Sweet and Spicy Dr. Pepper Pork and a Little Sweet

I was cooking a storm in the kitchen last Sunday. Well, more like putting some goodies in the crockpot and walking away to do something else. 🙂

Last week, I was really in the mood for a crockpot dinner. I love crockpot dinners and they are easy when I am gone all day. I stumbled on this blog The Recipe Critic and really liked it; I made two recipes from it and will check out others.

I made the Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork. As I was reading the recipe at the bottom it had a note section and the note was that it was a recipe from from The Pioneer Woman. WHAT?! Amazing,  I love her food, it isn’t always the healthiest or made without gluten but I improvise.

It was a great recipe and we both liked it. We made my Cilantro Lime Rice recipe which is on the My Favorites page. Then we did all the fixings of lettuce, salsa, cheese, sour cream all over tortilla chips as we have our big bag from Costco to finish. It had a little spice to it but the sweet was a good compliment.

Carl’s Rating for the pulled pork 8 out of 10.

After having a great supper, I thought we maybe needed a dessert. I don’t eat much dessert as it’s all full of gluten; however I do crave a sweet now and then! I found a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars on The Recipe Critic blog and thought they sounded good. I used coconut flour instead of regular flour. I didn’t care for the bars but Carl said he liked them and like the coconut flavor.

Carl’s Rating for the bars 8 out of 10.

On Thursday after work I stopped at the Cooperative to see what goodies they had. I was looking for a gluten free graham cracker crust or at least gluten free graham crackers so I could make the crust myself. I found a yummy recipe for a blueberry cheesecake. When the holidays come around I test different dessert recipes.  It’s so I can bring them to the family gatherings, otherwise I can’t eat any of the desserts there, not a big deal but sometimes a piece of something sweet would be nice. While I was wandering around the Coop, I decided that buying fresh scallops was a good idea. 🙂 YUM! I have never made them and thought I could take the challenge.

So tonight, I am making a pasta with a garlic olive oil red pepper flake sauce with seared scallops. I will report back with supper and the pie! Yummy, I think I am drooling just thinking about it.

Now that I have spent $619.00 on tires for Mona, we are going to find a pumpkin patch/apple orchard. We are behind scheduled on getting our pumpkins.

Happy Saturday!


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