Nick’s Spice Rub


My 2 year old, Georgia, is into telling stories these days.  Story. After story.  After story. All day long.  Her stories about Jude usually go like this  “One day, there was a tiiiiiiiiiiny baby named Jude and he had a mommy and a daddy and a Georgia.  The end!”.  Short, sweet and valid, for that matter.  Her stories about Nick usually go something like this “One day, there was a daddy and he came home from work and we had dinner and wrestled and had a bath and watched a show and took a nap.  The end!” Again, short, sweet and valid. My favorite story that she tells is the one about herself, “One day, there was a beautiful princess named Georgia.  And she grew bigger.  And bigger.  And bigger.  Until she was a bigger lady.  The end!”.  As I was putting her down for a nap today our conversation went like this:

G:  Tell me a story, mama

M:  Okay, but will you tell me one first?

G:  One day, there was a beauuuuuutifuuulll princess named mommy….

(at this point I got very excited…the stories are never about me!  What is she going to say??  That I love to cuddle?  Or do puzzles?  Or read books?)

G:  ….and she loooooooved bacon.  The end!

Lord, help me.  Lets just shift pork gears…

This is Nick’s recipe for an absolutely awesome spice rub.  It pairs wonderfully with any meat but our favorite way to eat it is with pork tenderloin.  He rubs a liberal amount of the spice mixture all over the pork, drizzles the pork with olive oil and grills it up to perfection.  The flavor is dynamite and the grill gives it that perfect smokey char.  A perfect entertaining dish for this Memorial Day weekend that, I must mention, is supposed to involve 70’s and sunshine.  In the meantime, please say a prayer that my daughter finds a new story for me.  

*photos courtesy of the chef, himself 😉



Nicks Spice Rub


1 Tablespoon Chili Powder

2 Teaspoons Course Black Pepper

2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

2 Teaspoons Oregano Leaves

2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 


Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl and store in an air tight container.





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