Kalua Pig {crockpot pulled pork}


Whenever I go to the grocery store I peruse the meat section to see what good meat happens to be on sale. I’m sure I inherit this trait from my mom. When we were growing up we had an extra large chest freezer in our basement. (My mom still has this same freezer.) It has…

Honey Sage Roasted Pork {paleo, GF}


I’m not sure what goes on in your house but my dogs eat better than I do at times. Take, for example, Thanksgiving. I bought a 15 pound turkey and got maybe 1/4 a pound of turkey. Guess who got the rest? My dogs. So when my dad bought a 4-pound bone-in pork loin the…

Balsamic Pork {paleo, GF}


There’s something I love about throwing a pork roast into the crockpot, setting it and forgetting it. What’s not to love? You maybe have 20 minutes of active cooking time and then the crockpot does the rest. In order to change things up, I look for new and exciting pork recipes that can be made…

Classic Sage and Sausage Dressing


Do you know the difference between dressing and stuffing? There’s very little. It depends on how you cook it but people use the term interchangeably unless you are in the South. Then apparently it’s “dressing” no matter how you cook it. Stuffing is dressing that’s “stuffed” into the turkey and cooked. Dressing is cooked in…

Pork Sausage Squash Breakfast Hash {spicy!}


I went running with my friend on Sunday and we were discussing the various diets we’ve tried or eating patterns we had over the years. When I met her in 2001, she ate Myoplex shakes for breakfast and cans of tuna for lunch/dinner. Truth be told, I met her in my quest to make it…

Easy Biscuits and Gravy Bake


  The first time I ever ate biscuits and gravy was in high school. It was the first time I’d ever really heard of or paid much attention to the dish and didn’t know it would eventually become a breakfast favorite of mine. One of my high school friends had been born in Texas; they…

Pork Yum Bowl


When I lived in Portland, Ore., I worked out in the suburbs. There wasn’t much around us in the way of food in the immediate vicinity. There was an awesome coffee shop, a Subway, a conveyor belt sushi restaurant and a restaurant called Cafe Yumm. Cafe Yumm was popular with many of my coworkers but…

Bacon Cheeseburger {low carb} Meatloaf


A few weeks ago I made the most amazing low-carb meatloaf. It had bits of fresh Mozzarella, mushrooms and Italian Seasoning. I honestly didn’t think it would be that amazing and didn’t think I would want to blog it so regrettably did not take pictures during the process. It took me about two weeks to…

Pasta Bolognese


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
My sister sent me this recipe about a year ago. The comment she made that she liked the smell of the sauce that infused the air in her apartment as it cooked for hours on her stove stuck with me and made me want to try it. I thought…

Pulled Pork Chili 


I had a hankering for chili all week long. Mainly I’ve been dreaming about beans, as strange as that may sound. I’ve been obsessed with finding ways to implement beans in my diet so as not to get sick of them. (I’ve been eating may through bean and cheese burritos and bean and wild rice…

Best Slow-cooked Pulled Pork


This morning I met with my radio show producers to talk about ideas for upcoming shows and radio events I must attend (like a black tie dinner we will be covering live – awesome!). Today we were scheduled to record a super-bowl themed episode, but my co-host had to leave town all of a sudden….

Pork Ragu with Semolina Gnocchi


I started my very first grease fire Sunday night while making this recipe. Let me tell you, when you see an empty pot erupt into flames on your stove (while you’re frantically waving a hot pad at your fire alarm 10 feet away), your life flashes before your eyes. Just kidding. But it’s effing scary,…

Herbed Meatloaf


It almost seems impossible that I’ve never before made meatloaf, but no – it’s not. It’s true. The lasting impression I have of meatloaf is the kind my mom made while I was growing up – I’m sure it’s the same kind every mom’s made – with a layer of ketchup on top. I’m somewhat…

Carnitas Tacos


The first time I ever had what I consider to be ‘authentic’ Mexican food was when I was 29 and had just moved to Los Angeles. My coworker at the time, Charley, introduced me to King Taco, where I had a burrito al pastor. As the cube mate of my boyfriend at the time warned…

Memphis Style Ribs


I’m learning a lot about BBQ, meats and Southern foods from various coworkers recently. For example, I never knew there were different styles of ribs named after different U.S. cities. I thought all ribs were slathered in BBQ sauce. My bad. When Gaylord and I decided to dedicate last Saturday to cooking Southern BBQ dishes…

Pulled Pork and Caramelized Onion Panini


I love making a new recipe out of leftovers. Especially when I’m feeling broke (right after pay-day)! This recipe made use of everything I already had in the house. I just needed to whip up some caramelized onions first. ingredients. leftover BBQ Pulled Pork Caramelized Onions shredded sharp cheddar cheese shredded Gruyère cheese bread butter…

BBQ Pulled Pork


The last time I made pulled pork, I was a bit disappointed. The taste of the roast was great but the meat wasn’t tender enough to shred. After consulting with my coworker, Micah, I learned you have to cook pork low and slow. So when Micah gave me a vat of his homemade BBQ sauce…

Southwestern Pork and Black Bean Pizza


In my continued quest for the perfect pizza crust and ingredients, I came up with this new pie: ingredients. 1/4 recipe American-Style Hamburger Buns dough olive oil salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 to 3/4 c. Southwestern Cream Cheese Sauce 10 to 12 oz. mexican-flavored shredded cheese 5 or 6 strawberry tomatoes 1/2 c. (approximately)…

Pork Fried Rice


Fried rice is possibly the first “Chinese” dish I ever dared try, and to this day it remains one of my favorites. Although I love fried rice, I don’t love all the ingredients in the traditional dish. (Namely the carrots and the peas. Yuck!) I actually prefer to make my own and try do it…

Porky Pie


This recipe was inspired in part by a recipe for Vidalia Onion Pie that Grandma Mo recently sent and in part by my coworker who swears he’s going to become Pescatarian. (Fish-eating vegetarian.) After noshing on the barbecued pulled pork sliders last week, he emailed me and said he should eat pork more often and…