Sunday Recipe; Coke pork ribs


Coke Pork Ribs With Easy Sides

Warning to all my cooking gals: this one will be messy.  Plan your attire accordingly.


Attire Advice

1.  Start with a full apron for plenty of coverage.  The country apron is perfect for this occasion.

2. A cute country scarf to tie it all together.

3. Wrap it up with a pair of custom books, so your country cookin’ has some flare!

To check out these and other custom items please visit Trisha Trixie Designs

Ingredients Lists


  • 4 to 5 pounds of pork ribs
  • Large pineapple juice (The bigger the better!)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Weber smokey mesquite seasoning (I buy it at Walmart)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Foil

(BBQ Sauce)

  • 2 cups of Coca-Cola
  • 2 cups of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons black pepper.
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder (Makes it really spicy, so add for your taste!)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

(Oil/Vinegar Cole Slaw)

  • 1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 sFack of shredded cabbage mix for slaw
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • A bunch of Asparagus (Cut off the ends)
  • Foil
  • Olive Oil (Drizzled)
  • Salt to taste
  • A package of  hollandaise mix (You can make it yourself, but I find this to be just as good)
  • Amount of milk you mix calls for


Feel free to make bits and pieces of all of this.  This just happened to be my Sunday meal.  Feel free to experiment.

1.  Cut your ribs into three to four rib slices and put in a large bowl.  Cover your ribs with pineapple juice.  Le the ribs sit for 12 hours.  If you did not cover the ribs, as this takes a lot of pineapple juice, rotate the ribs three to four times.  This will make your ribs super moist.

2. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F

3. Mix together the sugar and spices to make the rub into a large bowl.

4.  Put the ribs (I do one section at a time) into the bowl and make sure the rub is rubbed into all sides.

5.  Make a two layer pocket of foil.  Two on the bottom and two on the top.  Make sure the ribs are in your pocket before crimping the edges.  This helps the ribs to cook and keeps your pans cleaner!

6. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 2-2 1/2 hours.  (Until the meat shrinks away from the bone!) This is when I start cooking the bbq sauce!  It takes some time to reduce.  

7.  Remove from the oven and take the ribs to the grill.  Add your sauce and let your sauce cook on to the ribs.  Medium heat for about 5 minutes.


1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan.

2. Bring to a boil.

3. Reduce heat to a low simmer (A few bubbles) and cook for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Oil and Vinegar Cole Slaw

1. Mix vinegar and sugar to help dissolve the sugar in a large bowl

2. Add oil to the vinegar and sugar

3. Add cabbage to the dressing.

4. Add salt and pepper to your taste

5. Toss with your fingers.

6. Let stand for 20 minutes.

7. Re-t0ss the Cole Slaw and serve!


1.  Lay out ry a decent size of foil. (Enough to make a pouch for your asparagus)

2. Drizzle oil and salt on to your foil.

3. Place Asparagus on the foil.

4.  Make your pouch and place the asparagus on the top grill.

5.  Let the asparagus grill on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.  Asparagus will be tender.

6. Make your  hollandaise mix as directed by the package.  (I usually make this as the very last item, as it doesn’t hang around well and is best served immediately)

7. Drizzle hollandaise over your asparagus.  Enjoy!

I did try a new coke Jello that did not set up.  I will continue to play around with the recipe and get back to you.  It was older and I’m not sure my replacement ingredients were correct! If you have a good recipe to share, I would be excited to try it!  

Please comment and let me know how these recipes turn out for you.  I truly care that you enjoy them.  If there is a special recipe you would like, feel free to ask.  I enjoy trying out new items and learning from you!  


Saturday Morning Special: Kick up Yer Boots and Cowboy Up

I am a frilly willy kinda gal. But I have a few model pals, as well as family who are more “Down to Earth” I would say.

They like country music, Cowboy Boots and Flannel Shirts. They love overalls and bandanas and just like to kick back and take it easy. Their makeup is generally nothing at all or minimal at best. They are Country Folk.

I was born in Iowa, but raised in California so I feel like I am a MidwestCaliGal. That was my Yahoo Id for awhile before Facebook was so prominent and we all used Yahoo Groups (Remember that?).

I have created a Special Cowboy Up, Country Line just for those Country Folks. If you are a lover of the Country Life, check out the items I have in the Country Line Up…

Newly made boots for a Country Gal who love Pin Up “Tootsie Pop”

I can take any pair of Boots and paint them up for you. You can deicded the color you want and where or let me have free reign and create something Tootin Fabulous! $50 a pair

This was the starting design for the Country Apron…

The Design for the Country Apron

The finished Country Apron

and this is the finished product. Custom apron order run $50 to $100 depending on style, fabric, time, design and other embellishments you may want. Orders can take up to a month depending on any orders in front of you. Large order (Over 5 items) receive a discount as they will take longer and you are placing a larger order

Then Overall Apron

The Overall Apron

This is a part of The ReConstructed Line. These were originally regular overalls. Now it is a fabulous Overall Apron. Great for Gardening, Cooking, and the Country Gal even so cute, I bet you could wear it out! 🙂

This weekend I am pulling up my Roots and putting on some Country tunes, Cooking some good home cookin for my man, and owning up to my Country Heritage.

Are you a lover of Country things? Country Music? Old or New? Country Cooking? What kind? Homemade Bread,  Meals, what? I would love to know what types of country things suit your fancy. Please share here in teh comments (click the little heart in the corner) or on our Facebook page!


Until next time,

Cowboy Up…

~Trisha Trixie…Yeeeeeeeeeee hawwwwwwwwwww