London's calling, and the Made in Oklahoma Coalition has some ideas how to make the 2012 Summer Olympics an occasion for a watch party with friends and family.
If you're going to root the USA to gold, do it in true-blue fashion with barbecue and dessert.
These three Olympic-themed recipes promise gold-medal results using coalition member ingredients: Olympic Flame-Broiled Ribs, All-American Potato Salad and Gold Medal Molasses Cookies.
You can find more recipes on the MIO website, www.miocoalition.com, or download the free MIO iPhone app to find recipes, restaurants and more by visiting www.miocoalition.com/mioapp/.
Olympic Flame-Broiled Ribs
1 rack pork spare ribs
3 tablespoons Head Country all-purpose seasoning
Your favorite selection of Head Country barbecue sauce
All-American Potato Salad
1 ½ pounds red potatoes, washed and unpeeled
8 slices Bar-S bacon
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
4 dill pickles, chopped
1 cup Garden Club Mayonnaise
½ cup Garden Club cider vinegar
½ cup Braum's or Hiland whipping cream
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons Griffin's jalapeno mustard
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Gold Medal Molasses Cookies
¾ cup grease from Bar-S bacon or melted shortening
1 cup sugar
¼ cup Griffin's molasses
2 cups Shawnee Best all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
Additional sugar for coating