Recipe Swap

I’ve tried a number of new recipes lately (thank you, Pinterest) and while they haven’t all been hits, I’ve found two I absolutely loved and wanted to share.

The first is “Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast” from

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This pork roast is so good, I can’t even do it justice. Andy and I absolutely loved it; he said it was better than any steak he’s had in a long time (and the kids ate it too – I told them it was chicken). And it was so easy. As you may recall, I shy away from slow cooker recipes that require more effort than tossing everything in together. If I see I have to sear the meat or some such business, I move on to the next recipe. With this one for pork roast, all I did was slice an onion, put the meat in the slow cooker, and mix together an easy marinade. I served it with egg noodles and broccoli… holy yum.

The other recipe that I loved is from Cooking Light – chili corn chip pie.

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It’s an at-home, slightly-less-fattening and sort-of-classed-up version of our swim team season staple, the walking taco. As I was cooking it, I said to my dad and Andy, “I have a feeling what I’m making is really complicated taco meat, and if it doesn’t taste any better than when I through a packet of Ortega seasoning in there, I’m going to be mad!” (Note: It wasn’t complicated – remember, this is me we’re talking about.) Fortunately, it was worth the (minor) effort. It was great – we all gobbled it up. I recommend making a double batch to ensure leftovers!

Those are a couple of my new favorites, but I want to hear from you. What recipes have you stumbled upon lately, or what are your old favorites?

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11 Replies to “Recipe Swap”

  1. Ooh I like just about any recipe that is called a “pie”! I have been making up my own marinades recently, a mish-mash of previous recipes that I’ve liked. A recent yummy one was Worcestershire sauce, garlic, ginger, and cinnamon mixed together on pork chops in the slow cooker. Don’t ask me for measurements though, I just eyeball everything!

  2. I’ve never heard of a “walking taco”, but I am quite familiar with the “trotting taco!”.

    And, Pork Roast, any way, any time, any where!


    1. oh UP…if this wasn’t a family website, i could have had a heyday with the “trotting taco” comment!

  3. the recipes look so delicious that i don’t even have a snarky comment about your cooking prowess. i want to try the pork ASAP!

  4. Chicken enchiladas:

    Throw some shredded chicken a skillet with a chopped onion, pack of taco mix, 1/2 of a small jar of salsa, and a little water. Then, let it simmer. Roll it in a tortilla with a little bit of cheese and line the enchiladas ip in a baking dish. Top with the leftover salsa and cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted on 350 or so.

    The recipe is super easy and yummy. You can serve it with a bed of lettuce.

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