NEW MEXICO'S LONG GRILLING SEASON means we fire up our Webers and Big Green Eggs into fall. The charred goodies that take a trip over the flames benefit from delicious toppings and condiments. Check out what’s on offer at Sweet & Saucy, a Rio Rancho–based company started by Jane Jones and her daughter Erin in 2002. After friends and coworkers raved about the pair’s edible Christmas gifts, the duo decided to turn their tasty presents into a family business (spouses and kids included). Twenty years later, their products are sold throughout the country in gift shops and gourmet food stores as well as online. Apart from a great selection of mustards (the fiery Bloody Mary and Heaven N’ Hell varieties will jazz up your next burger or dog), an even more expansive array of chocolate and caramel sauces calls for ice cream and desserts that need a final touch. The website also offers a long and tempting list of recipes. Bananas Foster drizzled with Autumn Harvest or Frank’s Whiskey Caramel? I’m in!
Jars of Sweet & Saucy cost $10 to $13 and are sold throughout New Mexico, as well as in Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, South Carolina, and Utah.