Tuesday, August 9, 2011
This is what it should look like when you stick it in the oven.
This is what it looks like when it comes out and you add the cilantro. YUM! I seriously can't wait to make this pizza again!! Enjoy!
6 lb Pork Butt Roast
1 & 1/2 Tbsp Sea Salt/ Kosher Salt
1 Tbsp of Mesquite Liquid Smoke Flavoring
Use a skewer to pierce the pork all over. Rub the meat all over with salt and then put the liquid smoke over the meat in the crock-pot. Cover the crock-pot and cook on low for 16-20 hours.
**Side note: This makes A LOT of pork. Feel free to get a smaller Pork Butt Roast and adjust the recipe accordingly or you can just eat the leftovers!
3 cups of warm water
1 Tbsp white sugar
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp salt
1 packet of active dry yeast
7 cups white flour
Put 3 cups warm water in a bowl. Add the sugars and salt and stir until they are dissolved. Sprinkle packet of yeast over water mixture and let it sit for 2-3 minutes before adding the 7 cups of white flour, one at a time. The last cups you will probably have to mix with your hands. Knead it for a minute or 2 and then put it in a greased bowl. Cover it and allow to raise for 30-60 minutes. Once it is done spread it out. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes and then spread it out further. *This makes enough dough for 2 pizzas but sometimes I want my crust thinner and so I don't even use all of it.
Hawaiian Pork Pizza
*These are the ingredients if you are making 2 pizzas
1 cup BBQ Sauce
4 cups Monterey-Jack Cheese
1 cup Hawaiian Pork
1/2 cup chopped Red Pepper
1/2 cup chopped Green Onions
1 cup Pineapple Tidbits
4 Tbsp. Cilantro
Top Pizza dough with BBQ sauce, cheese, and the rest of the toppings- minus the cilantro. Cook for 20-25 minutes on 400 degrees. Top with cilantro and serve.
*To save time you could also use already made pizza dough from the grocery store.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Pineapple tidbits, bbq sauce, jalapenos, chicken, cilantro, tortillas (uncooked taste best!), and cheddar/jack cheese (which I somehow forgot to include in the picture even though it is an essential one!) De-seed and chop up and the jalapeno into smaller or bigger pieces, whichever you prefer. Shred the chicken, and pull apart the cilantro.
First cook the tortilla (if it is uncooked) on both sides. Do not let it burn just cook it for a few seconds because you will cook it again later.
Next, top the tortilla with cheese, shredded chicken, pineapple bits, jalapeno chunks, bbq sauce, and cilantro! Then you can fold it over and cook it on the stove again until each side is starting to brown. This does not take long so watch it carefully! Then you can eat it. See how easy that was? They really are sooo good! Enjoy!
BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
Uncooked Flour Tortillas (cooked work fine too)
*Disclaimer: I didn't include portions on here because it depends on how many you would like to make and how much of each ingredient you want on your quesadilla.
Cook the tortillas on stove until it is cooked on both sides but is not browning yet. Top one half of the tortilla with cheese, chicken, jalapeno, pineapple, bbq sauce, and cilantro. Fold it over and cook both sides until browning. This recipe is simple! Enjoy!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Here are the ingredients: Oil, Flour, Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla, Milk, and Baking Powder. You probably have all of them on hand. Another reason I love this recipe!
Mix all the ingredients up and they should come out looking something like this. I know that this batter looks slightly yellow/orange but I think it must be the bowl! The batter comes out to be pretty thin if you have done it right.
Cook them on a greased pancake skillet. (As long as you grease it before cooking the first couple, the rest of the time the skillet should be fine.) They should take about 30 seconds or so per side. Check them.
You will end up with something like this! They are pretty sweet on their own so I don't usually drench them in syrup but if you are a syrup lover then go right ahead! I actually can eat these without syrup....but maybe I am just weird. I also love them with homemade raspberry jam as shown above! Enjoy!
