Simple Pork Ramen with Vegetables

It has been a wonderfully busy couple of weeks with William’s first birthday and my little sister’s wedding.  Both celebrations were so special, filled with family and friends and of course, delicious cake! Today’s recipe is the first time I’ve made Japanese classic ramen, this version simplified with chicken stock instead of pork stock or demi-glace.  The best part about the dish is the seared and … Continue reading Simple Pork Ramen with Vegetables

Chipotle Glazed Pork Chops

This is spicy way to cook pork chops in less than fifteen minutes. You’ll love the way the smoky flavor of the adobo sauce combines with honey and balsamic to make a delicious glaze.  I used the leftover sauce for the next few days as a marinade for shrimp and a spicy dipping sauce. Whip up some delicious Crock Pot Carnitas with the remaining chipotle peppers.  We … Continue reading Chipotle Glazed Pork Chops

Asian BBQ {in your Crockpot}

For years I made BBQ pork tenderloin in my slow cooker using this tried and true recipe but I decided to switch things up this week after coming across this recipe from The Food Charlatan.  This is now our absolute favorite way to make slow cooker pork BBQ; it was so so so good! It’s just as easy as my original recipe with a few more ingredients. … Continue reading Asian BBQ {in your Crockpot}

Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

This is the second in a series of recipes I’ve made using ingredients from the Spice Society gourmet line of non-GMO spices. You can find my first recipe for a Four-Spiced Cod dinner here.  I’m loving the Spice Society spices and they’re inspiring me to add more “oomph” than I normally would to our meals. This colorful rub is a testament to the bright color of the paprika and … Continue reading Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Most Popular Recipes {2014}

Happy New Year! This has been such a full year and one of so many changes for me.  From moving into our first home, adopting two dogs, and having a baby, 2014 has been truly life changing.  Today I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who visits Sally Cooks.  Thanks for your encouragement and support, your likes, tweets, pins, comments and shares. … Continue reading Most Popular Recipes {2014}

My Favorite Way to Cook Bacon

I tried all kinds of methods for cooking bacon before I settled on this easy way that leaves you with perfectly crispy bacon every time. All you do is preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with 2 layers of aluminum foil  (one layer won’t protect your pan from grease.) Next, place a metal cooling rack over the foiled baking sheet … Continue reading My Favorite Way to Cook Bacon

Pumpkin Pork Tenderloin {in your Crockpot}

If you’re a food blogger and it’s October you’re obligated to post a recipe that features pumpkin so before October slips away from me, here it is! I love baking with pumpkin but wanted to try something new so I experimented with using it a savory way.  The results were great; this is a recipe that will make your kitchen smell wonderful and will taste as good as it smells. The vinegar … Continue reading Pumpkin Pork Tenderloin {in your Crockpot}

Crock Pot Carnitas

This weekend I used my slow cooker again to make a delicious batch of carnitas.  Carnitas are usually made by simmering pork in some type of fat but this recipe takes a healthier route by allowing the meat to cook in its natural juices and tomatoes.  You’ll love how tender the meat becomes from cooking for hours in your crockpot and it is the perfect filing … Continue reading Crock Pot Carnitas

Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Chili {in your Crockpot}

Happy first day of autumn!  I decided to welcome the change of seasons the best way I know how, by boxing up my summer clothes, (so long maternity bathing suits!) giving my boots a little love with some leather conditioner and making a big batch of chili in the crockpot.  I haven’t cooked many new recipes at all since we brought William home from the hospital.  Right now I’m struggling … Continue reading Chicken, Chorizo and Sweet Potato Chili {in your Crockpot}

Thirty Recipes for the Fourth of July!

Thank you for following along with my Thirty for the Fourth of July project! I’ve had fun experimenting with traditional cookout dishes and hope I’ve shared some recipes you want to make for your friends and family this Independence Day. My favorites from the last month are Baked Smores Bars, Spicy Baked Beans, Spicy Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Mango Guacamole, Spicy Buffalo Potato Salad and Buffalo Chicken Burgers. Here is the round-up, in … Continue reading Thirty Recipes for the Fourth of July!