Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Food Recipe of the Day: Classic Melt-in-Your-Mouth BBQ Ribs

Classic Melt-In-Your-Mouth BBQ Ribs
I was very reluctant to share this recipe as it is one of my favorites and is a big hit ever time I make them, so, as not to be selfish i've decided to pass it on! I've found that the easiest way to remove the membrane from the ribs is to use a spoon to make a hole or pocket in the membrane after snipping with my kitchen shears and then using my thumbs to work into and remove the membrane. Also, just a little bit of liquid smoke rubbed into the ribs before cooking goes a long, long way, enjoy!

Used In This Recipe:

    Classic Melt-In-Your-Mouth BBQ Ribs



    - 4 lbs. Pork Ribs - 3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar - 1 Teaspoon Hickory Smoke Salt - 1 Tablespoon Paprika - 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Red Pepper (if desired) - 2 Cups of your Favorite Barbecue Sauce 


    1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees f.
    2. Peel off tough membrane that covers the bony side of the ribs.
    3. Mix together the sugar and spices to make the rub.
    4. Apply rub to ribs on all sides.
    5. Lay ribs on two layers of foil, shiny side out and meaty side down.
    6. Lay two layers of foil on top of ribs and roll and crimp edges tightly, edges facing up to seal.
    7. Place on baking sheet and bake for 2-2 1/2 hours or until meat is starting to shrink away from the ends of the bone.
    8. Remove from oven.
    9. Heat broiler.
    10. Cut ribs into serving sized portions of 2 or 3 ribs.
    11. Arrange on broiler pan, bony side up.
    12. Brush on sauce.
    13. Broil for 1 or 2 minutes until sauce is cooked on and bubbly.
    14. Turn ribs over.
    15. Repeat on other side.
    16. Alternately, you can grill the ribs on your grill to cook on the sauce.

Drink Recipe of the Day: Super Summer Smoothie

Super Summer Smoothie
Super Summer Smoothie
Gather your favorite ingredients, toss them in the blender, add a bit of water and some ice and enjoy your own personalized smoothie, it's really that easy! This is a favorite recipe of ours, hopefully you have your own.

Used In This Recipe:

Super Summer Smoothie


- 1 banana
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup cherries
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon honey (optional)


  1. Place all the ingredients in the blender, juice first.
  2. Starting at the lowest setting, slowly increase speed to high.
  3. Blend for 30 seconds or until it reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Food Recipe of the Day: Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Couscous

Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Couscous

This delicious Dutch Oven recipe comes straight from the gourmet kitchens at Le Creuset! Combining delicious chicken with a tantalizing Orange Couscous makes this a hit recipe.

Used In This Recipe:

Moroccan Braised Chicken with Orange Couscous


Ingredients (Orange Couscous:

- 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups couscous
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Ingredients (Braised Chicken):

- 1 (3- or 4-pound) chicken
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed, julienned
- 1 fennel bulb, julienned
- 1 onion, peeled and julienned
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, ground
- 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, ground
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup chicken stock
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 10 sprigs cilantro, leaves chiffonade
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
- 1 japanese eggplant, cut into large dice
- 1 zucchini, cut into large dice
- 1/3 cup Nicoise olives, pitted

Directions (Orange Couscous):

  1. In a large saucepan, bring orange juice and salt to a boil. Stir in the couscous and cover.
  2. Turn off the heat. Let steam 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Stir in olive oil.

Directions (Braised Chicken):

  1. Rinse the chicken under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. With poultry shears, remove the wing tips and back of the chicken. Remove the wishbone. Butcher the chicken in 10 pieces: 2 legs, 2 thighs, 2 wings, and 4 breast pieces. Leave the bones attached.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 F. Heat a 6 3/4 qt. oval Dutch oven over medium heat.
  4. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  5. Add olive oil to the heated Dutch oven. Place half of the chicken pieces in the pot, skin side down. Saute on both sides until golden-brown. Remove and reserve, and repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
  6. Pour off most of the fat from the Dutch oven. Over low heat, add the bell pepper, fennel, onion and bay leaf. Sweat until tender. Add chopped garlic and sweat 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Add coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, tomato paste and 2 teaspoons salt. Add white wine and reduce by half.
  8. Add chicken stock, lemon zest, lemon juice, cilantro leaves, honey and tomatoes. Place all the sauteed chicken, minus the breast pieces, into the pot. Bring to a simmer, cover, and place in the oven.
  9. Cook 30 minutes, then return to the stovetop.
  10. Add the eggplant, zucchini, olives and chicken breast. Bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and return to the oven. Cook 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, and serve with orange couscous.

Drink Recipe of the Day: Summer Splash Fruit Smoothie

Summer Splash Smoothie
Summer Splash Fruit Smoothie
This summer has been one of the hottest in a while, what better way to cool off than with a delicious homemade smoothie right in your Vitamix? This delicious recipe features some of the best tasting and healthiest fruits of the summer and is sure to be a big hit at your next gathering or as a special treat to unwind at the end of a long, hot day!

Used In This Recipe:

Summer Splash Fruit Smoothie



-1/2 Cup Water
-1 Cup HoneyDew Chunks
-1/2 Cup Cantaloupe Chunks
-1 Medium Ripe Peach, Halved, Pitted
-1 Cup Fresh Pineapple Chunk, Core Included
-1 Cup Ice Cubes


  1. Prepare all fruit by slicing it into chunks and removing any skins or inedible outer layers.
  2. Place all the ingredients into the Vitamix Container in the order listed in the ingredients list and secure the lid.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed from the lowest setting to the highest setting.
  4. Blend for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2015

24th Annivesary Giveaway!

We're doing a giveaway over on our Facebook page to celebrate our 24th year of business, like, comment & share for your chance to win!

Also, click here to check out our 24th Anniversary Sale, GOING ON NOW!

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Posted by JL Hufford - Discover Gourmet on Friday, July 24, 2015

JL Hufford 24-Hour Sale


As a thank you for 24 great years of business, for 24-Hours only we are offering deep discounts up to 24% on some of the biggest names in housewares including All-Clad, Jura, Blendtec, and Hurom! Save 24% on nearly our entire stock of Jura Espresso Machines, the classic one-touch automated barista! We're also offering a steep discounts on all of our American Made cookware, simply use coupon code "HUFFORD24" on check-out and save 24%! We've dropped the prices of select Hurom Juicers and Blendtec Blenders to their absolute rock bottom, you won't find a better price on the net!  Give us a call at 877.554.8336, chat using our Live Chat feature , or click to make your purchase. All items denoted with RED TEXT are a part of this sale! As always, most orders over $49 will ship for free and will be tax free. (Indiana residents must pay tax.)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

J.L. Hufford 24 Hour Sale - STARTS TOMORROW!

We here at JL Hufford would like to invite you to check out our 24th Anniversary ONE DAY sale this Friday, July 24th, 2015. We will have steep discounts on some of the biggest names in housewares including: Jura, All-Clad, Hurom, and Blendtec. This sale only last for 24 hours though, so make sure to get your orders in before time runs out!