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 


  • 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


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 ! 



Pizza Spaghetti Casserole


Not to sound dramatic but WOW… this recipe is a whole other level of yummy goodness. First, I cannot take credit for this wonderful recipe. I follow several pages on facebook. One of them is Bette Mills ( https://www.facebook.com/barbsbc). This recipe is great but I made a few changes ( because I didn’t have the canned tomatoes ) as well as a little bit of the technique.



1 lb of  Barilla Angel Hair Pasta

28 oz of Pasta Sauce ( see my homemade tomato pasta sauce)

3 cups of pizza cheese mix

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1 3.5 -6oz package of pepperoni

1/2 teaspoon of oregano

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

2 teaspoons of Goya Adobo

2 lbs of ground beef

1 egg

1/2 cup of milk

2 tablespoons of oil (for boiling pasta)

2-3 tablespoons of salt (for boiling pasta)


1 Casserole Dish ( I used 3 loaf pans – gotta use what you have!)

1/2, 1 teaspoon

1 tablespoons

1/2 cup measuring cup

1 skillet

1 Large Pot

Your Oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit

1 small bowl

1 fork or wish

1 Strainer


In a large skillet brown ground beef with the 2 tablespoons  adobo seasoning. Once browned, drain the fat and put to the side.


In a large pot fill 3/4 of the way with water add 2 tablespoons of oil and bring to a boil and add 3 tablespoons of salt and add angel hair pasta and boil for 5-6 minute until al dente. Drain in the strainer and put to the side to cool.

In a small bowl mix egg, milk, oregano, salt, and garlic powder until fully incorporated.


Add directly the pasta and mix well. I kept stirring it for a minute so it would not cook the egg. Add all the pasta sauce to the mix and stir well.


Now you are ready to assemble

  1. In your casserole dish add the pasta to the bottom.
  2. Add a layer of ground beef
  3. Add pepperoni ( as much or as little as you want)
  4. Sprinkle  Parmesan cheese
  5. Add Pizza Cheese
  6. Add More Pepperoni on top.

Cook for 30 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes, cut and serve… and watch the smiling happy faces.

Happy Eating!!


Super easy side dish – Glazed Carrots

This side dish is not only easy but will surely get your kids ( or man child ) to eat thier veggies ! It only has three (3) ingredients and doesn’t need anything added to it.  No brainer on weekdays or lazy weekends when you want to cook at home instead of spending money at your local fast food. 


1-16oz bag of baby carrots or 6 medium size carrots peeled and cut into 1/4 inch disks 

3/4 cup of light brown sugar

5 tablespoons of Country Crock Vegetable Spread or salted butter 

Tools Needed:

10 inch fry pan 

Rubber spatula 



1/2 cup measuring cup

Directions: Wash the baby carrots or cut carrots throughly and drain in the strainer so you will not add extra water to the carrots. 

While they drain, add the butter or vegetable spread to the fry pan on medium heat. As it starts to melt add the light brown sugar  and stir with the rubber spatula ( I use a rubber spatula because sometimes it can turn into caramel and it’s harder eat it off a metal spoon lol) and being to a boil. 





Add the carrots and mix together. Let cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. It will be slightly crunchy at this point. If you want it softer cook longer.

Tonight we had it with salty white rice and talapia-Yummy! 

Enjoy !