Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork has been in my recipe repertoire for over 4 years now.  Consistently delicious, this pulled pork is succulent, smokey and unbelievably tender.  The best part?  It’s so easy.  Marbled chunks of pork are showered in a fragrant flurry of spices, then cooked for hours in a bath of liquid smoke.  Usually, you should use liquid smoke sparingly; however, this recipe calls for an unabashed 1/2 cup.  As the pork cooks throughout the day, you’re entire house will be enveloped by an drool-inducing fragrance.  The finished pork is packed with a smoky savoriness that one would think came from hours of cooking in a traditional smoker.

Years ago, I served this pulled pork with a cool, crunchy slaw on top.  Recently, I’ve been substituting in tart pickled red onions.  I love the contrast of the rich meat and the spicy, acidic pickles.  Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is perfect for a crowd, and would certainly fit in at any testosterone-charged Super Bowl party.  You need to make this.  Continue reading for the recipe.

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Roasted Chicken Sandwich with Fennel Mustard

Rooasted Chicken Sandwich with Fennel Mustard To help combat the temptations of eating out during the week, I am always on the hunt for new dinner recipes that are quick and easy yet substantial and palate pleasing.  A “gourmet” sandwich is a simple and satisfying meal that can come together in a matter of minutes if planned properly.  This Roasted Chicken Sandwich features two homemade sauces – Fennel Mustard and Roasted Garlic Aioli.  Try preparing these sauces over the weekend and storing them in your refrigerator for later use.  Combine these homemade touches with a few store bought elements (did someone say $5 roasted chicken?) for a easy weeknight meal with a delicious “gourmet” feel.  Continue reading for the recipes.

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