Marinated Pork Chops with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Yesterday was a solid 79 degrees and I thought it was time to do something bright, light and full of flavor.  It may still be April but it is feeling like Summer here. Although I am not quite ready to leave the house in shorts yet, for fear of causing an accident by blinding drivers… 

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Posole: Pork and Hominy Soup

Yesterday I posted Carnitas in an attempt to revolutionize taco night.  Because that is my job….my purpose…..no!  My reason for living!  Taco night ¡Revolución! *fist in the air* Ok I may have taken that a wee-bit too far, but you get the idea. I had quite a bit of carnitas leftover from my taco night ¡Revolución!. … 

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Carnitas

carnitas

Let’s make taco night a special night.  Bypass the gritty ground beef with the taco seasoning envelope and those stale taco shells, that break when you bite into them ultimately spilling taco juice all over your white shirt.  Because that is usually how it works doesn’t it? The great thing about these tacos is that… 

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Cuban Sandwich

Cuban

I hope and trust everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and is slowly recovering from any turkey overdoses.   Obed and I headed east to Arkansas to spend our Thanksgiving weekend with old friends, we were very grateful for the invitation.  However since Thanksgiving was in another state for us, we have no turkey leftovers.  But… 

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Chuletas a La Jardinera (Garden Pork Chops)

In memory of all the gardens across our great country that are beginning to wither and succumbing to the cooler temperatures, these chops are for you.  This is a recipe that you will find in almost every Puerto Rican cookbook, but it is a dish that is under appreciated.   I think it is becaue when you… 

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Slow Cooked Puerto Rican Pork (Pernil)

pernil

Pork…..it’s what’s for dinner.  Traditionally in Puerto Rico this pork is slow cooked in the oven.  When I make it in the oven I cook it at 325 degrees for about 35 minutes for every pound.  It comes out just as succulent and if you get a shoulder with the skin still on it you… 

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Italian Sausage and Balsamic Tomatoes

Sundays are usually my biggest cooking days, it is how I “rest”.  Although now the summer is here and my kitchen has no exhaust system, so I am sweating like a piggy in my kitchen.  Especially if I am using the oven.  Although pigs don’t sweat so um…. yeah, maybe like a dog?  Well this was an… 

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