Helping Hands in the Kitchen: Craig’s BBQ

July 19, 2022

For this week’s blog, we would like to share a fantastic barbecue recipe made by one of our amazing volunteers, Craig. Last week, Craig made our team a delicious lunch of barbecue ribs and chicken, macaroni and cheese, and homemade barbecue sauce.

Lunch plate with barbecue ribs, chicken, macaroni and cheese, and homemade barbecue sauce.



  • Ribs
  • Supreme Tradition Memphis Style Barbecue Seasoning (salt, cayenne pepper, garlic, chili powder, black pepper, onion powder, ground celery, paprika)
  • Brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F.
  2. Season the ribs and place them in the preheated oven for 4 hours. (You can also cook the ribs in a 350-degree F oven for 1.5-2 hours.)



  • Tomato paste
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Liquid smoke
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder


  1. Mix together ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Taste and adjust as needed.
  3. Pour sauce into a condiment squeeze bottle and serve.



  • Mozzarella
  • Cheddar
  • Mexican blend
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Elbow pasta, cooked
  • Stick of butter, cut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Layer mozzarella cheese on the bottom of a casserole dish or pan.
  3. Sprinkle seasonings over mozzarella cheese.
  4. Layer cooked pasta over the cheese and seasonings.
  5. Then place the butter.
  6. Sprinkle more mozzarella as well as the cheddar and Mexican blend cheeses on top.
  7. Bake in the oven until cheese is melted.

A big thank you to Craig for sharing his recipes and talent!

Download the recipes here.

Craig with Helping Hands team members, Anna and Sara.
Helping Hands team members enjoy Craig's delicious food.