Pulled Pork Mini Bells

Pulled Pork Mini Bells

My son and I had the best time making these little Pulled Pork Mini Bells the other day. They were each just a perfect scrumptious little bite or two and I thought they might make a great lower carb option for a casual holiday party or a game day. Fair warning: they’re a crowd pleaser and are going to go fast!

Pulled Pork Mini Bells

Pulled Pork Mini Bells

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Escabeche - Mexican Pickled Vegetables

Escabeche – Mexican Pickled Vegetables

Have you had those marvelous pickled veggies in restaurants that are sometimes a garnish on Mexican or food from other Latin American countries? And of course, as I’m saying this, I’m assuming that you’re probably not in Latin America and don’t already make Escabeche, Mexican Pickled Vegetables! Although I do get visitors from all over the place and so far today, according to the WordPress wizards, I’ve had seven visitors from Mexico! Hola!

Escabeche - Mexican Pickled Vegetables

Escabeche – Mexican Pickled Vegetables

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White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker - Instant Pot - Stovetop

White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker – Instant Pot – Stovetop

It’s been pretty bitter in the Twin Cities, but we’re having a little heatwave and are up to 12 degrees. Which would be great if we didn’t get about 7 inches of snow last night and even better if the high tomorrow wasn’t expected to be -5 with a low of -25 and worse on Wednesday. But that’s exactly the time you want soup! And even better a pretty much pantry soup (if your pantry is anything like mine) and not just any soup. You want this little White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker – Instant Pot – Stovetop number coz it’s going to warm you from the inside out!

White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker - Instant Pot - Stovetop

White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker – Instant Pot – Stovetop

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Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos

Do yanno what’s a great little thing to have on hand? Just to perk up a little Mexican food or just about anything you’d like a little spicier? Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos. And not only are the pickled jalapenos great, if you’re into a little heat, but the brine is also fantastic dribbled in or over dishes. The beauty of pickled jalapenos is that if you’re serving a mix of people, maybe some normal along with a few “chili-heads” you can choose a milder heat level. Then the heat lovers can doctor up with the jalapenos and/or a little of the brine.

Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos

Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos

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McMullan's Irish Nachos, loaded with 2 cheeses and corned beef, topped with pickled jalapenos & sour cream

McMullan’s Irish Nachos

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!! I’ve actually been cooking Irish recipes all week, but the standout McMullan’s Irish Nachos in the style of McMullen’s Pub, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. These are crispy, crunchy homemade potato chips loaded with two kinds of cheese, crispy, frizzled corned beef or other protein of choice, and pickled jalapenos. And sour cream, if you don’t forget to add it like I did before I took pics!

McMullan's Irish Nachos, loaded with 2 cheeses and corned beef, topped with pickled jalapenos & sour cream

McMullan’s Irish Nachos, loaded with 2 cheeses and corned beef, topped with pickled jalapenos & sour cream

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