Each week I’ll give out a tip. Take it or leave it.

Trick people into thinking you are a master BBQ-er.

#1 Easy Baby Back Ribs
Take a rack of ribs, cut in half. Salt, pepper, and sprinkle just a bit of red pepper flakes. Wrap with foil and throw in the oven for 2 1/2 hours at 300 degrees. Take out, cover with favorite sauce and put back in the oven for 10 minutes. Take out again, get the grill going. Throw ribs on grill for 5 minutes…char to perfection. Serve.

#2 Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Go to the store and buy a 5-poundish pork shoulder (butt). Rinse. Place in crock pot. Don’t you dare trim one ounce of fat off the meat. Generously add salt and pepper. Chop one onion and throw in. Pour in favorite bottle of beer. Put lid on and cook on low for about six hours. Take out…let cool for about 45 minutes. Pull tender meat away from fat. Gross, but very easy. Pull the pork apart and add favorite sauce. Serve.

Congrats, you’re a winner!