Tag Archives: pork

The Ultimate Pulled Pork Sandwich

Ultimate Pulled Pork Sandwiches are perfect for anyone who is on Team Simple for their party food. You can make almost all of the elements in advance! There are few things more tasty than a perfect pulled pork sandwich. We make these all of the time because they are just so good. If you ask me, this is the ultimate party food because everyone loves it, you can make 90% of the elements for the sandwich ahead of time, and it's an easy dish to feed a crowd. I know that turkey and ham might be all the rage this time Continue Reading →


Easy Shredded Meat and Corn Enchilada Bake

Shredded Meat and Corn Enchilada Bake

This Shredded Meat and Corn Enchilada Bake comes together quickly when you use leftover shredded meat and extra homemade green enchilada sauce. I love cooking a big batch of meat in the slow cooker, pulling it apart while it's warm and tender, and then using the meat throughout the week. Cook once and eat on it all week is my kind of meal prep! This recipe is just perfect for any kind of meat that you have already shredded and in the fridge. You can use shredded beef, pork, chicken, or even lamb. You can't really go wrong with any of those Continue Reading →


How to make any pulled meat in the slow cooker (beef, pork, lamb, and more)

I have made "pulled ________" no less than a million times in the crock pot. I have thrown in everything from pork and lamb, to beef and elk, and I love it every single time. This is one of my all-time favorite ways to cook a chunk of meat. It takes no skill and very little hands-on time, and it comes out perfect every single time. I have done a ton of reading in preparation for writing this because I swear that I'm the only one cooking hunks of meat in the slow cooker without adding much more than some salt and pepper. I don't Continue Reading →


Simple 30 Minute Barbecue Sauce

Have you ever made homemade barbecue sauce? It's one of those recipes that aren't maybe necessary in your life, but they are so fun to make. The novelty of being able to make something homemade just because you can and just because it tastes better than store-bought is fun in my opinion. Plus you don't have odd ingredients that you don't really need in the mix. Homemade is always king! I love to make this quick barbecue sauce recipe when we are having a party or friends over from pulled pork sandwiches. Sure you can buy a bottle of barbecue sauce at Continue Reading →


14 Healthy Freezer to Slow Cooker Recipes (NO cooking on prep day!)

Today is the day! The book I've been writing, testing, and getting ready for you since last September is LIVE! Get all the details here. I started this massive project of learning about and creating the very best healthy freezer to slow cooker recipes last September. I had a big prep day with my sister and my freezer was full. I started eating my way through each recipe and trying them again and again. Little did I know that in October, my 4 oldest kids would be misdiagnosed and we'd be horribly ill for 6 full weeks. Raising littles and getting dinner on Continue Reading →


South of the Border Cheesy Bacon Quiche

South of the Border Cheesy Bacon Quiche is just the dish that you need in your meal plan this coming week. I love making egg heavy dishes because owning backyard chickens means I always have eggs on hand and because they are delicious. Quiche used to really scare me and I would often make egg bakes (same idea just without a crust) because pie crust! Just thinking about making a pie crust sent shivers down my spine. I have attempted so many different pie crusts it's not even funny. They always turn out weird. I need a pie crust cooking lesson Continue Reading →


30 Minute Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage Pasta

This pasta. THIS pasta! Sometimes I spend a lot of time and resources making a meal and it bombs. SO disappointing. Other times the amount of work I put in is pretty equal to the enjoyment. Then there's that rare occasion that I throw something together and it's a huge hit. It always feels a bit like I cheated because I didn't do much but I get a lot out of it (like kids who don't fuss the entire dinner, that's always a great thing). This 30 Minute Simple Roasted Tomato and Sausage Pasta is one of those meals that kind Continue Reading →


Baked Denver Omelet

When I was a kid, there was one thing that my dad was really good at making: omelets! He had a special little pan he'd use and we'd enjoy made-to-order omelets occasionally on weekends. Omelet-making is a skill that I have never mastered but they have a flavor that I love. So instead of making a bunch of individual omelets, I like to throw all of that goodness in a baking dish and just stick it in an oven. Today's recipe for an easy Baked Denver Omelet is one of my favorites! It's simple, full of ham which my kids Continue Reading →


Farmstand One Pot Wonder

One Pot Wonders are dishes that you kind of throw everything in the pot, let it cook, and then it is done! I've made the One Pot Wonder Pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil from Barefeet in the Kitchen lots of times (it is awesome!), and we really like it. I thought I would share with you one of our family-favorite "one pot wonders" that is just perfect for this time of year! Farmstand One Pot Wonder is green beans, new potatoes, onions, and ham that are all cooked in one pot. Half way through the cooking time you can place a Continue Reading →


15 Burrito Recipes – because you can never have enough Mexican food in your life!

I'm in love with all things Mexican, especially in the summer when there are so many amazing vegetables to stick in and on top of tacos, burritos, nachos, and Mexi casseroles. I thought I'd share the love today with 15 amazing burrito recipes that are sure to please. Top with that delicious blender salsa I posted on Monday and life will be grand. Have a great day friends! Dinner is served. 1. Southwestern Crunchy Burritos from Happy Food Healthy Life 2. Chipotle Shrimp Burritos from FoodieCrush 3. Slow Cooker Chile Colorado Smothered Burritos from The Recipe Critic 4. Chicken Fajita Breakfast Burritos from Buns In My Continue Reading →


