Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lexi's Awesome Sauce

When our 9 year old found out that her dad was grilling chicken, she spoke up quickly and said that she would be making the sauce that goes on it. She knew exactly how she wanted to make it and she even gave it the name of 'Lexi's Awesome Sauce'. Lexi allowed me to share with you her 'Awesome Sauce' recipe and I must let you know, it is really good and I am not just saying that because I am her mama. 





There is not exact measurements to this sauce, but to give you an idea here is how Lexi made it:

Mix- 8 tablespoons of brown sugar, a few shakes of cayenne pepper, onion powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper and then a few squirts of ketchup, agave, and mustard. Mix it up and then add around 1/4 cup of water to liquefy. Taste and then add more of what you think makes it taste better. Lexi's Awesome Sauce had a sweet taste with a tiny bit of pepper.  



'Lexi's Awesome Sauce' can be topped on almost anything. We topped it on our chicken, corn and then the next day we topped it on our cheeseburgers. It's such a wonderfully sweet sauce with a bit of tang. 



78 comments:

  1. How wonderful that Lexi makes the sauce for the chicken... and better yet, She knows how to do it. The sauce sounds wonderful and I may be making it soon too. I love that she used agave to sweeten.

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    1. Ha Ha.. I loved that she sweetened it so I could eat it!

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  2. That sounds like it has quite a kick to it. I love things with a little spice!

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  3. It's so great that she participates in preparing food for the family. It's a great way to prepare her for being independent and cooking for herself when she grows up.

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  4. With such strong skills she can put to work some day making her own special sauces and opening up her own store someday when she's older. That's awesome.

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  5. She knows how to make sauce! That sounds like a keeper and like something I need to whip up too!

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  6. I love the sweet sauces and this looks like a good little recipe. She really looks like she enjoys the kitchen and will have a better handle on meal prep than most.

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  7. awe, she is adorable! And I bet that sauce truly is awesome!

    xo

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  8. Awesome Sauce looks really delicious. This is something that I could try and I would have it over chicken or perhaps over a grilled burger.

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    1. That would actually be awesome on a burger!

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  9. Lexi's sauce looks amazing! Pinning!

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  10. It almost seems like a BBQ based recipe. I love that it's sweet!

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  11. That is great that Lexi made the sauce it sounds really good :).

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  12. I may try Lexi awesome sauce for my chicken, I make for the kids! The fact that she knows which ingredients to use, shows your skills as a mom...Awesome job mom!

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  13. Lexi's sauce sounds and looks awesome! Great job Lexi, I'm pinning for later!

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  14. Very nice! She must be very creative if she's already "designing" sauces! Cool!

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  15. I would never have guessed it to be sweet with the Cayenne pepper. I will have to give it a try, I am not sure I have ever had a sauce with those ingredients, especially cinnamon.

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  16. Oh yum - my family loves drumsticks so I'm going to have to try this. I'll probably even get my son to help!

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  17. This looks excellent! I'm going to pin this and let my 7 year old try to make it. My kids love to try to make new things.

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  18. P.S. I love your blog tagline! lol

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  19. Lexi's sauce looks amazing. I would try to let my 10 year old make it but I could see the other children trying to "help" and my kitchen turning into a disaster.

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  20. Wow what a creative recipe! I want to see how the heat goes with the agave. Sounds delicious! She should bottle that up with a cute label for holiday gifts!

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  21. Looks like a delicious recipe. Such a creative girl!

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  22. Lexi is super ambitious to create this recipe. I love that it can top so many foods. :)

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  23. I like that she's not scared of a little kick. The sauce sounds good to me. :)

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  24. I think Lexi's Awesome Sauce is awesome. Will be trying it.

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  25. First, your plates are amazing and second, how adorable are your little girls. How brave are they to eat anything with cayenne pepper. Definitely a must try this summer.

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  26. Way to go to your daughter! This sounds good!

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  27. I like your "house sauce". Sounds very tasty.

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  28. Sounds like a tasty sauce. She should make a batch for Christmas gifts.

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  29. Such a cute idea! I will have to eventually let my daughter make her own "awesome sauce"!

