This easy, homemade barbecue sauce is savory, spicy, and perfect for your favorite grilled chicken, pulled pork, ribs…whatever sounds good today!When I was growing up, I didn’t know how good I had it. (Isn’t that always the case?)
My mom and my dad made a fantastic barbecue tag team. My dad tended the ribs on the grill, and my mom made an unbelievably delicious sauce. This sauce was a secret family recipe…in that it was not written down. As I learned when I left home and tried to recreate my mom’s recipes, these dishes are secret inasmuch as she does not use real measurement tools and never put anything on paper. This barbecue sauce was no exception.
When, recently, I wanted to make my mom’s barbecue sauce for a grilled chicken recipe, she happily divulged the recipe, claiming it was no secret…it was just merely locked securely in her head with no prejudice towards sharing with the outside world.
And now I get to share this classic homemade barbecue sauce with you!
Now, the Fourth of July is coming up. The entire nation is breaking out their grills and tongs and bbq-friendly beers. Have you been searching for the right sauce? Has your mother been keeping it under wraps?? Give this one a shot!
These boozy popsicle mimosas (poptails!), served in a glass of sparkling wine, are like: Hello inner child. Have a drink.
Here’s a conundrum for you: summer weather makes me crave refreshing treats. Frosty cocktails seem like the perfect way to chill out. Yet the hot weather warms up my cold drink.
But (first world) problems are the mother of invention. How do you keep that mimosa from getting luke-warm and less-than-refreshing? You could add ice, I guess, but that waters down the drink. Um, ridiculous. No, the answer is something similar but far superior. And just downright super fun.
Boozy popsicle mimosas…or poptails, if you prefer.
These jalapeno bacon deviled eggs have a sneaky kick to them, plus a bacon crunch to satisfy your snacking needs!I think one of the best things about being a parent must be feeding misinformation to your children. I have none – children, that is – but I remember well some of the myths my mother told us. There was the classic “watermelon growing in your stomach” fable, the “your eyes will get stuck that way” baloney, but there were other, more inventive stories as well. Like babies were born with antennae that eventually fell off. Babies were also born with blue eyes, but sometimes those eyes popped out and rolled down the hallway and were replaced with brown eyes. Little things like that. (Incidentally, and this wasn’t a lie so much as a warning, my mom used to tell me to ALWAYS spit out cherry pits, because if I didn’t, I would either crack my teeth or choke to death. Once when I accidentally swallowed one — straight down the gullet, no choking — I panicked and simply gave myself up as a goner. In spite of the fact that I could breathe just fine. Because mom said.)
For some reason, my mom also referred to deviled eggs as “angel eggs.” I’m honestly not sure how that got started, but it had me convinced that angel eggs were a dish separate and apart from deviled eggs, and I occasionally wondered what these “deviled eggs” were, of which I heard people speak. When I learned they were the exact same thing, well, my brain exploded. It took a while to come to terms with what to call them. In fact, I’m still not there.
Chocolate chip cookie taste test: It’s a cookie kerfuffle! Sally versus Alton: which way will the cookie crumble?
Sometimes the availability of recipes on the internet seems like a double edged sword: there are tons of quality recipes out there, but yet there are still only 24 hours in the day, so which recipe should you make? Well, when the chocolate chips are down, we figured we could help you out by baking a couple batches of chocolate chip cookies from sources we know and love, and pitting them head to head in a delicious fight to the finish. Many cookies were eaten, but it was a sacrifice we were willing to make for you, our readers. So without further ado, let’s meet the challengers…
In this corner, hailing from the Food Network, the heavy weight of three cookie brothers, give it up for… Alton Brown’s “The Chewy“!…
And in this corner, hailing from Philadelphia and one of our favorite blogs, make some noise for Sally’s Baking Addiction’s “THE Chocolate Chip Cookie“!…
Of course, personally, I love our Rocky Mountain Chocolate Chip Cookies, but Liz tells me that those don’t count because with the addition of oats and nuts, they fall outside the realm of a “classic” chocolate chip cookie. Fair enough. Sometimes you just want the classic.
These fudgy paleo brownies are super moist with intense chocolate flavor. Oh and they also happen to be straight-up delicious – whether you’re paleo or not! (As decidedly non-paleo bloggers, you know we wouldn’t lie.)
So this is crazy, right? Ready To Yumble is not a paleo blog. We’ve never claimed to be gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, etc., and in fact our cookies and blondies and brownies and cake are pretty serious proof of the opposite.
BUT here’s the thing. Our only requirement for the recipes on this website is that they be delicious. Ross and I blog the foods we daydream about. We blog the foods we text back and forth during
the workday breaks at work, while egging each other on to add more cheese or more caramel. In spite of our obsessions, we actually include some legitimately healthy dishes on this blog…like ahi tuna poke and blackberry goat cheese salad. But we don’t post them because they’re healthy or conform to a certain diet. We post them because poke is freaking magical and blackberry goat cheese salad makes me weak at the knees. In other words: TASTY! And we figure that most of our readers are adults who can make their own decisions and read ingredients and decide if a certain recipe is right for them. We just provide the delicious options.
So when I decided to share this paleo brownie recipe with you, I actually agonized over the name. Because, these are really just super yummy brownies. But they are also paleo. And some people want that info up front. So I decided to go ahead and throw the word “paleo” in the title, and yes, these are absolutely gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened only with fruit. But even non-paleo folks (like us…) will be into these bad boys. Call ’em what you want!