Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cooking Club! A Southern BBQ

The day before I left to go to Missouri, it was my turn to host the Cooking Club.
I was sore pressed for time, so I kept things VERY simple in the area of table decor.

My dear friend Renee lent me her vintage BBQ tablecloth, and some fun pig things.
Did you know that March 1st is called 'Pig Day'?
She collects pigs to celebrate it.

I searched high and low for red bandanas, to no avail.
Mason jars to serve the iced tea in.

Here we are getting ready to partake.
Missing from this photo is Teri.

Coconut Cream Pie - ala Terry S.
All the recipes came from the Cooking Light website, except for the beans.

Deviled Eggs ala Barbara V.

Steve Raichlin's BBQ Bean recipe.
These are my favorite beans in the world.
Recipe to follow.

Corn Pudding - ala Mari D.

Debbie O's pork roast didn't get photographed.
I gotta get better at taking photos!

I like to consider myself a BBQ aficionado, and I especially like to critique baked beans.

This recipe is hands down my all time favorite.
I don't cook them out on the grill according to the recipe, I just bake them in the oven, and use the liquid smoke.
I often time halve the recipe, and I don't put as many jalapenos in it.
I make it with the bacon, and use Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.

Again, I'm sharing the link, so that it will be easy for you to print.
It's just about BBQ season ya'll!


Alison said...

what a yummy time you all had....thanks for the recipe

Brenda said...

Just printed out the recipe, it might be the dish I take to the family 4th of July pot luck. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

How fun! and you gals all looks soooo fabulous. Keep the recipes coming.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Dianna said...

Okay...so I'm going to be making these beans...like for the weekend! I have to say this corn pudding picture that is staring me in the face as I type looks absolutely wonderful as well. Any chance that Mari D. would share that recipe, also?

Dogwood said...

Looks so good...all of it. Those bean sound yummy. The corn bread along with the coconut cream pie..ohmy!

My mouth is watering!

Teresa said...

I love flowers in a mason jar.
I love baked beans.
I've always secretly wished I was southern.
I love coconut cream pie.
I want to start a cooking club. Or come join yours.

Technodoll said...

Well this sounds easy enough - yum!

Is there a crockpot version??