Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub for Father’s Day or Anyday

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Spice rubs really enhance the taste of grilled foods.  They are a staple in our kitchen and enjoyed year round.  This particular blend has been a favorite and we make it in big batches to give away as gifts throughout the summer.  It is the perfect marriage of smoky and sweet.  The sweetness comes from brown and granulated sugars.   Smoked paprika, dry mustard, garlic powder, ginger, black pepper and cumin bring in elements of  smokiness and a punch of bold flavor while salt makes it all sing in perfect harmony. Continue reading

Border Crossing: Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce

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When a taste of a dish elicits moans of pleasure and that same reaction goes around the whole table at which one is seated, well, a girl just has to get herself some of what they’re having!  This was a recent experience at a Canadian Thanksgiving feast.  The dish in question that overshadowed every other delicious offering at my friend Panorea’s table?  The cranberry sauce! image Continue reading