Tabasco Substitute

What’s A Good Tabasco Substitute?

While Tabasco hot sauce is a supermarket staple, there are times when you need an alternative. What other hot sauces can you use that have a similar vinegary tang? What’s a good Tabasco substitute in a pinch for cooking if you don’t have a bottle …

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spicy Alfredo sauce

Spicy Alfredo Sauce

Ready to spice your typical Alfredo sauce up a notch? Adding in a little cayenne pepper powder is an excellent way to start, whether it’s Fettuccine Alfredo, chicken, or another concoction. Spicy Alfredo sauce can be that simple to make. But you don’t need to …

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Mexican tomato soup

Mexican Tomato Soup

Lime juice is the surprise star of this spicy Mexican tomato soup. It provides a citrusy undertone that works well with the spiciness of red jalapeño pepper and earthy tang of the tomatoes. This is a real tomato “feel-good” soup experience with a twist. Want more …

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Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Simple Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

We don’t make it a secret at PepperScale that there’s a favorite hot pepper in-house. The scotch bonnet has been top-of-the-list for us for nearly two decades of chili pepper eating. Its kick of heat (comparable to a habanero) along with its subtle tropical sweetness …

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Hoisin Sauce Substitute

What’s A Good Hoisin Sauce Substitute?

Akin to Western barbecue sauce, hoisin sauce is a delicious sweet and spicy mix that’s a must for many authentic Asian meals and a terrific barbecue sauce alternative for grilled meats. Hoisin sauce is carried in most supermarkets with international food sections, but where can you …

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Cascabel Peppers

Cascabel Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are cascabel peppers? Sure many dried chilies rattle, but none do so quite like the cascabel pepper. They keep their rounded shape when dried, which creates the perfect natural bell or rattle. Cascabel chilies are mild in heat (1,000 to 3,000 Scoville heat units) …

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Chipotle Vs. Jalapeno

Chipotle Vs. Jalapeño – How Do They Compare?

Two of the most heard words in the hot pepper world are chipotle and jalapeño. There are so many products surrounding these two chili types, products that tend to play up their differences. One’s smoky and earthy, the other bright and crisp. Yet, for the pepper scale uninitiated, …

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