Talking sports and food is definitely my passion in life!! So when I was invited to be on the sports talk radio show “Catch The Buzz” on Wnst 1570 with Paul Mittermeier and Damon “The Bulldog” Yaffe it was as if the skies had parted, a light shone down on me, and the angles were singing!!

Now you know this was a dream come true for me…I got to talk sports and food in my sweatpants minus hair and make-up…awesome!!!

A slight tongue lashing came my way because I showed up to the studio without some samples. But I did redeem myself, a little bit, by sharing my recipe cards with Damon and Paul… Paul has been in radio since 1991 and Damon since 1996. Fun guys that know their sports!!!

Paul Mittermeire, behind the tape,  has helped to set the stage for Damon and myself along with a few special “chefs” to host a cook-off!! For some reason people always challenge me to a Bobby Flay style “throw-down”… please know I will take everyone down and be crowned champion. That’s how I roll…oh my gosh maybe Bobby Flay will show up 🙂

Below you can click on this link to listen in on my interview….I believe I have a budding career in radio broadcast!!!


Oh Damon, Damon, Damon……Damon… I admit I am not the star in my “friends and family circle” on the ribs, but please don’t get it twisted…my ribs kick some booty!!!

Babyback Ribs and of course……my mambo sauce. Live and learn my friends mambo sauce is the way to go!!!! 

I do a dry rub on my ribs and serve with the mambo sauce


2-3 lbs of babyback ribs minus the membrane (I go to my local butcher)

Dry Rub

 1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp black pepper

1 packet of sazon

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

1/2 tbsp Lawyer’s Season Salt

1/2 tbsp Old Bay seasoning

Mix together…I use a coffee grinder allocated for spices. This gives consistency to the texture of the spices. Don’t use your real coffee grinder. Get one for spices… 🙂 You might have some left over for your next go round. Save in a plastic bag or container

Generously cover both sides of your ribs with the dry rub. Place bone side down on a baking sheet lined with foil and a little bit of water in the base. Using foil, make a “tent” over the ribs to trap the moisture. Put in to a 325 degree oven for an 1 hour. At one hour, if you are topping with a bar-b-que sauce, cover ribs with sauce and return to oven for an additional 15-20 minutes. If not adding sauce, allow ribs to say in over for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Rest for 10 minutes and serve!!!

 Mambo Sauce Delicious!!

1 cup ketchup (Heinz)

1 cup sugar

4 tbsp water

5 tbsp white vinegar

1 tbsp Spanish Paprika

2 tbsp Sriracha (chili sauce with garlic)

2 tbsp hot sauce (crystal hot sauce)

Add all ingredients in medium sauce pan over medium heat

bring to a simmer,  whisking occasionally. Reduce to low heat

Mambo Sauce is for dipping and my daughters love it!!

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Remember…Who Do You Want In Your Kitchen On Game Day!!!