Hells Kitchen Baked Ziti

Jump back, kiss yourself its so good!!  Perfect for lots of hungry people.  Recipe and pictures courtesy of Chef Susan DuTemple.

“The Real Deal” Pizza Grilled Cheese

The boss of all grilled cheeses.  This one will win over everyone at your next tailgate party.  Recipe and pictures courtesy of Chef Susan DuTemple.


Check out Susan’s other recipes!!!

Doc’s Extra Hot Wings!!!

The Doc knows spice, but he is a SIMPLE man in the kitchen.

-30 frozen or fresh large Chicken Wings and Drumsticks

-2 cups Sweet BBQ Sauce (any brand)

-15 Shakes of Garlic Salt

-15 Shakes of Italian Seasoning

-10 Shakes of Doc Meyers’ Hot Pepper Shake


Cook the chicken in the oven or on the grill first.  Then, TOSS fully cooked and warm Chicken Wings in a large mixing bowl with other ingredients.  Lick your fingers because you are done.  😉

Shakespeare’s Pizza

Find Doc Meyers jars on tables at your favorite Shakepeare’s Pizza in Columbia!!

Wise Guys Pizza

Wise Guys Pizza now is giving away free samples of Doc Meyers’ Hot Pepper Shake in their orders!!!  The Chicago-style stuffed pizza is a smash hit and definitely our favorite!!!

Hy-Vee Grocery

Columbia Hy-Vee on Nifong Blvd. now carries Doc Meyers” Shakes!!!! Handle Your Heat and pick some up today.  Do it!!!

Hot and Spicy Steak Rub


Makes 4 servings

2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon of any steak seasoning or Lowry’s seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoon Doc Meyers Hot Pepper Shake
1/4 cup olive oil
2 pounds of USDA prime steak
Rub olive oil onto meat.  Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.  Rub mixture onto meat.  Grill it up!!!

Healthy and Savory Pretzel Twists

1 bag Rold Gold®pretzel twists

1/8 cup olive oil

1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch® seasonings

1/2 tablespoon Doc Meyers’ Hot Pepper Shake

1 teaspoon garlic powder


Mix pretzel twists and olive oil in a gallon Ziploc® bag and shake well.  Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, then add them into the bag with the pretzels and olive oil.  Shake well.  Pour the mixture out of the bag onto a cookie sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes at 250 degrees.  Let cool, then serve and enjoy.  Doc approved snacking!!!

Zesty yet Easy White Chicken Chili

A hearty white chicken chili, with a spicy kick! With the slow cooker doing all of the work, it’s a perfect meal for any night of the week.


 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
3/4 C green bell pepper, chopped
3/4 C yellow onion, chopped
1 Jalapeño, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3  15 oz. cans Northern white beans
11 oz can corn, drained
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp salt
32 oz chicken broth
1/4 tablespoon of Doc Meyers’ Hot Pepper Shake


Add all ingredients to a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours. Remove chicken, shred and return to slow cooker and reduce heat to low.  Let cook an additional hour.  Divide among bowls. Serve with optional toppings such as cheese, scallions, sour cream, etc.  Enjoy!!

Fiery Gumbo


Makes 8 servings
• 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1 (4 pound) chicken, cut into parts
• 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
• 2 cups chopped onion
• 1/2 cup chopped green onions
• 2/3 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
• 1 tablespoon minced garlic
• 2 pounds medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
• 8 cups water
• salt to taste
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1 teaspoon dried thyme
• 2 bay leaves
• file powder
• 1/4 teaspoon Doc Meyers’ Hot Pepper Shake

• In a medium skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat. Remove from pan, and drain on paper towels to remove some of the fat. Discard fat in pan.
• In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over high heat. Brown chicken pieces in hot oil. Turn frequently until golden brown on all sides. Transfer chicken to a dish, leaving oil in pan. Set chicken aside, but keep warm.
• Make a roux by whisking flour into the hot vegetable oil. Turn heat down to low. Continue cooking flour and oil mixture, stirring constantly, until it reaches a dark brown color. This may take 30 to 45 minutes; the darker the roux, the better the final gumbo.
• When the roux is a dark brown color, quickly add the sausage, onion, green onion tops, green pepper, parsley, and garlic. Cook over low heat until the vegetables are wilted, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
• Stir in 2 cups water and spices. Add chicken parts. Add rest of the water slowly. Bring mixture to a boil, and reduce heat. Simmer for about 45 minutes, until chicken is done and tender.
• Remove chicken pieces, and save for another use. Add shrimp to gumbo; cook for about 8 to 10 minutes more. Remove bay leaves. Taste, and adjust seasoning. Serve gumbo in deep bowls. Sprinkle file powder over individual servings, and stir in.  Enjoy!!