Nothing's better than having a sauce with the perfect slather consistency. Here's one that'll ensure a lip-smacking feast. Go ahead and make the sauce up to a week ahead. —Caitlin Hawes, Westwood, Massachusetts
Meet the Cook: All of us - my husband, our two sons (19 and 16) and I - love to eat barbecued ribs. But the closest rib restaurant to us in Denver, 150 miles away. So I came up with this recipe. It's now our traditional meal on the Fourth of July.
-Jane Uphoff, Idalia, Colorado
I avoid long and complicated recipes during the summer months (I'd rather be out by the pool with my family!), so I came up with this easy citrus twist on barbecue. The orange adds a subtle, deliciously fresh flavor. I also use the sauce when I make chicken fondue.
To assure a memorable meal for your family reunion, add these not-so-ordinary ribs to the menu. "The peach barbecue sauce makes all the difference—it flavors the meat in a delightful way no one expects," details Christine Davis of Concord, California.
This is not your usually barbecue sauce on the ribs. The tomato sauce is sweetened with honey and flavored with rum and everyone loves it. My husband likes to make them the day ahead. then just reheat them. This recipe is also good with the small ribs. I put them in a crock pot and serve them as an appetizer.—Barbara White, Katy, Texas