If you're really hungry, there's nothing like a rack of these ribs! They're a great summertime treat, but our family also traditionally enjoys them with side dishes of coleslaw and beans during the football games on New Year's Day.
My mother used to make this soup quite often while I was growing up on a farm in Warwick, Alberta. I added my own touch - spicing it up a bit with the bacon and smoked sausage. I really enjoy the zesty flavor that they add.
A real estate agent who wanted to list my house dropped off this recipe at my door. I didn't sell the house, but the recipe has saved my life many times! It is easy to make and guests always find the combination very tasty. —Mickey O'Neal, Chula Vista, California
ONE of my family's favorites, this dish is often at the heart of our special meals.
All our married children live nearby, so we have family gatherings often. Whenever I prepare these spareribs, I need a large quantity - most everyone asks for seconds.
-LaVerna Mjones, Moorhead, Minnesota
"BASTING with the honey-and-oil glaze seals in the goodness of these delicious ribs as they bake to a golden brown. They can be prepared in the oven, or on the grill in a foil packet to keep the meat juicy."
Meet the Cook: When I was a girl, my three sisters and I took turns planning and cooking the Saturday meal. Now that I'm grown, I like making this for family dinners and potlucks at work (I'm an R.N.). It supplies a nice change from everyday fare.
-Kate Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Utah
My grandmother gave me this recipe 40 years ago. It was a favorite at all our family gatherings and church socials. Today my children are grown and off on their own, but whenever they come home to visit, they still ask me to prepare this memorable family dinner!
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.
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