Homemade Hot Sauce

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Some like it hot is an understament in this household.  We like to tease one of my sons as liking food with his hot sauce!  On a recent vacation in Lewes, DE, we had to stop at  Peppers, a specialized store offering the world’s largest collection of hot sauce.  With names like Spontaneous Combustion, Satan’s Rage and Black Mamba Six Gets Bitten, this is not a store for sissies!    We walked out with a huge bag of very different sauces.  This got me intrigued as to what made the difference in the sauces and I started reading labels.  The ingredients seemed pretty simple:  essentially peppers, onions, garlic, vinegar and seasonings.  We thought it would be fun to try making our own at home.  I made two batches, one green and one red and recipes for both follow.

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