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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.

Country Style Pork Ribs May 04 2015, 0 Comments

Something different, country style pork ribs, we make them with two different rubs, one in the oven, one on the grill, both delicious and easy to do. Check out the video and let us know how yours turn out!

From my kitchen to yours!





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!





Our first video recipe October 28 2014, 1 Comment

REAL LiFE RUBS is please to share with you our first video recipe for pulled pork. For those of you that learn by doing, watching this video should take any doubt in how easy this dish is to make. Please let us know what you think of the content, more to come!


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.



Enjoy a quick and easy Pulled Pork Recipe July 26 2014, 1 Comment

            Crock Pot or ‘No Smoke’ Pulled Pork with Tres Amigos


Boston Butt or Picnic, be certain it will fit into your largest Crock pot.

Tres Amigo's Rub from REAL LiFE RUBS

1-Large white onion

BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Rays is my favorite) 1 Bottle should get you there.


Meat Prep:

Prepare the meat the day before you plan to make the dish. Reserve some of the rub to add into the meat once cooked. You can also add some of the rub to a neutral flavored BBQ sauce if you like. Remove the butt from wrapping, dry, rub completely with the Tres Amigo's on all sides and ends. Wrap in parchment and plastic wrap and seal in aluminum foil so it doesn't leak. Refrigerate.



Take a large onion skin and slice into 1/4"+ Slices, spread the onion rings across the bottom of your Largest crock pot, place butt in crock pot skin side up, sprinkle extra rub on top. Fill crock pot with cold water to about 1/2 inch below the rim, cover and turn on high for 8 hours.


Once the meat is done, take tongs or large forks and remove the meat in chunks into a large bowl, removing bones and fat and any connective tissue as you go. Once all of the meat is out of the "broth" retain 1/4 - 1/2 cup for adding back to the meat for moisture. Shred the meat with two large forks. Sprinkle additional rub into meat mix and some broth and mix well. At this point you can serve it with or without sauce, with or without a roll. Cole slaw is always a good side for this dish, pickles too.

Courtesy of REAL LiFE RUBS