Monday, October 7, 2013

The Best Barbecue Chicken Pizza!

I love Friday nights! On Fridays, at our house, we bake homemade pizzas, and deliciously sinful desserts.  Then we snuggle in for family movie night.  It's a time to unwind and let the worries of the week fade.

 SweetFire Chicken Pizza is a new creation in my kitchen and it has become a crowd favorite! It is seriously the best barbecue pizza I have ever had! (Not that I'm biased or anything)

SweetFire Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Dough for one pizza
1/2 cup SweetFire Barbecue Sauce
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup cooked chicken, diced
1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
1/4 cup sliced red pepper
1/4 cup sliced green pepper
1/4 cup sliced yellow pepper

Preheat oven to 450. Spread SweetFire barbecue sauce on your prepared pizza crust.  Even sprinkle the mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top.  Top with cooked chicken, onion, and peppers.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Spaghetti, Already!

Spaghetti has to be one of my favorite comfort foods, it's hearty, and warm, and it feeds a lot of people!  My childhood home is always filled with laughter and conversation when we all get together, and dinner time can be quite noisy.  When SweetFire Spaghetti is served, however, the dining room gets quiet and the only sounds in the room are noodles being twirled, plates being passed and glasses clinking, because EVERYONE is too busy eating to's that good!  Serving this sauce with Roasted Spaghetti Squash makes for a delicious, gluten-free alternative to the classic wheat pasta that is fabulous...don't expect any leftovers!

SweetFire Spaghetti
1 lb Italian sausage
 2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 green bell pepper,diced
1 medium zucchini, diced
1/2 cup red wine
1 24oz can crushed tomatoes
1 jar SweetFire Barbecue Sauce
1 lb spaghetti, prepared according to the directions on the package, or 2 spaghetti squash, roasted and shredded.

Saute the onions and mushrooms in the olive oil until golden brown, remove from the heat and set aside.  Cook the sausage until brown and crumbly, add the zucchini and bell pepper and cook until tender, .  Pour the red wine into the pan and scrape the bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.  Add the mushrooms and onions, and stir in the SweetFire Barbecue and the crushed tomatoes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Allow to simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Serve with spaghetti or spaghetti squash.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Meatloaf, Bacon Wrapped and SweetFired!

I had the opportunity to do some cooking with my dad recently, something we don't get to do often enough, so naturally he pulled out a case of SweetFire Barbecue sauce to play with, and what happened?...DELICIOUSNESS! The bacon wrapped meatloaf that we made was AMAZING and gluten free! You'll definitely want to give this recipe a try!

 SweetFire Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf 
1 1/2 lb  ground beef
1/2 lb sausage
1 cup oatmeal
2 eggs
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
8 slices bacon
1 cup SweetFire Barbecue Sauce

Preheat oven to 350. 
Combine the ground beef, sausage, oatmeal, eggs, onion, salt, pepper and Worcestershire Sauce and mix well.  Form into the shape of a meatloaf.  Weave, the bacon together to make a large sheet of bacon and wrap around the meatloaf.  Place in a 9x13 pan and bake for 45 minutes.  Brush with SweetFire Barbecue sauce and bake for an additional 15 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes before slicing.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Barbecue Chicken

There are few things better than a perfectly cooked piece of barbecue chicken, with that crispy skin, slightly charred, and meat that is slightly smoky and moist clear through to the bone.  Slathering your chicken in SweetFire Barbecue Sauce and allowing the sauce to caramelize slightly until it is sweet and lick-your-fingers-clean sticky, takes barbecue chicken to a whole new level.  Here is our tried and true family recipe for the best barbecue chicken you've ever tasted!

SweetFire Barbecue Chicken

  • 3 lbs chicken pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 jar SweetFire Barbecue Sauce

Prepare your grill for cooking with direct heat.  Season chicken to taste with salt and pepper.  Place directly over the heat on the grill and allow to cook, covered, for 45 minutes turning once to prevent excessive burning.  After 45 minutes, brush with SweetFire barbecue sauce and allow to cook for 10 minutes more,  turn the chicken once more and brush the other side with SweetFire,  allow to cook for an additional 5 minutes.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

This chicken is delicious with any sides you choose, however, this time of year our families favorite is grilled corn on the cob and a big salad full of seasonal vegetables. 

Barbecue Season!

It's Barbecue time all over the country! The weather is warm, the days are getting longer and everyone is yearning to be outside.  What better way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors than by spending a lazy evening out by the grill.

We are spending lots of time out at the grill this time of year looking for new ways to use SweetFire Barbecue sauce, as well as enjoying our tried and true favorites.  We look forward to sharing family recipes, tips and tricks with you and can't wait to hear about all of the ways that you are using our delicious sauce!

Happy Barbecuing!