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BBQ Pork Country Style Ribs

This quick and easy dinner takes a cheap cut and turns it into a delicious bbq dinner, no grill required. Ingredients 3lbs “Country-Style” Pork Ribs † , trimmed 1 White Onion, sliced 1/2C Bourbon BBQ Sauce Steps Clean pork pieces and place in a large glass dish. Salt liberally and place under a pre-heated broiler on top rack. Allow to brown. Remove pan from oven, rotate pieces and repeat. Pork should have a nice caramel coloration. Remove from heat, and set oven to 325F. Combine sliced onions and bbq sauce in a small bowl. Cover pork with onion sauce and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Place on center rack for 1 hour. After 1 hour, decrease heat to 250F. Sauce Remove meat from pan and strain drippings through a tight sieve into a large pot. Reduce to half until nappe. While sauce is reducing, shred or chop pork removing bones, gristle, gelatinous fat, and other undesirables. † Note: “Country-Style” Pork Ribs are the trimmings from squaring pork shoulder fo

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Low carb and vegetarian, this cauliflower dish will have the kids begging for more and you might even want to lick the bowl. (I did!) Ingredients 1 Head Cauliflower, chopped, washed 1C Whole Milk 1C & 1/2C Shredded Cheddar, divided, fresh grated if possible. 1C & 1/2C Bread Crumbs, divided, seasoned with salt, pepper, red pepper flake, fennel seed, etc… 1/2 Stick Salted Butter 4 Garlic cloves, minced Step Preheat oven to 350F. In a large heavy pot, bring salted water to a boil. Cook Cauliflower 1-2 minutes until soft, strain and leave in colander while working. Using the same pot, melt butter and garlic over low heat until garlic becomes fragrant. Return Cauliflower to pot. Add breadcrumbs and stir to combine. Pour into glass baking dish. In the same pot, over no/low heat, combine milk and cheese. Be careful not to scald the milk. Increase heat, stirring often with a metal whisk until milk and cheese are thoroughly combined and the sauce is nappe † . Pour