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  30. Sounds like it has a little bit of a kick to it! I bet our family would enjoy this.

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  31. YUM! I love sauces that can really make a dish!

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  32. That does sound oddly good! Good job Lexi :)

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  33. Good for her! Now, where is the link to her tween food blog? She is a natural!
    Mitch

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  34. Her sauce looks really good! So young to be making sauces - she will be a excellent chef when she goes up!

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  35. Oh yum that sounds delicious! Go Lexi - it really sounds like an awesome sauce! x

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  36. It's great that your kids like to cook! It looks delish!

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  37. Little Lexi sounds like me. I wonder if she sort of added a little of everything to make her special sauce? That is pretty much how I made mine.

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  38. I love grilling chicken. This sauce recipe sounds great.

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  39. This sounds like an awesome sauce for sure! Lexi has got some culinary talent!

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  40. I love that she wants to get in the kitchen and come up with her own recipes like that. Mine is just now learning to pop popcorn in the microwave, so yours is light years ahead of mine in the kitchen!

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  41. That really looks good. I am sure wit will go well with lots of foods.

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  42. Wow! What a great recipe from such a young person :) Pinning!

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  43. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing! I had to pin it to my dinners board!

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  44. That's an awesome name for that awesome sauce. I am sure it was yummy

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  45. It looks like they really enjoyed the awesome sauce. Especially the preparation! that's always fun1

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  46. I bet this sauce certainly is awesome! I would love to try it on cheeseburgers!

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  47. This sauce sounds so good!!! I'll have to give it a try and props for your daughter for experimenting in the kitchen! SO COOL!

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  48. How neat that your daughter makes. Sounds like she is a chef in the making.

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  49. Ah, a future chef- So awesome that she came up with such a great recipe at just 9 years old! It looks great!

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  50. That is such a unique combination of ingredients! I'll have to try it!

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  51. I do no know many kids that would cook anything with cayenne pepper, mustard, agave, and cinnamon. What a clever girl and hats off to the parents that help shape her taste sense :)

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  52. I gotta admit, I don't know that I would have put those together. It does sound like it could be pretty tasty though!

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  53. That is awesome! I have never had a sauce like this your daughter has some skills.

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  54. Oooo wonder what that tastes like. Mail some to me so I can try it :P

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  55. she's got some skills. would love if you added this to our #kidsinthekitchen linky http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2014/07/watermelon-lemonade-made-kids-kidsinthekitchen.html

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  56. What a talented little girl! I can see that on the shelves at the store, "Lexi's Awesome Sauce" haha. I will totally buy some!

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  57. That sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it out! I love getting my kids involved in the kitchen.

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  58. Someday this post will be something she looks back on..especially if she turns into a chef!

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  59. That sounds like an awesome sauce! Go Chef Lexi!!

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  60. It sounds delicious! She did a great job!

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  61. I love when kids get cooking! She made a fab sauce!

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  62. Yum, that sounds like a really good sauce. I love brown sugar in a sauce for chicken. Thank you so much for sharing Lexi's sauce with your readers.

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  63. That is sweet that Lexi makes the sauce for the chicken. And also that is tastes great, that is awesome!

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  64. This is so cute! We'll have to try her Awesome Sauce. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Sounds like an odd combination, but I bet it was good! When my daughter was younger she used to mix all sorts of food together and strangely it always tasted good haha!

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  66. Mmmm, this looks really good. That's awesome that she makes it!

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  67. This is so awesome! Tell Lexis that we will be trying her sauce this weekend!

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  68. Great job Lexi! It looks like a great sauce and nice and sweet!

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  69. This looks like something my daughter would like to try to make. :) It sounds really good! Good job Lexi!

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  70. I will definitely try this. I love the addition of the cinnamon!

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  71. So simple, and so yummy! We're moving onto a sailboat tomorrow, and we will have a grill but not an oven. So I might have to bookmark this... ;-)

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  72. That sauce sounds great! This is so something my kiddos would do. Not long ago, they decided to make the sauce for our coleslaw and it was so good!

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