NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Buxton, Maine home cook Amy Jajliardo’s Apricot Barbecue Sauce For Grilling recipe has been awarded a blue ribbon at Just A Pinch Recipes.

Jajliardo’s sauce was named a blue ribbon winner by Just A Pinch Food Editor Janet Tharpe. To land the award, Jajliardo served up a full-flavored dish that was both tasty and easy to prepare, said Tharpe.

“It’s because of people like Amy Jajliardo, who is proud to share her family’s favorite recipes with other home cooks, that the club has become so popular and is growing so fast,” Tharpe said.

“My husband requested barbecued chicken on the grill for dinner. Since I didn’t have any store-bought barbecue sauce, we played around with some ingredients and came up with this delicious sauce that was perfect for the chicken. Served with a huge, fresh salad, this was a wonderful dinner,” Jajliardo said.

Founded in 2010, Just A Pinch Recipes offers free memberships. Below is Jajliardo’s winning recipe.

Apricot Barbecue

Sauce For Grilling

8 ounces apricot preserves

1 package taco seasoning

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/3 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon salsa chipotle sauce (can add more)

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

Combine everything together in a bowl and mix well. Use this sauce for any meat; allow it to marinate in the sauce for about 45 minutes before cooking.