The Local Cuban Sandwich

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Keeping with the theme of “getting back to local,” I present a sandwich made with local Oklahoma products (and homemade bread, homemade pickles, and a homemade condiment). . . . → Read More: The Local Cuban Sandwich

Easter Ham

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I prefer it when Easter falls late in the spring.  Easter fell almost one month exactly after the start of spring this year.   That gives us all ample time to get the garden in, decorate house and yard with Easter eggs, plan an Easter cookout, and find the perfect Easter dress.

I remember it . . . → Read More: Easter Ham

Carne Adovada

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We had some lovely Carne Adovada on our whirlwind trip through Albuquerque in November. I am only now getting around to posting my version of this great NM dish. . . . → Read More: Carne Adovada

A Helluva Pork Sauce

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And a helluva smoked pork loin. Are you grilling out today? . . . → Read More: A Helluva Pork Sauce

Championship Smoked Pork Roast (Part Deux)

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This is the second installment documenting our recent cooking class. Today’s recipe: Smoked Pork Butt. . . . → Read More: Championship Smoked Pork Roast (Part Deux)

Spicy-Sweet Chipotle Rub

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Sorry I have been out of the loop so long (especially with commenting and keeping up with everyone’s blogs too).   I was barely able to post recipes for my club affiliations and I really missed you guys.   Thanks to all of you who kept on commenting while I totally ignored you.

Here is another grilling . . . → Read More: Spicy-Sweet Chipotle Rub

Smoked Pork Butt with “Hole-in-the Wall” Slaw for Holiday Recipe Club

The complete meal with a smoked potato.   The verdict is still out on that.

Happy Almost Memorial Day!

Memorial Day yells “cookout” to us.   To celebrate family and remember all those that are special to us, we decided to spend the day with family and friends.      The Holiday Recipe Club’s “secret ingredients” for Memorial day were watermelon, beer or pork.     We decided to smoke a pork butt (yes, . . . → Read More: Smoked Pork Butt with “Hole-in-the Wall” Slaw for Holiday Recipe Club

Pork Tenderloin with Sazón for May’s SRC

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Stay tuned for a traditional Dominican recipe from Josie’s Kitchen and our use of it on a smoked pork tenderloin. . . . → Read More: Pork Tenderloin with Sazón for May’s SRC

Shredded Pork with Caramelized Onions

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A slow cooked meal for a fast and furious day—Shredded Pork with Caramelized Onions for the crock pot. This is a great do-ahead recipe that you can let simmer all day long. . . . → Read More: Shredded Pork with Caramelized Onions

The Weekend is Here…more cooking on the patio

All done.

Grilled asparagus, potatoes, onions, and pork loin. . . . → Read More: The Weekend is Here…more cooking on the patio

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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