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Cherry Habanero Ribs & Giveaway

Let me start off with a bit of truth….

There’s a few things in life I can’t control {head hanging low}

  • The weather
  • Mondays…They happen….ALWAYS
  • Grills

As such, I’ve taken action to circumnavigate these hindrances as best I could!

  • I moved SOUTH
  • ??????
  • I married a man who I will refer to in this post as my ‘Cue Man

Now please don’t think I married the man just for his BBQ prowess….

{he’s also one heckuva Mr. Fix It}

He loves me for my bacon grease gravy so we’re even!

Amidst the two of our very busy schedules…there is one certainty. We will ALWAYS come together at the end of the day and enjoy a fabulous meal. Cooking/eating is an event in our home…a special time that MEANS something BIG to us.

When it’s time to grill, there is no lead role or star player…we lean on each other as supporting actors and create together. You’ll find ME in the kitchen creating the rubs, sauces, and side dishes…and you’ll find my ‘Cue Man doing his manly fire thing!

Without him, this recipe would just be sauce.

Now let’s talk about these ribs….Ready for shock value??

These dynamite ribs started with a jar of cherry pie filling!!!

{WHAT??}

Fischer & Wieser  sent me a jar of their Cherry Pie Filling to work with and I sat down for what I call my “creative time”. The process is always the same…I grab a spoon or fork, a pencil, and a piece of paper. After tasting, I begin scribbling ideas {looks like chicken scratching} on the paper without thinking about or editing my ideas. 

The first thing I noticed with this filling, is that it is NOT sickeningly sweet like I find most other premade fillings to be. The ingredient list won my heart….Missing were the “fillers” and “maskers”.

Here’s a photo of a cherry pie filling from another company {to remain nameless} that I took at the store:

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When colors are added to fruit…I get a little cranky! Do we need to add Red #40 to achieve a lovely color?

Here’s the label from the Fischer & Wieser Cherry Filling:

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No colored #’s needed! Cherries the way Mother Nature intended….

{Back to my “creative time”}

Most of my ideas had me taking a savory turn with this product. Sure I COULD make a danish, tart cups, or any other semi-predictable dessert with this…..OR I could be creative!

I’m kind of a go-against-the-grain{er}

I decided on ribs with a sticky lip smoldering sauce. I’ll also let you know that turning this sauce into a lip gloss HAS been discussed. Sweet Smoldering Lip Gloss?

{I’d buy it} Continue reading

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Winner of the Affinage Cheese!

As a HUGE lover of cheese…it pleases me to no end to be able to announce a winner of this giveaway! This is fine cheese ladies and gentlemen.

Please visit Affinage Cheese Shop and browse their full line of products by clicking the following link : Affinage Website

The winner will be able to select 3 (8 oz) cheeses of their choice! Decisions…decisions…decisions

And the winner is…….

R   U   S   T       H   A   W   K

Congratulations Rust! Please submit your mailing address to modernmrscleaver@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Thanks again to Affinage Cheese Shop for sponsoring this giveaway.

Signing Off,

Modern Mrs. Cleaver

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Affinage Cheese Shop Giveaway!

How many of you are cheese fans?

Here’s a better question….

How many of you are cheese SNOBS?

{It’s totally cool to be a snob when it comes to cheese}

I’m a snob and proud. There’s safety in numbers…..join me!

Cheese is a couple rungs from the pearly gates on the ladder to heaven. GREAT cheese awaits you at the top. {I love my cheese ok?}

Before you go laughing at me, there’s a remarkable difference between CHEESE and GREAT CHEESE.

I buy cheese all the time. It goes in my enchiladas, in my baked breads, and even tops piping hot bowls of soup.

GREAT cheese is a luxury and is reserved for occasions that you want to make truly special. When you want to serve a cheese board at a dinner party, when you need your cheese to stand out in a dish, or when you want to hide in your bedroom with a glass of wine and a hunk of chevre and watch old movies. {no judgement please} 

GREAT cheese sings and leaves no doubt in your mind that you’re enjoying something special. Creamy cheese becomes creamier….pungent cheese becomes more pungent…and aged cheese becomes well….you WANT this stuff!

Let me introduce you to Affinage Cheese Shop. Click the following link to go to their website:  Affinage Cheese Shop

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Their website is effortless to navigate and allows you to search for your favorite cheeses based on milk type, region, cheese family, or by name. They also offer an accompaniment tab with herbs, honey, jams, crackers, pates/spreads, and fruit/nuts! The folks at Affinage have thought of everything….all you have to do is CHOOSE {good luck narrowing your wish list down}  Continue reading

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Winner of the Park & Main Giveaway….

