How to use A&B American Style: Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes

Buffalo Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes

It’s time to break tradition. Besides, isn’t everyone sick of Great Aunt Ethel’s sweet potatoes slathered in marshmallows? We present to you: Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes. Toss the wedged potatoes with a little oil, A&B American Style Pepper Sauce, honey, and sage before roasting. Ingredients you can feel good about, even if you’re only doing it so you can eat more pie.

Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes


  • 2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into equal sized wedges
  • 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 6-8 fresh sage leaves, chopped into halves
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 oz blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat your oven to 375° F.
  2. Whisk together the oil, A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce and honey.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato wedges in the Pepper Sauce mixture.
  4. Spread the sweet potatoes out evenly on a large baking sheet and season with salt & pepper
  5. Sprinkle the fresh sage leaves on top
  6. Roast the sweet potatoes for 35-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. When cooked through and beginning to brown, remove the sweet potatoes from the oven.
  7. If you like it hot, toss the baked sweet potatoes in more A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce. Top with the crumbled blue cheese, and serve!
Ingredients for Buffalo Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes
Cut sweet potatoes ready for the oven
Roasted sweet potatoes fresh from the oven
Buffalo Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes with A&B American Style

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How to use A&B American Style: American Style Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

American Style Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Halloween has come and gone. If you’re wondering what to do with the leftover pumpkins sitting around your mantle, read on. Don’t worry, these aren’t pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds; we’re sure those exist elsewhere. These roasted pumpkin seeds made with our NYC Rooftop Pepper Sauce (seasonal, so it's like our version of the PSL) are insanely good and turned out so well they didn’t last long in the serving bowl.

A&B American Style Spicy Pumpkin Seeds



  1. Get rid of the pumpkin guts
    • Put the seeds in a colander and rinse under cold water, dry them
    • If you want to get into the nitty-gritty (and have a little extra time), we hear boiling the seeds before roasting is the way to go. The Manly Housekeeper conducted a four-way test and said, “[Pre-cooking in boiling water] makes the seeds much crunchier, leads to a more “roast-y” tasting seed, and seasons the seeds better.”
  2. In a bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds with oil, A&B American Style NYC Rooftop Pepper Sauce, and Worcestershire sauce
  3. Combine salt, cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder; sprinkle over seeds and toss to coat
  4. Spread onto a foil-lined baking pan
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring halfway through baking
  6. Store in an airtight container (if somehow, you have any left)


When you're done, they should look like this:

The roasted pumpkin seeds

If you're a talented photographer, plating these at the perfect time of day, in the perfect bowl, with the perfect shadow, they should look like this:

The pumpkin seeds ready to devour

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American Style Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
November 05, 2015


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Check us out: Oprah's Favorite Thiiiings!

 Oprah's Favorite Thiiiings!

This morning we are extremely excited to announce that our multipack of Pepper Sauce is officially one of Oprah's Favorite Things for 2015. That's serious praise, check out what she said:

"Stedman and I are a hot sauce family, and I can tell you these pepper sauces are for real! The fresh ingredients give them flavor that's just as intense as the heat. Pass the catfish, please..."

How can you get a better endorsement than that? It's been a struggle to keep this a secret since we found out and we are so excited to finally be able to share it with you.

And, in case you're wondering, National Catfish Day (aka half-Christmas) is exactly 6 months from Christmas Day on June 25th. You'll probably need a new bottle by then.

Get 20% off of your multi-pack when you use code OPRAH at checkout


October 22, 2015


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The 2015 Harvest of NYC Rooftop is here!

NYC Rooftop Sale!

We're very excited to have worked with the Brooklyn Grange again this year to grow the chilies for our NYC Rooftop Pepper Sauce and are celebrating with a big introductory sale!

Save 25% with the code in the image above from now until Friday at 11:59PM

It's valid on our NYC Rooftop Pepper Sauce and on our new Terroir Tasting Set, which includes a bottle of the Original and the NYC Rooftop so you can see, taste, smell, feel and hear the difference the ground makes.

January 30, 2014


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A&B American Style Super Bowl Bacon Scallion Cheese Dip

THE SUPER BOWL! It's here. It's in our backyard in NYC this year and the lead up to the game has been fantastic. We're really enjoying the back and forth (especially this little bit, which makes us want to add ducks to our recipe below)

Naturally, we believe every football party needs some serious cheese dip. And, we aren't microwaving cream cheese and mayo with frozen spinach and calling that serious.

We are taking two types of cheese. Bacon. Corn. Scallions. Garlic. Onion.

We are using a makeshift double boiler to protect our cheese from scorching (it's easy to do).

We are making some serious A&B American Style Cheese Dip.

We recommend you do the same.

