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Friday, October 16, 2020

Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

I learned from my Mama at a very early age to give credit where credit is due and know when to take a graceful compliment. We were have a surprise party for my Grandmama Elliott's 80th birthday. Mama gave me and my cousin money to go pick up two beautiful Schefflera plants. We got them and brought them home and placed them in the living room. She received many complements and said that I and my cousin were responsible. We took care of everything. She could have explained the entire story, but what good would that do? She had her "people" take care of things as any Southern Belle would! 

In that spirit, I don't feel the need to explain taking short cuts! When someone says, "Oh! These are good!" Say thank you! 

1 tube of chocolate chip cookie dough
1 bag of mini Reece's Peanut butter cups
1 bag of Rolos

1 mini Muffin Tin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Scoop a teaspoon full of dough in each cup. Bake for 12 minutes.

While cookies are hot, press the candies into the center. Remove to a wire rack and let cool! ENJOY! 

It is as simple as that, and if you smooth the tops with a knife, no one will know that you didn't make the candy yourself! :-) 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

St Louis Style Spare Ribs


Everyone does bar-b-que different. For that matter, everyone spells... BBQ different. If you want some good bbq, but you don't have a big fancy smoker or grill, you can make some good bbq in the oven. I usually use baby back pork ribs, but the online shopping service I used substituted St Louis Style Spare Ribs. 

2 lbs pork spare ribs
liquid smoke
apple cider vinegar
garlic powder
salt & pepper
bbq sauce of your choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat ribs with a few shakes of liquid smoke and vinegar. Sprinkle garlic, salt and pepper on all sides of the ribs. Place in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for about 2 hours. Remove foil and cook for about 20 or 30 minutes or until the ribs are golden brown. Slather with sauce and  cook another 20 to 30 minutes. 

Be sure to watch and not let the ribs burn once you put the sauce on them. Most bbq sauces have a good amount of sugar in them and have a tendency to burn if left too long. (I've even burnt bbq sauce in a crock pot, and I didn't think that was possible!!!)