A Quick Post and a Quick BBQ Sauce

Generally, I put a lot of time and thought into my posts, but our air conditioner quit at 4:00 this morning and the A/C guy isn’t here yet.

(In case you haven’t heard, Oklahoma’s temps have been in the 100’s for the past two months…)

Here’s what our inside temp reads now.

  (P.S.  It’s 10° “warmer” in my writing nook…)

Thankfully, I have a cool place to retreat to as soon as I’m done with this, and thankfully I planned a barbecue for dinner tonight.

Last night I made my Quick BBQ sauce and it was delish brushed over barbecued ham steaks.  (How does one spell BBQ correctly anyway?)

But patience, sweet ones, patience… it really is better the next day.

I also fooled around with my camera just for fun… :)

This is as basic as BBQ Sauce gets!

Quick BBQ Sauce

1/2 c. ketchup (I used Heinz)

3 Tbsp. honey

1/2 Tbsp. yellow mustard

1/2 tsp. liquid smoke

1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

(Optional add-in’s:  red pepper flakes to taste, a dash of hot sauce, a shot of whiskey)

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Reduce heat; simmer 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cool, then store in the refrigerator.

Bring to room temperature before applying to grilled meats.

Brush sauce on during the last minutes of grilling and ENJOY!

Ooof… here’s what our temp was last time I looked, and it went up a degree after I uploaded the picture!

Enjoying the prospect of grilling… but not indoors…. gotta run!

~ Kim




Food Photos That Will Never Make The Front Page

Split Personality Pasta.  Hellooooo.  How much butter did I put in the meat sauce?

Sausage and Mushroom Calzone.  Squish…  There’s filling in it.  Really, there is.

Grilled Pork Loin & Balsamic Apples with Plum Whiskey Glaze.  (Note to self: pink glaze = undercooked looking meat.)  But it sure tasted good.

Hawaiian Pizza on the ol’ 9 x 13 cake pan lid.  (And to think I gave away my pizza stone when we moved… whimper.)

Then there’s the dessert that didn’t turn out looking anything like the original recipe.  (To see how it’s really done, click here.)  It was my first attempt at cheesecake and everything went wrong.  I take full responsibility.

The crust stuck.  Of course, it helps to use a spring form pan…  (I compensated by removing what was left of the crumbs.)

The middle fell.  (I compensated by filling it with milk chocolate.)

The topping puddled.  It was 95° outside and close to that in my kitchen.  (I compensated by throwing it in the freezer and cutting it into Art Deco triangles.)

But chocolate melts.  Rapidly.


I compensated by eating it. :)

Enjoying one tasty photo flop at a time,

~ Kim

P.S.  The dessert made for an interesting “cartoon,” too…

Chocolate Cheesecake ala Warhol