Easy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pie

It's been so quiet around here lately! I thought we should end the work week with a delicious recipe and then I have some explaining to do come Monday. This recipe is one that I shared a year or so ago on another blog, but I thought it was high time it made an appearance here. Easy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pie is kind of a cross between a quiche (very eggy) and a strata (very bready). My family loved it! You can't go wrong with eggs, ham, and cheese all piled into one dish. Plus it's super easy. We aren't a big breakfast Continue Reading →


Loaded Nacho Supreme Chili

Monday! One of my favorite days of the week indeed. After taking a bit of a break from house work and computer work over the weekend I'm always excited and motivated to get a bunch done on Mondays. And because I'm getting a bunch done I try not to make myself too many more additional messes. That's where soup comes in. Soup/stews/chilis are my favorite one pot meals to make on a busy Monday night because they don't make many dishes, I can make them when I have a minute and they are fine to sit on the stove and Continue Reading →


Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

What is it with school-time that seems so busy?! This is my first year sending a little one to school and it already feels so structured and a bit rushed all the time. Call me crazy but I loved the lack of a super set schedule before "the school years" hit. Sure we had a flexible schedule of how our day went, but nothing so rigid and confining. That being said, I need some easy dinner options and these ham and cheese quesadillas totally fit the bill. They are quick, easy, and filling. Plus I can highlight some of the Continue Reading →


BBQ Pork Quesadillas

BBQ pork quesadillas with words

After fighting a bug in our house for the last few days I thought it appropriate to bust out a recipe that I've shared on another site, but don't have in my own archives yet. I shared this little gem on I heart nap time in January and thought it time to get it on here too. If this is a repeater for you then forgive me, and if it's new, enjoy! BBQ Pork Quesadillas are tender meat swimming in BBQ sauce is paired with melty cheese in between two tortillas. Throw on some chopped pickles and you are really in business. I love Continue Reading →


Pulled BBQ Pork Quesadilla and Thrift Store Finds

Hello you! I mentioned in my Confessions post last week that Lil Luna wasn't the only fancy blog that I am a contributor for this year. We'll it's time to let you all in on the secret. I'm also working with I Heart Nap Time! Many of you know and read Jamielyn's blog (it's amazing) and I'm so excited to be a part of it. It's a really big opportunity for me and I hope that it helps me to grow, grow, grow. It's so much fun sharing recipes and food love and now I have access to an even Continue Reading →


Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Stromboli

I'm feeling super busy and crazy today. We have a ton planned this week, I have a million things I said I'd help out with that need to be done, and we are trying to get ready to leave for Australia NEXT week! Plus I have to have all of the kid's Halloween costumes done before we leave (costumes of Halloween's past here). Anyone else on the same crazy-train?! This is a great meal to make on your least busy day and then plan on eating the rest for lunches or a busy week night meal later in the week. It Continue Reading →


Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with all the extras

Happy Holiday to you! If you aren't in the mood for burgers and hot dogs tonight, this might just be up your alley. Throw the meat in the crock pot right now and it will be ready for dinner. Fresh garden tomatoes for the salsa will really put it over the top. Are you hungry yet? We eat Mexican-inspired food at least once a week and then the kids and I gobble up the leftovers for lunch the next day. I never ever get tired of eating things with rice, beans, and salsa. A few months ago I shared all of my Cafe Rio Continue Reading →


Sausage Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto

I was 35 weeks pregnant with my third when we moved hours from the town that had been our home for years. All my friends were still in Provo and I missed them terribly. I was so pregnant and tired which meant I didn't want to get out tons. My husband had just started a new job which meant he was working tons. I've never been a TV-watcher, but in the weeks after the move, before the baby came, I found myself watching Hell's Kitchen on Hulu. It's a typical reality show with lots of drama, swearing, and tears but Continue Reading →


Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Barbacoa

Today feels like a Monday. Does it to you? I'm getting lots done, but have so much more to do. Henry fell last night while looking for his toad and hit his head on a sprinkler valve. He was a bloody mess and we had to take him to the Emergency Room. He made it out with 5 stitches above his eyes, a pudding cup, and a blow-up giraffe toy. Thomas held him down while they stitched him up and I cried in the waiting room where I could hear him screaming. It was our first time taking a child Continue Reading →


Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches for a Crowd

This is more of a method than a recipe...eggs and sausage on a biscuit isn't much of a recipe if you ask me. The beauty behind this post is the secret in the preparation. The eggs and precooked sausage are baked in the oven in a muffin tin! This is a great way to make lots of eggs that are the perfect size to turn into a biscuit sandwich! Not only does it make multiple sandwich middles at once, but the sausage doesn't fall off the sandwich; it is baked into the egg! You don't even have to press out Continue Reading →


Spicy Lentils with Sausage

Lentils. What does that word bring to mind? Your grandma? Strange mushy soup? Food storage? I'm not sure either. I don't know tons about lentils, but I want to know them and love them. I have prepared them a handful of times and always liked the results. This recipe really won me over though.  Lentils will become a staple. Lentils are part of the legume family. They are third in the family when it comes to the amount of protein they have (falling behind soybeans and hemp, but who eats hemp?) and they have lots of dietary fiber. Another nice thing about lentils Continue Reading →