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Ryan Prepares Kid-Friendly Barbeque Meal

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Complete Episode: A Farm Country Feast
Chef Ryan Scott is showing his good friend Terrance Frazier how to prepare a feast for his five kids. He has the perfect kid-friendly summer barbeque menu, which includes Cherry Dr. Pepper BBQ ribs, bacon mac and cheese and apricot granola crisp.

Ryan packs up his truck with the food and heads to Terrance's house. To get to his house Ryan has to drive through California's Central Valley. The area is home to America's greatest garden yielding about a third of all the produce grown in the U.S.

Since Ryan still needs a key ingredient for his dessert he stops at Melkonian Brothers Farms to pluck fresh apricots. He plans to make a delicious cobbler with the sweet, juicy fruit.

The Central Valley is also full of dairy products so Ryan decides to make a homemade macaroni and cheese that is sure to please Terrance's five kids. He stops at Fiscalini Cheese Company to buy some fresh cheese for the dish.

Then, he is off to Terrance's house to prepare the meal. Ryan starts by grilling baby back pork ribs. He serves them with a homemade barbecue sauce with a twist -- he adds Cherry Dr. Pepper to it. It adds a hint of sweetness to the sauce.

Next, he prepares the mac and cheese dish, which he tops with breadcrumbs and bacon. It is a decadent pasta dish that the kids are sure to love!

For dessert, Ryan shows Terrance how to make a simple cobbler using apricots, granola and yogurt.

Melkonian Brothers Farms
2730 S DE Wolf Avenue
Sanger, CA 93657-9770
(559) 485-6191

Fiscalini Cheese Company
7231 Covert Road
Modesto CA 95358

Segment 1
Chef Ryan Scott Picks Apricots, Buys Fresh Cheese
Chef Ryan Scott Picks Apricots, Buys Fresh Cheese
Chef Ryan Scott checks out the fresh produce and dairy in California's Central Valley.
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Segment 2
Cherry Dr. Pepper BBQ Ribs
Cherry Dr. Pepper BBQ Ribs
Chef Ryan Scott tops these baby back pork ribs with a homemade BBQ sauce that is made with Cherry Dr. Pepper.
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Segment 3
Bacon Mac and Cheese
Bacon Mac and Cheese
Chef Ryan Scott shares his recipe for macaroni and cheese, which he tops with bacon and breadcrumbs.
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Segment 4
Apricot Granola Crisp
Apricot Granola Crisp
This delicious warm dessert goes perfectly with vanilla ice cream.
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Photo Gallery
Behind-the-Scenes Photos: Farm Country Feast
Go behind the scenes as Chef Ryan Scott visits California's Central Valley where he picks apricots and makes cheese.
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