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Pulled Pork…SO Yummy!!!

24 Jan


Last weekend I made one of my all time favourites…pulled pork!!! With the Super Bowl coming up really soon, I needed to test out a new pulled pork recipe to make sure that it was ready for the big game! I have made pulled pork 7 or 8 times and each time it turns out great! It’s a great meal to do on the BBQ for a supper with friends, as long as you have time.


  • 4tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 8-9lb pork butt (with fat on top)


Step #1

Mix all of your spices together. You can use a mason jar or bowl. I used my mortar and pestle because I wanted a chance to play with it!

Step #2DSC_0160

Cover the entire pork butt liberally with the spice mixture. Place the pork in a roasting pan with the fat on the top. The fat is uber important. Since you cook the pork low and slow, it will melt into the pork as it roasts and keep it super moist. Cover and place the pork in a preheated oven to 300 degrees F. Leave it for 5 to 6 hours.

Step #3

Take the pork out of the oven and let cool for ten or fifteen minutes.DSC_0162DSC_0163


Step #4

Take two forks and shred the pork into small pieces. Be careful the outside may be cool but the inside will still be hot.

Step #5

EAT!!! While shredding I usually eat about a pound of pulled pork but you can also put it into grilled cheese, eggs Benedict or in a pulled pork sandwich. For the sandwich I put some pulled pork on a hamburger bun with some homemade BBQ sauce and coleslaw.


If you’re looking for a great Super Bowl meal, this is it! Go Steelers!

Easy Yummy Salmon…

18 Nov

DSC_0082 Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon

I haven’t put up a recipe for a very long time and made this for supper the other night and thought that it was amazing! So I am going to share it with the awesome people who read my blog! (Tell your friends to start reading it too!) The recipe is from Chef Michael Smith’s cookbook The Best of Chef at Home (pg. 122, ISBN978-1-55285-984-1, 2009) This is one of the best cookbooks I use (it’s my girlfriends). I like it because the recipes are easy and fast for the most part. It’s also cool because Chef Smith gives you ways of changing the recipe just a little to change the flavour of the recipe. Add it to your Christmas list!!!


  • 4 Salmon Fillets
  • 1/4cup Grainy Mustard
  • 4 slices of Prosciutto
  • A sprinkle of salt and pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  3. Evenly spread the mustard on the top surface of each fillet.
  4. Tightly roll each fillet in a slice of prosciutto so that the end is weighed down beneath the salmon.
  5. Place wrapped fillets on a baking pan, seam side down. Bake until done, about 15 minutes.

What to do with leftover turkey!!!

Just thought you might like to know what I did with some of the leftovers from the brined turkey!

DSC_0085Open faced hot turkey sandwich (garlic toast, cranberry sauce, stuffing, turkey and gravy) raw carrots and celery and poutine (with St. Albert’s curds and turkey gravy)

For the chocolate lovers…

17 Sep

This is my favourite brownie recipe ever! It’s from Jamie Oliver’s cookbook Cook with Jamie, (ISBN-13:978-1-4013-2233-5) this is my second favourite Jamie Oliver cookbook. These brownies are super decadent and are awesome with vanilla ice cream or with some Grand Marnier mixed into the batter. Give them a try and let me know what you think! (I will add photos next time I make them, this post is for a friend, she better enjoy them!)


  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 7oz best-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken up
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • optional: zest of one orange, 2-1/2oz dried sour cherries, 1-1/3oz chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, line a 12 inch baking pan with wax paper.
  2. In a double boiler melt chocolate and butter together until smooth.
  3. Add cherries and/or nuts if using them
  4. In a separate bowl mix cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and then sugar. Add to melted chocolate.
  5. Beat eggs and mix until you have a silky consistency.
  6. Pour into baking pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Until outside is slightly springy.
  7. Allow to cool before removing from pan.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

(goes well with orange zest and crème fraiche)

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