Welcome to Jersey Bites

I love to cook but I’m not a chef; just your average, everyday cook. I don’t know how I got this way. I was brought up by a single mother who literally took us to Burger King three days a week and, on the off days, if the meal didn’t contain Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, it did not grace our table. I kid you not.

So, it is very odd that I have grown to love cooking, or is it? To me cooking makes a house a home. I love the smells wafting through the house. I love a lot of people hanging in my kitchen, nibling and talking the night away. And to my two boys , I think the kitchen, cooking and Mom all mix together into one warm, safe, loving bundle. I hope they grow up and remember fondly Mom in the kitchen working on something yummy to eat. Right now they’re too young to appreciate it and will hardly try most of what I make let alone finish their plates. But, I have faith that when they grow to be big, burly, hungry teens, Mom’s talent will not go unappreciated.

The inspiration behind this blog came to me as I was passing on my recipe for Baby Back Ribs at a Labor Day party. I told the person I’d email the recipe and later I thought, why not just post it to a blog? Ah, don’t you love those Ah Ha Moments? Wouldn’t it be a great resource for other area food addicts to share their recipes and discover new ones? You can never have too many recipes or tips from other cooks in the area. And, so, without any further ado, here is my go-to scrumptous “Who Loves Ya Baby Back Ribs” recipe, originally from Alton Brown’s Good Eats show with a few modifications by me. I hope you enjoy it and will try it and share your comments and suggestions. Trust me, you will be one very popular person when you serve these delectible little beauties.