Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pulled Pork



2 medium onions, chopped

1 cup ketchup

2/3 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup tomato paste

4 Tablespoons paprika

1/2 Tablespoon cayenne pepper

4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

7 teaspoons salt

3 teaspoons black pepper

5 lbs pork butt, (you can cut this into 2 pieces)

Rolls or buns (we picked slider buns)


Because I hate to clean baked on messes I use slow cooker liners, but you don’t have to use these016

Devin took over the prepping of the meat and did a nice rub down with some pork rub


This is optional, but if you choose to do a rub down make sure you rub down all the sides


Then he placed it in the oven for about 30 minutes at 350 F to get the rub to cook in and start the cooking process027

Combine all of the ingredients except the pork butt and the buns in a large slow cooker. Stir together with a spoon until well combined025

Add the pork


and place the lid on top


Cook for about 8 hours on low or until pork is tender and pulls apart easily from the bone

Take two forks and shred the pork and stir well054

Serve on buns or rolls



****This recipe makes a lot (serves 25), so it is ideal for parties, or cut the recipe in half or freeze the leftovers!!****

White Chicken Pizza



2 small chicken breasts , chopped small

2 shallots, chopped

5 cloves of garlic, minced

2 Tablespoons of olive oil

1 Large bunch of basil, chopped

1 large handful (about 1 cup) of fresh spinach, chopped

A few good shakes of Salt and Pepper

6-8 oz. shredded Pizza cheese

1 ball of homemade pizza dough (or a package of store bought dough or pre-baked crust)


Throw your chicken, shallots, salt/pepper and garlic in a skillet and cook them up on medium heat.


Once they’re cooked through, remove from the heat. Brush your pre-baked, homemade dough with olive oil and spread chicken mixture evenly across the top of the pizza.


Next comes the basil


And then the spinach


Finally sprinkle as little or as much of the cheese on top as you would like


Pop your pizza in the oven at 475 F for about 9 minutes or until the cheese is a bubbly brown



** Even Cadence ate this one and everyone knows that girl won’t eat meat!!**

Herbed Pizza Crust



1 cup lukewarm water

1pkg Yeast (we found pizza yeast)

1 Tablespoon White sugar

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 teaspoon Salt

2 1/2 cups flour

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Basil

1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder


Mix together your yeast, sugar and water.

Let the Mixture rest for about 10-15 minutes032

Next add in your oil, salt, garlic, basil and onion powder033

And whisk together


Add in your flour to form a dough. Let your dough rest for about 10 minutes


Place dough on parchment paper and form into pizza crust (during this time preheat your oven to 475 F )036

***The origianal recipe says to preheat the oven with a pizza stone inside, unfortunately for us we do not have one, but fortunately for us it still came out good on our air bake pan/sheet***

Next you will need to “dock” your dough. Basically poke a whole bunch of holes around the center of the pizza to release the air bubbles


Brush the crust with olive oil and then place in the oven for 7-10 minutes to “pre-bake” it


Pull your crust out of the oven, top to your liking and