My Daddy's Baby Back Ribs..With A Twist

Since we're in the week leading up to the Super Bowl...I figured I would share with you guys an all time party favorite. I may be an Italian girl but I am also from the South so I know how to make some good southern food! Anyone who knows our family and has tried my Dad's ribs has never forgotten them. I have countless memories as a kid with all of my friends coming over to eat them and to this day, they still talk about how good they were. No Joke. He had his own way of making them and no matter how many times Steve and I have tried to mimic them, it never really worked out. One day while my parents were in town, I wanted to try baking them instead of cooking them on the grill. Naturally I asked my dad (the rib connoisseur) if he would help me and was so excited when he said yes. It was so fun trying some new things and mixing it up with how he does it that together we created a new and different "Daddy Daughter" recipe! When we were done, I was VERY excited to hear that these were his favorite that he has ever had, minus his original recipe of course. Well it is your lucky day because I am sharing with you exactly how to make these juicy, fall off the bone, amazing ribs. They're always a huge hit and so easy to make. I swear. I mean...a chick who can make some bomb ribs without having to use a grill? That's a TOTAL WIN for me! Here we go...

Baked Baby Back Ribs!


  • 2 Racks of Baby Back Ribs
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 bottle of Williamson Bros. Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Raw Honey

Preheat the Oven to 300 degrees.


  1. Combine the Light and Dark Brown sugar, paprika and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl. Make sure they are all mixed well together to create the rub.
  2. With a sharp chefs knife, cut a slit down the center of the rack. (We like to leave the membrane on. It locks in the juices).
  3. Make sure to evenly coat all sides of the meat with the rub. 
  4. Place ribs on either an oven safe pan covered in heavy duty foil or in a disposable foil pan. 
  5. Cover Ribs with aluminum foil
  6. Place in oven and bake covered for 2 hours
  7. While Ribs are baking, you can start to make the sauce. Combine the 2 bottles of Williamson Bros. BBQ Sauce, 1/2 Cup Vinegar and 2 tablespoons Raw Honey and warm on the stove in a small/medium pot stirring occasionally.
  8. Remove from the oven and remove foil covering the ribs, then cut the ribs into 2's.
  9. Coat the ribs in sauce and place in new oven safe pan
  10. Broil for about 3-5 minutes on high then flip them, recoat with more sauce and broil for another 3-5 minutes
  11. Continue this process until ribs are caramelized. I usually do this 2-3 times.   

Serve hot and with whatever sides you choose. My family loves to eat them with corn on the cobb! Make sure to have plenty of paper towels handy also. Let me know if you need any help or have any questions. Even though we're in the south, as my mom would always say...MANGIA! 


Sarah xoxo