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Our recipes this month are to help us America's Independence Day (July 4) and Canada's Birthday (July 1)

BBQ Sauces
Basic Barbecue Sauce

1 c Oil
2 1/2 c Onions, finely chopped
1 1/2 c Brown sugar
5 tb Prepared mustard
3 ts Salt
5 tb Worcestershire sauce
5 c Catsup
3 1/3 c Celery, cut fine
1/2 c Vinegar
3 pt Water

Saute the onions and celery in the oil without browning. Add all other ingredients.
Simmer for 30+ minutes. Thicken with cornstarch, as desired.

Honey Spiced BBQ Sauce

1 1/4 c Catsup
2/3 c vegetable oil
3/4 c Vinegar
5 tb Worcestershire sauce
1 c Honey
2 tb Dry mustard
3 ts Ginger, fresh grated
1 Lemon, sliced thinly
3 tb Butter

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat to blend together.

Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce

1/2 lg Onion -- chopped
4 Cloves garlic -- chopped
2 c catsup
1/3 c Vinegar
1/4 c Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c Brown sugar -- packed
3/4 c Molasses
1/2 ts Pepper
1/2 tb Salt
1/4 c Tomato paste
2 ts Liquid Barbecue Smoke
1/2 ts Tabasco sauce -- to taste
Bourbon or whisky -- to Taste

Combine onion, garlic and burbon in a 3 qt saucepan. Saute until onion and garlic are
translucent, about 10 min. Flame if possible. Add all remaining ingredients, bring to boil,
then turn down mixture to a medium simmer. Simmer for 20 min. stirring constantly.
Run through strainer if you want a smooth sauce. Makes 4 cups.

Tennessee BBQ Sauce

1 c Catsup
1/2 c Vinegar
1/4 c Worcestershire sauce
2 c Water
1 Onion, chopped
1/2 c Brown sugar
1 ts Celery seed
1/2 ts Salt

Combine ingredients in small saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer until reduced to thick sauce,
stirring occasionally.

Baby Back Ribs

1 Tbs Vegetable oil
1 Med Onion -- thinly sliced
1 Tsp dried thyme
3 Tbs bourbon
1/2 Cup barbecue sauce
1 Slab Baby Back Ribs


Heat oil in heavy medium saucepan over med-hi heat. Add onion and saute until beginning to
soften, about 5 minutes . Add thyme and saute 1 minute. Add bourbon and simmer until mixture
is reduced to a glaze, about 1 minute. Mix in barbecue sauce. Prepare grill (med-hi heat).
Season ribs with salt and pepper; grill 5 minutes per side. Brush with sauce; continue grilling
until cooked through , brushing with sauce and turning every 5 minutes, (total cooking time for
ribs 25 minutes). Arrange meat on plates and spoon remaining sauce alongside.

Grilled Chicken

8 large chicken thighs -- skinned
1/2 cup soy sauce
5 green onions -- chopped
1/4 cup lime juice
2 Tbs dark brown sugar
1 Tbs honey
1 tsp dried crushed red pepper
1 clove garlic
pressed lime wedges & parsley for garnish


Place chicken thighs in an 11x7x1 1/2 inch baking dish. Combine soy sauce
and next 6 ingredients; pour over chicken. Cover and refrigerate, turning
occasionally, 8 hours. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Cook chicken without
grill lid, over medium coals (300-350) 10 minutes on each side or until done,
basting frequently with reserved marinade. Garnish, if desired.

Hawaiian Burgers

1-1/2 lb. ground beef
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup pineapple preserves
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/8 tsp pepper
1/3 cup B-B-Q sauce


Combine beef, onions, Worcestershire and pepper in large bowl. Shape
into patties. Combine preserves and B-B-Q sauce in pan and bring to boil.
Place patties on grill. Grill until desired doneness brushing often with

Submitted by texasangelwithattitude - Bren, from Texas

Grilled Potatoes

4 potatoes, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
4 tbs butter


Preheat grill for medium heat. For each packet, measure out 2 or 3 squares of aluminum foil
large enough to easily wrap the vegetables, and layer one on top of the other. Place some
of the potatoes and onion in the center, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and dot with butter.
Wrap into a flattened square, and seal the edges. Repeat with remaining potatoes and onion.
Place aluminum wrapped package over indirect heat, and cover.
Cook for approximately 30 minutes, turning once. Serve hot off the grill.

Low Fat Vegetable Dip

1 cup non fat yogurt
1/2 cup nonfat or lowfat mayonnaise
2 tsp Mrs Dash


Mix all ingredients together. Let sit at least 1 hour before using to allow flavours to mingle.
Use for cut up fresh carrots, celery, cucumbers, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.

Submitted by cowan_of_nexus

Coca Cola (tm) Cake


2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 sticks butter or margarine
3 TBS cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola (tm)
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs - beaten
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows


1 stick butter -- melted
3 TBS cocoa
7 TBS Coca Cola
1 box confectioners sugar


Sift flour and sugar into a large bowl. Heat butter, cocoa and Coca-Cola
to boiling point. Pour over the flour/sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
Add rest of ingredients and mix well. The batter will be thin; marshmallows
will come to the top. Bake at 350F in cake pan 2 inches x 12 inches x 14 inches
for 30 to 35 minutes.

Pour first 3 ingredients over confectioners sugar and mix well. Pour over cake
while it is warm. Optional: add one cup toasted chopped pecans to icing first.

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