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After a lot of thought, I have decided to schedule my posts instead of posting when it is convenient. Typically I aim for a daily post but lately it seems I have failed miserably at this. So much has been going on. Lots of work stuff, my aunt’s wedding, a trip out of town. I just haven’t been cooking like I normally would. For the sake of consistency, I am going to try to post Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Of course, I will post more frequently if I do a week of themed posts like Bacon Week or NOLA Week. And if I am off on vacation and cooking up a storm, I’ll be sure to post all the fun.

Dear readers, any thoughts or feedback about this or anything else? I want my readers to be happy!


Spice Rubbed Baby Back Ribs (a variation of this TasteFood recipe)

  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp cayenne 
  • 2 racks baby back pork ribs


Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Combine all of the rub ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. Rinse and pat ribs dry with a paper towel. Rub the spices all over the ribs on both sides, coating well. Bake in oven for 3 hours. Prepare grill for low to medium heat. Grill until the meat darkens and the fat starts to get crispy. (I did low and slow for about 30 minutes so that that the smoky flavor would really get into the meat.) Serves 4.