Tuesday, October 6, 2015

World's Best Rib Rub for #handcraftededibles

My friend Cam, of Culinary Adventures with Camilla, has come up with another great idea.  She has invited us to join her for the 12 weeks of Christmas in which we will share handcrafted edible gifts for giving to those we love and appreciate this Holiday Season.   Over the course of the next twelve weeks, we'll be sharing recipes from libations (last week's theme) to cookie platters. Hope you'll follow along for inspiration.

This is perfect for many of us who want to give gifts to those we care about but who want and need nothing.  Instead of another bottle of perfume to go with the 4 unopened on their shelf or another tie that will be worn perhaps once when they are going to be seeing you how about a handcrafted edible? Everyone has to eat.  Everyone appreciates homemade.  You save a lot of money that otherwise would be wasted.  I am going to donate the money I save to charity.  I call this a win/win/win proposition.

Even though I was very excited about this idea I missed the kickoff week.  I just got busy and for some reason had forgotten to put it on my calendar.  Before I knew it the time arrived and I had nothing prepared.  I was so disappointed.  The theme last week was Libations and I had wanted to try my hand at Limoncello.  Sigh.....  But don't despair, you can go to Cam's Libation post and it has links to all the offerings. 

This week's theme is Spice Blends and I am sharing with you the World's Best Rib Rub.  Now, I call it Rib Rub because that was our first application for it but I have also used it on other cuts of pork and chicken that are going on the grill.  It is a dry rub that we normally follow with Frank's Famous Barbecue Sauce.  The barbecue sauce is not required but it is, in my humble opinion, the best barbecue sauce around especially when layered over this rub.

The best thing about this recipe is that you probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard right now.  It takes moments to throw together.  Divide it into decorative jars or bags. Tie it up with some ribbon and voila.....one more gift completed.  Pair it up with your homemade canned or favorite store bought barbecue sauce and a barbecue brush and there is not a griller in the world who would not be happy with this gift.  This recipe will provide for 4 small jars for gift giving.

World's Best Rib Rub

1/4 c. ground cumin
1/4 c. chili powder
1/4 c. paprika
Kosher Salt and Ground Fresh Pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a large jar and shake to combine. Divide into smaller quantities if desired. Print Recipe

Let's take a look at some other sensational spice blends!
Next week, check back for our recipes for special diets; dishes that may be gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free, or nut-free. Or check out our #handcraftededibles pinterest board.

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  1. You are right! I do have all of these spices in my cabinet. I will try this next time I grill chicken! Sounds very good!!

  2. You had me at 'rib rub'. We LOVE good ribs. Thanks for sharing...and for participating in #HandCraftedEdibles.

  3. I completely spaced for kick-off week too! I hope you still give Limoncello a try and share it.
    I like the spices you picked for your rib rub - and they're all ones currently in my pantry in large quantities. :)

    1. Yes Lauren, that is one of the nice things about this rub is that most people have these spices on hand.

  4. Love this! Sounds like the perfect blend, and it would make a beautiful gift idea with homemade BBQ sauce. mmm.... can't wait for grilling season to come back around. :)


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