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Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.



As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.



Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Monday, July 26, 2010

barbecued baby back ribs

another summer dinner favorite on the grill has to be barbecued baby back pork ribs.  these ribs are cooked for several hours, a minimum of two and one-half, at 350 degrees in the oven, prior to grilling.  the best way to cook these ribs is in a deep roasting pan with 2 cups of water. often i use a roasting rack, and cover the ribs with a favorite barbecue sauce.  then, the roasting pan is covered with aluminum foil, and the meat is placed into the preheated oven.

the ribs are baked for as long as possible to allow the rib meat to become fully cooked and falling off the bone.  i transfer the cooked ribs to a sheet pan and cover them with additional barbecue sauce and grill them outdoors just to achieve the grilled exterior.  these are delicious served with corn on the cob and cole slaw.

this is a perfect summer meal for a Saturday night.

summer berries

a perfect summer dessert to serve guests is always fresh berries.  fresh blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries look delicious in this classic ceramic basket served with demura sugar and half and half. 

a bowl of berries could also be served with shortcake biscuits or angel food cake.  by serving an assortment of berries and accompaniments, everyone makes their own special dessert.