Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Dinner - Pulled Pork & Cole Slaw Sandwiches with Baked Garlic Fries

Tonight's dinner was brought to you by two amazing recipes from Tasty Kitchen.  I followed both pretty much to a "T" but added chives and paprika to the fries as well.

Thanks very much to mrswilliams for Crock Pot Pulled Pork and Cole Slaw Sandwiches and to chagrin for Baked Garlic Fries.

We loved both recipes!  The pork (I used a 3 lb tenderloin) pulled right apart and practically cooked itself.  Next time, I'm going to add some cayenne and garlic to the pork (we like garlic and spicy!) and maybe some cumin to the fries.

I promise one day I'll take legitimate food photos.. for now I'm stuck using my inferior cell phone because I just moved and my camera and SD are missing.. oops?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

First Attempt at Homemade Cupcakes

Right in time for Halloween, too ;)

Chocolate cupcakes (, The best icing ever (tasty kitchen... I'll drop in the link later), and those cute little candy corn like pumpkins!

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Oatmeal Apple Crisp

Okay... first post!  This is a recipe I've adapted from my husband's repertoire.  We recently picked TONS of apples and despite being the end of "apple picking season", we found some really great suncrisp apples (developed by Rutgers University... oh useless trivia).  This is a reallllly easy recipe.  I did increase the temperature in the recipe (I only used 350 degrees... I think it would have been better at 375... please watch carefully!

Oatmeal Apple Crisp
8-10 peeled, cored, and cut apples
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup oatmeal

Peel and core apples (I am IN LOVE with our new apple corer).  Preheat oven to 375ยบ.  Cut apple slices in half.  In a mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and oatmeal.  Work the butter in with a dough blender or fork until you have firm, yummy crumb topping.  Place apples in a baking dish (any will do... just be sure it is deep enough to contain a good layer of apples and crumb), sprinkle cinnamon on top, and pour crumb over the apples.  Bake for 30-35 minutes or until browned and crispy on top.  Apples should be a little sizzly.  Enjoy!