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[14 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Cilantro-Garlic Ribs and Bacardi Hand-Shaken Daiquiri

Nothing says 4th of July to me like fabulous ribs and wonderful cocktails to match. These ribs are tender and flavorful and the Bacardi Hand-Shaken Daiquiri is the perfect accompaniment.

[23 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Pineapple Papaya Salsa, and Bacardi Hand-Shaken Daiquiri

As the days get longer and the temps start heating up, I wanted to share two great recipes, accompanied by a fabulous drink for a summer night dinner party.

[4 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

My husband and I love to try new foods and he always inspires me to try new recipes.  But last night he did the cooking and made the most delicious molasses-mustard glazed pork dish.  The pork was so tender and the sugar in the molasses caramelized the meat giving it the richest flavor.  This glaze would go excellently with chicken or ribs as well.
Heat grill or skillet to high heat.  In a small bowl whisk together:
1/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
salt and pepper to taste
Using a meat tendorizing …

[25 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]

I made these ribs last night for my family and they were delicious.  The meat was so tender and flavorful.  These ribs are so easy to make because it all goes into the crock pot.
In a small bowl, combine:
2 tablespoons peppercorns, coarsely ground
2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds, coarsely ground
1 tablespoon kosher salt
Rub peppercorn, mustard seed and salt mixture onto 5 lbs of beef short ribs.  In a large pot, over medium high heat, add:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Once heated, add ribs and brown on all sides.  Should take about 10 minutes …

[22 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

I love ribs and am always looking for different ways of preparing them besides BBQ sauce. This is an excellent take on Southwestern flavor. The ribs are sweet and spicy and so easy to prepare.
In a small bowl, whisk until combined:
1 cup vegetable oil
juice from 2 limes
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
In 1 or 2 large zippered plastic bags, place:
2 baby back rib racks, cut into 2 pieces (about 5 pounds)
Pour marinade …

[9 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

Since I have two small kids, I am always looking for and trying recipes that I can prepare ahead of time or that are easy. This is a great rib recipe that is cooked in the crock-pot. These ribs are so tender and glaze over beautifully.

In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown:
3 pounds of beef or pork ribs (trimmed of fat)
Once all sides of the ribs are browned (about 15 minutes), transfer to crock pot on low heat. In a small bowl combine:
1/2 cup soy suace
3/4 …

[7 Oct 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

Dry rib rubs can make or break a barbecue meal. This recipe below is my favorite dry rub for baby back pork ribs. I love a dry rub because it is so flavorful and much easier to eat than traditional BBQ sauce. While I typically use this rub on baby back pork ribs, you can also use it on chicken breasts. The recipe below accommodates about 5-7 pounds of baby back pork ribs.
Mix in an airtight container for up to 8 weeks:
2 tablespoons pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 …

[5 Sep 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

I sometimes cook my chicken in this sauce. It can be used as a marinade and as a sauce. I love it on ribs and on chicken and the sauce can be served warm or cold. Plus it is easy.
In a medium bowl, whisk together:
1/2 cup wine vinegar
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups ketchup
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons paprika
2 dashes hot pepper sauce
If serving warm, simmer for five minutes and then serve. Store remaining …