Ow. My heart.

Sep. 24th, 2017 06:50 pm
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Today is Hailey’s birthday.  She’s now officially a teenager, which seems wrong because this was her yesterday: Or maybe it was seven years ago. Feels like yesterday. Except yesterday she was still a pre-teen and two days ago I tucked … Continue reading

Surviving September

Sep. 21st, 2017 05:07 pm
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There’s something about September that wants to eat you. I wrote that years ago and it’s still just as true today.  In fact, every September for years and years I’ve written a post about how – for me at least … Continue reading
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Dear lady whose small dog was running in the middle of a road and almost caused several accidents until me and a stranger made a roadblock with our cars and chased down the dog and then walked door-to-door carrying him … Continue reading
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So Amazon is continuing its insulting streak of knowing me better than I know myself by sending me a recommendation for this: It’s a backpack filled with a cat. Cat not included. Probably. It isn’t that specific. But it has … Continue reading
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Me: Dude.  The news just said that snow leopards are no longer endangered, so guess what’s for dinner? Victor: Are they no longer endangered because there are more of them or because now they’re extinct? me:  Oh.  I don’t know. … Continue reading

Our people

Sep. 12th, 2017 03:07 pm
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My mom last year when her DNA test came back: “This says I’m mostly Irish?  I don’t know anything about being Irish.” me today:  “I’ve found your people.” Slightly related: This ad was under the video on youtube and I … Continue reading
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Posted by The Pioneer Woman

Hello, friends! You will never, ever experience more tender baby back ribs than the ones you make in a slow cooker. Some kind of crazy magic happens under that lid, I tell you!

A “mistake” (which you really can hardly call a mistake because they taste great no matter what) I can make when making ribs in a slow cooker is cooking the sauce along with the ribs for the entire time. The problem with this is that the ribs give off so much liquid as they cook that the sauce will wind up watery and won’t stick to the ribs. So I add the sauce after the ribs have cooked—works much better!

If you’re a fan of ribs that fall smooth off the bone . . . you’re in for a heavenly experience right here.

 
Cut the racks of ribs in half . . .

 
And place them in a 6-quart (or larger) slow cooker.

 
Add the onions, garlic, salt, and pepper . . .

 
Then place the lid on the cooker and cook on low for 8 hours, making sure not to lift the lid or otherwise disturb the ribs.

 
This is what they look like after that time. Totally weird, but they’re about to get super delicious. Start by straining off all of the cooking liquid, making sure not to lose any of the garlic or onions. (Remove the ribs and pour the liquid through a mesh strainer if you want to be careful.)

 
Next, make the sauce. Combine plum preserves (or apricot!), ketchup, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce in a medium bowl. All the tangy, sticky, spicy good things in life.

 
And stir it until it’s all combined.

 
Pour the sauce over the ribs . . .

 
And use tongs to move the ribs around in the sauce as much as you can. Note that the ribs will be falling apart by this stage, so you won’t be able to be too rough with them.

 
I mean . . . look at how easily the bone comes out! It’s a world gone mad, I tell you.

 
Serve ’em on a plate, if they can travel that far without falling to pieces.

 
Succulent and delicious!

Here’s the handy dandy printable.

 


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