Posts for April 29th 2010
1 onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped chipotles in adobo
1 fresh jalapeño chiles, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or Sazon Mexican seasoning
2 to 3 lb. boned pork butt or shoulder, cut into chunks
1 can (12 ounce) light beer
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 cup beef broth
Salt and pepper
- Combine the onion, garlic, chipotles, jalapeños, and seasonings in a crockpot. Stir well.
- Add the pork and toss with the vegetables and spices. Pour in the liquids. Season the entire mixture generously with salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook on high for 6 hours.
- Remove roast from slow cooker and let cool. Shred pork, using two forks to pull meat apart. Return pulled pork to slow cooker and stir to combine with veggies, chipotles and juices.
- Main Dishes, Pork
Just as Derby pie should be your go-to Derby dessert, there's only one drink to enjoy on the day of the Kentucky Derby: the mint julep. If you've never had the official beverage of the race, what are you waiting for? Don't waste another minute of your life without sipping this well-balanced and refreshing concoction. The classic recipe consists of mint, bourbon, and simple syrup, but this year I'm going to experiment with a variation that involves fresh-squeezed lime juice and fizzy club soda. To take a look at the recipe, read more
Traditionally, the classic Vietnamese sandwich that's known as banh mi has a pork filling. However, this clever update ditches the meat and replaces it with tofu, meaning the sandwich is vegetarian friendly. It's packed with tons of veggies and flavored with hot and soy sauces. It's a well-seasoned and provocative meal that's perfect for a night when you're on the go. It also doubles as a hearty lunch. Get the uncomplicated recipe when you read more
8 mint leaves, plus 3 mint sprigs
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
2 1/2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce chilled club soda
1 cup crushed ice
1 lime wedge
- In a highball glass, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and Simple Syrup.
- Add the bourbon and club soda, then fill the glass with the crushed ice. Using a swizzle stick or bar spoon turned between both hands, swizzle for 10 seconds. Garnish with the mint sprigs and the lime wedge.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- North American
We kicked off my son's 14th birthday celebration(s) with cream puffs for dessert tonight. Few desserts are as festive and impressive as cream puffs - who doesn't love them? They're so creamy...and puffy. (Yeah, sorry, I'm a little tired this evening. Suffice it to say they're seriously good.)
And here's a little secret...they're one of the easiest desserts on the planet to make. It's true, I swear. With a mixer and nothing more than water, butter, flour, and eggs, they take about 10 minutes to whip up, 30 minutes to bake. Less effort than a box of cake mix and a million times more fun.
See her recipe and serving suggestions when you read more.
I wasn't allowed too many snacks growing up, but there was one exception: Ritz Crackers. For reasons unbeknownst to me, these crispy, airy pillows of goodness passed the Mom and Dad test — how, I'm still not sure. With their touch of butter, I didn't feel compelled to top them with anything else.
The classic Ritz undoubtedly remains a bestseller, but in a day and age where supermarket aisles are crammed with everything from Cheetos Mighty Zingers and New York Style Risotto Chips, Nabisco's trying to stay ahead of the curve. Enter Ritz Munchables Pretzel Thins (formerly known as Ritz Munchables Pretzel Crisps) — a product that the company describes as "pretzel outside plus cracker inside." Did they live up to their promise? Find out when you read on.