July 8, 2011


Guess what??!!  I am totally done with all my big projects!
Big Interior Design Surprise/Project...check  (more on this later!!)
Girl's camp...check
Family Reunion...check
Recover from Strep...check
I can actually BREATHE!!!  It is a good day!

Lets celebrate with this meal...it is probably my favorite BBQ EVER!  

The sauce is what makes it.  It is so sweet and tangy.  I can taste it now!! 

Now onto this...Mello Jello.  I am not lying.  You will lick the pan clean when it is gone.  
Yes...I have done this.  
It is so creamy and refreshing.  I mean...HELLO!!  Lemon and orange mixed together!  Genius!
My family has it like every Easter.  Yes the above is our Easter meal.  
(You may be wondering...where is the ham?...well...there are weird people in my family who 
don't care for ham...so we did brisket;)
This really should be served everyday with every meal if you ask me!!


1 Beef Brisket, fat trimmed
Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick, or whatever you like (garlic, salt, pepper, etc)

Season the Brisket with the seasoning.  Wrap the brisket REALLY WELL in foil.  Bake at 275 degrees for however many hours per pound and add an extra 30 min. - 1 hour.  For example:  If I had a 5 lb. brisket, I would bake it for 5 1/2 - 6 hours.  Then shred or slice your brisket!  Serve on a bun or by itself!

3-4 c. brown sugar
3-4 c. ketchup
3-4 capfuls liquid smoke (depending on taste, I do 3 capfuls)

Boil for 10 minutes, then add shredded meat and simmer.  You can also leave in a crockpot until ready to eat!

Mello Jello

1 large (or 2 small) orange Jell-o
1 large COOKING lemon pudding

Make jell-o and pudding how package says and mix together and put in 9x13" pan.  Set it up all day in refrigerator and do NOT cover.

1 small lemon INSTANT pudding
1 c. milk
2 c. cool whip

Stir pudding powder, cool whip and milk together and put on top of the jell-o.


  1. Nice blog!! This is fabulous! Now I can just cook all your recipes. My life just got easier!! So glad we had a gelato date tonight! So good to catch up. You are as sweet and lovely as ever! Hope your baby feels better soon.

  2. Hey I didn't know you could bake brisket? I assumed to get it tender you had to smoke it or do something difficult and professional to it... I could totally do this! Your picture really does look like tender juicy brisket!

    I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)


  3. I'm so glad you got to check off all of your "to-dos." It feels good to do that and finaly have time to breathe. I will be trying this meal and mello jello tomorrow! I might leave the sauce off and make brisket tacos because we love our tacos at my house :) Keep the good, easy recipes coming. I need help when it comes to making dinners :(

  4. This looks so goooood! I didn't know you could bake a brisket either - thanks for sharing :)