Recipe: A&B American Style Cheese Dip
  • 6 Tablespoons A&B American Style Pepper Sauce (available at these fine retailers)
  • 1/4 LB yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 LB smoked gouda cheese, shredded
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into thin bits and crisped
  • 1/4 cup canned corn kernels (about 1/3 can)
  • 1/2 cup green part of scallion (sometimes called spring onion), chopped (check this link to fancy this up)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped (can sub the white part of your scallion, too)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 small flour tortillas, toasted in a 400 degree oven for 3 minutes
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 or 2 cups of water for the double boiler setup (don't sweat, it's easy)
  1. Toss the shredded cheddar and smoked gouda with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Hold this on the side
  2. Chop 4 slices of bacon into thin bits
  3. Cook on the stove on low heat until crisp. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel to drain
  4. SAFELY! Take out most of the bacon fat and save it in a glass jar or coffee mug in your fridge for making Eggs American Style (recipe coming soon). Keep just enough to coat the pan
  5. Add the onions and garlic to the pan with the bacon fat
  6. Cook on medium heat until translucent and transcendent
  7. Add the corn and green scallions and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside
  8. Save some (about 1 tablespoon) of the bacon, scallion, onion, garlic and corn mixture for garnish. The rest to be stirred into the melty cheese
  9. CONGRATS! You're about half way there. Now we MELT THE CHEESE
  10. A double boiler set up makes it easier to prevent scorching the cheese during the meltification process. 
  11. Start your double boiler setup by adding one or two cups of water to a small sauce pot
  12. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer
  13. Place a medium sized metal bowl over the simmering water. Add the cheese, which you tossed in cornstarch earlier, to the bowl
  14. This metal bowl may get hot. Use a dry towel or pot holder to hold it
  15. Stir the cheese until meltified (8 minutes or less)
  16. Fold in the reserved bacon, scallion, corn, onion, and garlic.
  17. Stir in 6 tablespoons (or more) of A&B American Style Pepper Sauce
  18. Season the dip with salt and pepper to taste
  19. Pour the A&B American Style Cheese dip into a ramekin or other serving dish
  20. OPTIONALLY (but recommended) put your oven safe serving dish under the broiler and brown the top for about 3 to 5 minutes
  21. Garnish with a tablespoon of the bacon, scallion, corn, onion and garlic mixture and more A&B American Style Pepper Sauce (available at these fine retailers)
  22. Serve immediately
  23. ..
  24. WAIT! Don't forget the warmed tortillas, tortilla chips or vegetables
  25. Enjoy!
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December 16, 2013


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Check us out: Stock up for stocking stuffers in the Village Voice

We're stoked to be included in this holiday gift guide from the Village Voice. Tweet at the author, Deena Shanker, and tell her how good she did. Thanks, Deena!
If you know someone who's stocking up to survive the Sriracha shortage, turn them onto a possible alternative with a bottle of A&B American Style Pepper Sauce. Concocted by childhood friends who "just wanted to eat good food and have a good time," this small batch creation combines a bright flavor, metered spice, and earthy sweetness. Add it to Ramen noodles, a burrito, or a breakfast omelet. And if your recipient is a real hot sauce fanatic, consider going with A&B's special gift set, which includes the original flavor and the special Brooklyn Grange edition pepper sauce.
It's not too late to stock up on our gift set from our webstore or, even better, go pick up a bottle from one of our retail partners

Happy Holidays!
November 26, 2013


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Thanksgiving Time Again!

Happy Thanksgivukkah! Once in 70,000 years these two overlap. So, we recommend you take full advantage of it.

To do so, here are a few reminders of how to make some important additions to your Thanksgiving table.
First, make turkey stock and use it for gravy and braising liquid
Then, make some spicy pumpkin soup
Next, make our super simple spicy cranberry sauce (feel free to compare with the NY Times)
Make sure to use some of the turkey skin for cracklings
And, if you over-indulge, try a March Hare the morning after

And, if you put together a leftover sandwich, a little Pepper Sauce is a great way to brighten up the flavors a little bit.
How are you celebrating? Share with us in the comments

Super Bowl Sunday, American Style

The American Style way to enjoy the Super Bowl is with all kinds of innovative takes on classic food. We came across a great list of ideas from Thrillist. Then we noticed that our Pepper Sauce is a great addition to just about all of them.

Here are the top 5 that got us spiced up:

Baller Pulled Pork
Pulled pork and A&B American Style are a great combination. Add some cole slaw and it's everything you dreamed a pulled pork sandwich could be.

Blue Cheese Dip
Seriously, if you're gonna make (or order) wings, make this dip. But, make sure you use A&B American Style instead of Crystal's (not that we don't like Crystal's, use both!)

Sea Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs are one of B's personal favorite uses for A&B American Style. This one has shrimp in it, which only increases the flavor benefit you'll get from adding Pepper Sauce.

Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwiches 
This one looks like  a guaranteed winner. Maybe a bit harder in execution than the ones above, but totally worth it. Use Pepper Sauce to cut some of the richness from the cheese and butter in this recipe.

Po' Boy Sandwich Cups
You know how good A&B American Style is with oysters. So, add some oysters to your meal and really class up the joint before watching grown men in tights beat the pants off each other.

These recipes will hold up without the obscene amount of bacon Thrillist is promoting. Enjoy the Super Bowl and remember that watching sports is not the same as being active yourself. Both are a ton of fun, provided that you don't weigh a ton.

Did you make one of these or another recipe using A&B American Style? 

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December 19, 2012


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Check us out: Tasting Table Holiday Guide

Tasting Table Holiday GuideVery cool to be mentioned in the 
Tasting Table Holiday Guide. Thanks!

How to use A&B American Style: Spicy Cranberry Sauce

We realize we may have overwhelmed you with the pumpkin soup recipe yesterday. That's by far the most complicated recipe we've given you so far. We think you can handle it and we challenge you to challenge yourself.

Even though this recipe is simple, you should do it early because, like with most things, great taste takes time to develop.

Recipe: Spicy Cranberry Sauce

  1. Dissolve the sugar in the water (you’ll need to stir a lot)
  2. Add cranberries and onions and simmer for a while
  3. Add A&B American Style Pepper Sauce
  4. Let it chill. 
  5. Seriously, you want a couple of hours for the flavors to come together
  6. Makes a great topping for turkey
  7. It’s even better on day-after turkey & stuffing sandwiches
Note: We deliberately do not add any sugar to our Pepper Sauce recipe. We get our sweetness and great flavor from the natural produce we use. But, we don't use cranberries and those things have some serious tartness that the sugar tames a bit.