Veggie Filled Sloppy Joes

Who remembers the sloppy joes from your childhood? Did the sauce come out of a can? I remember my mom making sloppy joes with Manwich more than I would like to think about. I loved them at the time, but now not so much. I wanted to try making an updated, chock full of veggies sloppy joe. First I made them for the husband and I. We of course loved them because we love veggies, then I tried them out … [Read more...]

Stovetop Lil Smokies

Lil smokies are generally a crowd pleaser at sporting events. Even I, the self proclaimed hot dog hater, can’t turn my nose up at these little dudes. They are pretty versatile. You could make mini pigs in blankets, wrap them in bacon, or any number of crockpot recipes, but I like to go the simple route. A little ketchup, a little mustard, and a little brown sugar, makes for a quick sauce. This … [Read more...]

Char Siu Pork

The lone meat entrée this week is Char Siu Pork and it couldn’t be easier. My favorite type of crock pot meals, set it and forget it. When I came across the recipe it was actually the first time I had heard of Char Siu. Char Siu is Chinese BBQ pork. The sauce that the pork cooks in is the perfect combination of savory and sweet. Serve over white rice or noodles to soak up all that … [Read more...]

Bourbon Chicken

Remember in your teens when you hung out at the mall, walking the food court several times for samples. Please don’t tell me I was the only one! The Chinese places always had bourbon chicken (which I never understood, do you?) and that was always the best samples. I don’t even remember what it tasted like I just remember it was good. I came across this recipe for Bourbon chicken and I knew it … [Read more...]

Peach-Mango BBQ Sauce with Grilled Pork

When my friend Jen posted a Peach BBQ sauce, I knew I would have to give it a try immediately. There is little I like more than a good BBQ sauce packed full of flavors. I decided to mix it up a little bit. I picked up some Georgia peaches and a mango since they seem to always be on sale this summer. Let me tell you so far this sauce has been great on everything from grilled pork to quesadillas. … [Read more...]