Thursday, March 29, 2018

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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Vegan Easter Eggs 
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Gluten Free Rosemary Garlic Flatbread
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How to Make Kindness Rocks
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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Pull Apart North Carolina BBQ Sliders / #SundaySupper

Pull Apart Sliders are pretty new on the culinary scene, and if you haven't tried them yet, you will want to! Their flavor combinations are unlimited, and they are little and cute, making them a fun food to make and eat! Today I made Pull Apart North Carolina BBQ Sliders to share with you! I also added a Cole Slaw Dip for you to dip them in if you would like. I just can't have BBQ without slaw!

These sliders are easy to make, but they do take a little bit of prep time. However the sauce and the pork can be made ahead of time, making the recipe even easier. You will have some left over BBQ sauce when you are done, but it will keep. If you are not a NC BBQ sauce fan, use whatever is your flavor favorite!

These would make the perfect party food for the Final Four game !


Pull Apart North Carolina BBQ Sliders
(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 8 sliders)

Vinegar BBQ Sauce
4 ounces Applewood Bacon (cut into large chunks)
3/4 cup Beef Stock
1 1/2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup White Vinegar
1/4 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Ketchup
2 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
1 teaspoon Chipotle Chile Powder
salt

BBQ
approx. 2 pound Pork Tenderloin
2 teaspoon minced Garlic 

Southern Slaw Dip
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Sour Cream
1 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
shake of Pepper
shake of Salt
2 1/2 teaspoons of Mustard
2-3 cups Southern Slaw Mix

Additional Ingredients
Red Onion
Club Rolls
Provolone Cheese



Start by making the BBQ sauce. Cut the uncooked bacon into several large pieces, and place in a medium sauce pan. Add the beef stock, both vinegar's, sugar, ketchup, red pepper flakes, chipotle chile pepper and salt.
Bring the mix to a boil, then reduce to medium low heat. Simmer approx 15 minutes until the bacon renders it's fat. Remove from heat and set aside for approx. 20 minutes to allow flavors to develop. Remove bacon from sauce and throw away.
Remove silver skin and any fat pieces from the tenderloin. This recipe is just as delicious if you prefer to use pork loin. I have used both, and they taste fantastic. Tenderloin is known to be a bit more tender, but if you use pork loin and tenderize it, it will taste just as good, in my opinion. Sprinkle the minced garlic on top of the loin and use your fingers to spread it around the entire loin. Bake at 350 degrees until the pork reaches 145 degrees.
While the pork is cooking, slice some of the red onion, and cut into small pieces to fit on the buns.
Once the pork comes out of the oven, let it rest for approx. 10 minutes, then start shredding it with a fork. I like using the fork because I like the way the meat looks. Feel free to use a food processor to shred it if you prefer.
 Place the shredded pork in a large frying pan on medium low heat. Add enough of the BBQ sauce so pork is covered and wet. If you are not sure on the amount to add, start adding a small amount first, and you can add more as needed. Turn the heat to medium high for 2-3 minutes. Then allow mix to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
 Place bottom of buns in a pan or on a sheet pan.
Start adding BBQ to top of rolls. You do not want the BBQ to be very wet at this time. If it still is, drain the extra sauce before adding pork to the buns.
 Add a 3-4 slices of red onion to each sandwich. Top each bun with a pickle.
Top each sandwich with a slice of provolone.
Spread the tops of the buns with the melted butter. Place in 400  degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Check your sliders after 10 minutes to ensure they are alright and not burning.
Start pulling the sliders apart from one another and enjoy!
I came up with this slaw dip because if you are a slaw lover, you are probably looking for some cole slaw right about now. The recipe is basically chopped cole slaw with some sour cream added to give it a dip consistency. After pulling your slider apart, dip it into the slaw dip for a great taste sensation! 
Thanks for joining me today for this fun and tasty recipe! I hope you give it a try, and if you ever have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section.

Scroll down a bit and find a few more tasty pull apart slider recipes from members of the SundaySupper family, that I know you will love! They are such fun!



Pull Apart Sliders for a Crowd

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 Pull Apart Sliders for a CrowdYield: 8 slidersPin it

Pull Apart North Carolina BBQ Sliders

ingredients:

Vinegar BBQ Sauce
4 ounces Applewood Bacon (cut into large chunks)
3/4 cup Beef Stock
1 1/2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup White Vinegar
1/4 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Ketchup
2 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
1 teaspoon Chipotle Chile Powder
salt

BBQ
approx. 2 pound Pork Tenderloin
2 teaspoon minced Garlic 

Southern Slaw Dip
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Sour Cream
1 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
shake of Pepper
shake of Salt
2 1/2 teaspoons of Mustard
2-3 cups Southern Slaw Mix

Additional Ingredients
Red Onion
Club Rolls
Provolone Cheese

instructions:


