Slow Cooker

Kalua Pig Tacos

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“Rational habits permit of discarding nothing left over, and the use to which leftovers (and their economic allies, the wild things of nature) are put is often at the heart of a cooking's character.” – Richard Olney (1835-1917) If you make slow cooker kalua pig, you are bound to have some leftovers, unless you are […]

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Slow Cooker Kalua Pig

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Slow Cooker Kalua Pig Makes 12-14 servings 5-6 pound pork butt roast 1 1/2 tablespoons Hawaiian sea salt (coarse sea salt) 1 1/2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring 1. Pierce the pork roast all over with the tip of a sharp knife.  Place the roast in a large slow cooker and rub the salt all over […]

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FM’s Creamy Crockpot Chicken

I was thinking about one of our favorite dinners, Mr. Fuji’s Creamy Crockpot Porky Chops, and an idea started to form in my mind. What if I applied some of the same ideas to chicken? Enter FM’s Creamy Crockpot Chicken. Ok, so not as fun sounding as porky chops, but still really yummy, I promise! […]

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Mr. Fuji’s Creamy Crockpot Porky Chops

Yep, Mr. Studly Mashed Potato Mashing Man was back in the kitchen yesterday cooking for us. Yes ladies, you should be jealous! He took control of the kitchen yesterday like a pro and by the end of the day we had an amazing meal to feast on. Mr. Fuji grew up taking advantage of the […]

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Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs–A Story About One Amazing Mom

I share a love of good food and cooking with my family. Though it may sound funny, food has enriched my life and given me (and continues to give me) many great memories. In my last post I told you about my dad’s creative cooking skills. I’ve also mentioned our mutual love for trying weird/unusual […]

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Slow Cooker Nikujaga (Japanese Stewed Beef and Potatoes)

I love being able to throw a bunch of ingredients in a slow cooker, forget about them, and then have dinner “magically” appear in the pot at dinner time. Yesterday I woke up craving Nikujaga (肉じゃが, literally means “meat potato”), a kind of Japanese stewed dish of beef and potatoes (and sometimes other vegetables) that […]

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