I hope that your Autumn has been enjoyable.Â We’ve had a busy one here getting ready to bring you all kinds of great gourmet food to Heat Up the Holidays!Â Our first exciting announcement is that we now have the Hot Raspberry Thunder back in stock.Â It’s listed as the first item right on the main page of the online store.Â I’ve had so many people ask me when it was going to be back that I wanted to make it easy to find.Â Since I’ve listed it, I’ve had a few people discover it.Â I can tell that you missed being able to get it because I’ve had single orders for as many as 6 bottles of it.Â Don’t worry, I brought in a good quantity of it so we aren’t running low yet.
I always enjoy the Autumn season for the great harvest of fresh fruit and berries that are available.Â While I was bringing in the Hot Raspberry Thunder, I brought in two other great raspberry sauces as well.Â Check out the Roasted Raspberry Chipotle and the Fiesta Raspberry Jalapeno.Â These are both great sauces that make some wonderful appetizers for holiday entertaining.Â For a simple recipe this month, try one of the following:
Combine 1/4 cup of raspberry sauce with 8 oz of cream cheese to form a loaf and then top with 1-2 tablespoons of sauce.Â This will make a great creamy spread for a holiday tray.Â Or …
Mix 1/3 cup of raspberry sauce with an equal amount of balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon olive oil for a delightful raspberry salad dressing.
Also, by customer request, we’ve brought in Texas Red Lemon Pepper from the Austin Spice Co.Â They’ve been winning awards as long as they’ve been around, and this is probably their best known product.Â It’s a great rub for fish, chicken and a pork as well as a great all around seasoning.Â Check it out, along with their Texas #202 Beef Seasoning Rub to add some extra flavor to your favorites.
There are a few more holiday updates for the store.Â First of all, the Hot Sauce of Month Club is heating up to be a big gift item for us here so we made up a customized gift notification that we can send to you to pass long to anyone that you’re ordering this as a gift for.Â This is available by request by anyone who places an order for a Hot Sauce of the Month Club membership as a gift.Â We will customize it for the giver and receiver of the gift and email it out to you to print and send or email to the recipient.
Secondly, we’re getting into the holiday spirit with a special label just for this time of year.Â Our “Stocking Stuffer Hot Sauce” will be available at the beginning of December and we’ll be giving away a free bottle to every order that totals $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) from December 1st until the 21st.Â It will also be available for sale in the store.Â It’s a great festive label with the words “to the hottest person I know” with a from line containing a blank that can be filled in with the giver’s name.Â A good Sharpie permanent marker works well on the labels.
We’ve also recently updated our shipping module to now be able to calculate shipping to most European countries.Â If you try to place an order and your country is not available, drop me a line and I’ll see if I can get it added.
Thanks for all of your business and support.Â If you’ve got a recipe that you want to share, want to let us know about a product that we should have, or you just want to share a chili pepper story of your own please drop us a line.Â We’d love to hear from you and we’ll include anything interesting, funny or tasty in an entry on our blog or in a future monthly email newsletter.