It’s time to announce the winner of the Park & Main giveaway who will receive the Fagor 3-in-1 Multi Cooker…Let’s take a final look at the prize

15279916239810pPressure Cooker, Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker…..this beauty is everything rolled into one stylish appliance! A HUGE thanks again to Park and Main for sponsoring the giveaway!

The winner is……………..

S   H   A   N   N   A           R    O   G   E   R   S

Congratulations Shanna! Please submit your mailing address to modernmrscleaver@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Signing Off,

Modern Mrs. Cleaver

 

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Park and Main 3-in-1 Multi Cooker Giveaway!!

While Thanksgiving has passed…we are STILL in the season of “giving” and being “thankful”….

Park and Main thinks so too, and has generously offered up a 3-in-1 Fagor Multi Cooker for one of you to win! If you haven’t visited the Park and Main website, please click on the following link to check them out:   Park and Main Website 

Their website is filled to the brim with anything/everything you could want or need for the kitchen and home. You’ll find a vast array of quality merchandise that will have you building a wish list in a hurry! You can find all your favorite brands, and quite possibly some you’ve never heard of…all at competitive prices and backed by top-notch customer service.

Let’s take a closer look at this prize….The Fagor 3-in-1 Multi Cooker quickly became one of my best friends, simply because it can do so  much! It’s a pressure cooker, rice cooker, and slow cooker….all rolled into one sleek-looking appliance. WIN

Here’s more information: Link to the Fagor 3-in-1 Cooker

It has both high and low cooking functions for the pressure cooker and the machine automatically switches to “warm” when the time you have set expires. The “brown” feature allows you to sear and brown your food before pressure or slow cooking for added flavor. No need to dirty extra pans by browning on the stove.

A 6 qt. removable pot makes cooking large meals a breeze, and the 8 hour programmable delay timer means you can go to work and your machine will come on, cook, and have dinner ready for you when you get home. DOUBLE WIN

Safety features like the self-locking lid and anti-overheating protection take the risk right out of pressure cooking. There are two options for releasing pressure and the lid will not open while there’s pressure inside the cooker.

The rice cooker function creates perfect fluffy or sticky rice, depending on your recipe, and switches to warm after the time is up. By holding certain rice dishes on warm for a few extra minutes, you can achieve dishes like risotto with ease.

The slow cooker function also has low and high options and can be programmed with the delay time to come on at any point during your work day. Continue reading

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Winner of the Julia Knight Oak Leaf Bowl

I’m super excited to be able to give away this gorgeous bowl! It’s breathtaking and makes every dish look amazing…..

julia-knight-oak-leaf-15-bowl-spiceThanks to Julia Knight for generously providing the prize. Be sure to check out her Fall/Winter catalog by clicking the following link:  Julia Knight Catalog

The winner is……

R   O   B   I   N          M   I   L   L   E   R

Congratulations Robin! Please send your mailing address to modernmrscleaver@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Signing Off,

Modern Mrs. Cleaver

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Paderno Butter Maker Winners…..

As part of my “Holiday Butter” post recently, I was thankful to be able to giveaway TWO Paderno Fresh Butter Makers!

IMG_5232-editThese wonderful churns make fantastic creamy butter in a jiffy and are fun for the whole family.

And now the winners……

T   R   A   C   Y        N   I   X   O   N

and

O   K          L   A   N   D   S   H   A   R   K

Congrats to both of you! Please submit your mailing address to modernmrscleaver@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Signing Off,

Modern Mrs. Cleaver

 

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Winner of the J.K. Adams Cherry Cutting Board & Slate Pieces

Thanks again to J.K. Adams for generously hosting this giveaway! These pieces are perfect for the holidays….

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vsr-strata-groupThe winner will be receiving the large square cutting board and two of the slate pieces. I hope they make a lovely addition to your home.

The winner is………

K   I   M   B   E   R           B   R   O   W   N

Congratulations Kimber! Please submit your mailing address to modernmrscleaver@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Signing Off,

Modern Mrs. Cleaver

 

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Mason Shaker Winner!

Many of us serve cocktails with our holiday meals….

ONE of you will be shaking up beverages in cool Southern Style with this Mason Shaker!

mason-jar-cocktail-shaker-2And the winner is…….

N   I   K   K   I        H   I   L   T   O   N

Congratulations Nikki! Please submit your mailing address to modernmrscleaver@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Thanks again to The Mason Shaker for generously hosting this giveaway!

Signing Off,

Modern Mrs. Cleaver

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Winner of the Harold Import Company Turkey Platter!

Before I announce the winner, I’d like to give another big THANK YOU to Harold Import Company for generously providing this giveaway prize!

kkapers2_2269_144368129I hope this platter becomes a traditional piece in the home of……

C   H   R   I   S   T   I   N   E             B   E   T   H   K   E

Congratulations Christine!! Please submit your mailing address to modernmrscleaver@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Signing Off,

Modern Mrs. Cleaver

 

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