Barbeque Season is Upon Us Hooray

This is one of my favorite times of the year all the vegetables are starting to come in at the farms and friends and family are firing up their grills.I am going to share with ya’ll my dry rubs and barbeque sauce recipes with you on the few post and I will be sharing with you some of my BBQ dishes and party ideas hope ya’ll like them and let me know what ya’ll think of them. Let me hear from ya’ll soon.


Patti’s Kansas City Style BBQ Dry Rub:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup paprika

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon salt

1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne


Combine all ingredients together and transfer to an air tight container.



This is my take on a Memphis style dry rub. I fell in love with the dry rub used at a BBQ restaurant in Bowie, Maryland called Memphis Barbeque but it is no longer there so I had to come up with my own recipe. I hope this comes close.

My Memphis Style Dry BBQ Rub:

5 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons salt

2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder

2 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne


Mix ingredients together. Store in an airtight container. Spread evenly on prepared ribs that have been patted dry and let sit until the rub appears moist.



My friend Gene spent many years in Lumberton, North Carolina and he always says everything is better in Carolina. So I just created this Carolina Style dry rub for Gene. I hope he likes it.


My Carolina BBQ Rub:

2 tablespoons salt

3 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1/4 cup paprika


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well; use as a dry rub on beef, chicken,  or pork.