Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Barbecued Beef Ribs for Two

I had some country style ribs out for dinner last night and wasn't sure how I wanted to make them. We had a Boy Scout meeting at 7:00 so I knew time would be short. I went to my favorite source of on-line recipes - and found the following recipe. The recipe called for beef back ribs, but I used my country style ribs. I didn't have cider vinegar so I substituted white vinegar, but just cut it down by a 1/4. I only boiled ribs until they started to look done on outside which cut down the baking time. It didn't take too long to bake. The sauce was delicious! I served it with sliced potatoes baked with butter and parmesan.

2 lbs beef back ribs
1/2 c. ketchup
2 T finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T cider vinegar
1 T brown sugar
1/2 t. chili powder
1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/8 t. garlic powder
dash hot pepper sauce

Cut ribs into serving size pieces; place in a large kettle and cover with water. Simmer, uncovered, for 50-60 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Drain ribs; place in a greased shallow 2-qt baking dish. Cover with sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

Yield: 2 servings

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Crispy Chicken

This A Taste of Home recipe is one of my all time favorites. No one ever guesses that the main ingredient is Rice Krispies!. Every time I have baked this, the chicken comes out so tender and delicious. It's a family favorite - my mom and daughter make it often.


  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal, coarsely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)


In a shallow bowl, combine cereal, flour and seasonings. Place butter in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in cereal mixture.

Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. Drizzle with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.

Upside Down German Chocolate Cake

I opted not to make this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. It just did not appeal to me. Instead, I decided to make Upside Down German Chocolate Cake from A Taste of Home. The man I am currently seeing mentioned that German Chocolate was his favorite cakes. So, when I had him over for dinner, I made him one.

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves
  • 2/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • CAKE:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package (4 ounces) German sweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Whipped topping, optional


In a saucepan over low heat, cook and stir brown sugar and butter until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with pecans and coconut. Drizzle with evaporated milk; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the chocolate, eggs and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour over topping in pan.

Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve with whipped topping if desired. Yield: 9 servings.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

TWD: Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

I know this post is late, but I had a hectic week. I actually baked these last weekend.

Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart chose the Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops. I found these cookies absolutely delicious! I didn't think they were to chocolately like some. I loved how they were soft in the middle. They sure were a big hit! Of course, eating the leftover Whoppers was a plus!

I won't be posting a blog this week since I always bake on the weekends and I was gone this weekend camping with the Boy Scouts. Had a great weekend at Peanut Island, Riviera Beach, FL, playing in the surf and sun.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

An Award

I want to thank Michele of Alwayz Bakin' for giving me this award! She's such a sweetheart. I want to give this right back to her being such a dear friend.

TWD: Chunky Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

I know I'm a little late with my post. No excuses, just lazy. I did make these yummy cookies chosen by Stefany of Proceed with Caution last weekend. Just never posted! These were a big hit at work and home. The recipe made a lot of cookies. I loved them dunked in a cold glass of milk!