Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Carolina Sauce Newsletter: Coupon, Holiday Recipes & Gift Ideas

December Coupon Sale: 10% Off!

Chili Pepper   In celebration of the season, we have a special 10% off coupon just for our Newsletter readers! Use coupon code CAROLINAXMAS to save 10% off your product total at the Carolina Sauces online store, good on ALL products including already-reduced sale items, themed gift sets that make great Christmas gifts, party-perfect zesty snacks, Kosher products for Hanukkah, and all your holiday favorites. To help you save money this holiday season, the CarolinaXMas coupon is good through Christmas Day, and will expire at midnight on December 25th, 2011.

Looking for a tasty and memorable Christmas gift for someone special? Check these out:

*For the serious hot sauce collector or the person who claims nothing is hot enough, our HOTTEST item is Da Bomb The Final Answer, packing a 1.5 million SHU (scoville heat unit) punch that's THREE TIMES HOTTER than military-grade pepper spray. Comes in a lock-and-key display case for added effect (and to keep it out of little hands!). We also have a "Make Your Own Ultra-Hot Pepper Extract Kit" that comes with a sealed vial of 16 million SHU capsaiacin crystals, tweezer forceps, lab gloves, surgical mask and other essentials for making super-hot sauces at home. Additional ultra-hot products are listed on our Pepper Extracts page and Hottest Hot Sauces page.

*For the person who wishes they could spend the winter in the Caribbean, our Caribbean Gift Set provides a little taste of paradise with 4 different full-size bottles of authentic Caribbean hot sauces. And for the more adventurous palate, our Exotica Gift Set comes with 6 unusual hot sauces featuring ingredients like nopal cactus, chocolate, and exotic chiles.

*For the North Carolina expat or anyone else who craves real NC barbecue, send them a bottle each of Bone Suckin' Sauce (for western/Lexington style BBQ) and Wells Hog Heaven BBQ Sauce (for eastern style BBQ). Visit our recently re-vamped NC Products page to see our entire selection of North Carolina products, including sauces, seasonings, country ham & other pork products.

*For the Buffalo wings addict, we offer all of the classic Anchor Bar Wing Sauces from Buffalo NY, as well as the award-winning DEFCON wing sauces in 3 different heat levels.

*Looking for stocking-stuffers or spicy munchies? Try Deano's Jalapeno Chips (crispy thin-sliced jalapenos seasoned with cheddar or Ranch), any of the 4 different flavors of Blair's Death Rain kettle-cooked potato chips (the Chipotle is my favorite), and the ever-popular Wasabi Bombs (wasabi-coated peanuts).

*For fans of the hard-to-find Nando's Chickenland products from South Africa, we have all of the Nando's Cooking Sauces, plus the Nando's Marinades AND the Nando's Peri Peri Hot Sauces.

Don't forget to enter the coupon code CarolinaXMas at checkout to save 10% off your product total. Coupon expires on 12/25/2011.

***Please note, the CAROLINAXMAS coupon doesn't apply to products purchased from our partners.***

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

We recently added Gourmet Gift Baskets and Gift Boxes available through our partners on the Carolina Sauce Company website, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Here are other excellent gift ideas from our carefully-selected partners:

*BBQ & grilling accessories for championship-quality results at home, including Laser Temperature Guns (what guy wouldn't want one?!?), smoking pellets (turns any grill into a smoker) and of course the award-winning GrillGrates, cut to fit virtually any grill.

*A wide variety of Monthly Clubs in 3-, 6-, 9- & 12-month subscriptions, including Hot Sauce of the Month (featured on the Food Network!), BBQ Sauce of the Month, and even Bacon of the Month and "Swine & Wine" clubs (click on "Monthly Clubs" to see other programs).

*Gluten-Free Guides for restaurants and grocery store products.

*Chili pepper-themed and food/cooking-themed art prints and posters.

*International gourmet items including genuine Spanish products, Italian specialties, French foods, and even Russian caviar and other elegant delicacies.

*For the hard-to-shop-for person who probably prefers to pick out their own perfect present, we offer a variety of Gift Certificates and Gift Cards redeemable on everything from hot sauce to bacon, gourmet foods to exotic meats (kangaroo, anyone?), cookware & more.

TWO Recipes: Smoked Cheese, and Mulled Cider!

Here are two easy, flavorful recipes for holiday entertaining and enjoying with the family.

Venison burger with smoked cheese Greg's Smoked Cheese: You need a smoker, your choice of "mild" wood, a small aluminum pan (the drip pans sold for grills are perfect - use a clean one, of course) and a block of your choice of cheese (approx. 1 lb of something that melts well but not too quickly: Cheddar, Jack or Pepper Jack, Swiss, Provolone). Regular grocery store cheese is fine; you don't need a fancy cheese. Start the smoker and when the temperature reaches 225F, place the cheese in the pan--add some sliced jalapenos on top if you like--and put in the smoker. Smoke until the cheese becomes completely gooey and browns slightly on top (takes about 2 hrs, but keep an eye on it because smoking time will vary). Best served hot, with crackers or pita wedges, but you can reheat in the microwave (transfer cheese to a microwave-safe bowl).  Smoked cheese is also fabulous in sandwiches, on burgers, etc.

cinnamon stick Gloria's Mulled Cider: Make a "spice bag" by placing 1 teaspoon whole allspice, 1 teaspoon whole cloves and a 3" stick of cinnamon (broken into pieces) on a small piece of cheesecloth and tie the ends up with kitchen twine or thick thread. Combine 1/2 gallon apple cider or juice, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a healthy dash of ground nutmeg in a large pot; stir to dissolve sugar. Add the spice bag and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Discard spice bag and serve hot in mugs, with a cinnamon stick garnish if desired (makes about 10 servings).

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