Slow cooker

How About Some Ropa Vieja (Old Clothes) ?

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Ropa Vieja or Old Clothes is the colorful Mexican term for shredded beef. Remember when I asked if you would eat a Huarache (Sandal)? Today I am asking you if you would like some Ropa Viejaropa-viejaif you have eaten a shredded beef taco, you have eaten Ropa Vieja! It is a basic for many Mexican culinary dishes. Not only that, but it is incredibly easy to make. Read the rest of this entry »

Brewing Something Up In The Slow Cooker

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Want to guess what this is? No cheating! Don’t peek at the caption!

Crock full of stock cooked fro 24 hours
Crock full of stock cooked for 24 hours

It’s a slow cooker full of bone broth that has cooked for 24 hours. It started out like this (barely stuffed into the crock): Read the rest of this entry »

Easy Carnitas for Two

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Mr. M and I love carnitas! In fact, when we lived in Mexico carnitas were our favorite food to order as take out. Since moving to Florida we have not found a restaurant to order from, not to mention that we rarely eat out since moving back to the US. So, as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. Enter my new method of making carnitas for two. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkey Special

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Sometimes Mr. M is allowed to go to the grocery by himself, usually to buy his ice cream fix. A few days ago he came home with two turkey breasts that were on special. Now we love turkey, but two whole turkey breasts for two people? Read the rest of this entry »