My first attempt at a BBQ spice mix lacked sweetness, so I gave it another try. I switched the sweetener to regular sugar and took out any spicy elements to make it more kid friendly. Instead of pork ribs I used a simple London broil, which I rubbed well with the spices, searing it in a pan, and finishing it in the oven. The sweetness really came through this time and helped push all the other flavors forward. I think it might need one more refinement before I will be completely happy with it. I also plan to make a version that’s spicy with plenty of ground chipotle peppers, but I wanted to try out this basic mix so we can have it for dinner. Mia, of course, loved it since she is such a carnivore. And Miss C, well, no surprises here: she had a bowl of Kix with milk for dinner.