RLR Flavor Blog

Great Demonstration Day at Williams Sonoma! June 13 2016, 0 Comments

What a terrific day we had at Williams Sonoma at the Natick Collection this past Saturday 6/11. We met many new customers and were lucky enough to be asked to return for a future demonstration (coming soon).

We shared Memphis Pulled Pork, smoked and crock pot; Lemon Lime Chicken, Tres Amigo's grilled pork tenderloin, and Chipotle Maple candied pecans. The pecans were the big "sellers" on the day, but we went through a lot of pulled pork! Hope to see you at our next outing.

Looking for a smokey & sweet holiday gift? December 28 2015, 1 Comment

Check out this idea!

Smokey and Sweet Nuts
Made with Chipotle Maple Rub

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Pam a foil lined baking sheet. Or you could use parchment paper and not use spray.
In a large mixing bowl combine:

1 cup raw cashews (5 oz.)
2 cups whole almonds (10 oz.)
4 cups halved pecans (16 oz.)
Stir in ¼ cup maple syrup (real is better).
Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Grind in ¼ teaspoon pepper (we use a 4 pepper version)
Add 1 TBs + 1 tsp REAL LiFE RUBS’ Chipotle Maple Rub

Combine ingredients making sure maple syrup coats the nuts, and the rub is fully distributed. Spread onto baking sheet then bake at 425 degrees on the middle rack for 18-20 minutes. Pull halfway through and stir.

Note: The type of nuts you use can be changed as desired, pumpkin seeds and/or sunflower seeds can be added to the mix as well.
Serve at room temperature.

Baby Back Ribs - The right way! May 04 2015, 0 Comments

For the rib lovers out there, check out a quick and easy way to make ribs in your oven! Of course you could use a smoker or a grill as well, just remember to cook them low and slow!





Gift Idea, Real Life Rub Flavor Stack..... October 27 2014, 0 Comments

We are happy to announce Flavor Stacks, a fun and easy way to give a gift to your favorite Real Life cook. You can check out the YouTube video for more details.



You can now purchase our products on line! May 11 2014, 0 Comments

Well it's taken almost three years of R&D (lots of eating) trial and error, and some great feedback and suggestions from our loyal "testers", we are finally at a point to bring our products to market! With the launch of our new web site www.realliferubs.com we will be offering our hand crafted, all natural, unique spice rubs, made the right way.

Please remember to post you recipes, ideas, and feedback on the rubs, thanks for cooking with us!

Announcing REAL LiFE RUBS, LLC! May 11 2014, 0 Comments

REAL LiFE RUBS, rubs the right way!, is a concept founded to communicate to real life consumers in the market; the busy professional wanting bold flavors, the over-taxed mom struggling to keep food fun and fresh, the weekend grilling warrior looking to be the best on the block with big flavors, and the aspiring chef looking for a twist to their food that separates their flavors and their futures.
REAL LiFE embraces your desire to take casual, simple spice concepts and mixes into your everyday world. Not complicated, just fun and flavorful. Add our rubs to grilled foods, bake them or smoke with them, "low and slow", pan sear with them, or just mixed them into your favorite corn bread recipe (our daughters favorite).
We aspire to provide you with hand crafted flavors that enhance your everyday meals and add a savory touch to those special occasions. REAL LiFE RUBS is a woman owned and run small business looking for your input on our service, offerings, and future flavors. Please visit www.realliferubs.com and share your stories, recipes, wine pairings and suggested flavors. You never know; your name may be on the next REAL LIFE RUBS label as your very own!
Thanks and good eating!
Susan H. Stillwell, CEO