Monthly Archives: September 2015

Veggie Kabobs…#LaborDaystyle

Veggie Kabobs…#LaborDaystyle

As the ‘last holiday of the summer’ came to a close this past Monday we did as most Americans did…grilled !!!! With many food options I opted to be sure to have some fresh veggies everyone could enjoy. Thus this recipe is not only easy, but it’s healthy as well. These veggies can be made on the grill or in the oven in a grill pan. If you’re seeking an appetizer or an added entree this is a sure winner with all family members and your potential date 🙂 I say all that to say it’s sure to impress! Take look !

Veggie kabobs


Any veggies of your choice. I used

4 bell peppers (red, yellow, orange & yellow…I love color)

Button mushrooms cut into quarters

2 whole onions cut into quarters or eighths

1 large red onion cut into quarters or eighths

1 large zucchini cut into halves

1 large squash cut into halves

Wooden or metal skewers

Olive oil

Step 1: Wash & cut your veggies of choice very well.

 Step 2: Skewer your veggies.

Step 3: Spray your grill well with cooking spray or olive oil & place your kabobs on them.

Step 4: My sis made turkey burgers from scratch w/ cheese, seasoned chicken wings, hot dogs & spicy chicken sausage on the grill as well 🙂

Step 5: From here we allowed the veggies to cook until they were a bit charred on the ends and then we were ready to serve and eat ! Baked beans, deviled eggs, the veggies, the meats and the margaritas 🍸.

Bon Appetite 🍴💁🏽😘


Brown sugar & BBQ slow cooked ribs


Last week I tried my hand at something I thought would be quite tasty. I thought of ribs. Not just any ribs, but when I’ve had ribs from dry rubbed to slathered in BBQ sauce, to oven baked to grilled either on propane or w/ wrapped in foil over scorching hot coals…I love the fact that ribs can be cooked in entirely different ways.

I’ve always loved a vinegar base w/ my BBQ sauce. Brown sugar as well….honey not so much but I love a sweet heat. In my test meal last week I made ribs…my way. I knew I wanted ribs, didn’t have a grill & not to mention the time. So yes on a week night, yours truly made ribs….the slow cooker way. Check me out.

Jay’s Brown Sugar & BBQ slow cooked ribs

4 onions sliced

1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

1/2 bottle of Brown sugar BBQ sauce or any kind of BBQ sauce (preferably w/ a sweet heat base)

Sea salt

Cracked Pepper

1/4 cup of light, dark or Turbinado sugar (You can also use sugar in the raw)

Step 1: Slice your onions. Key to not crying while cutting your onion is to wear onion goggles (if you have them) or chew gum. Unfortunately during this process…I had neither 😒.  

Step 2: Take your ribs, clean them well & season them either side with salt and pepper. 

 Step 3: Line your ribs in the bottom of your crock pot.


Step 4: Place your ribs on top of your onions.  

Step 5: Pour your 1/4 cup of brown sugar in a large cup & add your 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar & your 1/2  bottle of BBQ sauce.  

Step 6: Slowly pour your sauce over your ribs and mix in with your onions.

 Step 7: Set your crock pot on low and allow to cook for 8 hours. Check your ribs if you can to be sure they don’t burn. If your home, stir and add a cup of water if need be.  

 Step 8: After your ribs and cooked thoroughly check them and stir them well. From there you’re ready to serve and eat. I made mine with creamed spinach and cauliflower.  

Bon Appetie !