Smoked Pulled Pork


Barbecue brings out the best of us. The family gathers around outside while the smell of smoldering wood or charcoal lingers in the air. Finally the feast is ready and the hungry group becomes primal for a moment and descends upon the food in a silence only broken by satisfied grunts. It also brings out the worst in people. You know the guy, the guy who wants to stand next to you and tell you exactly how he would be cooking the food. Lucky for you, he isn’t Sadly though, I have noticed this same trend on the internet when it comes to barbecue […]

Go big or go home: “Manwich” – Grilled Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork


#Manfoodweek and the last of my Father’s Day menu for the week is one of those go big or go home type of meals. It can be summed up in two words “fat kid-tacular” as stated and copyrighted by my boyfriend who when asked to help choose the pictures stated, “It doesn’t matter. They are all amazing.” For those of you who don’t know him, that says a lot – because he never ever tells me when he likes or dislikes a meal. Ever. Sometimes my mind wanders, especially when there is leftover mac and cheese in the fridge. My […]

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fresh Coleslaw


Today was an awesome day in that I got back to Trader Joe’s. I hadn’t been in so long I had forgot the glory of a Trader Joe’s and all the wonderful things you can find there. I got a lot of new things I hope to try and post reviews of. My BF’s mom also introduced me to an Italian market stocked with fresh breads, meats and other authentic Italian ingredients (not to mention, the place smelled amazing). We had an awesome lunch at a great Thai place that I hadn’t been to before (as we ate I contemplated […]

Damn, she makes a mean pulled pork.


Dear Marble, I adore you. You are always smiling. Your tail is always wagging. I can’t help but pet you. Seriously though, I am shaving your ever-shedding self the first chance I get. The hairballs I sweep up on a daily basis are just crazy. xoxo Me     BBQ Pulled Pork 1 Onion 1 3lb pork loin (this could be done with pork shoulder or another cut, but I’m telling you, the loin is delicious) 1 teas cumin 1 teas steak seasoning (I use 20% less sodium Montreal Steak Seasoning) 1 teas salt 1 teas ground black pepper 1 […]

(Mini) Super Bowl Throwdown.


Its Super Bowl Sunday and I know nothing about football. I know there’s a ball, a big green field and some running. That’s my knowledge of football. Yet, for the Super bowl, with all the hype, its easy and fun to get into it. It’s way more fun with other people. We’re having a few friends over and I am making some of the normal football foods – or at least that’s what the food network tells me. All of these ideas came from glancing over a food network recipe and taking it from there with what I had to […]