A fan favorite!Kalua pork is a Hawaiian preparation of slow-cooked pork shoulder, and has nothing to do with alcohol. Being from Texas, I don't get around to Hawaii often. It's a long plane trip from here and - oh dear mother of it all - how I hate to fly! Thankfully, recipes like this one bring a little touch of the islands to me without ever having to board a plane. It's typically cooked in an imu, (an oven dug into the ground) but with a little tweaking, you can get the same great taste at home from an oven or slow cooker. It's so insanely tender that I can see why it's a favorite on the islands. Kalua nachos have become popular all over the United States, even making their way to the concession stands of the Oakland Athletics.
2 to 3 pound Boston butt pork shoulder roast
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1 tablespoon Hawaiian pink salt or sea salt
1 medium bag yellow corn tortilla chips
6 ounces (weight) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup sour cream
2 to 3
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Oct 23, 2013 5:19 PM EDT
A fan favorite!Kalua pork is a Hawaiian preparation of slow-cooked pork shoulder, and has nothing to do with alcohol. Being from Texas, I don't get around to Hawaii often. It's a long plane trip from here and - oh dear mother of it all - how I hate to fly! Thankfully, recipes like this one bring a little touch of the islands to me without ever having to board a plane. It's typically cooked in an imu, (an oven dug into the ground) but with a little tweaking, you can get the same great taste at home from an oven or slow cooker. It's so insanely tender that I can see why it's a favorite on the islands. Kalua nachos have become popular all over the United States, even making their way to the concession stands of the Oakland Athletics.Read More »from Aloha, Beautiful! Kalua Pork Nachos Make it to the Mainland
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 6:40 PM EDT
More sweet than sinister.The new Pretty Little Liars Halloween special premieres tonight (10/22) on ABC Family. Fend-off chills with a warm drink nestled inside a Pretty Little Liars cup cozy! Both the cinnamon dolce latté and cup cozy are easy to make, and are perfect additions to your PLL party.
Cinnamon Dolce Latté
1 cup of whole or 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon coffee syrup
1 teaspoon of sugar
1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan in low to medium heat.
2. Once it's starting to warm up, mix in the syrup, the sugar and the cinnamon. Whisk until frothy.
3. Serve in a cup, making sure you let the liquid go in first by holding the froth back with a spoon. Enjoy!
- By Dariela Cruz
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Traditional taste from your stovetop! Calabaza en tacha, or candied pumpkin, is a traditional dessert served during the celebration of Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead, Nov. 1). Traditionally made in tachas, or clay pots or calderons, this simple dessert can now be made in a stock pot or large saucepan right on the stovetop. Usually sweetened with agave syrup, this delicious dessert can be customized to use molasses, piloncillo or brown sugar - your choice! I personally love cooking with piloncillo because it's not overpowering. If you prefer your dessert to be extra sweet, I recommend you use condensed milk instead of regular milk when serving.Read More »from Good Gourd! Candied Pumpkin in 4 Easy Steps
Calabaza en Tacha
5 cups water
1 8-ounce piloncillo cone
2 cinnamon sticks
1 small pumpkin (approximately 4-5 pounds)
1/2 cup milk (can also use almond, soy, or coconut milk)
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1. In a large stock pot, over medium-high heat, combine water, cinnamon sticks
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Oct 21, 2013 5:45 PM EDT
Double duty: appetizer and dessert!This dip takes about three minutes to whip-up and is a great appetizer or snack. It's not TOO sweet, so you can dip cookies in it without feeling like you're eating straight sugar. I love the deep, rich flavor of dulce de leche, and this was a perfect way to use up the rest of a can I had sitting in my fridge.
1 8-oz bar cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 Tablespoons sour cream
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup dulce de leche, divided
1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the dulce de leche for 10 seconds in the microwave until it's is soft. Stir until smooth. Set aside.
2. In a bowl or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Add the pumpkin, sour cream, and spices and mix until combined.Read More »from A Gourd Idea: Pumpkin-Cheesecake Dip with Dulce De Leche on Top
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Oct 21, 2013 2:30 PM EDT
MVP: Most Valuable Potatoes.At Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, you won't see fans chowing down on foot-long hot dogs! That's because the fan-favorite food is pulled-pork potato skins! Filled with nine innings-worth of flavor, these simple appetizers are easy to prepare at home. This year, we'll enjoy the match-up between the Cardinals and Red Sox with these snacks close at hand. The sweet taste of barbecue sauce and savory flavor of the bacon and cheddar cheese is balanced with the creamy baked potato. Top it with cool sour cream and chives and you've got yourself a winning appetizer!Read More »from Cardinal Win: Pulled-Pork Potato Skins Are a St. Louis Fan Fave
2 russet potatoes
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/3 cup barbecue sauce, heated
2 cups pulled pork, warm
2 tablespoons sour cream for garnish
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped for garnish
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1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
A classic side gets a tangy twist. Each year at Thanksgiving time, thousands of pounds of sweet potatoes are cooked and consumed. There's no need to do the same-old, same-old recipe, though. This one is delicious and appealing to the eye, making it a surefire hit at your next big gathering.
