Porkapalooza!

Hello, all!  I’m taking a much needed mini break but never fear!  Mr. O has something he wants to say. 🙂   Hey all!  Slight interruption to your regularly scheduled blog.  Sashi has given me, Mr. Onion-Hater, this space to talk about something near and dear to my heart. Pork. Some of you may have noticed that we eat a lot of pork in our … Continue reading Porkapalooza!

Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Another delicious pulled pork recipe but this time it’s cooked with slightly tropical flavors and topped with a sweet & spicy sauce!   One of the many great thing about living in the South is pork is abundant and inexpensive.  Maybe it is in the North as well but I haven’t lived there in 11 years.  Huh… 11 years ago today as it happens.  Happy … Continue reading Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Pork & Pepper Burgers (with Honey-Mustard Sauce)

Simple seasoned pork patties topped with seared sweet red pepper strips and creamy honey mustard sauce make for a quick weeknight dinner!   HAPPY LABOR DAY! I hope you are one of the lucky ones who actually got today off from work since the day is, you know, a tribute to the workers who have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  … Continue reading Pork & Pepper Burgers (with Honey-Mustard Sauce)

Maple Worcestershire Pork Chops

Pure maple syrup and Worcestershire sauce pair up for an amazingly quick sauce to serve over pork that would be equally delicious with chicken. Since I had to thaw and hack into one of my pork loin roasts to make chops the other day, I had pork I needed to do something with.  Since the hunk of porcine was too small to adequately roast, I … Continue reading Maple Worcestershire Pork Chops

Mexican Pork Stew

Inspired by Mexican posole, this slightly spicy stew comes together quickly in the slow cooker.  Want to make it more authentic?  Use hominy in place of the corn!   Continuing along our unintentional theme of the past couple weeks, I decided to use the slow cooker to make a warm bowl of spicy goodness.  Yeah, this would be more appropriate for cooler weather but I … Continue reading Mexican Pork Stew

Mustard Pasta with Homemade Bratwurst

Easy to make homemade bratwurst cooked with red peppers then tossed with pasta and a super fast mustard sauce  is bowl full of summertime comfort without a grill.   I’d like blame the fact that I don’t own a grill on being a recently-moved apartment dweller but the truth is I didn’t own a grill even when I had my various houses.  I *love* the … Continue reading Mustard Pasta with Homemade Bratwurst

Slow-cooked Italian Pork

Let the slow cooker work all day while you do so you can enjoy Italian seasoned pork for dinner when you get home!   As the weather in Atlanta starts to get closer and closer to earning its moniker “Hotlanta,” the less I want to heat up my tiny apartment with the stove or oven.  Because it’s so small and because the kitchen and living … Continue reading Slow-cooked Italian Pork

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Love carnitas but don’t have a grill but don’t want to heat up your home witht he oven?  Here is an amazingly easy yet delicious version to satisfy that craving at home!  The pork spends all day in the slow cooker and then gets crispy after a few minutes under the broiler.  ¡Delicioso!   Yay!  It’s Secret Recipe Club time again! This month, I was … Continue reading Slow Cooker Carnitas