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Essential Ingredients and Spices For BBQ

When exploring how to BBQ with perfection you will need to know the many essential flavors of various types of BBQ meats. I personally feel that simplicity is usually best. Too many contradicting flavors can take away from the flavor of the meat and will likely overwhelm your taste buds. With barbecue, the woods used during the cooking and the seasonings used for rubbing and marinating the meat should add flavor but not be over powering. the woods used during the cooking and the seasonings used for rubbing and marinating the meat should add flavor but not be over powering.
Among the more frequently used BBQ woods you will find apple, cherry and maple barbecue smoking chips. I like to have a few varieties available. I also am always sure to have on hand what I feel are the essential BBQ seasoning, spices, and basting products. These items can be used in various combinations based on your personal preference. In the case of most people, recognition doesn’t matter. They are content to be anonymous, even seeking it out actively.

Basting & Sauce Ingredients

Apple juice: This is Ideal for basting any BBQ meat and especially useful for ribs, pork butt, and chicken. Apple juice and apple cider can often be used in many brine recipes, bbq sauces, injections, or even in the water pan to keep the meat moist.
Apple cider vinegar: This is a great ingredient for BBQ sauces and mops. You may also use it to thin store bought sauces and make a quick and simple mop or marinade.
Molasses: This is used primarily for making sauces. The bold flavor and dark color gives the sauce its thick texture an dark color. Molasses and apple cider vinegar are 2 key ingredients I use in my personal sauce recipes.

“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.”
Anthony Bourdain

Seasonings and Spices

Onion powder: This is one of my personal preferences of ingredients for my BBQ rubs. The onion flavor works well with any BBQ meat. Cumin: This is among the most important ingredients for BBQ rubs and chili recipes. This ingredient will bring a slightly smoky flavor and it is especially good for a pork BBQ. Paprika: The primary ingredient found in virtually all BBQ rubs as well as chili recipes. This adds great color and flavor to any BBQ meat and the subtle flavor helps to balance the other ingredients. Chile Powder: This flavorful blend can be used on any BBQ meat. This is a great way to add some spice or heat to your BBQ meat.

Dessert Buffets: A Rising Wedding Trend

Sometimes, having just one cake is not enough variety for a wedding. When you want your wedding reception to show off your love of more than just cake, you are not limited. More and more couples are opting to include a dessert buffet with their catered reception. A dessert buffet is a truly memorable feature that everyone will enjoy, you included! Consider including this sweet option for your special day.
Your wedding cake will, no doubt, be a stunning work of art. However, guests have come to expect beautiful cakes at weddings, so they will not be surprised to see your lovely cake. However, with a dessert buffet, you can pull out the stops to wow your friends and family while giving them more options than just the standard cake. If you want to offer your guests something new while maintaining the traditional elegance that is expected of a reception, a buffet of desserts is an innovative and memorable way to do it.

Make It You

A dessert buffet is a perfect way to express yourselves as a couple and get to enjoy all of your favorite sweet treats on your special day. The ways you can customize a dessert buffet are as limitless as your imagination, and there is no way you can go wrong. Sweet and simple finger food is a great choice if you would like to offer a variety of small bites. Or, you could make a bold and elegant statement by adding a chocolate fountain with an array of fruits, cookies, cakes, and anything else you can think of to dip in it. A selection of cookies or pies would be perfect if you aren’t a big fan of cake. If cake is your favorite, consider offering a variety of cakes to let everyone have the taste they like best.

“I want to have a good body but not as much as I want dessert.”
Dominicana Rodrigez

Discuss It With Your Caterer

Your wedding caterer will be excited to hear that you are interested in serving a dessert buffet at your reception. Discuss your ideas with your caterer and detail what is important to you with a dessert buffet. If you know you want a dessert buffet but don’t really know what you would like on it, your caterer is likely to have a variety of ideas for how to offer your guests an amazing dessert selection. Working closely with your caterer will help make your wedding reception a sweet and unforgettable occasion.