If you're gonna create a barbecue sauce at the age of nine, it helps to have a bold last name like Heffer. Tyler Heffer is the son of a Texan, and has been exposed to many southern barbecue recipes, including his dad's. Always an inventor in the kitchen, Tyler set out to create his own signature sauce. He worked several weeks, narrowing the choices down to three finalists. His mom, dad, and brother tried all three and decided on the winner.
Last fall, the family took the newly dubbed Kickin' Heffer BBQ Sauce to a harvest festival, thinking they might sell half a dozen jars. They sold 36, went home to make 36 more, and sold those, too!
Tyler's 11 now and still takes orders on the Kickin' Heffer Facebook page. You know you'll need some for that leftover turkey next month. And to give your grillmeister buddy for Christmas. Y'all encourage this young entrepreneur!