Sweet & Smokey Barbecue Sauce

This yummy babecue sauce is thick & sweet with a nice after bite to it. Keep some of this on hand at all times to accent your meats or whip up quick meals. Top frozen chicken breasts with 2 tablespoons sauce, wrap in foil, & bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes for a super quick meal or mix with ranch dressing for a unique salad dressing. You can even just dip toasted french bread in it for an evening snack!

1 c granulated sugar
1 T dry minced onion
1 T bottled Real Bacon Pieces
2 T Liquid Smoke
2 T bottled Red Hot Sauce (not Tabasco)
1/4 t Tabasco sauce
1/4 c corn syrup
1/4 c water

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan & simmer to desired consistency (about 5-10 min).

Basic BBQ Sauce

This recipe uses 24 oz. of Ketchup so you'll have plenty to spare. Trust me, you will want this on everything. This is a really basic recipe that you can spice up using bourbon, Cajun seasoning, Italian herbs, steak sauce, or just enjoy it plain.

1 T + 1 1/2 t Olive Oil
6 Cloves Garlic
1 1/2 small onions; finely chopped
1 T + 1 1/2 t Mustard Powder
1 1/2 t Red Pepper Flakes
3 T Brown Sugar
24 oz. Ketchup
1/2 c Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 c Cider Vinegar
1 T + 1 1/2 t Molasses
1/2 t Black Pepper
3 T Hot Sauce (not Tabasco)

  1. Saute onion & garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add remaining ingredients & mix well.
  3. Use immediately or simmer to desired consistency.

Only need about a cup of sauce? Use the measurements below to make just what you need.

3/4 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 3/4 teaspoons brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon molasses
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (not Tabasco)

Southern Sweet Tea

4 individual tea bags, any flavor you like
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup sugar
10 2/3 cups water

  1. Combine the tea bags, baking soda, sugar, and 2-4 cups of the water in a small saucepan & bring to a boil.
  2. Cover the pan once it begins to boil & remove from heat.
  3. Let tea sit for 10 to 60 minutes.
  4. Strain tea through a washrag or piece of cloth to remove any loose leaves.
  5. Add remaining water & stir well.
  6. Enjoy over ice!