Tag Archives: Barbecue

It’s all in the sauce!

23 Aug

So I’m counting down the last days of summer and thinking of all of the last minute recipes that I can try before it is time to put the grill away. A couple of weeks ago I tried a recipe that I found for Carolina Barbecued Ribs. I have to tell you that the sauce was so simple, but yet so amazing, so much so that I had to pass it along to my Simply Studded family. This recipe will employ almost all of your taste buds. From the initial marinade you will taste hints of tanginess from the white vinegar and crushed red pepper flakes. And the sauce will give you notes of sweet with a subtle pop of spicy that will lead you to believe that a Carolina festival is happening in your mouth.


Carolina Barbecued Ribs

Carolina Barbecued Ribs…
Salt and Pepper     To Taste
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes     1 Tbsp
Pork Back Ribs (3-4 lb.)     2
White Vinegar     1 pt


Onion, chopped     5 oz
Garlic Cloves     3
Green Bell Pepper, chopped     4 oz
Plum Tomatoes, canned     1 pt
Red Devil Hot Sauce     8 oz
Brown Sugar     10 oz
Lemon Juice     2 oz

Combine the salt and pepper and red pepper flakes. Rub this mixture over both sides of the ribs, coating them well. Place the ribs in a nonreactive pan and add the vinegar. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Uncover the ribs and turn presentation side down and bake in a 375 oven for 1 ½ hours.

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by pureeing the onions, garlic, green pepper and tomatoes in a food processor or blender. Pour this mixture into a nonreactive saucepan and add the remaining sauce ingredients. Simmer the sauce over low heat until it thickens, approx. 15-20 minutes.

Remove the ribs from the liquid and place on the grill presentation side up. Brush the ribs with sauce and grill to desired doneness. Additional sauce can be served on the side.

Serve with…

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Mmm take a bite out of that!


Mmm Creamy Coleslaw!

30 Jun

It’s the Fourth of July weekend and everyone is either planning to host a barbecue or attend one.  We are expecting to pig out on grilled T-Bone steaks, juicy hamburgers, plump hot dogs, and chicken just the way we like it; a little burnt.  But who can forget those great sides, like potato salad, creamy coleslaw, and macaroni salad.

I’ve decided to focus on some good old fashioned creamy coleslaw, the way I make it ;-). A very simple recipe that packs a whole lot of taste. I hope you enjoy it!

Creamy Coleslaw


1 Medium sized head of Cabbage

1 Large Carrot

½ Cup of Mayonnaise

2 Tbl of Honey

1 Tsp of Mustard


Shred cabbage and carrots together. Mix mayonnaise, honey and mustard together, and then add to cabbage and carrot mix.

Tip: Do not mix mayonnaise, honey, and mustard with cabbage and carrots until you are ready to serve, as the mixture will spring water and become very saucy.

My favorite way to have  coleslaw is on my bacon cheeseburgers.

This creamy coleslaw recipe is sure to be a big hit at your next party.  Tell me what you think.

Mmm take a bite out of that!