It's a lucky rack of ribs that meets this rub: warm spices like cinnamon, allspice, and ginger get a depth charge from cocoa powder and bit of heat from fiery mustard powder. Prepared a day ahead of time and then baked until meltingly tender, they're a perfect weeknight meal.
This smooth, spicy-sweet barbecue sauce is even richer thanks to the inclusion of a small amount of chocolate—enough to add both body and flavor. We love it basted onto chicken as it grills, or painted atop a classic meatloaf.
Barbecue chips' smoky, tangy flavors are easy to create at home with a simple mixture that combines classic barbecue sauce spices, like chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder, with the added kick of cayenne pepper.
While the days are still warm and evenings begin to feel pleasantly crisp, host a simple but elegant dinner party with this menu. Peak tomatoes are delicious stuffed and roasted, garden-grown thyme is the perfect adornment for simple grilled lamb chops, and a blackberry-apple cake topped with a dollop of crème fraîche makes the most of the overlap of seasons.