five pound bag of chips stocked in kitchen pantries. The perfect sweet or spicy, (or both) compliment to our favorite salty corn based products, fresh Salsa has its own diverse market of flavorful options.

The key […]

By |April 15th, 2016|Salsa|Comments Off on A “Fresh” Look at Fresh Salsa

Jalapeno – Corn Casserole

Jalapeno – Corn Casserole Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked long grain rice

1 onion, chopped

1 small green pepper, chopped

1 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup butter

2 Tbs. Pain is good Fire Roasted Green Srirach-AH Pepper Sauce

2 17-oz. cream style corn

2 large jalapeno peppers, finely chopped

1 cup grated cheddar cheese


Jalapeno – Corn Casserole  Cooking Instructions:

Cook rice according to package & set aside. Saute […]

By |April 11th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Jalapeno – Corn Casserole

Origin of Scoville Scale Heat Units

Where do Scoville Scale Heat Units Come From?
Wilbur Scoville
Humans have been eating peppers for centuries. There are so many different types of peppers it can be hard to differentiate the mild ones from the ones that will have you dipping your face in a bucket of ice. In today’s world, it would be easy to […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Scoville Scale|Comments Off on Origin of Scoville Scale Heat Units

Chilled Avocado Soup Shots with Spicy Breadcrumbs

Avocado Soup Shots Ingredients:
2 large ripe avocadoes
1 ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
2 TBS fresh lime juice
Pinch of Sea Salt to taste
1 slice, soft bread
¾ tsp paprika
1 TBS butter
A couple dashes of cayenne pepper sauce
¼ tsp of sea salt
Avocado Soup Shots Cooking Instructions:
For the avocado soup shots; dice the avocado and […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Chilled Avocado Soup Shots with Spicy Breadcrumbs

History of Hot Sauce

This History of Hot Sauce is its own Journey Around the World!
If you’re reading this right now it’s probably safe to say you’re a hot sauce fanatic like us. Well wouldn’t it be great if you could prove your loyalty to the all mighty chili pepper and its hot friends by being able to talk […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Hot Sauce|Comments Off on History of Hot Sauce

The Tabasco Sauce Controversy

Written by: Lisa Siemer
Let me tell you a little about the origins of the Tabasco Sauce Controversy…
Tabasco Sauce
Arguably the most popular brand of hot sauce in the world. This simple, delectable condiment is the icing on the cake for those who like to spice things up.

Trademarked by Edward McIlhenny with a history dating back to […]

By |March 8th, 2016|Hot Sauce|Comments Off on The Tabasco Sauce Controversy

Using Pepper to Make Hot Sauce

Hot sauces aren’t created equal. However, there is one common factor they all share, and that’s the chili pepper. Since the creation of Tabasco sauce, peppers have been used for their distinctively zesty punch to add spark to all kinds of different foods. Look at the back of the label on any Hot Sauce and […]

By |February 10th, 2016|Hot Sauce|Comments Off on Using Pepper to Make Hot Sauce

Choosing the “Right” Hot Sauce

Written by: Lisa Siemer

If you’re a hot sauce enthusiast then you probably have a favorite Hot Sauce. That one special brand that makes you stop people when they’re eating to say, “you’re not eating that food right! Put “insert favorite hot sauce here” on it so it’ll actually taste good!” And hey we aren’t here […]

By |January 28th, 2016|Hot Sauce, Lava Lips Indy, Scoville Scale|Comments Off on Choosing the “Right” Hot Sauce

Where Does Hot Sauce Come From?

The Origin of Hot Peppers and Where Does Hot Sauce Come From
Habanero? Serrano? Harrissa? Gochujang? Where in the world does hot sauce come from????

Chili peppers and other hot spices have been around for thousands of years and humans have been using them to spice things up since the beginning. Residents of South and Central America along […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Hot Sauce|Comments Off on Where Does Hot Sauce Come From?