Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwiches

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Being married to a Southern man, there are certain things that are so essential to the success of our married life that they were practically part of our wedding vows.  These include things like the proper respect for grits, cooking deep-fried okra at least 3 times per year, and always having a great recipe for pulled pork barbecue on hand.  Because inevitably there will come a point sometime early in the summer where it will be completely and totally necessary to have a pulled pork bbq sandwich for supper. With a little homemade coleslaw on top of the pork to send it completely over the edge into barbeque heaven.   (And luckily, I just posted a coleslaw recipe the other day!  Click here for that one.)   I make my pulled pork by cooking a Boston butt pork roast in a slow cooker for 10 hours...at that point it is so tender that it will practically hop out of the cooker and shred itself. After that, the only decision you have left is which bbq sauce to use.  Now we are long-time Read More & Get the Recipe

Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw

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[Tweet "This recipe for sweet and tangy coleslaw makes the perfect side to any bbq supper!"] Let me start out by saying, I know coleslaw is a personal decision.  Some folks like the creamy kind made with mayo or sour cream or whatever it is that makes it creamy.  I can actually go for a nice bowl of creamy coleslaw every once in while, especially if it has those little caraway seeds in it.  Yum. However, most of the time I am in the non-creamy coleslaw camp.  I like the kind that is a little bit vinegary-sharp, a little bit sweet, and with just the right balance of cabbage and carrots.   And the Southern husband...well, don't even TRY to sneak any creamy coleslaw by him.  He's definitely a tangy coleslaw guy.  It might be the boots...who knows. Side note: this picture is not mine...it was shot by the teenager.  She had a photography assignment where she had to shoot people's feet in some way that represented who they are.  She wanted to shoot her dad in his boots, which I Read More & Get the Recipe

Pulled Pork Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw

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Okay, so it is a long, long, long time until summer.    My yard is covered in about two feet of snow as we speak, and my Southern-born hound dog is not happy about it.  She seems to forget from year to year that snow actually exists in the universe, and so the first time it reappears each winter she seems, well, confused.  And extremely devoted to the fireplace. But just because the weather outside is frightful, does that mean we can't have a little hint of summertime in the form of some good old BBQ?  Of course we can, and this recipe comes from an annual cookbook tradition in my house, and that is the CHRISTMAS WITH SOUTHERN LIVING cookbook - this time the 2010 version.  This book comes out every year, full of scrumptious recipes and decorating ideas, and while I found a number of things that were perfect for the holidays, there were also a handful of ideas for meals that are pretty tempting all year long.  Because who wouldn't want a pulled pork slider pretty much any day of Read More & Get the Recipe

Roast Beef and Horseradish Coleslaw Sandwiches

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Last week the Southern husband asked me if I realized we were having sandwiches for dinner at least once a week lately...and he asked in the hope that this was something that we would be continuing for a good long while.  I think probably because Sandwich Night (name that movie!) is a little more casual, a little lighter.  And nowhere near as many dishes to wash, and as the guy who does the dishes after dinner this is no small thing. And so here is my latest entry in a long row of sandwiches that I have apparently been making a lot of.  The only "cooking" involved in this one is the assembly of the horseradish coleslaw, which is ridiculously easy to make, and by the way makes a pretty fabulous coleslaw for regular coleslaw use, not  just in great roast beef sandwiches.  A little mayo, a little horseradish and a little pepper mixed up with some chopped cabbage and carrots and you are in business.  I picked up some light rye bread and some nice thin-sliced roast beef at the deli Read More & Get the Recipe