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SUMMER GRILLING WITH PIONEER WOMAN'S BBQ SAUCE

What's Summer without the weekly grill sessions! What makes Summer even more special when one of your favorite celebrity chefs, sends you her latest range of BBQ sauce to make your grilling sessions even more exciting. Ree Drummond or Pioneer Woman is a big favorite in our home. We love her homes style cooking and storytelling. She recently launched her range of BBQ sauces and I was so excited to try it out. Bold ingredients and a whole lotta love are how I can describe the sauces.
Ree launched four different flavors of her bbq sauce, and I was fortunate enough to try out one of them - Honey Habanero. The other three flavors are Frontier, Peach Whiskey, and Apple Brown Sugar. As Ree herself says, the Honey Habanero sauce has the sweet heat of Summer day with honey to balance out the flavor, and a nice kick at the back end. "A little bit of sweet cuts through the heat," definitely applies to this delicious spicy bbq sauce. he homey flavor of honey combines with hot peppers to create the most magnificent glaze. 
Be it grilled ribs,  oven-baked salmon, or pulled chicken, this bbq sauce is a great choice. When I did a taste -test of this sauce, I loved the interplay of sweet-heat and wanted the perfect protein to pair it with. A quick trip to our local grocers and I came home with the most beautiful jumbo Gulf shrimp. Kept the tail on, but cleaned the shrimp to prep it for its date with the grill. Marinated the shrimp with the bbq sauce, a dash of fresh lime and some lime zest. Shrimp as an ingredient is one which can turn from cooked to being over-cooked in a matter of seconds. So I was extremely careful of the cooking time and the grilling temperature. Grilled the shrimp on the lesser hot part of the grill for around 5 to 7 minutes, till I got a nice color.

Some chopped scallion and we were ready for taco night with our honey habanero grilled shrimp. The flavor was definitely bold. I love spicy food, and when I saw habanero, I had expected the flavor to be spicier. However, in Honey Habanero, the honey was surely more prominent. It does have the kick of heat, but I only wish it was a bit spicier. The natural sweetness of the Gulf shrimp was good to pair with the subtle heat of the habanero and the richness of the honey.  

 The sauce is packaged in a glass bottle, with a beautiful team top. Even the packaging screams Summer big time. I would love to try out the other three flavors soon, on some different kinds of proteins. Peach-whiskey baby back ribs are on my wishlist, for sure. this range of bbq sauces by Ree will surely join my rotation of sauces for Summer. Happy Grilling folks! 



Disclaimer: I received this product for free, for testing purposes. Thank you Influenster and Pioneer Woman
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RED,WHITE AND BLUE SPECIAL










Red, White, and Blue! As I was working on this post, the US Women's Soccer Team won their fourth FIFA World Cup this morning. The second consecutive win. I cheered hard and loud and wiped away tears as they finally won the tournament. When the team won, everyone won with them. What an inspirational moment for every girl growing up in this country. Thank you for lifting the Gender in Soccer with your brilliance Team USA. So proud to be a girl mom, a soccer fan and a supporter of Team USA.

It seemed to be the perfect time to share my outfit post of what I had worn for the 4th of July this year. It was Red, White, and Blue indeed. But it had been my mom style appropriate. My daughter had a bike parade, and I needed to wear an outfit which was convenient enough, for me to push her bike, as she drove uphill, at certain spots. Isn't that symbolic in a certain way! We all want to be there for our daughters when they need that push while going uphill in life.

I styled a graphic tee, in red, white and blue from a local boutique- Frankie and Jules. When I had picked it up, I knew I would want to style it for July 4th. My trust denim mini skirt, which I love to wear at this time of the year. My dark red wedges paired well in completing the outfit, along with my red statement earrings by Bayble Bar and my quintessential red lips. I shall forever style my hair's natural texture, as I love celebrating me. A lil sea salt spray goes a long way, in letting my curls be.

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