Archives for August 30, 2017

Almost Labor Day Weekend! Time to BBQ! Don't forget the HEINZ!!!

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Summer has gone by too quickly! But, I have been enjoying the last days of summer by grilling and my family just loves the Heinz BBQ sauces! Our favorite is the Heinz Hawaii Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce!

Hawaii is home to a rich food heritage that brings sweet tropical fruit and the smoked flavor of Kalua Pig together in one delicious luau feast. This sauce delivers a mouthwatering balance of pineapple and mango, savory Asian soy, and subtle smoke that is distinctly Hawai’ian.

Just love the Slow-Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork and Slaw Sliders!


You can find the recipe here! 

I also love the flavor of this one!

Kansas City: “Sweet and smoky” lends to the signature flavor profiles of this city’s sought-after barbeque. A thick sauce shadowed by a sweet tang takes traditional pit-style Kansas City BBQ up a crowd-pleasing notch.

Pitmaster Partner: Joe & Mike Pearce of Slap’s BBQ.

Regionally Inspired Recipe: Kansas City BBQ Ribs

So, if you are going to have a BBQ or use a slow-cooker this upcoming holiday weekend..don’t forget the Heinz BBQ sauce!

Here are a few other great choices and recipes:

  Texas: In Texas, there’s nothing shy about barbecue, and a great Texas style sauce means bold flavors and big personality. This sauce captures the very best of Texas barbecue – combining spices like cumin and chili powder for a sauce that’s bold and flavorful with just the right kick.

Pitmaster Partner: Robert Sierra of S&S Pit Crew competition barbecue team

Regionally Inspired RecipeBBQ Beef Brisket Sandwiches with Coleslaw

        Carolina Vinegar: Carolina is all about the traditions of whole-hog barbecue slow-cooked over wood coals. Meet a true Carolina style sauce that blends the tang of apple cider vinegar, with just the right balance of sweet and spice to make it the perfect addition to pulled pork.

Pitmaster Partner: Sam Jones of Skylight Inn

Regionally Inspired Recipe: Carolina-Style BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

         Carolina Mustard-Style: South Carolina’s ‘mustard belt’ is where mustard-based BBQ sauce reigns supreme. From slow cooked pulled pork to ribs on the grill, this deep golden sauce delivers the right balance of sweetness and spice that will redefine swine.

Pitmaster Partner: Bryan Furman of B’s Cracklin’ BBQ

Regionally Inspired Recipe: Carolina Style BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs

       Memphis: Rock-n-Roll isn’t the only revolutionary combo courtesy of Memphis. The city’s barbecue also shakes things up. With sweet brown sugar and the flavors of the region’s traditional dry rubs, this is a sweet and spicy sauce that’s sure to please.

Pitmaster Partner: Dan Brown of Leonard’s PIT Barbecue

Regionally Inspired Recipe: Memphis-Style Sweet and Spicy BBQ Chicken

Kentucky Bourbon Style: Kentucky is home to great bluegrass, great bourbon and great barbecue. This rich & savory sauce reflects the deep heritage of Kentucky BBQ – real bourbon, a hint of smoke, and the seasonings of the region’s traditional “dip”.

Pitmaster Partner: John Foreman of Old Hickory BBQ

Regionally Inspired Recipe: Spatchcock BBQ Chicken with Grilled Green Bean Salad

Are you hungry now? I know I can’t wait to try a few more of these recipes!

Have a wonderful weekend!

6.17.2017 Denise B.-123


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photo images and recipes were also provided. 


MIGUEL’S JR. Huntington Beach Announces Grand Opening September 6th


Miguel’s Jr. is pleased to announce the new location in Huntington Beach, California, located in the Newland Shopping Center, will officially open on Wednesday, September 6. The grand opening celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Miguel’s Jr. founders Mike and Mary Vasquez and President and CEO Javier Vasquez, followed by complimentary lunch for all in attendance.


Miguel’s Jr. Huntington Beach marks the brand’s 17th location in California and spans 3,000 sq.ft., offering the convenience of a drive-thru as well as dine-in counter service, an enclosed patio, and original murals representing iconic Huntington Beach, courtesy of local artist Dave Avanzino. The new location serves the full homestyle Mexican menu and new beverage menu featuring the fresh squeezed, all natural lemonade and housemade horchata with 100% all natural pure cane sugar.



Miguel’s Jr.

19620 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Located in the Newland Shopping Center near intersection of Beach Boulevard and Adams Avenue.



Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.

Complimentary Lunch, 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.




Founded in Corona, California in 1975 by Mike and Mary Vasquez, Miguel’s Jr continues to offer superb-quality family recipes in a fast-food environment using premium ingredients, inspired by the cuisine of Central Mexico. With 16 locations in the Inland Empire and Orange County, Miguel’s Jr is expanding to key markets in Southern California, spreading their unparalleled standard for customer service and reputation for delivering the freshest, best tasting California Mexican food daily.  For more information, including menu items and locations, visit


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Twitter: @WeAreMiguelsJr