Since the early 1990’s, after moving out of Omaha to acreages in Washington County Nebraska, two brothers, Tim & Shawn, began their food production journey by making salsa. Using fresh ingredients from their gardens, they experimented with various combinations of tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and many spices to create several outstanding flavor profiles. In the mid-1990s, the brothers began to share their concoctions with family and friends. The recipes continued to improve. Like many entrepreneurs, the brothers continued to get suggestions from family, friends and business associates that they should bring their recipes to market.
The brothers began making Habanero pepper spreads using the Habaneros grown in their gardens. They began with an apple lemon blend called Hablemeno, (hob-la-mean-o). They now have eight spreads that are becoming favorites to use in the barbeque world during competitions. They are most popular for entertaining at parties and tailgates. Their very popular habanero pepper spreads are referred to as “Sweet Before the Heat.” The spreads are not just jellies, jams or preserves, they are much more versatile. These pepper spreads are used to spice up and put a zing in Hors-d’oeuvres, toast, bagels, crackers, snacks, and fish and meat dishes. The possibilities are endless.