Oven Baked Dry Rub RibsĀ 

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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Fresh Bread with Dipping Oil

Today was a beautiful day. A little cold in Georgia but nothing to complain about.  I woke up very motivated and wanted to make something great. So I started early (like 8 am don’t judge me šŸ™‚ ) Started my dough and let it rest and took my time with it.

 So after yet another productive day and several movies( Secret Life of Pets, Trolls and Moana). I was able perfect my bread and really enjoy it.  And nothing smells better then fresh bread especially since I have been limiting my carbohydrate intake.

Tools Needed

Kitchen Aid Mixer

1 tablespoon 

1 cup 

Oven at 350 degrees 

Small pot that can go in the oven

11 x 17 Pan (add like 1 teaspoon or so of oil to the bottom or spray with a non stick spray. )

Ingredients


4 cups of AP flour ( bread flour would be better but I have always used All Purpose) 

3 Tablespoons of Granulared Sugar

2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil

1 Packet of Yeast 

1 cup of warm water (115-130 degrees f) 

1-1/2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Shortening 

Directions 

1. In a bowl add the warm water and add sugar and stir. Add yeast to the mixture and let sit for 5 minutes. 

When you first add the yeast

After 5 minutes


2. Take the shortening and put in the microwave for like 20 seconds to let it soften and then stir until it smooths and add to the yeast mixture. 

3. Add oil. Add flour and salt to the yeast mix. Start mixing slow so the flour doesn’t go every where. 


4. It will start forming into a ball. 


5. Once formed, check by grabbing the dough, your fingers will leave an indent. 


6. Smooth out into a ball. This took about 4 minutes on 3.


7. Let sit in the bowl covered with a towel and place in the microwave. Let sit for 2-3 hours. 


8. Punch down. It will maintain your imprint.


9. Form it back into a ball. And let it sit for another hour in the microwave. 


10. Punch down and remove and cut it into two pieces.


11. Form into two loaves. 


12. Cut slices into the top of the bread.


13. Let rest while the oven warms up. Add the pot with about 2 cups of water warm up in the oven as well.  When the oven beeps, put it in the oven . 

14. Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and rolling over and hitting the bottom sounds hollow. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting …. it should be an hour but I couldn’t resist. 



For the Dipping Oil


Ingredients 

3/4 -1 cup of olive oil 

1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning 

1/2 teaspoon of Garlic powder 

1/4 teaspoon of Salt 

Pinch of Oregano 

Directions 

Mix all together and let sit while bread is cooking .

End result !!!!

Enjoy !!!

Ericka 

Caramel Chocolate Poke CakeĀ 

Ok so it’s no secret I like to bake, cook and just make stuff. This is one I saw on Facebook and I immediately wanted to make it. 

Here is the video link for Cook Crave Inspire by Spending with Pennies 

cake/http://www.spendwithpennies.com/caramel-chocolate-poke-cake/

Of course I make my own little changes….

Here is what I used:

Ingredients


1 box of Chocolate cake mix ( made just like the box says to)

1 jar or bottle of caramel 

1 can of condensed milk

1 8oz tub of cool whip 

1/2 cup of walnuts 

A few chocolate chunk pieces 

Tools Needed

13 x 8 inch cake pan 

Spatula for spreading 

Bowl 

Fork or whisk 

Directions 

Make the cake according to directions, let cool for at least 10 minutes.

Poke holes all over the cake.

Pour the caramel all over the cake and spread evenly.


Open the can of condensed milk and pour all over cake 


Cover and put in the fridge for 4 hrs or overnight.


Remove cover and add cool whip covering like icing, add chocolate and walnuts for garnish. You can serve immediately or wait a few more hours for everything to set.


It is so tasty not overly sweet. I think the walnuts gave it a nice crunch and took away some of sweetness for me …. It is like a chocolate 3 leches cake. Really really good ! 

Enjoy!

Ericka