Saturday, July 11, 2009

Peach Cobbler

This is my favorite Peach Cobbler recipe. It is wonderful served warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream...the perfect summer dessert.

1 stick of margarine or butter
1 medium can of sliced peaches in lite syrup

1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of flour
1/2 cup of milk
1 tsp. baking powder
2 T. sugar mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon - set aside

Melt the stick of margarine or butter. Pour margarine/butter into a 9X13 pan. Pour can of sliced peaches into the pan. Mix together the cup of sugar, flour, milk, and baking powder. Evenly pour this batter over the peaches. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The top will be somewhat crispy. Top with vanilla ice cream and serve immediately. You can also add 1 cup of fresh or frozen blackberries to the peaches...tasty!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled pork sandwiches are so easy to make and taste yummy too. The following recipe is courtesy of Paula Deen. I always use my crock pot when making these sandwiches. It is much easier to make and truly less time consuming. Absolutely delicious!

Dry rub:
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons paprika
1/2 tablespoon cayenne
4 pound shoulder pork roast
2 cup apple juice (OR use a can of Coca Cola or Rootbeer)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
6 soft hamburger buns with seeds
BBQ sauce
Cole slaw
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix the dry rub ingredients in small bowl. Sprinkle dry rub all over the pork roast, pressing into the pork. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Combine liquid ingredients and the garlic powder in a medium bowl and pour into a large Dutch oven. Place pork in the oven and tightly cover with aluminum foil then lid. Roast for 4 hours or until fork tender and shreds easily. Brush the roast with cooking liquid every hour. IF USING CROCK POT - combine liquid ingredients and garlic powder and pour into your crock pot. Place pork in the crock pot and place on high for 6 hours or on low for 8 to 10 hours.

Remove from oven or crock pot and let stand until cool enough to handle. Shred the pork with a fork or tongs into bite size pieces.

Serve on hamburger buns topped with BBQ sauce and cole slaw. Most of the time I use boneless chicken breasts instead of pork. I also like using Coca Cola instead of the apple juice.