Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pulled Pork

Pork has always been a little bit of a challenge for me.  I seem to have this magical ability to take a perfectly lovely piece of pork and cook it so that it is, well, DRY.  And so pork and I tend to avoid each other until the Southern husband reminds me that he does love pork for supper every once in a while, and then I give the old college try one more time.  And just to prove that the whole if at first you don’t succeed thing is actually sometimes true, please meet a plate of tender, sweet, I can’t believe I finally did it slow cooker brown sugar pulled pork.  Oh Happy Day!
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Easy Cake Batter Fudge

 

Oh, this fudge.  I have to admit, when I first made it, I was thinking the whole time that while I knew it was going to be addicitively scrumptious (because, FUDGE), it also fell into the category of other, well, down-market items I have been known to serve my innocent family.  Frito Chili Pie, for example.  But hey, we can’t do fine dining all the time, right?  And, it’s cake batter fudge!  But as it turns out, later in the day I got some indisputable proof that my humble cake batter fudge was a little bit more upscale than I had been giving it credit for.
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Lobster and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

There’s nothing that warms my hungry little heart quite like a good old grilled cheese sandwich.  I do love the classic, made with buttered bread and American cheese, but I also like to push those grilled cheese boundaries, which has taken me everywhere from macaroni and cheese grilled cheese sandwiches to grilled cheese croutons.  But this open-faced lobster sandwich covered in melty Brie cheese?  I make have finally found the pinnacle of grilled cheese sandwich heaven.
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Meatballs Over Polenta

What is it about meatballs that makes us love them so much?  I mean really, they are just another form of hamburger/meatloaf/etc…but we all fall hard for meatballs.  It’s got to be their adorable little bite-sized-ness, I’m guessing.  But whatever it is, my radar is perennially up for the next great way to make meatballs yet again for supper.  And while I will always be devoted to the classic spaghetti-and-meatballs, I think this polenta version just might be my new favorite.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

As you may have figured out from the millions of times I have expressed my forever devotion to my slow cooker, I forever love my slow cooker.  Or more specifically, I love that I can toss all kinds of things from brownie cake ingredients to pot roast into it, and it quietly, slowly, industriously turns whatever it is into Comfort Food.  And so one of my missions in life is to take some of my favorite classics and slow-cooker-ize them.  In this case it was Chicken Parmesan’s turn, and to take things even further I made it into soup!  Warm, tender, cheesy, slow cooked chicken parmesan soup!
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Football Weekend Chili Cheese Dip

I don’t know how football season goes in your house, but in ours it is a conglomeration of Saturday college games, Sunday pro games, and a whole lot of nibbling in front of both.  And in the midst of all of this, we spend one gloriously noisy weekend every football season down in Clemson, South Carolina with the Southern daughter, eating, cheering on the Tigers, eating, tailgating with family and friends, eating, perhaps indulging in an adult beverage or two…and eating.  So if you are as enamored of football cuisine as we are, here’s a guaranteed easy favorite…Chili Cheese Dip!
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