Monday, June 25, 2012

Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub

Here's a great way to be the "Life of the Party!"

Just in time for all those 4th of July parties, here's an easy, inexpensive gift (with a free printable)
I found at Southern Living.  You can make and take this delicious Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub to all of your soon to be delighted hosts.  It's also perfectly patriotic to use it on your own grill.

Mix it up and get ready to dish it out!

Save all of your little jars, grab some twine, and print the tags for a perfect thank you gift.

Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
Stir together all ingredients.  Store in airtight container for up to 1 month. 

Happiness to all.  Thanks for visiting!


  1. That is a charming gift and I like a rib over a sauce. Visiting from Yvonne's.

  2. Renee, I saw this too. So glad to see you made it... and it worked .... and is beautiful!!
    Thamks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY and bringing the fun of BBQing with you! I am so happy to see your here!!!

  3. Bookmarked! Sounds like a tasty rub and the best part is, I have everything already on-hand:@)

  4. I'm pinning this one! I love the idea of giving it as a little gift too. When the niece was getting married, we tried to give hostess gifts appropriate to the function. Would this be just perfect to give hosts of a BBQ. (And yes... if you're thinking that I'm dreaming way ahead, you would be right. Shhh.)

  5. Thank you so much for this! I have already downloaded the tags, as I know I'll forget, otherwise. I like to give a homemade hostess gift, and this one is truly different - at least up here it will be!

  6. Your rub looks fantastic... great gifts too. I would love if you would share this on my foodie friday party today.

  7. You have the best ideas and share the neatest things here on your blog! I just love visiting with you, sweet lady! Thanks for all you give!


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