Monday, January 9, 2012

Crock Pot Ribs

Hi lovelies! Today is a good day, as it is always a good day when you start off by finding out that my post about redoing my vans (in case you missed it here is it) was a feature over at You're talking too much. So that was a great start to my Monday. Woo, go me!

One of the flowers I finished this past week!
I am also pleased to say I have gotten a lot better about taking pictures while I cook so I can share the recipes. Granted it took me failing a couple time to get better about it- I am still not the best but I am working on it! That is a step in my book! Now in Craft Geek land I have been trying to stay super busy so the countdown to my birthday doesn’t seem so far away and well now I am only 13 days away!

I have some Valentine’s placemats I am experimenting with and if I like how they turn out I will make some more and post them up for you all to see how I did it. Sewing has been my main focus lately but I also have been making some hair flowers. I may or may not have let them sit around for a while before I finished them but most of them are done now! So yes, to progress!

Speaking of progress I haven’t had any with the list of items I want to make… well I guess I kind of have since I am almost done with the place mats and after that I am moving onto a quilt for an adorable chubby cheeked baby for his first birthday. I also am hoping to make one for his sister that will be making her entrance into the world about a week after he turns one. I have other things on my list that I am slowly checking off or at least mentally getting ready to… ;)

You will be the first to know if I am making progress on my list, maybe the second since I would be the first.

Anyways I know a lot of you are busy busy busy during the day and sometimes getting a meal on the table is a pain in the butt so meals using a crockpot are the greatest which is what I have today. I made some crockpot ribs inspired by a pin on found on Pinterest (the best site ever, I mean ever!) So here we go!

Dry Rub!
I suppose I should put a little disclaimer that when it comes to cooking I am horrible at following recipes and I often guesstimate and taste-mate but I really like this method of cooking and strongly encourage tasting multiple times as you cook.

So now I promise I am finally onto the good stuff.

I used:
Baby back ribs
Crushed red pepper flakes
Seseason salt
Montreal steak seasoning
Grizzly Joe's Trail Dust ( I got this at a gun show in So Cal but it is basically a spice blend of "Coarse Sea Salt, Garlic, Black Pepper, Dill Seed and Paprika- that is what the site says but mrs dash original blend could be a good substitute. If you want to check out Grizzly Joe's online. )
Yoshidas teriyaki sauce
Honey bbq sauce
Apple cider vinegar
Crystal Hot Sauce

My custom BBQ sauce
So that list looks long and it is but I wanted to make my own bbq sauce version but for the liquid you can easily only use a bbq that you love and be content with it. I just like to do my own thing so I do. :]

Low and slow- 7 hours
Pull your crockpot out and cut the ribs into 3-4 rib sections. I have a baby crockpot so I did 3 rib sections. I rubbed in all the dry ingredients but them in the crockpot and then in a bowl mixed together about 1 cup bbq, ½ teriyaki and then about 2-3 tsp of the other sauces. Just taste it and see if you like it, once you have a taste you like then throw it in there and let it go on low for 6-8 hours. When the time is up take them out and put them on a cookie sheet and set the oven to broil. You can either use bbq sauce or take the sauce from the crockpot and boil it down and thicken it up and use that-what I did! Baste the ribs and put under the broiler for about 3 minutes and let them get that nice crunch that they get off the grill. So great! I loved it and so did Nico!

mmm so lovely!
So make those for dinner and follow me on Pinterest!

Happy Crafting!


  1. What fun! I love crafting. I'm a new follower! See you around. :)


  2. Thanks for visiting and following! :)

  3. Those ribs look awesome! I would love for you to link them up I'm following you now!

  4. Mmmm! Now that I have a crockpot I need to try this!

    Thanks for linking up to What's New Wednesdays! I hope you'll stop by and link up more amazing stuff on today's What's New Wednesday!

    1. I love my crockpot, it may be tiny but it works for cooking for two! :)

  5. New follower! Thanks for the great recipe idea and pic included! Perfect!

    Kristy @ HearMyHands

    1. Welcome. I will go check out your page! :)


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