Slow Cooker Ribs

Slow Cooker Ribs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 pounds ribs
  1. Mix water, ketchup, tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, and salt in a slow cooker, stirring to dissolve brown sugar and salt.
  2. Place ribs into the sauce and stir to coat. Set cooker on Low, cover, and cook for 8 hours.


Tip Of The Day: Baking Soda

  • Clean combs and brushes in a soda solution.
  • Wash glasses or stainless steel coffee pots (but not aluminum) in 3 tbsp soda to 1 qt water
  • Sprinkle soda on grills, let soak, rinse off.
  • Sprinkle soda on a greasy garage floor.  Let stand, scrub, and rinse.
  • For a pan with a think layer of burned on food, pour a thick layer of soda in it, just moisten with water.  Let stand overnight.  Scrub it clean the next day.
  • Soak shower curtains in water and soda to clean them.
  • Sprinkle soda in tennis shoes, socks, boots, and slippers to eliminate odor.
  • Repel rain from your windshield by wiping it inside and out with a damp cloth cover in gobs of baking soda.
  • Soak dried beans in soda and water to make them more digestible.
  • Freshen carpet and upholstered furniture  by sprinkling with baking soda.  Allow it to sit undisturbed a half hour or so and vacuum.
  • Eliminate water rings on finished wood with a paste of baking soda and toothpaste applied with a soft cloth.
  • Get rid of ants by sprinkling an equal mixture of baking soda and salt where they are coming in.
  • Fill nail holes in a plastered wall with a paste of white toothpaste and baking soda.
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Layered Mac N Cheese

Layered Mac N Cheese
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (8 oz)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 3 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (I actually recommend cutting this in half if not more. There was way too much bread crumbs for everybody here)
  1. Heat over to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 qt baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on the package.
  2. Cook beef, ½ tsp salt, and the pepper until beef is browned. Drain.
  3. In a 2 qt saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the the flour and cook 1 minute. Stir in the milk and cook 5 - 6 minutes until the mixture thickens. Stir in the broth and remaining salt. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese. Fold in macaroni.
  4. Spoon ⅓ of the macaroni mixture into the baking dish. Top with half of the beef. Add another ⅓ of the macaroni mixture and then top with the remaining beef mixture. Add the remaining macaroni mixture and top that with the bread crumbs. Bake uncovered 25 - 30 minutes.