Suzanne's Hot Stuff is a sizzling seller this season

By Marielle D. Marne | December 16, 2009

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suzanneCAVE CREEK – While visions of sugar plums may be dancing in some people's heads, in the Desert Foothills folks are dreaming about hot stuff. Suzanne's Hot Stuff to be more precise!

Suzanne Brian opened Suzanne’s Hot Stuff nine years ago in Frontier Town. It's been well received by both the locals and those across the country. "We have customers who bring out-of-town guests in to see us," Brian said. Yes, it's that good!

Brian has such a loyal following she really views her customers as more like family. And during this busy time of year, she wants people to know she and her staff are eager to help take some of the stress out of holiday shopping. Can't get in during business hours? Give them a ring, and they'll set up an appointment so you can come in early or after the store closes. It's perfect for those looking for numerous corporate gifts or who want to make up a host of individual gift baskets.

While Suzanne's stocks salsas from around the world, no doubt her best selling sauce is her own creation. Try Suzanne’s Original Habanero, Suzanne’s Chipotle and Roasted Garlic and Suzanne’s Extra Hot sauces. If the taste isn't convincing enough, know that her salsa has been featured on Food Network TV and several Phoenix news stations. And, she's been bestowed numerous awards. Compare Brian's salsas with others on the market and you'll see the difference – thick, rich and fresh versus watery and blanched. She even has a new multipurpose Desert Gourmet Rub that's ideal for whatever you're cooking. "Medium zesty," Brian explained of the taste.

For those less fiery, there's an extensive collection of no-heat salsas. Of course, there's a fun variety of gift items – aprons, and novelty items.

The holidays are an ideal time to share Suzanne's hot stuff with anyone on your list. Stop in at 6245 E. Cave Creek Rd. or call 480-488-1277 for an after-hours appointment. For an immediate shopping spree visit

There's a reason why Suzanne Brian has been successful for nearly a decade – she's earned it! Photo by Marielle Marne