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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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The Versatile Portabella Mushroom

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Mmm take a bite out of that!


The Versatile Portabella Mushroom

1 Dec

A hearty Portabella Mushroom can be very satisfying.  Sometimes you just need a little change in your diet, a break from meat, but still have a desire for that filling feeling.  Or maybe meat just isn’t your thing.  You can get pretty creative when taking meat out of the picture.  This week our focus is going to be the extremely versatile portabella mushroom.

Last week while grocery shopping with my family at Costco Wholesaler(s), I was given a cookbook “A Decade of Cooking the Costco Way”.  Honestly I found a quite a few great recipes in this book. Here’s one extremely simple recipe that made my mouth water.

Grilled Portabella Mushroom with Montreal- Style Steak Seasoning

4 large Portabella caps, 4-6 inches in diameter



¾ cup canola oil

½ cup red (or white) wine vinegar

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup packed light brown sugar

4 tablespoons Montreal-style steak seasoning blend

In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients and blend well with a whisk. Place mushrooms in a shallow nonmetallic dish or pan and pour the marinade over the mushrooms. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning occasionally to ensure uniform coating. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Remove the mushrooms from the marinade and place on the hot grill.

Grill on each side for 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove the mushrooms from the grill, slice, and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Tips: You can also use baby Portabellas for this recipe. Use a grill pan and

adjust cooking times accordingly. Also, you can bake the large mushrooms

in a 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes; less time for the smaller mushrooms.

Mmm Take a bite out of that!

Here are more Portabella Mushroom recipes…

Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Mexican-Style Rice and Parmesan Cheese

Noodle-Free Lasagna with Portabella Mushrooms

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Swiss Chard