Santa Baby (Back Ribs)

It's Christmas Day and you see spot a rack of ribs at the dinner table. You walk closer and you see a shiny glaze on top. You get even closer and you can smell the sweet BBQ sauce slathered on the ribs. You start to salivate because you can't wait to sink your teeth into the tender meat.

It's finally time for you to have a taste. You take a bite and the meat is so tender it starts to fall off the bone. It's a Merry Christmas indeed!!

Then you spot the Cinnamon Rolls with a...wait for it...a spiral of bacon inside the roll. 

Whoever made these dishes are definitely going to be invited again to next year's Christmas party. That someone could be you!

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Santa Baby (Back Ribs) in the Oven
FARMER JOHN® Baby Back Ribs
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbs cayenne pepper
2 tbs salt
2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce (I love the original Sweet Baby Ray)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees f. 
Tear off the tough membrane that covers the bone side of the ribs.
Rub brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and salt on both sides of the ribs.
Line a deep pan with foil.
Lie the ribs bone side up.
Cover with foil and loosely wrap the ribs to full enclose it.
Bake for 2-2 1/2 hours (you will notice that the ribs start to shrink away from the bone...that's good)
Remove from oven and start broiler.
Brush on your favorite BBQ sauce.
Broil for 1-2 minutes until sauce is cooked on and bubbling.
Flip ribs and repeat for the other side.

CinnaBacon Rolls
1 pack FARMER JOHN® All-Natural Bacon
1 pack of your favorite Cinnamon Rolls
Open pack of cinnamon rolls as directed.
Unravel each cinnamon roll.
Lie down 1 strip of bacon along the roll.
Re-roll dough with bacon inside.
Bake and glaze as instructed.

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Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the year!

This year on Thanksgiving I am flying from Taiwan to Hong Kong. This is my first year not eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at home, but at least I'll still be with my family. Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal out of the whole year because my grandpa used to make the best dinners. His stuffing is still my favorite of all time. Now, we have the privilege of cooking Thanksgiving dinner for him (although my stuffing will never be as good as his)!

Since I'm missing Thanksgiving dinner, I had to celebrate a bit early while I was still in LA. I've been eating the Farmer John ham for a few years now and it's incredible. It's easy, juicy, tasty, and you can use the leftover for anything including fried rice, porridge, soup, salad, sandwiches, and the list is endless!

I'm wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving from Asia! Find out on my IG if I can get my hands on any traditional Thanksgiving food while I'm overseas. I'm craving it!



This year I incorporated some bacon into the spread with bacon in the scored ham and also jalapeno and bacon wrapped corn bread muffins. 

These dishes couldn't be any easier! Let's get started:

FARMER JOHN® Whole Ham (fully-cooked)
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 pack FARMER JOHN® All-Natural Bacon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Carefully score ham in a diamond shape
Roast ham in oven in a deep pan to catch all the juices for 1 hour
Remove, bast ham with its own juices, and sprinkle sugar all over and make sure you get it in the cracks
Place bacon on a baking pan and put into oven
Roast ham for 30 more minutes
Remove bacon and ham from oven and plate as desired
It's READY to eat!!! My favorite thing to do is just stand in the kitchen and pick at the ham. It's so good just plain!!

Corn Bread Muffins
Your favorite cornbread mix (let's not make judgements that I didn't make them from scratch)
1 pack FARMER JOHN® All-Natural Bacon
Bake, fry, or microwave bacon halfway
Line muffin tins with bacon
Spoon muffin batter into muffin tin inside the bacon ring
Sprinkle bacon bits and Jalapeno on top of batter
Bake cornbread as instructed until golden brown

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