Food

The Best Pulled Pork You’ll Ever Have

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This will be my last recipe post for a while as I would like to focus on my book reviews as the primary source for my blog. Thanks 🙂

Recipe: The Best Pulled Pork You’ll Ever Have
Vendor: Yours Truly!
Calories: Who cares!

Time: 8 hours (5 mins prep)

 

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Rub Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tbs. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 8-10 lb. Pork Butt Roast (aka Shoulder) (I use Hormel)

 

  1.   Carefully, rinse all blood off of Pork Butt.
  2. The night prior to cooking, mix together dry ingredients and spread all over meat.

 

 

Rub Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tbs. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 8-10 lb. Pork Butt Roast (aka Shoulder) (I use Hormel)
  1. Pour Chicken Stock in crockpot.
  2. Carefully place rubbed Pork Butt into crockpot.
  3. In crockpot, cook on High 10-12 hours. Cook on low 6-8 hours (usually I start it before work and it is done by the time I get home).
  4. Naturally, the meat starts to pull away from the bone. Use two forks and start to “pull” the meat. I actually remove all fat from the meat.
  5. After pulling all of the meat, add barbecue sauce to consistency you like and put on “Warm” in crockpot.
  6. Serve meat (on a Hawaiian roll), add a little sauce on top, and enjoy!
Food

Pepperoni Pizza Sticks

20180513_121053Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza Sticks
Vendor: Me
Calories: ~130 each

Time: 30 min

 

 

Ingredients

  • 12 string cheese sticks
  • 1 pkg. pepperonis
  • Wonton wrappers

 

  1. Preheat oven or deep fryer to 375°F.
  2. Pour water in the smallest bowl you can find.
  3. On a cutting board, layout one wonton wrapper.
  4. Place string cheese and desired pepperoni slices (this can be substituted with other pizza toppings).
  5. Wet fingertips with water and wet corners of wonton wrapper.
  6. Fold bottom corner to cover most of the inside ingredients.
  7. Fold the two sides of the wonton wrapper inwards.
  8. Roll final corner town and around to create a eggroll shape.
  9. If using a deep fryer, cook for 30-60 seconds on each side. If using an oven, cook until browned on the outside, about 15-20 minutes.
Food

Broccoli Chicken

20180520_213607Recipe: Broccoli Chicken
Vendor: Me
Calories: ~350 per serving (makes 2 servings)

Time: 20 min

 

Ingredients

  • 1 package of raw Chicken Breast Tenders
  • 1 package of Boil-in-a-Bag Whole Grain Brown Rice
  • 4 c. steamed Broccoli Florets
  • 1/4 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 c. low-sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 c. Water
  • 2 tbsp. Corn Starch
  • 2 tsp. minced Garlic

 

  1. Put Rice in water and let boil.
  2. Put broccoli (in steamed bag) in microwave.
  3. Cook Chicken on stove until thoroughly cooked.
  4. While the Rice, Broccoli, and Chicken are cooking, stir together Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Water, Corn Starch, and Garlic for the sauce.
  5. Combine Chicken and Broccoli in pan.
  6. Add sauce mixture to Chicken and Broccoli and let set for 5 minutes.
  7. Pour Chicken and Broccoli mixture over rice.

 

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Banana Cake for the Typical 20-Something-Year-Old Grandma

20180316_091439Recipe: Banana Cake for the Typical 20-Something-Year-Old Grandma
Vendor: Yours Truly!
Calories: Who cares!

Time: 1 hr 30 min (15 min prep)
Rating: ★★★★★ (I’m biased, but also from what I hear)

 

Banana Cake Ingredients

  • 3 – 5 fresh bananas
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups buttermilk

 

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F.
  2. Grease and flour 9 x 13 cake pan (The easiest thing I found was to use Crisco sticks).
  3. In a medium bowl, mash bananas and juice from one lemon together (I found the back of a fork if the most effective way).
  4. In a different medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar (this works best with a KitchenAid mixer).
  6. Continuing in the large bowl, beat in eggs one at a time.
  7. Pour vanilla into large bowl.
  8. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk into large bowl.
  9. Add bananas into large bowl.
  10. Pour batter into cake pan.
  11. Bake for about an hour and a half (so long, but so worth it!). Time may very by oven. Usually when you can really smell it, it’s done. Use a fork to test the middle. It is done when the fork comes out clean.
  12. Let cake cool overnight (if you bake it after dinner).

 

 

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3.5 cups powdered sugar

 

  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together (again, KitchenAid mixer works best).
  2. Pour in vanilla.
  3. Beat in powdered sugar on low speed (otherwise it explodes everywhere!)

 

LAST STEP: ENJOY!