Day 303: Slow Cooker Ribs {Recipe Revealed!!}

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I was worried this recipe wouldn’t work out quite right, but thankfully, it was divine.
This was my inspiration for the ribs and I followed at least the first part of the directions.

Ingredients for the dry rub for 2-3 lbs of ribs (if you’re as liberal as me with it):
•3 TBSP of paprika or close enough
•2 TBSP brown sugar
•1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or close enough
•Eyeball the salt and pepper

And don’t forget the rest…
•Mostly full 40 oz bottle of sweet baby ray’s BBQ sauce
•Oil to grease crock pot
•2-3 lbs of ribs or six as the original recipe calls for, we made a smaller batch–ours was about 4 servings.

Directions
Mix dry rub together by hand and rub it onto ribs. Spray your crock pot with oil or non-stick spray. Layer ribs in pot.
Pour BBQ sauce on top. Original recipe calls for only 3 cups but we wanted to use of all of our sauce.
Cook on low for 7 hours.

I really struggle with leaving food alone in a crockpot. This is worth it, so go busy yourself elsewhere.

The original recipe says to do a bunch of fancy stuff after your salivary have already been working.overtime for 7 hours. We skipped it and it was delicious. Our ribs were mostly thawed when we put them in, and after 7 hours they literally fell off the bone. They would not have held up to more vigorous cooking.

The dry rub takes barely ten minutes and it was so worth it. I love BBQ, but sometimes the sweet is just too sweet. Using the spices and the sauce gave a nice even flavor. For spice junkies, you will want to add a lot.

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Day 295: Slow Cooker Apples

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I made baked apples last week and even though they were good the recipe does need some fudging. This is the recipe that I more or less followed.

I added quick oats, tons more cinnamon, craisins and some chopped pecans I had on hand. As you can see in the photo, I forgot to add the cinnamon to the mixture, so I had to throw it on top of the apples.

The hubster and I felt that the quick oats (although tasty) sucked up the brown sugar and the sweetness from the apples. I tried to follow the quantities listed plus adding the extras and it barely filled four apples. Maybe I bored the centers too deep, but if you try the recipe I will advise you to make a little extra.

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We served our baked apples warm with some vanilla ice cream that we found in our deep freezer. It was a pretty good dessert, but I feel like our apples from last fall would have been much tastier. Maybe if we get more sweet apples from our trees I will try this recipe again.

Do you have a favorite baked apple recipe?
I have had them when they were baked with red hots candy. If you like cinnamon and sweetness then it would be a good choice for you.