Friday, November 14, 2008

Spicy Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, so now is the time to start planning and preparing for the big meal, making sure that you'll have all the ingredients you need. If you're preparing a Thanksgiving feast for folks who enjoy spicy food, you don't need to bore them with bland traditional recipes year after year -- nor do you need to abandon those old favorite recipes. Here are some simple ways you can add some fire and spice to a traditional Thanksgiving meal:

*Provide a bottle of Toad Sweat Cranberry Dessert Hot Sauce along with your traditional cranberry sauce, for folks to splash on to their turkey, or stir into the regular cranberry sauce for an added peppery kick

*For your appetizer tray, prepare some Zing Dip: Whip 4 oz. of cream cheese or sour cream until smooth, then add a small very finely chopped onion, 3 Tbs mayonnaise, 2 Tbs Capsicana Zing Gourmet Sauce, and some finely chopped ham or crabmeat (you can omit the ham or crab if you prefer). Stir until all is thoroughly combined, and serve with crackers, raw vegetables or chips.

*If you're serving baked ham, use Yam Good Sauce or Bear-Man Sap-Happy Golden Bear Maple Sauce for basting and glazing.

*If you serve a pre-meal relish or pickle tray, include some Twenty Pepper Garlic as well as some Capone Family Secret Giardiniera along with your milder pickles and olives. Both the 20 Pepper Garlic and the Giardiniera are delicious when paired with cheese, crackers and dry sausages.

*Add Durn Good Original Seasoning Blend to your green bean casserole or stuffing recipe in place of some or all of the salt, for a peppery pick-me-up! Or if cooking for a crowd where not everyone wants to eat heat, simply provide the Durn Good Seasoning on the table along with your ordinary salt & pepper. And for chiliheads on sodium restricted diets, I recommend Louisiana Bayou Blend, an all-purpose pepper seasoning with no sodium and no salt.

*If you're planning a rustic Thanksgiving meal featuring venison, you need Greg's Happy Sauce as your marinade & cooking sauce for the tenderest, most succulent venison you've ever tasted. Greg's Happy Sauce comes with recipes and cooking tips, and was especially developed for venison. And it's on sale at the Carolina Sauce Company online store!

Zestfully yours,

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