Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

These Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops are a man pleaser- perfect for Father’s Day or any day. Slow Cooker Monday is here!  I had an email several weeks ago asking me if I had a good slow cooker pork chop recipe on the blog.  I had to reply that  I didn’t but I probably should, so I set out to find a really good slow cooker pork chop recipe.  I think I found it.  I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think. I used [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Shredded Chipotle Pork

Slow Cooker Shredded Chipotle Pork  - perfect for tacos, burritos and enchiladas

Happy Monday!  It’s gotten to be quite the tradition around here, sharing a slow cooker recipe on Mondays.  I think I will do a few more slow cooker recipes and then for the summer we may switch it up and do easy summer and grilling recipes.  What do you think? There are several things I really like about today’s recipe.  It has great flavor thanks to chipotle peppers and it is so versatile.  The pulled pork can be used so many different ways.  I like to just serve it over [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Carnitas

slow cooker salsa verde carnitas

This slow cooker salsa verde carnitas is definitely a family favorite around here! I think today’s recipe gets the award for the most cooked recipe by my college kids.   I’ve had college kids for about the past 13 years (the baby graduates this April!!) and my four kids have probably made this recipe more than any other one while they’ve been away at college.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  It’s easy and it’s delicious! It is made in a slow cooker and it also makes a [Continue Reading…]

Cilantro Lime Coconut Pork Kebobs

Cilantro Lime Coconut Pork Kebobs

Lately I have felt like I have lost my groove when it comes to fixing dinner. After we came back from our week at the beach I was totally unmotivated to cook. I think I overcooked! I loved every minute of cooking 3 meals a day for 7 -10 people but after having cooked for just two people for the last few years it took a little adjustment. I did warn Jim though that I wasn’t cooking for a week!  I don’t think he thought I was serious, but I [Continue Reading…]

Balsamic Glazed Grilled Pork Chop

Balsamic Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

I think summer is here.  You are never sure in the Northwest.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed and I’m breaking out the grill.  We’ve had a couple of BBQ’s in the last couple of weeks and it is definitely my favorite way to entertain in the summer. Today I’ve got a delicious recipe to share with you and a couple of my favorite grilling tips. First the tips: 1.  Get a digital temperature fork or thermometer.  If you are going to grill, you need one of these!  We just finally got [Continue Reading…]

Brined & Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Herb Butter and $250.00 Giveaway

Brined Herbed Pork Chop

Grilling season has commenced at our house. Actually, it never ends it is just that we don’t have to stand under an umbrella while we’re grilling!   If you don’t mind grilling in the rain we are lucky enough to be able to grill all year round here in Oregon! Grilled pork chops are one of our favorite things to grill which is why I was so excited to team up with the National Pork Board and Kroger to bring you today’s recipe.  My husband isn’t a lot of help [Continue Reading…]

Pork Carnitas

pork carnitas

Have you ever seen a photo of a recipe on Pinterest that looked amazing.  Totally drool worthy and you couldn’t wait to try it?  If you’re lucky it tastes half as good as the photo looks. Except of course if you are trying one of my recipes! Today’s recipes is one of “those” recipes.  Not only did it taste half as good as the photo looked it tasted just as good if not better than the photo looked.  The photo looked pretty good.  Today’s recipe is from my friend Martha [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

Slow Cooker Chile Verde

Because until a few months ago all of our children were living in Utah we have made a lot of trips to Utah over the last 10-12 years.  To Provo, Utah specifically.  One of our favorite activities to do while there is go out to eat.  For years our favorite place to go was Los Hermanos.  A local Mexican restaurant that is also a local favorite.  There is always a line and a wait at Los Hermanos. Now that Provo’s restaurant scene has grown and improved we don’t go to [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Greek Pork

Slow Cooker Greek Pork  with Yogurt Sauce

It may or may not surprise you to know that for the majority of my life I have been a  “plain jane”  when it comes to eating.  I like cheese pizza, vanilla ice cream and ketchup only on my hamburger.  Since I entered the food blogging world though I have learned to expand my flavor palate.  I’ve had some fun lately branching out of my seasoning/flavor comfort zone and experimenting with some more international flavors. (At least more than Mexican and Italian!!)  I am a total Thai fan now with  [Continue Reading…]