2 large sweet potatoes - about 2 pounds
3/4 cup packed brown sugar - divided
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
5 large oranges
1 cup chopped pecans - divided
1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
2. Scrub potatoes and prick with the tines of a fork in several spots.
3. Place in oven on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 350ºF.
4. Let potatoes cool slightly and remove peel. Mash with a fork in a large bowl.
5. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, butter, salt, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and 3/4 cup pecans. Stir well, making sure butter melts.
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Oct 18, 2013 3:45 PM EDT
Make it happen this weekend.Looking for the perfect dessert to complement the crisp weather and falling leaves? Your search is over! The ruby-red cranberries impart their tart flavor to this dish, and tint the juices a lovely rose color. The crispy topping can only be described as tasting like the best oatmeal cookie ever. Put together, you have the makings for an incredibly beautiful and delicious dessert - and the fact that it's so easy to prepare doesn't hurt either. Don't forget the ice cream!
1. 5 medium-sized Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch slices
2. 1 cup fresh whole cranberries
3. juice from 1/2 a lemon
4. 1/3 cup sugar
5. 1/2 cup flour
6. 1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
7. 3/4 cup brown sugar
8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
9. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
10. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
11. 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 6:41 PM EDT
Your fangs will come out for these cookies.I love classic Halloween monsters and ghouls. Vampires have always been a favorite of mine, and once I even dressed up my then-one-year-old as Dracula for Halloween. I had to find a way to include vampires on my Halloween menu, and these cookies are the result. The best part? This time, you get to take a bite out of the vampire!Read More »from These Vampires Don't Sparkle - They Shine! Bake Dracula Cookies Tonight
1. 1 package (16 oz) Pillsbury Ready To Bake!™ Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookies
2. Gel food color, red
3. 1 container ready-to-spread frosting (any white variety)
4. 1 container ready-to-spread frosting (any chocolate variety)
5. 1/4 cups white vanilla baking chips
6. Miniature marshmallows
7. Candy-coated chocolate candies, red
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1. Heat oven to 350°F. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cookie dough rounds 2 inches apart. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely,
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 3:13 PM EDT
Sit back and enjoy the show with an old favorite.Is there anything better than diving into a bowl of freshly popped popcorn? I have so many fond memories of popcorn. And I'm not talking nuked popcorn either - although I did eat my fair share of that in high school and college. No, I'm referring to the good old-fashioned stove-top popcorn. It's the stuff of memorable slumber parties and family movie nights. There's something about the sound of the kernels hitting the lid of the pan; the anticipation that builds waiting for that first pop. Then there's the energy of shaking the pan back and forth; it's just more fun than punching numbers onto a keypad. And finally, removing the lid to see the steam rise somehow makes the popcorn taste better. And I haven't even gotten to the toppings yet! Most nights - OK, every night - we pop a batch after the kids go bed. Then we sit down, flip on the TV and enjoy our snack. Shhh! Don't tell my kids. You'll want to choose an oil with a high smoking temperature. I prefer coconut although, manyRead More »from Pop Chef: Make Delicious Popcorn the Old-Fashioned Way
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Oct 16, 2013 6:50 PM EDT
Easy crowd-pleasers.When planning a Halloween celebration, it's nice to have a combination of savory and sweet treats. These Halloween Sandwiches are simple and easy to make. You can customize your sandwiches with flavors and ingredients you and your guests will love. Use any Halloween themed cookie cutter to make your sandwiches unique.
3 loaves of bread, any kind
1 English cucumber
1 yellow squash
Whipped cream cheese (for easy spreading)
Black forest ham (or any lunch meat)
Ghost, black cat, and pumpkin shaped cookie cutters
DirectionsRead More »from Deli of Doom! Halloween Sandwiches Counter the Sugar Rush
1. Cucumber and Cream Cheese Pumpkins: Peal the English cucumber in long wide strips and set them aside for later use. Slice your cucumber thinly. Lightly spread a piece of bread with cream cheese. Cover the slice with cucumber. Spread cream cheese on a second piece of bread and put it on top of the