Instant Pot Mojo Pork Rice Bowls

Last December, I purchased an Instant Pot spontaneously during a Cyber-Something Sale.    My crockpot had ceased to exist and we went for some time without any sort of stand alone cooking appliance.

I’ve used it probably three times since January.  After finding this recipe, I will use it a TON more.

 

Instant . . . → Read More: Instant Pot Mojo Pork Rice Bowls

Tacos al Pastor

Although the meat wasn’t Shawarma spit-grilled, this recipe for Tacos al Pastor is a great grilling meal. This recipe makes a lot so invite a crew over to enjoy it! . . . → Read More: Tacos al Pastor

Roasted Pork in Banana Leaves

Wrapping the pork in the banana leaves made for a deliciously moist meat and many tasty meals. Where did we get the leaves? Not from an Asian market but from our own backyard grove. . . . → Read More: Roasted Pork in Banana Leaves

Herb-Smothered Roasted Pork Loin

Here is a delicious grilled pork roast packed full of spring herbs like parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. (Today’s post also contains a News Flash!) . . . → Read More: Herb-Smothered Roasted Pork Loin

Carnitas Rice Bowls with Pickled Onions and Cilantro Slaw

My mom, sister and I often swap recipes via email.  (You can read about another recipe my sister urged me to make here.)

Last weekend, a recipe for Homesick Texan Carnitas found its way from Sis to me.  Always succinct,  the link to the recipe was only accompanied by “this is a really good recipe” . . . → Read More: Carnitas Rice Bowls with Pickled Onions and Cilantro Slaw

The Local Cuban Sandwich

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

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

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

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

Championship Smoked Pork Roast (Part Deux)

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

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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