Oven Baked Dry Rub Ribs 

It has been a wet summer so far in Georgia. Which makes it difficult to have some BBQ on demand. Although I am not complaining and would much rather have some smoked ribs, this is a great alternative when you have to cook indoors. After many racks and even happier faces, I think I have a winner. 

Tools Needed

  • Oven preheated at 300 degree F
  • Large Pan
  • Large plastic container 
  • Ramikin
  • Measuring spoons 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of Brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons of Goya Adobo 
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Black Pepper 
  • 2 teaspoons of Salt
  • 1 rack of Ribs 
  • 2 tablespoons of Canola or Vegetable Oil

Directions

1. Mix the spices together well

2. Put oil on the ribs and rub all over. Then pat on dry rub. 


3. Let sit for at least one hour or over night in a large plastic container .


4. Cover with aluminum foil and cook in the oven for 3 hours on 300 degrees F. Rotate rack after each hour. Do NOT flip. Take off cover for the last 1/2 hour . 


5. Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting. Add BBQ sauce on side for dipping eat as is.

Serve with your favorite veggies or cole slaw… 


Enjoy ! 

Ericka 

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Easy Homemade Lattes


Most people cannot live without some coffee in the morning. But having a good; if not great, latte comes at a steep price because of the machine that makes the frothe. Now, I am definitely not saying don’t splurge but for the budget conscious people (like me!), you have to make due with what you have but you want to feel like you spent some well earned money. 

To make a long story short …. You can do this yourself without a frother or espresso machine. All you need is 2 cups, a push wisk, microwave, and your coffee maker or Keurig.

Tools Needed

2 – 12 oz or larger mugs

A microwave

Coffeemaker or Keurig 

Push wisk 

Ingredients

Milk

Strong coffee or espresso

Sugar 

Directions

Put 2-3 oz of milk ( can be soy, almond, skim, 2%, or whole ) in a microwaveable cup (12oz) .

Microwave Milk for 1 minute (the milk has to be warm to hot for it to foam up )

During this time make your coffee. I use Bustello and my Keurig I use the reuseable cup and use medium size setting for an 8 oz cup . I brew my coffee and at my sugar to the black coffee.

When you take the milk out of the microwave use the push wisk and push down for about 30 seconds to a minute it will just about double in size. The thicker the foam you want the more you wisk.

Once it is at the desired thickness pour in the coffee and stir. And there you have it your latte. Add cinnamon or a drizzle of caramel to make it fancy! 

Let me know how you spruce up your coffee ! 

* I added a link to a decent push wisk. Just click on the word “wisk”.  I am not being paid by Amazon or anyone for mentioning it. 

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Biscuits

Bacon…bacon …. You had me at bacon!

Now most people are trying to cut back on bacon but every once in a while it’s a great thing.

Some of the simplest things make the best meals, snacks, appetizers, and desserts. This is one of them.

I did this recipe from a blog or pintrest so the original is not mine….. If I could remember I would  give them the credit cause it awesome. 


All you need is 4 ingredients

1 can of biscuits

1 8 oz block of mozzarella cheese 

3/4 of a 16 oz bacon package

1 48oz bottle of oil 

Tools needed

Small fyer or 4 qt pot 

Knife

Cutting board

Toothpicks ( I had to improvise and use scewers) 

Directions 

Pour the oil in the fyer or pot and place on the medium high setting or the corresponding setting on the fyer.

Open the biscuit can and cut each into halves or doer that depending on how big you want them. 


Cut the cheese (no pun intended ) in to small blocks  and put in the middle of the biscuit dough.


Make them into round balls 


Take the bacon and depending on how much you want cut in half or leave whole … And wrap the biscuits with the bacon.


At this point you should put toothpicks through both sides but I didn’t have an so I used scewers. They are ready to fry.

Let it fry for about 5 minutes you need the inside to cook. It may look done like baked but the inside may still be raw. It will be a golden to a darker brown for the biscuit watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. Everyone’s fryer/stove is different so you may want to test one to know how long you need to keep it in there. 


Now I know throught is for them to look perfect well …. They didn’t because I didn’t have toothpicks but I show you this because it may not look all that great but we ate them all!

I will say when I made them with shredded cheese instead I liked it better it cooked faster and was super cheesy.

Take this recipe make it your own. Cook the bacon and add inside instead of outside or both. Use cheddar instead of mozzarella. Serve with garlic aioli or a jalepeno tartar sauce. 

Possibilities are endless!

Enjoy :)!

Camarones Guizados (Stewed Shrimp)  -Quick easy and delicious 

We are all looking for something quick and delicious to make for our families or ourselves. With more and more fast food and box dinners  becoming the go to, people are less willing to make fresh dishes. Well this one is easy, fresh, delicious and super affordable.

Ingredients

1 -12oz bag of raw shrimp deshelled 

1/2 white onion roughly chop 

3 cloves of garlic minced 

4 Roma tomatoes cubed

1/2 orange pepper cubed 

1/2 yellow pepper

1 packs of Sazon 

1-1/2 tsp of salt

1/2 to 1 tsp of black pepper 

2 tbls of Olive oil 

1/4 cup of water ( you may not need it depending on how juicy your tomatoes are )

  
Tools needed

1 10in frying pan 

Knife

Cutting board 

Bowl 

Directions 

In a pan heated on medium put olive oil and onions and allow it to start becoming translucent then add the garlic and stir. 

  
Once incorporated, add the peppers and let cook for 2 minutes.

  

 Add the tomatoes stir and allow to cool for 2 to 5 minutes until the tomatoes start breaking down . 

  

Add the shrimp and add the salt, pepper,  Sazon and the 1/4 cup of water. 

 
Stir well and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes or until shrimp is fully cooked. ( remember of the shrimp is in the shape of a “C” it is cooked as soon as both sides are no longer gray. If you over cook it it will be in the shape of an “o”

  

Serve over white rice , mofongo, pasta or even by itself !
  
Total cost for the dish: 

$5.49 for shrimp

$1 for 2 1/2 peppers

.33 cents onion

.10 cents garlic

.10 cents packet of Sazon

.50 cents for 4 Roma tomatoes

.50 cents for 2 cups of rice

$8.03 and serves 3 to 4 people or $2 per person 

Enjoy!

Ericka