Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Weekly Recipe Roundup

I apologize for the delay in this week's post but I just haven't had time. Several of you have left me comments saying you've tried some of my recipes and that just warms my heart! That has to be the greatest compliment for someone to trust me and my taste enough to make one of the recipes I write about. You know who you are and thank you!

One hunk-o-meat, two great recipes. Thank you Life's Ambrosia for 2 more tasty and this time, easy meals. It starts with her recipe for Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. Sure, I could have come up with my own ideas to utilize all this meat but when she does it for you, what's the need? First up was the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Aside from doubling her amount of bbq sauce, I followed the recipe as is. I made her slaw too but used bagged cole slaw mix to make the preparation a little quicker. (I also prepared both the pork in the crockpot and the cole slaw the day/night before.)

Next I tried her Pulled Pork Enchiladas. I followed her recipe as written but would make a few minor adjustments next time. I wasn't overly impressed with her enchilada sauce and for the time, I would probably buy it next time (although I'm still searching for a good-tasting one). I would also add more shredded cheese inside each enchilada. This was still a solid recipe and one worth re-tweaking.

Crockpot Applesauce - Talk about easy and healthy, this is both. It's basically straight up apples and all their natural goodness. I thought Colin would love this and eat it up but he wasn't a fan. I think the lemon juice was a bit overpowering and he didn't like the tartness. I loved it and could have eaten a whole bowl of it. Next time I'd add an extra tablespoon of brown sugar, maybe a teaspoon of vanilla, and a little cinnamon. I only used 4 Golden Delicious apples and 1 Granny Smith.

Stromboli Wraps - This is an old classic in our house. The recipe is from a magazine ad for Mission Wraps. I tried to look on their website for a "pretty" recipe but alas, it's not there. I'm not sure why because this is a great recipe. This is our go to recipe when we have leftover pizza sauce from making homemade pizza because the strombolis are great dipped in the sauce.

4-5 wraps (we've cheated on Mission and now prefer Flat-Out Wraps)
4 oz deli ham
4 oz salami
4-5 slices provolone cheese
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
roasted red peppers (jarred)
2 T. melted butter, divided use

Preheat oven to 400. Brush melted butter over each wrap. Sprinkle each wrap with 1 T. Parmesan cheese. Divide both meats and provolone cheese among each wrap. Top with 1-2 T. shredded mozzarella. Top with roasted red pepper strips. Roll up and place seam side down on a baking sheet. Brush remaining melted butter on top of each roll and sprinkle remaining Parmesan on top. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until cheese starts to brown and the edges become crispy.


  1. These all look yummy Danielle! I'm going to have to try them.

  2. I think we'll be trying the pulled pork!

  3. I was planning to try a pulled pork crock-pot dish this weekend and am glad you posted this recipe! Now that it's getting cooler, I'm all about finding some new crock-pot recipes - they sure make for easy weeknight dinners at our house!

  4. I'm glad to hear that you tried these recipes and were happy for the most part. :) If you re-tweak the enchilada sauce let me know what you do, I'm always interested in trying other versions.

  5. Thanks for trying my applesauce! Sorry it was a too tart for your little guy! My nephew loved it, but all kids are SO different aren't they? Good thing applesauce is so easy to adapt to your own tastes. :)