Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oven Baked Ribs and a Festive Dessert Perfect for the 4th of July.

Who ever knew that Baby Back Ribs could be so easy and SO Delicious!  These were so easy to make that I think I just might whip some more of these up for the holiday this weekend.  Since we live in an apartment right now, and do not currently have a grill right outside our back door, these brought the flavor of the grill that I was looking for and INSIDE the comfort of my home.  I served our ribs with twice baked potatoes that were equally just as delicious! They paired perfectly together.

Now if you are looking for a great dessert for the 4th of July, well, look no further because this strawberry shortcake is so tasty and Oh so Festive!

Recipe for the Ribs:

1 rack of Baby Back Ribs
1 Tbsp. of Weber Smokey Mesquite Seasoning
1 (18oz) bottle of Sweet Baby Rays hickory Brown Sugar Bbq Sauce 

Place the rack of ribs in a 9x13 baking dish.  Sprinkle the ribs with the Weber Seasoning.  Pour half of the bottle of bbq sauce over the ribs and cover the dish tightly with tin foil and place in the oven @ *400 and bake for 90 minutes.  When the 90 minutes is up remove the foil, pour the remaining bbq sauce over the top of the ribs, and place back into the oven and bake for 15 more minutes.  Serve with twice baked potatoes or a green salad.

For the Red White & Blue Strawberry Shortcake:
For the Shortcakes/Biscuits: (*Note if you just want biscuits only use 1 Tbsp. sugar)
2 cups Flour
4 tsp. Baking Powder
3 Tbsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup milk
1 egg

For the Cream:
1 pint of heavy Cream
2-3 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 container of blue food coloring

Combine all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter till the mixture becomes crumbly.  Beat together the egg and the milk and stir into the dry ingredients and stir till barely blended.  Drop 3-4 Tbsp. of the dough onto a lightly greased or lined baking sheet.  Bake @*400 for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned.  Let cool completely before arranging the shortcakes.

Beat together the heavy cream, vanilla, powdered sugar, and blue food coloring till stiff peaks form.

Take the cooled shortcakes and slice them in half.  Layer the cream, then strawberries, then the other half of the biscuit, and then top off with another dollop of cream.  Enjoy!

I hope you all have a Wonderful 4th of July weekend!!! 


  1. My hubby loves ribs and I hardly ever make them (bad wife, bad!). I'll have to make these soon :) Thanks! Happy Fourth!

  2. What a wonderful post with great pictures. Those ribs look so yummy. Come on over and visit us and check out our chilled summer cantaloupe soup. Leave a comment and you might be the lucky winner of a give away from the Fairy Hobmother.

  3. omg Muriel!!!! These ribs look incredible! and love how your cream is blue! Its perfect for this weekend! have a happy fourth hun!

  4. I love Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce! It is good stuff!
    Haley @ The Girly Girl COoks

  5. These look divine! I so so so love ribs! These would be amazing!

  6. Ahh that red, white and blue shortcake is adorable and looks soo delicious! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog, I absolutely love yours too!! Have a fabulous 4th of July weekend! :)

  7. they look perfect, i never make them and now you have me wondering why!

  8. You have nailed down the best 4th July menu!

  9. Perfect 4th of July recipes!! YUM

  10. perfect fourth of july meal! hope you have a great one!

  11. Yummy! Those look like perfect 4th of July recipes. My family would LOVE that meal :) Thanks for swinging over to my blog from Holly's. Happpy 4th!


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