Posts tagged ‘ribs’

because 30 is the new 20

This post is long overdue. Back in August, I turned 30. My mom felt that was a milestone in my life and that I should have a party. YAY PARTIES! My parents cooked tons of food. I helped of course, but most of what you see is above is my dad and mom’s doing. There was tons more food, but for art’s sake, I couldn’t fit them all into that montage above. I’ll probably get unlazy and make another one for all the other food =D

Starting from the top left:

-Grilled eggplant salad – A dish from Dad. I’m not the fan of veggies, much less eggplant, so I didn’t try it. Everyone else did, as it was all gone.

-Calamari – Dad again. He just mixed a whole bunch of stuff and seasonings and ta da…super yum and crunchy calamari

-Beef w/Chinese broccolli – Dad’s is the best. The addition of the tomatoes made it that much tastier.

-Pork Ribs – Really, what more is there to say about that? They were in the smoker for hours and they fell off the bone and were just sooooo tender. 3 racks of ribs. None remained.

-Woo table decor

-Chocolate chip toffee crunch bars – *Raises hands* I made that. I’m actually going to post that recipe eventually. It was yummy and gooey and crunchy and definitely chocolatey.

-Bottom row. In the center is a Filipino dish with tons of different veggies and you can add either pork or shrimp. However, I was in charge of the veggie cutting, therefore my ode to squash and green beans.

I had the yummiest cake from The Acadian Bakery ( It was the brownie chocolate mousse cake with a chocolate gnache on top. Oh. Their choco covered strawberries are the greatest. When I order cakes, I always ask for more strawberries =) If you need a cake for any occassion, please give them a call if you haven’t been there before. They deliver and you can also pick up. I usually call a day in advance and they’ll have it ready by 9am the next morning. May I also suggest their Fresh Strawberries & Cream cake? Love it.

And so…I’ve reached a new decade. wee!



October 17, 2008 at 11:57 pm 2 comments

And then there were ribs & guacamole

Once again, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. It’s the time of bbq, chips, dip and other finger foods. We made some guacamole and some honey bar b q ribs, among other things. We wanted to make things that were low maintenance so cooking wouldn’t be so stressful today. My sister and her boyfriend were the assistant chefs today. ^___^


  • 5 Haas avocados (halved, seeded, & peeled)
  • 1 lime’s juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 tbs. chopped cilantro


  • In a bowl, mash the avocadoes.
  • Add the garlic, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, salt, cumin, lime juice, & cayenne.
  • Mix together well and refrigerate.
  • Remove from fridge and let sit an hour prior to serving.
  • Can be served with your favorite tortilla chips or anything else really


  • 1 rack of ribs
  • 3-4 tbs. of dry rub (you can make your own, but i bought a specialty pork bbq dry rub from the store, and it was delicious)
  • a jar of your favorite honey bbq sauce (i used the KC honey bar b q sauce)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees farenheit
  • Generously season ribs with dry rub. Be sure to season both top and bottom sides
  • Place ribs in a baking pan lined with aluminum foil. Cover top with aluminum foil as well
  • Place in oven for a total of 2.5 hours
  • After 1.5 hours, remove aluminum foil cover and lightly baste with the honey bbq sauce
  • Every half hour afterwards, baste ribs with the honey bbq sauce

reina-sm.gif –Chelle

February 4, 2008 at 1:54 am Leave a comment

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