The Story of our Sauce
Back in the early 70s Kay fussed around with spices
and ingredients and finally came up with this sauce. In the mid 80s
someone talked me into entering a BBQ contest at
Eastmont Mall in East Oakland (California) They didn't tell me that is
was mostly local politicians and the local
rib houses. Everyone around there knew the members of the City
Council and the people from the rib places. They
wondered why I was there. I was the
local banker. What could I possibly know about BBQing But, since
I was there I figured I might as well go through with it.
Well the first year I took third place for ribs. The
second year I got first place trophys. I got first place trophys
the local rib houses didn't get. How cool was that?
Fast forward 20 years. Family and friends
loved our sauce but that was about it. Then I started my
CarlDeCook web site. I asked the nice folk at AOL Food to look at
the site to see if they liked it. They did. they not only included it
in their list of "favorite sites"
but decided to make up my BBQ dinner. Well they didn't get to the beans
and they liked the mac and cheese OK
but it was the ribs that they loved.
Here are some of the comments from the
AOL Test Kitchen:
I LOVE THE RIBS! I've been cooking ribs various ways on the grill
since a few summers ago, but these ones were the best I've had! Thank
you for making these!
The ribs were fabulous -- restaurant quality. Really tender and juicy,
and not too sweet.
These were the best ribs I've ever eaten! Thanks Carl, and thanks AOL
I love ribs. And I loved these ribs -- very tender and the sauce is oh
so sweet! Many thanks to you for these!
I love the ribs. Very nice!
And one lady made them up at
The kids were so excited about the BBQ dinner last night -
I don't think I've ever seen all three of them so thrilled with the
food choices! Here are some of the comments:
"This is the best dinner in the entire world!"
"These ribs are better than....Famous Dave's....Glory Days....even
"Mommy, I love ribs so much. The are so yummy!"
Thanks, Carl, for the recipes and an absolutely delightful dinner!!!
WOW! 30 years since Kay whipped up her first batch and 20 years after
the first BBQ trophy they still love our ribs.
Thank you AOL Test Kitchen.