Hot Cakes Recipe
3 cups milk
2 Tbsp vanilla (The original recipe calls for powdered vanilla but it tastes fine with the liquid kind too.)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour
1 cup oil
2 Tbsp baking powder
Mix up the eggs, milk, vanilla, salt, and sugar. Add flour and oil and mix together. Add baking powder and mix everything together. Cook on lightly oiled grill. Top with fruit, syrup, or anything else that you like on pancakes. Enjoy!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Here are the ingredients. I doubled the recipe when I made it and so I have more pictured here than you actually need if you are making the normal amount. The ingredients include: corn, white beans, black beans, refried beans, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, ro-tel tomatoes, an onion, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, taco seasoning, chicken, and Fritos.
First you chop an onion and 3 cloves of garlic. Once they are chopped you add them to a pot and let them cook for a little bit, stirring occasionally. You want them sauteed but not burned.
Next add the ro-tel tomatoes, the diced tomatoes, and the refried beans.
Stir them together and it will look something like this! Then you can proceed to add the rest of the ingredients. Add the beans, broth, and corn. Drain the corn but not the beans.
Place individual servings in bowls and top it with avocado, cheese, Fritos, and whatever else you may like! It looks and tastes delicious! Enjoy!
Cilantro Lime Chicken Taco Soup
1 whole onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 10 oz can of Ro*tel tomatoes
1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can of refried beans
1 15 0z can of black beans
1 15 0z can of white beans
1 15 oz can of chicken broth
1-2 15 oz can(s) of kernel corn
1 packet of taco seasoning mix (1 oz)
3 tablespoons of lime juice
3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
1 4 oz can of diced green chilies
1-2 cups of shredded chicken
*Optional but highly recommended: avocados, cheese, Fritos (or tortilla chips), and sour cream
Saute the onions in a large pot. Add the chopped garlic. Let them soften but not burn. Next add the chopped tomatoes, the Ro*tel tomatoes, and the refried beans. Stir together. Add the beans, chicken broth, and corn. Drain the corn but not the beans. Stir.
Add the taco mix, lime juice, cilantro, green chilies, and chicken. Cover and simmer for an hour.
Serve with avocados, Fritos, cheese, and sour cream.
*NOTE: Ro*tel tomatoes are spicy! If you want less spice, add less than one can.
This soup tastes great the day after it is made too! Enjoy!
Here are the ingredients: White Sugar, Cumin, Jalapeno, Cranberries, Green Onions, Cilantro, and Cream Cheese. It seems like a unique combination, but trust me when I say its good!
First chop up a bunch of green onions and 1 jalapeno pepper.
Combine in the food processor: 1 bag of cranberries, the green onions, the jalapeno, and cilantro to taste. (I usually add about 3 tablespoons.)
It should be chunky when you are done processing it. You don't want it to look like a smoothie when you are done. Chunky is definately better! Put it into a bowl and add 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp. of cumin.
Stir it until it looks something like this! It might look a little different but it tastes delicious!
Spread 16 oz of cream cheese onto a platter.
Add the sugar, cinnamon sticks, allspice, and cloves. Stir around until sugar is dissolved. Bring these ingredients to a boil and simmer for 2 hours.
As it simmers it should turn into a reddish color and look something like this!
While it is simmering you should mix up a container of lemonade and a container of orange juice. Just follow the directions that are on the container.
After the ingredients in the pan have simmered for 2 hours you will strain the ingredients to get out all of the spices.
When you are done straining it return it to the original pan.
Add the apple cider, orange juice, and lemonade. Put it on low heat and stir occasionally until it is all warm.
3 quarts of water
2 1/2 cups sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
4 whole allspice
24 whole cloves
1 gallon apple cider
6 cups orange juice
4 cups lemonade
Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil. Simmer for 2 hours. Strain and remove spices. Pour the liquid back into the pot and add apple cider, orange juice, and lemonade. Heat on low until warm. Serve warm. Enjoy!