Semi-Homemade Family Dinner – BBQ Ribs & Corn Bread

Cookbook Recipes for Family Dinner

As a beginner in the kitchen I’m always watching and learning from the Food Network Channel. Since Thanksgiving 2012 is right around the corner, what better way to start planning ahead than to check out some Cookbooks for easy new recipes and ideas .

One of my favorite Food Network Stars is Sandra Lee from Semi-Homemade. She’s absolutely amazing at sharing her savvy shortcuts and smart timesaving tips that help you make wholesome, scrach-tasting meals in minutes.

She has a great 70/30 philosophy: Mix 70% quality prepackaged foods with 30% fresh ingredients and a dash of your own creativity to fix a meal that’s 100% fast and fabulous!

Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Fast-Fix Family Favorites

Naomi and I went to our neighborhood QFC together last night to buy fresh produce to cook for our dinner. One of the new items we LOVE is the Krusteaz One Step Corn Muffin Mix which is super fun to make. All you need to add in is 1/2 cup of water and you shake and pour your muffin pan and placed in the oven for about 14-16 minutes at 400 Degree F. PLUS EASY CLEAN UP!

I marinated the rack of Beef Ribs with Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce over night and stuck it in the oven for about 60 minutes and when it came out I smothered more BBQ sauce on top just so it would stay juicy.

For a side dishes I satay in a hot Wok- Hillshire Turkey Smoked Sausage with bell peppers, red onions, broccoli, and snap peas together on Mid-High. I also made Stove Tops Turkey Stuffing to compliment and to satisfy my dish. Another great recipe I can’t wait to test out is the Gymbo for a Crowd.

For dessert Naomi baked up these great Pillsbury Princess cookies that we bought for 99 cents! What a great way to end our meal and to keep everyone happy!

(Here’s my new library book I’m reading: “L.A. Candy” by Lauren Conrad, I just adore her as a person! She’s another one of my Favorite Style Celebrity.)

Gather your family, invite your friends, and turn my favorite things into yours. What’s best is, everything was Semi-Homemade! [[♥]]

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