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Win A Copy of Berber&Q: On Vegetables


Fill in the giveaway information, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Berber&Q: On Vegetables: Recipes for barbecuing, grilling, roasting, smoking, pickling and slow-cooking by Josh Katz (Kyle Books, 2022).  (ARV $29.99)

Note: You can enter this giveaway one (1) time per e-mail address per day. Deadline is 11:59PM ET 7.19.22. With the continually changing circumstances due to COVID-19, there will be a delay of unknown length in delivering prizes in order to protect our team and our partners. Thank you for your understanding.

If you’ve been shying away from vegetables because you think they’re boring… think again. Fresh vegetables when paired with bold flavors and cooked with care can be the star of any meal. Josh Katz, Ottolenghi-trained chef and the restaurateur behind London’s much-loved Berber&Q, shows you all the versatility of vegetables. In more than 100 recipes, he provides countless options. Learn how to accent your veggies with everything from a quick scorch in the pan and a flash of heat from the grill, to a low and slow roast, as well as methods for how to season and flavor using simple marinades, dustings of spice and deliciously sweet and sour dressings. Josh’s flavor combinations are unusual and create memorable dishes that everyone will enjoy. Sichuan pickled vegetables or this summer vegetable gratin will make you believe that vegetables are neither bland nor boring.

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S., D.C. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least eighteen years old at the time of entry and have internet access. Begins on 6.28.22 at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends on 7.19.22 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To enter this giveaway, submit your full name and email address on this form. Odds of winning this giveaway depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Only one (1) entry per email address per day. Sponsored by Leite’s Culinaria, Inc. For more information, visit our Official Rules. For a list of winners, check out our Very Happy Winners page. Be sure to add giveaways@leitesculinaria.com to ensure notification if you are the winner.

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Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe – Spend With Pennies


This homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe is so easy to make and has the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and tangy.

Out of BBQ sauce? Or want to adjust the flavorings to suit your taste? Look no further! There are so many possibilities for this sauce and it can be customized to suit any dish!

a jar of homemade bbq sauce with a brush and grilled chicken

Homemade BBQ Sauce

  • There are so many BBQ sauces on the market but homemade is always best and you can skip the high-fructose corn syrup!
  • Sweet, zesty, and tangy is the best description of this sauce.
  • It’s so flavorful and easy to make using pantry staples.
  • Make a double (or triple) batch, it keeps well in the fridge or freezer.
  • It’s great on so many dishes! Bbq chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, and ribs all taste great doused in this homemade sauce.
a jar of homemade bbq sauce with a brush

Ingredients for BBQ Sauce

The Base of this bbq sauce recipe contains:

  • ketchup makes up most of the base
  • molasses adds a rich sweetness
  • apple cider vinegar brings zesty tang
  • brown sugar sweetens the mixture use dark or light brown sugar, we find dark brown sugar to have more flavor
  • Worcestershire sauce is adds umami

The seasonings in this homemade sauce include minced onions and garlic (or onion powder and garlic powder for a smoother sauce) with a bit of paprika and dry mustard. Adjust to suit your preferences!


  • Sweet – Substitute honey or maple syrup for the brown sugar.
  • Spicy – To make it a little spicy add some cayenne pepper, chili flakes, diced jalapeno or hot peppers.
  • Other – Try a splash of bourbon, whiskey, a splash of liquid smoke or even orange or pineapple juice. Try a bit of yellow mustard or soy sauce.
  • Add spices or herbs to your liking. Try chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, or oregano.

How to Make Homemade BBQ Sauce

This recipe is so easy, with just a few steps and only 30 minutes to create a custom barbecue sauce.

  1. Cook finely diced onion & minced garlic with olive oil in a small saucepan
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir occasionally while the sauce simmers until it’s thick (as per the recipe below).


This is the easy part! Just keep it in a tightly sealed container like a glass mason jar or a clean salad dressing bottle. It will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

Store it in the freezer for about 3 months.

BBQ sauce makes a great marinade, a perfect dipping sauce for chicken tenders, or mix 50/50 with pizza sauce (or tomato sauce) to make a bbq chicken pizza!

Fave BBQ Recipes

BBQ sause makes a great dipping sauce for chicken tenders, perfect on most meats or good to mix 50/50 with pizza sauce (or tomato sauce) for bbq chicken pizza.

Did you make this homemade BBQ sauce? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!

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jar of Homemade BBQ Sauce and brushing sauce on chicken with writing

10 Easy Side Dish Recipes for Fourth of July


Whether you’re hosting or headed to a Fourth of July picnic or cookout, we’ve got you covered with these easy side dish recipes. They’re guaranteed to please everyone, and they’re quick to put together, so you can get back to the relaxing holiday you deserve.

A pitcher and two glasses of watermelon limeade on a metal chair.

This watermelon limeade requires only five ingredients and 10 minutes of effort for a refreshing summer sipper.


A cardboard bowl filled with easy potato salad an a plastic fork resting on top.

