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Monday, May 25, 2009

Awesome Spice Rub




So I was watching a show on the Create channel where this guy made a spice rub for his award winning ribs. I got a burst of inspiration. Of course it came just in time, because Create sets up special themes when holidays come around and what do you know. It's Memorial Day. I'd never tried out a rub before and was definitely up to something new and different. I sent my husband out to the store to pick up some things that we didn't have around and got to work.

I decided I wanted to double up on the recipe so that I could rub up the chicken as well as the ribs, and ended up coming up short on some of the ingredients, so I had to improvise. The recipe is as follows and it makes a generous amount of rub, so think about possibly dividing it into two parts and saving some for later unless you're barbecuing for a small army (and yes I would do it again).

4 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
4 Tbsp Brown Sugar (either dark or light should be fine)
4 Tbsp Ground Cumin
4 Tbsp Chili Powder
4 Tbsp Salt
4 Tbsp Black Pepper
4Tbsp Paprika
2 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
1 Tbsp Freshly Ground Mixed Peppercorns

Note: If you're not ready for a big kick in your mouth, cut out half of the the cayenne pepper and don't add the red pepper flakes and by all means choose another variety of the barbecue sauce that doesn't contain chipotles. Otherwise carry on. Mix everything up well and as soon as you're done rinsing your meat that you'll be using, apply the rub. The water from rinsing makes a great binder for the spice rub. Grill using indirect heat technique (which is just placing your meat opposite of where your coals are laid out) for 5-6 hours. If you don't already have a favorite barbecue sauce, i'd definitely recommend Sweet Baby Ray's in any flavor choice that you choose. You can apply this in the last 15 minutes or so of your meat cooking, or afterwards if you so choose. If you try it, let me know how you like it.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

BzzAgnet Report on Nature's Source Natural Bathroom Cleaner.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids

Unboxing Rubbermaid

Monday, May 18, 2009

Chance to win a trip to Blogher 2009 from JVC Everio

I really would like a shot to get to Blogher this year!! I'll bet you probably do too. I've really just gotten into blogging; it's not even been a full year since i've been an active and somewhat regular blogger. I heard about the Blogher Conference and I know that it's the place to be if you're serious about blogging. Well, JVC Everio is giving somebody the shot at a trip to the Blogher Conference this year and also a JVC Everio camera to capture it all. Check it out here JVC Everio . Good Luck!!

Hurricane Clip (trimmed)

Ever heard of an inland hurricane? Well I hadn't either. Our city as well as some other nearby cities were out of power for a good while. Maybe 4 days, but it seemed like forever. I believe that some people are yet without power. This is just some of the footage that my husband caught on camera.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day Giveaways

Mothers Day 2009

Hi All! These giveaways actually started April 22. I just found out today and i'm sharing the love! These giveaways end on May 9 with the winners being announced on May 10, 2009. There are many prizes to be won including Laptops, a crockpot, a digital camera, giftcards and so much more! Hurry over and get your entries in!! Good Luck!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Virtual Party With Real Giveaways.... Join Me!!!

Hello Ladies,
First of all let me apologize because i've been slow at blogging here lately. Our computer crashed and i've just had a bit of extra drama going on. Right now I have to use the number pad because our mouse konked out, but fortunately we should be hearing from a technician by tomorrow.

I do want to let you all know that there is going to be a virtual mom's night out party over at MOMLOGIC. It will be taking place May 7, 2009 from 3pm-9pm and i'm pretty sure it's eastern time. All you have to do is be there. Just click the link and register if you haven't already and then RSVP. I know Momlogic and they give away AWESOME prizes. So come on over and expect to have a good time.

UPDATE:
Found out that the total value of all prizes is over $5000!! There are some prizes up that you need to sign up for prior to the party if you want a shot at winning. Check out Start signing up now for prizes!