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...]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Weddng Soup

Over the holiday break we attended a wedding that had a soup and sandwich bar.  A fun idea.  There were several different selections of soup and I went for the Italian Wedding Soup – it was a wedding after all!  The mother of the bride had made all the soup herself!  I had never had Italian Wedding Soup before and it was delicious. This is a traditional Italian-American soup that contains green vegetables (in this case spinach) and some kind of meat (pork).  According to Wikipedia, “The term “wedding soup” [Continue Reading...]

BBQ Pork Sandwiches

Shredded BBQ Pork

If you are like me, there is usually a little holiday cooking burnout the week following a major holiday.  If you are lucky enough to have leftover ham in the refrigerator you may want to fix some fried rice for dinner – that’s our favorite way to use it. If you don’t have leftovers but are looking for an easy, no fuss dinner today’s recipe is just for you. It only involves a few ingredients and it is done in the crock pot – how’s that for easy!    Put  BBQ [Continue Reading...]

Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin


We are not big ham eaters at our house.   Since ham is the traditional main dish for Easter I’m always looking for something else to serve.  I usually opt for pork tenderloin.  It’s from the same animal at least. I have several pork tenderloin recipes I really like and use all the time – Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cranberry Sauce, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Marmalade, and Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloin. There is a new one to add to the list.  I have made Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin several times [Continue Reading...]

Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry and Apple Pork Tenderloin

Today’s recipe was shared with me years ago by a woman who gave the most amazing facials.  She has since moved away and I miss her (and those amazing facials.)  But at least she left me this delicious recipe to remember her by. Christmas dinner usually means prime rib at our house and it will again this year but it was at Christmas dinner last year that we first discovered that Cali had developed an allergy to beef (it was not a fun Christmas dinner for her!)  I didn’t even [Continue Reading...]

Kalua Pork

Crockpot Kalua Pork

Earlier this week I asked for your help on Facebook.  I wanted to know what kind of recipes you wanted to see on the blog. One answer that came across more than once was quick and easy recipes, especially for those crazy nights when the kids all have something going on.  Crock pot recipes was another request. Today’s recipe fits those two requests perfectly.  In fact, it is a recipe that I can’t believe I have never shared before.  I guess it’s because it is one of those recipes that [Continue Reading...]

Sweet and Sour Pork


I love Chinese takeout, especially Sweet and Sour Pork. Unfortunately for me I don’t have a great Chinese restaurant nearby. So in the time it would take me to drive to the nearest good Chinese place I can have dinner made – quicker and less expensive. So that’s what I did the other night. Chinese New Year is coming up in a few weeks, Feb. 3 to be exact so if you want to celebrate, today’s recipe would be a great thing to have for dinner. This is the year [Continue Reading...]