Homemade BBQ Sauce with French's {Giveaway}

Summer may be winding down, but it's not over yet! Keep your grill going strong alongside friends and family and amp up your summer dishes with the help of new French’s condiments! The perfect pairing for any dish, get creative with your menu with French’s new Spicy or Sweet Yellow Mustards and French’s Tomato Ketchup - made with 100% Canadian tomatoes!


What's a BBQ without some sides - take a look at some of our favourite recipes that are perfect for every summer BBQ and get together.






My family is really big on using condiments with our food, especially during the summertime with BBQ'd meat. In fact, when my daughter was really young, she used to insist on what she called "bip" (her way of saying "dip") with every single item of food, regardless of what it was.

When I was younger, my father used to joke with me, "Amanda, would you like some ham with your ketchup" as I was the only one in the family who had ketchup with her ham, but I liked A LOT of ketchup!



Homemade BBQ Sauce with French's
You can make this BBQ Sauce on the sweeter or more spicy side, depending on which ingredients you choose to include.

Super Simple Instructions:
  1. Mix all ingredients together with a whisk and store in the fridge until ready to use.


We are super excited to be giving away a Summer Picnic Prize Pack courtesy of French's to one lucky winner!

French's Prize Pack Giveaway!
Prize: A French's Picnic Prize Pack including: 1 wicker picnic basket, BBQ Tools, 1 bottle of French’s Classic Yellow Sweet Mustard, 1 bottle of French’s Classic Yellow Spicy Mustard and 1 bottle of French’s Tomato Ketchup – made of 100% Canadian tomatoes! A value of approximately $50.
Giveaway Open to: Canadian Residents only
Giveaway Ends: September 14, 2015 11:59pm ET
This post has been generously sponsored by French's. All opinions are our own and have not been influenced in any way.

Dry Rib Rub

Father's Day is quickly approaching! Are you stuck on what to make for dinner? Why not have BBQ Ribs? What Dad doesn't love some good ribs! My hubby enjoys his ribs dry, that is what motivated him to learn how to make his own Dry Rib Rub.

Visit Multi-Testing Mommy to learn how to make this Dry Rib Rub recipe!


Roasted Radishes

My family has joined a farm share this year, if you haven't heard of a farm share or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) before here's how it works. CSA members pay at the start of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest and once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of vegetables and fruit. Our CSA program also includes cut flowers, eggs and bread as part of their weekly pickup arrangement. So stay tuned for many recipes as we discover new and old favourites with veggies. Since the start of this season we have been enjoying lettuce, rhubarb, spinach, bok choy, kale, asparagus, summer turnip, chives, dill, mint, green onions and radishes. Check out my recipe for roasted radishes.

Roasted Radishes

Ingredients
  • 1-2 bunches of radishes, trimmed and I cut mine in half or quarters, can also be left whole
  • 2T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1t thyme
  • 1/2t garlic powder or fresh
  • Fresh ground pepper and a sprinkle of salt
Step 1 

Toss radishes in a bowl with the oil, thyme, garlic and salt and pepper

Step 2
Roast on a baking sheet at 425 for approx 20 minutes, giving the pan a good shake every 5-8 minutes.

Step 3
Serve hot, for a fresh taste squeeze fresh lemon juice on top.

Alternative
Add 1T honey to your mix!

Family Thoughts 

 

Everyone really enjoyed these, it really takes the bite out of the radish and tastes delicious! Great way to use an abundance of radishes too.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What would you do if you left your home for a few hours and came home to freshly baked cookies made by your partner and child? I recently experienced this and honestly have to say that I was impressed and happier than ever! My husband and daughter created their own recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and the best part? They don't even include flour!

Recipe

The recipe and instructions for how to make these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies can be found over on Multi-Testing Mommy.

So, what are you waiting for? Gather the following ingredients and head on over to Multi-Testing Mommy to see how to make these delicious cookies:
  • eggs
  • peanut butter
  • brown sugar
  • oats
  • vanilla
  • chocolate chips

Family Thoughts

The only thoughts I have are that I DARE YOU to make these and make them last more than one day! They are THAT good!


Eggnog Muffins

My children LOVE muffins, so I am always on the lookout for a new muffin recipe to try. These muffins are festive, as they contain Eggnog and they are a delicious treat. My friend Shannon who sells Pampered Chef products shared this recipe with me and I cannot WAIT to try it out during the holidays.








Eggnog Muffins

Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¼ cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
4 bananas
1 cup eggnog
½ cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1 egg
¼ cup agave syrup

Directions:
1. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl
2. Blend bananas and eggnog in a blender until smooth.
3. Whisk the egg, add to the banana mixture, applesauce and agave syrup until well blended.
4. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Bake 350 degrees for 25 min.

I absolutely LOVE to make my muffins in my Pampered Chef stoneware Muffin Pan. I don't need to use paper liners, nor do I need to grease the stoneware as it is well seasoned. After cooling, the muffins pop right out of the pan with ease!

Pampered Chef products make an excellent gift any time of year, but if you are considering a purchase in time for Christmas, please note...
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