Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 2012- Round 2 Contestant Videos

You will notice there are only 7 videos. This is because I was contacted by Maria yesterday, and she had to pull herself out of the cooking challenge. She had hurt her foot prior to the competition, and like a trouper she thought she could fight through the discomfort and cook for you all. Unfortunately, she had her 2nd surgery on Friday, and the post-surgery pain was a little more than she could handle. We hate to see anyone drop out, but life happens. We all wish Maria well and for her to have a speedy recovery.

So with that bad news out of the way, the good news will be the judges will not be voting anyone out this week. All the other contestants are moving onto the 3rd round. We still have an obligation to announce the winner of Round 2, our Potato and Green Thingy Challenge. We have to reward them with their secret bonus prize and the $50 cash card from our sponsor Race City Sauce Works. I also have a small reward for the contestant that has the best score from the Spicy Condiment judging and the 1st and 2nd rounds combined.

Speaking of sponsors, thanks again to Chad Lowcock of Race City Sauce Works who not only is sponsoring a 2nd place prize for $100, but also a $50 cash card to the winner of this round. Please check out his new website design and layout and see all of the great sauces including the very popular 13th Moon Chocolate Drink/Sauce. If you enter Coupon Code: FEAST25 at checkout, you will get 25% off of your order. Click onto Pandora above to check it all out.

Once again ladies and gentlemen, our judges:

CaJohn Hard
Carol Borge
Chad Lowcock
Adam Fehr
Scott Roberts
Firehead Thomas

Rob Holdaway of Sticky Brand Sauces

Steve Zielinski of Crazy Steve’s Pickles & Salsa

Chip Welsh of Red Lion Spicy Foods

Chris Bintz of Wicked Cactus Sauces

Shauna Jellsey of TATS Sauces & Marinades

Jeff Porter of the Chile Spot

Feast Your Eyes Challenge Calendar: (All Videos will be posted at 9am est.)
March 7- 1st Challenge LINK
March 10- Midnight is the deadline for the 1st challenge
March 11- All Contestant Videos are posted LINK
March 14- 2nd Challenge LINK
March 17- Midnight Deadline for 2nd challenge
March 18- All Contestant Videos are posted
March 21- 3rd Challenge
March 24- Midnight Deadline for 3rd Challenge
March 25- All Contestant Videos are posted
March 28- 4th Challenge
March 31- Midnight Deadline for 4th Challenge
April 1- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 4- 5th Challenge
April 7- Midnight Deadline for 5th Challenge
April 8- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 11- 6th Challenge
April 14- Midnight Deadline for 6th Challenge
April 15- All Contestant Videos are posted
April 18- 7th and Final Round
April 21- Midnight Deadline for 7th Challenge
April 22- Finalist Videos are posted
April 25- Winner is announced!

Vote on your favorite Round 2 Spicy Cooking Video

  • Rob (15%, 7 Votes)
  • Crazy Steve (8%, 4 Votes)
  • Chip (13%, 6 Votes)
  • Chris (27%, 13 Votes)
  • Shauna (15%, 7 Votes)
  • Jeff (23%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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  • At March 18, 2012 12:11 pm, FIREHEAD THOMAS said:

    Bummer, Maria was in good postion to do well moving forward….we hope you feel better, and see you in May at Peppers!

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    • At March 18, 2012 12:54 pm, Cajun Heat said:

      I can’t believe no one dressed a Leprechaun! Anyway…it all looks good & now I’m hungry!

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      • At March 18, 2012 2:21 pm, Houston Hot Sauce Festival said:

        Great challenge! Shauna – Changing the name from Fritters to Latke’s and I have a new recipe for Chanukah this year :)


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        • At March 18, 2012 9:33 pm, shauna said:

          Thank you carol It was a fun Challenge. I love Potatoes.

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          • At March 19, 2012 7:52 am, Adam @ Endorphin said:

            Way to go everyone! Much improved videos.

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            • At March 19, 2012 9:27 pm, Ryan Graub said:

              How old is Rob’s son? lol. I met him at ABQ and he didn’t look 21. haha.

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              • At March 21, 2012 3:54 pm, Rob Holdaway said:

                Ryan he is 15 haha I finished off that late night cold one

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              • At March 20, 2012 12:32 am, Ken Alexander said:

                Nice job, everyone!! Some outstanding recipes!!!And the videos are much better. Just keep trying to get a little more light so your food shows up in the best “light” (yes, pun intended!)!!

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                • At March 20, 2012 11:34 am, Chilebrown said:

                  Jeff got my vote because of the bread and pancakes. Wow! I definatly will make the bread.
                  I think a separate category for best shirt should go to Steve. Good catch by Rob for not plastering the walls with the mixer. All the entries were great.

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