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Salsa Verde

So, my husband and I ADORE mexican food…everything about it.  We also love anything spicy…the hotter the better. We like tomatillo sauce (or salsa verde) but it is hard to find one that tastes good.  We have bought so many different brands at different stores […]

Turtle Pretzels

These are such a yummy treat and good for parties and holidays.  I always make these during the winter holidays and they are always a hit.  They appeal to people who love sweets and also to the person who loves a salty snack.  The best […]

Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

sweet and spicy barbecue sauce

I’ve been wanting to create a recipe for homemade barbecue sauce, but haven’t quite had the guts to try.  I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it actually was.  I like a barbecue sauce that has a little bit of sweetness to it, so that is what I made…a barbecue sauce with a little brown sugar in it.  Well, as I was taste testing it my husband walks in and before he even tastes it says, “I don’t like sweet barbecue sauce”.  Since I was making some ribs for dinner that night, mainly because he LOVES ribs, I decided I better spice it up a little so he will like it!  So, thats what I did and it came out perfect and he LOVED it!  He actually said he wouldn’t change anything about the way I made it, and trust me…he’s not afraid to be honest!  🙂  Here’s the recipe:


1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup dijon mustard

1/4 cup red wine

1/4 cup worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/8 cup soy sauce

1/8 cup minced onion

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/8 cup minced onion

2 cloves garlic-minced

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon cumin

few dashes of cayenne pepper-optional

small amount of vegetable oil to sauté onions