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Saucehound Killer Barbecue has just the right recipe

The family bulldog, “Chunk,” flapped his jowls as steaks on the grill promised some savory chomps from his doggie dad, Mike McDade, the Hollis proprietor of Saucehound BBQ – a source for sauces and rubs that have vied for honors at a world championship and won awards at major barbecue competitions. McDade and wife Christine agreed more than a decade ago that “something was missing” in store-bought sauces and rubs. They experimented in their kitchen to come up with their own versions. A son, Ryan, and a daughter, Julia, plus one begging bulldog sampled combos on burgers, brisket and chicken. A quartet of yippies and canine yelps finally heralded perfection. “I never imagined myself selling BBQ sauces and rubs for a living,” said McDade. “This all started as recipes for our competition BBQ team, but when strangers kept begging to buy our homemade sauces and rubs, I ...

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