Blog Articles (Page 21)

Blog Articles (Page 21)

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Cuts of Pork – Get to Know the Parts of a Pig

Are you a True BBQ Pitmaster? Do You Know Your Cuts of Pork? There is nothing on God’s green earth that quite compares to a perfectly cooked beef steak or grilled or smoked chicken.  But my favorite grilled or barbecued animal of choice? It is perhaps the pig. Pork is undeniably one of the most commonly consumed meats in the world. My preference for swine is due to the meat being sweet and juicy, almost to the point of being deliciously…
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What’s In A Name? Spicy Food Terms and Definitions – Sauces, Salsas and More

In cooking, consuming, and dealing with fiery cuisine, especially the liquid seasonings that give flavor and heat to dishes, you’re going to stumble upon dozens of interrelated names and terms. Some of their meanings may be obvious, but chances are good that if you’re newer to the world of spice you may get hung up on a few. For the novice foodies and beginner chileheads, I’ve given definitions of a lot of these words you’ll encounter. The following list is…
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Recipe – White Chocolate Chip Habanero Cookies

Habaneros lend themselves beautifully to a vast assortment of things sweet, and they’re fantastic in these white chocolate chip cookies. I suppose you can make these with regular milk chocolate, semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, but I opted for the smoother, more mild taste of white chocolate. With these chips, you get the full range of flavors without having anything be overpoweringly sweet. Made the right way, these cookies work perfectly if you’re hankerin’ a sweet and spicy treat. Take…
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Firetalkers: Interview with Michael Anthony of Chickenfoot and Van Halen

To millions of Van Halen fans, bass player Michael Anthony was not only the cucumber-cool glue that held the band together and provided their distinctive high harmonies, but was also the member of the band they could identify with the most; more specifically, a down-to-earth, real guy that you’d want to sit down and have a beer with. Unfortunately, in 2004, Michael was unceremoniously ousted from Van Halen to make room for Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang in the bassist…
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Complete Listing of National Food Days

Has it ever happened to you? It did with me a few weeks ago. It was National Taco Day (October 4th) and I didn’t find out until late that night before going to bed. If I’d-a-known about that fact in the morning, I would have prepared a righteous taco feast for my two boys and me. Well, maybe not, but it’s still cool to have prior knowledge of some sentimental favorites just in case you wish to partake in celebrating…
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Ultimate Taco Seasoning Recipe

So you’re looking for a good taco seasoning recipe? Maybe a variation with some spicy chile pepper kick to it? Well, my fellow foodie and internet traveler, you’ve come to the right destination! How I came to creating this particular taco seasoning spice mix is as follows. Please bear with me. “Mexican night” around Casa Del Roberts is a frequently-occurring and much-anticipated occasion. Naturally, whether our main vessel of holding and consuming taco meat comes in the guise of crunchy…
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Grilling Wings Missouri-Style

What’s that? Do you mean haven’t tried chicken wing drumettes and flats “Missouri-style”? If you’re unfamiliar with this tiny little live-fire recipe twist on grilling these popular poultry pieces, it simply combines the best of grilling (hot and fast cooking) and true outdoor barbecuing (low n’ slow with a touch of wood smoke). The results are spectacular! And if you’re unlearned about grilling wings, period, and are just used to frying them indoors, you’re missing quite a treat. The great…
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Basic Chili Powder Recipe

The secret to any great chili starts with an awesome basic chili powder recipe. A chili powder spice blend can be theoretically used to flavor up many different things (try mixing it in with some cuts of steak or chicken the next time you make burritos or fajitas!), but of course, its main usage will always be a good bowl of chili con carne. Pitmaster Jack Waiboer of GrateTV recently asked me for an all-around good recipe for chili powder,…
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23 BBQ and Grilling Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

It doesn’t matter if it’s Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, or in the thick of a blizzard-plagued winter…Millions of meat lovers across North America are now venturing outdoors to grill succulent pork, beef, chicken, and other delicious types of animal flesh. Mmmmm! The following is a list of handy tips to ensure your grilling and BBQ successes. BBQ and Grilling Tips and Tricks 1. Wash everything after handling raw meat, and don’t reuse the plate that you used for…
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Homemade Nacho Cheese Queso Sauce Recipe

I love me some nacho cheese. The ooey, gooey, liquid nacho queso sauce you commonly find in fast food Mexican restaurants, at concession stands and snack bars, and on your grocery store shelves are a guilty pleasure of mine, but I recently found that you can create a much better nacho cheese product at home. So here is my nacho cheese sauce recipe. The consistency of this nacho queso will be a tiny bit more “stringy” and “stretchy” like melted…
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Scott’s Ultimate, Number One, Primary Chili Recipe

Love in a pot…my personal, go-to chili recipe! Here is comes.  After several years of a baffling absence, I’ve finally decided to make public my very own, “top-secret”, personal, Roberts-family chili recipe. This is the delicious, spicy, hearty, chunky, “go-to” chili that I developed several years ago, and it is the chili I make on a regular basis throughout the year. Well, just to clarify, there’s probably nothing too secretive about my ultimate, number one, primary chili recipe. I haven’t been…
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Review – Chick-Fil-A’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Chick-Fil-A’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich It all started with viral marketing. I don’t remember where I first heard of this online – Twitter, perhaps? Word spread and I was lucky enough to get caught in the knowledge flow. Don’t you hate it when some time-sensitive promotion gets out and you don’t hear about it until it’s over? Thankfully I caught wind of it and was able to take advantage of it. In a nutshell, the operation was carried out like this:…
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Spicy Jambalaya Recipe

If you love it spicy, this Spicy Jambalaya Recipe will definitely leave you smiling! This one uses one of my favorite hot sauces, Intensity Academy‘s Hot Cubed, but if it’s too bold for you then, cut down on the amount of sauce you use by half. Ingredients: 2 packages (28 oz) of pre-cooked smoked Polish sausage (you can substitute andouille or chorizo sausage if you wish) 3 chicken breasts, chopped into small thumbnail-sized pieces 1 cup pre-cooked shrimp 2 cups…
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My Visit to the Taco Bell Test Kitchen and Volcano Menu Review

This week I was fortunate enough to be asked by Taco Bell (along with several other national food bloggers and writers) to get an in-depth look at the company’s expanding Volcano Menu, which features the delicious new Lava Sauce. Taco bell flew me out to their corporate headquarters in Irvine, California to visit their Test Kitchen and talk to the food innovators who created the Volcano line, sample the spicy wares, and even create my own custom menu item. A…
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Ultimate Guide to Drying Hot Chile Peppers

Why Dry Hot Peppers? The main reason to learn how to dry hot peppers is simply to enable you to keep them for a long time. Peppers can last for several days to a few weeks at room temperature or in the refrigerator before they start to rot. Freezing peppers, if done right, can make them last several months, but the thawing process can be a tricky one where often you’re left with overly soft and mushy chiles. Dried chiles…
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Scoville Scale

RETURNING SOON! Although it’s often been copied on other websites, the original Scoville Heat Scale Chart for Chile Peppers and Hot Sauces debuted on ScottRobertsWeb.com back in 2006. Good news…it is returning! The original, biggest, and best Scoville Scale Chart on the web is currently under construction and will be back, better than ever, in December 2019! Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience.