Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork)

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas or Mexican Pulled Pork is the best Mexican pork recipe whether you stuff it into a tortilla, taco shell or turn it into a burrito bowl!

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas or Mexican Pulled Pork is the best Mexican pork recipe whether you stuff it into a tortilla, taco or turn it into a burrito bowl!
Pork Carnitas

I know a lot of you share my love for Mexican food, so I think you will agree this is the most amazing pork recipe for the crock pot. Coming home from work and smelling this when you walk in the door is heavenly. To make this Carnitas recipe, the pork is seasoned to perfection, then slow cooked until fork tender with only 15 minutes to prep!

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Endangered Baby Sea Turtles Were Found Burned to Death on Florida Beach!

baby sea turtles

Someone committed a horrific act of cruelty, burning endangered sea turtles to death. They were found completely charred. Sign this petition for justice!

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It’s Here! The Matt & Nat Vegan Coat Collection 2019

The Matt & Nat vegan coat collection for 2019 offers up some stylish, cruelty-free options By Diane Small Winter is coming and if you’re like me, the idea of colder, shorter days fills you with a bit of dread. Not only because it’s dark and chilly, but because sometimes you feel a bit unfashionable in your old winter coat – especially if you’re vegan. The most gorgeous, luxurious looking coats are, unfortunately, usually the cruellest: they’re filled with feathers ripped out of (often still living) ducks and geese. They’re lined with fur taken from beautiful, wild animals slaughtered from farms, or worse, captured (and often tortured) in the wild. Or they’re made from what is quite literally the skin of a cow, sheep or lamb. Even if you’re wearing something more ‘benign’ like a wool coat, according to PETA, there’s still animal cruelty in that: at Australian wool farms, for example, within weeks of birth, lambs’ ears are hole-punched, their tails are chopped off, and the males are castrated without anesthetics. Shearers are usually paid by volume, not by the hour, which encourages fast work without regard for the welfare of the sheep. One eyewitness told PETA: “[T]he shearing shed […]
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Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.
Mashed Cauliflower

If you’re not concerned about cutting the carbs, it’s also just a delicious way to prepare cauliflower and makes a great side dish to accompany any roast or chop like Garlic Lover’s Roast Beef, Pork Chops with Dijon Sauce or Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Chicken.

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California Bill Proposes To Reduce and Recycle 75% of Single-Use Plastics By 2030!

Plastic on Beach

California is proposing only recyclable or compostable single-use packaging by 2030 in an effort to significantly reduce plastic.

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These Young Female Scientists Are Working on Breaking Down Plastics 80 Times Faster!

Plastic on the Beach

As a solution to the excess of plastic on our planet, two female scientists developed a process that changes non-recyclable plastic into usable compounds.

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Healing Calendula DIY Lotion

Amber glass jar surrounded by calendula blooms. The jar is labeled as "Handmade All-Natural Calendula Moisturizer"

Getting into home herbalism can be intimidating. There is a treasure trove of information about herbs, thousands of plants that you could use, and almost endless ways you can use them. Add this to the very common worry that you’ll cause more harm than good by using plants to treat ailments, and it’s easy to see how some people can be gun-shy when it comes to herbalism.

I hope we’ll eventually make you feel empowered and comfortable enough to dip your toes in the herbal waters to make medicinal teas, syrups, or salves, but for now I think a great entry level project into home herbalism is to try your hand at homemade beauty products such as DIY lotion.

Overhead shot of an open jar of Healing Calendula DIY Lotion

Why DIY Lotion is a Great Place to Start with Herbalism

Since most people don’t see beauty products as true medicines—although they definitely can be—the mental barrier seems to be lower. Plus, it’s a fun science experiment, and the end result makes for great gifts (for you or someone you love).

Along the way, you’ll also get to know certain plants (here, we’re going to dive into the sunny yellow goodness of calendula), learn herbalism processes, and hopefully get more comfortable with your home herbalism practice. Read the post »

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Homemade Ham and Swiss Roll-Ups (Homemade Hot Pocket dough with no yeast!)

This homemade hot pocket dough with no yeast (and a ham and cheese filling) comes together in just a few minutes. This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here.

Homemade Ham and Swiss Rollups

A photo of these ham and Swiss rollups appeared on a menu post of mine a few weeks back, and you all asked for the recipe.

ham and swiss roll ups

It comes from the orange ATK Quick Family Cookbook (look for used copies on Amazon or eBay, as it’s out of print) and is super easy.

I mentioned initially that these look a little like Hot Pockets, but you need to take that opinion with a grain of salt because I’ve never actually HAD a Hot Pocket.

But these do reheat really well in the microwave, so perhaps they could serve as a sub for the Hot Pocket-eating people at your house.

ham, Swiss, and spicy mustard

A few tweaks from the original

The original recipe calls for a can of refrigerated biscuits, but since cream biscuits are SO easy to make, I opted for that.  I think you could use pretty much any biscuit recipe you like as long as it makes 8 biscuits.

(The biscuit recipe is the same one I use for my Chicken and Biscuits casserole.)

Also, you are supposed to buy squares of deli Swiss, but since a block of cheese is cheaper per pound, that’s what I do.  A big square would be a little easier to work with, though.

The cream biscuits

Seriously, these are stupid easy. If you are looking for a homemade Hot Pocket dough with no yeast, it really doesn’t get easier than this.

But if you’d like this dish to be even easier, use the refrigerated biscuits and skip to the next section!

Step One

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.

cream biscuit dry ingredients

Step two.

Stir in cream.

heavy cream for biscuits

And tada! You have biscuit dough.

For this recipe, give the dough a few kneads on a floured counter and divide it into eight pieces.

cream biscuit dough

Pat each piece into a 4-5 inch circle.

The filling

Spread mustard onto Swiss cheese.  I think I’d use three slices next time instead of two, but your mileage may vary.

Swiss cheese with mustard

Top with ham (2-3 slices depending on how big your ham slices are.)

ham and mustard on Swiss cheese

Roll up and place on the biscuit round. See how I think this could use a little more cheese? Add one more slice than I did!

ham and swiss homemade hot pockets

Roll the biscuit dough up and tuck the ends in.

hot pockets ready to be baked

Brush them with a beaten egg and bake for 25-30 minutes.

ham and swiss roll ups

These are good shortly after they come out of the oven, but they also reheat quite well.  I haven’t tried freezing them, but I’m guessing that would work.  Let me know if you try it!

Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups (Homemade Hot Pockets)

Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups (Homemade Hot Pockets)

Yield:
8 roll-ups
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
30 minutes
Total Time:
50 minutes

These quick biscuit dough sandwiches are great when fresh but also reheat really well. Make your own dough or use a 16 ounce package of refrigerated biscuits.

Ingredients

Cream Biscuit Dough

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream

Ham and Swiss filling

  • 4 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 8 slices deli Swiss cheese
  • 16 slices deli ham
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. To make biscuits, combine dry ingredients in a bowl; whisk. Stir in cream. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead a few times. Divide into 8 pieces; press each into a 4-5 inch round.
  3. Spread ½ teaspoon mustard over each slices of Swiss. Place 2-3 ham slices on top (pat dry if wet).
  4. Roll up ham and cheese, place in center of each biscuit round, and roll up, tucking in sides at the end.
  5. Place on greased or parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with beaten egg.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Category: Main Dishes

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