This easy potato salad is made with everyday ingredients like potatoes, mayonnaise, hard-boiled eggs, cider vinegar, red onion, and herbs. It is an easy and classic summer side dish that’s perfect for cookouts, barbecues, and picnics.


Three glasses filled with rosé sangria, lime wheels, nectarine wedges, watermelon cubes, and raspberries.

For this rosé sangria, apples and oranges traditionally found in sangria are swapped for sweet summer fruits like watermelon and peaches.


Cheddar cornbread in a cast-iron skillet, cut into 8 wedges, with one wedge removed.

Cheddar cornbread is a twist on a Southern classic. It’s a little untraditional given the inclusion of a slight amount of sugar and a rather generous amount of cheese and, if you please, jalapeño.


A white bowl filled with vegan chickpea and orzo salad with lemon zest garnish.

This hearty orzo chickpea salad is the perfect warm weather treat! It’s best served cold with fresh herbs. If you’re food prepping this salad, make the chickpeas and orzo pasta in advance. They’ll have time to cool before you put it all together.


A cardboard food container filled with barbecue beans surrounded by ribs, pickles, and shredded meat.

These barbecue beans are made from dried beans and seasoned with garlic and onion powder, cumin, and chili powder. They’re cooked low and slow for the most tender beans we’ve tried.


A colorful serving platter filled with coleslaw with cilantro with wooden serving utensils on the side.

This easy-peasy creamy coleslaw combines cabbage, red onion, carrot, and cilantro in a tangy mayonnaise-based orange dressing. It can be mostly prepared ahead of time and tossed with dressing just before serving. No wonder people are calling it the best creamy coleslaw they’ve ever tried.


Three ears of grilled Mexican-style street corn slathered with lime mayo and sprinkled with cilantro, cheese, hot sauce.

For this Mexican-style street corn, or elote, sweet corn is grilled, slathered with lime mayonnaise, and sprinkled with cheese, cilantro, and hot sauce. The corn husks make for a nifty eating handle.


A white enamel platter topped with charred purple and orange grilled carrots.

Grilled carrots. They’re easy and quick and gonna revolutionize your weeknight side dish situation. Seriously. They’re a backyard grilling game-changer.


A black oval dish filled with watermelon salad with Aleppo pepper and black olives.

This watermelon salad with Aleppo pepper is a simple side dish that is made with fruity Aleppo pepper, watermelon cubes, black olives, and fresh mint. It’s easy to make and is ready in just 15 minutes.


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The best pizza ovens for cooking outdoors


Want to cook pizza in your garden? We reviewed freestanding, portable, indoor and barbecue-top pizza ovens to bring you our top buys for cooking outdoors, including gas and wood-fired ovens.

The Stories Behind: Fried chicken


Learn about the history of fried chicken as food writer Melissa Thompson meets with multicultural cooks and creates her own version.

Runner bean recipes


<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2017/07/Quick-fried-runner-beans-fd285f0.jpg?quality=90&#038;resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2017/07/Quick-fried-runner-beans-fd285f0.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=720,479 720w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2017/07/Quick-fried-runner-beans-fd285f0.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2017/07/Quick-fried-runner-beans-fd285f0.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2017/07/Quick-fried-runner-beans-fd285f0.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-762576 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Runner beans in a pan with hazelnuts" title="Runner bean recipes" /> <p><em>For more runner bean inspiration, check out our <a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/green-bean-salad-recipes">green bean salad recipes</a>, <a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/green-salad-recipes">green salad recipes</a> and <a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/easter-side-recipes">Easter side recipes.</a> </em></p>

Salad recipes


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No-bake cheesecake recipes


<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/tomreg_bbc_good_food_summer_menu_family_holiday_0248-76d3331.jpg?quality=90&#038;resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/tomreg_bbc_good_food_summer_menu_family_holiday_0248-76d3331.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/tomreg_bbc_good_food_summer_menu_family_holiday_0248-76d3331.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-430983 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Chocolate cheesecake slices on marble counter" title="No-bake cheesecake recipes" /> <p><em>For more sweet treats that you don’t need to bake, check out our <a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/no-bake-dessert-recipes">no bake dessert recipes</a>, <a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/microwave-baking-recipes">microwave dessert recipes</a> and <a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/frozen-dessert-recipes">frozen dessert recipes</a>. </em></p>

Picnic recipes


<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/crispy-chicken-smashed-avocado-baps-da3db84.jpg?quality=90&#038;resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/crispy-chicken-smashed-avocado-baps-da3db84.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/30/2020/08/crispy-chicken-smashed-avocado-baps-da3db84.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-407800 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Crispy chicken &amp; smashed avocado baps served in a lunchbox" title="Crispy chicken &amp; smashed avocado baps" /> <p><em>For more recipes perfect for a hot summer picnic, try our delicious <a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/quiche-recipes">quiche recipes</a>, <a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/picnic-snack-recipes">picnic snack recipes</a> and<a href="https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/finger-food"> finger food recipes</a>. </em></p>

Chicken salad recipes


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