It was 1989 when Elaine, we just call her Ma, met her future husband Andrew. Back then, Elaine worked a lot of weekends at her job. Her working weekends gave her days off during the week. A lot of these days she would hang out with her father-in-law, Allen. "Big Al" was a member of a distinguished competition cooking team back then. At his home in Missouri City, Texas they would barbecue....every week it seemed like. Even when they were not up to cooking they would still have a fire going. "Just smellin' smoke", Al would say.
As time passed, she learned a lot from Allen. And as her family grew Paw Paw would enjoy his time with the grand kids and Ma would cook. Elaine's BBQ skills really improved. It wasn't long until she wanted to lose the Ol' Smokey and get her own smoker. In 1993, Big Al's good friend John offered to build her a smoker. Ma loves that pit and still uses it even today.
Over the years she has used many different rubs for her meats. She tried all of the ones on shelves at the grocery store. Being unhappy with the various grocery store offerings, she decided she would make her own rubs. Through years of trial and error she finally pinned down a formula that she liked for pork and beef. It was just as good on seafood she soon discovered.
She enjoyed that rub on her chicken and turkeys, but there was something missing. After toying with some extra flavors she soon discovered that she created herself an even better rub for yardbirds. Everyone who was a willing guinea pig quickly agreed that Elaine had once again outdone herself.
Ma's cooking has become almost legendary in our social circles. Our buddy David once told another friend of ours who had skipped a dinner invite, "Man, when you get invited to eat Elaine's cooking you drop what you're doing and you go!"
Soon a couple of friends began asking Elaine for rub they could take home. This went on for a while and she is always happy when folks appreciate her recipes. Then one friend entered a cookoff and used her rub on his entries. He won 1st Place in ribs and 3rd Place with his brisket. He wanted more...she made him all he needed. Next time out her friend again won trophies. 1st Place in brisket, 3rd Place in ribs and 5th Place in chicken.
It wasn't long before other cookers wanted to try her stuff. They too all won/placed/showed in their contests. "You should sell this stuff", was becoming a common reaction as she shared her rub with anyone who asked.
So here is your opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. Her goodness comes in 1 LB packages and can be shipped just about anywhere. Order some today and tell us about your cooking experiences!
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