I grew up spending all day in the kitchen with my grandma, engulfed in amazing smells and rewarded with incredible bites at dinner. On Sundays, my uncle would hold court about what spice blends to mix together to bring out the best in whatever he was grilling, slow roasting or throwing on a salad.
Fast forward 25 years... My husband and I move to an urban chic block of crazy neighbors who are rehabbing houses. And there's one incredibly talented renaissance man who has a way with food, especially smoked meats. Seriously, Mike Foss* was a barbecue god. Mike's recipes were meant to be shared, and I believe that old smoky curmudgeon is smiling upon me for sharing them with you...
*Foss was a beloved neighbor and friend who loved good barbecue and sharing it. He was a charter member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society and placed consistently within the top five coveted spots in area barbecue contests; TWICE as Grand Champion of the American Royal Barbecue Competition.
Love Linda's truffle cake--my daughter requested it for her birthday: so happy to get it for her... Yum!
Always great to work with Greg!
Working with Greg was easy peasy! Enjoy the rub!!
John was great. Replaced the shattered glass front on my iPhone 4S while I waited. Was very pleasant & I was fascinated watching him work. I'll definitely recommend him to friends!
Love working with you all! So excited to try the butter on fresh bread!!
Shannon's great to work with--LOVE the ivory sauce!
You guys are so much fun to work with! Hope you enjoy the Foss Rub as much as we enjoy your eggs and butter!
Great meeting Charlene at the Bazaar! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub.
Great to meet you at the Bazaar! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub.
Leslie's spunky and fun to work with-thanks, enjoy the popcorn!
Great meeting you at the Bazaar! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub.
Great working with you at the Bazaar! You rock--love your music! Hope you enjoy the Foss Rub!
Great meeting you at the Bazaar! Thanks and enjoy the popcorn.
Great meeting you! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub!
Great meeting you! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub.
Your goodies are so yummy!
Always great to work with Ruth! Enjoy the popcorn!!
It was great meeting you at the Bazaar! Enjoy the Foss Rub.
LOVE working with Leslie!
Dan's always great to work with-so sweet!
Your butter is heavenly!
Enjoyed meeting Sarah at the Bazaar-very friendly!
Love the mixed nuts my husband bought at the Bazaar--they're already gone!
Great meeting Stephanie at the Bazaar-enjoy the Foss Rub!
Always great working with you! Thanks and enjoy the Foss Rub.
Yum! Your coffee cakes are heavenly!
Enjoyed meeting Karen at the Bazaar. Thanks and see you at the next bazaar!
Pleasure meeting Nora at the Bazaar. Hope you enjoy the Foss Rub!
Great working with Angie at the Bazaar. Thanks for your order!
Great to meet you!
I enjoyed meeting Ellyn at the Bazaar. Thank for your order-hope to see you at the next Bazaar!
So glad you made it to the Bazaar! Enjoy all of your goodies!
Always great to work with Nicole. Thanks and enjoy the popcorn!!
Nicole is great to work with! Thanks and enjoy the rub!
Lisa's always great to work with-very spunky! Thank you and enjoy the Foss Rub!
Great meeting Yona at the Bazaar--thank you and enjoy the Foss Rub!
Renee was great to work with. Enjoy the Foss Rub!
Linda's treats are always awesome! Chocolate Truffle cake and key lime tarts are always a big hit, and her braided bread rocks! Love her stuff and working with her-so sweet!
Devon's chocolate dipped strawberries were a huge hit for our progressive dinner dessert. They were super fresh, beautifully decorated and delivered to our door just hours before guests arrived. Wonderful!
Shari's great to work with and her toffee is off-the-charts wonderful! So fresh & yummy goodness.
The macaroons are great-I can't decide if pistachio or lemon is my favorite. Yum!!
Always great working with Debbie!
Aaron, Donna, Toby & Garrett were great to work with. And my new butter is so yummy!
Mindy was very helpful. I can't wait to try the blackberry vinaigrette on stuff!
Mindy is great-so friendly and helpful!
It was great to work with Chi-Hua. Responded quickly-looking forward to working with you again in the future.
Sean's great to work with. Knows exactly what he wants & responds quickly.
So excited to be working with the Zaarly team on this event. Hope everything went well. Thanks for bringing me in on this-you guys are so much fun to work with!
Great working with Dean!
Devon's great to work with. Always so cheerful & energized!
Very cheerful-Great to work with. Thanks, Luke.
Can't wait to make the cookies Taylor dropped of today-my favorite and so yummy! So speedy & sweet-thanks again!
I love working with Bo-that his is so excited about sharing Foss Rub with the people he loves as much as I am! So fun!
Tom was great to work with-he even shoveled his walk for me-thanks, Tom!
Zac was great-had some great comments and even brought me chocolates!
Thank you- it was great to meet you!
Thank you! It was great to meet you yesterday-I hope you enjoy the MSG Free rub. It's great on sweet potatoes!
Thank you! Great to meet you yesterday!
Thank you! I hope you enjoy the rub!
Thank you again. Enjoy the msg free rub--I love it on veggies and in pasta dishes.
Can't wait to try the mixes I brought home today.
I love that 'yummy' is right there in the name because oh my goodnes, that is what they are! The peanut butter you were sampling today at the Zaarly Bazaar were really good, but you were right, I did need to try that white chocolate walnut cranberry cookie - YUMMY!! I heart those!
LOVE the bacon in Devon's pralines & caramel corn mixes-really, bacon does make everything better!!
And Devon just as sweet to work with as her yummy treats are!
Pat's great fun to work with and always got a smile and hang loose attitude!
Bo is great to work with. We hit a little snag with delivery (Snowpocalypse!!) and he was totally flexible on waiting another day. Can't wait to send some more spices his way!