  1. Start by making the BBQ sauce. Cut the uncooked bacon into several large pieces, and place in a medium sauce pan. Add the beef stock, both vinegar's, sugar, ketchup, red pepper flakes, chipotle chile pepper and salt.
  2. Bring the mix to a boil, then reduce to medium low heat. Simmer approx 15 minutes until the bacon renders it's fat. Remove from heat and set aside for approx. 20 minutes to allow flavors to develop. Remove bacon from sauce and throw away.
  3. Remove silver skin and any fat pieces from the tenderloin. This recipe is just as delicious if you prefer to use pork loin. I have used both, and they taste fantastic. Tenderloin is known to be a bit more tender, but if you use pork loin and tenderize it, it will taste just as good, in my opinion. Sprinkle the minced garlic on top of the loin and use your fingers to spread it around the entire loin. Bake at 350 degrees until the pork reaches 145 degrees.
  4. While the pork is cooking, slice some of the red onion, and cut into small pieces to fit on the buns.
  5. Once the pork comes out of the oven, let it rest for approx. 10 minutes, then start shredding it with a fork. I like using the fork because I like the way the meat looks. Feel free to use a food processor to shred it if you prefer.
  6.  Place the shredded pork in a large frying pan on medium low heat. Add enough of the BBQ sauce so pork is covered and wet. If you are not sure on the amount to add, start adding a small amount first, and you can add more as needed. Turn the heat to medium high for 2-3 minutes. Then allow mix to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  7.  Place bottom of buns in a pan or on a sheet pan.
  8. Start adding BBQ to top of rolls. You do not want the BBQ to be very wet at this time. If it still is, drain the extra sauce before adding pork to the buns.
  9.  Add a 3-4 slices of red onion to each sandwich. Top each bun with a pickle.
  10. Top each sandwich with a slice of provolone.
  11. Spread the tops of the buns with the melted butter. Place in 400  degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Check your sliders after 10 minutes to ensure they are alright and not burning.
  12. Start pulling the sliders apart from one another and enjoy!
  13. I came up with this slaw dip because if you are a slaw lover, you are probably looking for some cole slaw right about now. The recipe is basically chopped cole slaw with some sour cream added to give it a dip consistency. After pulling your slider apart, dip it into the slaw dip for a great taste sensation! 
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Celebrate It! Link Party!

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Chocolate Irish Cream Truffles / St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays! Ever since I was a little girl, my family and I celebrated the wearing of the green, and I have continued the tradition with my own family. We wear green of course, but we also enjoy Irish meals and desserts throughout the day! It's silly and lots of fun!! To get ready for St. Patrick's Day this year, I made some Chocolate Irish Cream Truffles. These candies are very easy to make, and are full of chocolate goodness with a little addition of Irish Cream. I used Torani Irish Cream flavoring so everyone in the family can enjoy them, and once you try them, if you want to add more, feel free. You might want to add it to the outer chocolate coating for a stronger flavor, and of course Irish Cream liquor would work perfectly also!



Chocolate Irish Cream Truffles
(makes 20-24 truffles)
(printable recipe at end of page)


3/4 cup Milk Chocolate, chopped
3 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream
1 tablespoon Torani Irish Cream Flavoring
3/4 cup Milk Chocolate, chopped
1-2 teaspoons Heavy Whipping Cream
Green and White Sprinkles



Place chocolate in a mixing bowl. Heat whipping cream to a low boil. Add the whipping cream to the bowl of chocolate, and let sit for one minute. Mix together until the chocolate is melted. Add in the Irish Cream and mix in. Cover bowl and let sit in refrigerator for 2-3 hours. 
Use a 3 ounce scoop to make balls of chocolate. Place scoops of chocolate on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
Take the balls of chocolate and roll them into firm balls. Cover and place in refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. 
Chop and melt the milk chocolate for the coating. Add heated heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, until chocolate is thinned a little. You can add additional Irish Cream flavoring if you want to add more flavor. Place the truffle into the chocolate and remove when it is covered. Carefully shake off the excess chocolate.
Remove chocolate and set it on another baking sheet with parchment paper. Decorate with sprinkles after you have dipped each one. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Place in candy cups to serve.









I am joining some other bloggers today to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with yummy and festive recipes. Check out the list below:





 Bailey's Irish Cream Mini Cheesecake Bites from Daily Dish Recipes
 Beef and Guinness Pie from Everyday Eileen 
Chocolate Guinness Cake from Cindy's Recipes and Writing 
Chocolate Irish Cream Truffles from The Freshman Cook 
Celtic Knot Rolls from Cooking With Carlee 
Colcannon from A Day in the Life on the Farm 
Colcannon with Kale from Simple and Savory 
Corned Beef and Cabbage from Tip Garden
Corned Beef Sliders with Horseradish Sauce from New South Charm 
Double Chocolate Fudge for St. Patrick's Day from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks 
Fisherman's Pie from Karen's Kitchen Stories 
Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Dublin Coddle from All That's Jas 
Irish Cheddar & Dried Cherry Soda Bread from Faith, Hope, Love & Luck 
Irish Nachos from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures 
Irish Potato Leek Soup from House of Nash Eats 
Irish Pub Salad from Cookaholic Wife 
Irish Soda Bread Muffins from Jolene's Recipe Journal 
Irish Soda Bread Scones from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen 
Leprechaun Bait from Palatable Pastime 
Pretzel Shamrocks from Family Around the Table 
St. Patrick's Day Lucky Chow from Soulfully Made



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Chocolate Irish Cream Truffles

ingredients:

3/4 cup Milk Chocolate, chopped
3 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream
1 tablespoon Torani Irish Cream Flavoring
3/4 cup Milk Chocolate, chopped
1-2 teaspoons Heavy Whipping Cream
Green and White Sprinkles

instructions:


  1. Place chocolate in a mixing bowl. Heat whipping cream to a low boil. Add the whipping cream to the bowl of chocolate, and let sit for one minute. Mix together until the chocolate is melted. Add in the Irish Cream and mix in. Cover bowl and let sit in refrigerator for 2-3 hours. 
  2. Use a 3 ounce scoop to make balls of chocolate. Place scoops of chocolate on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  3. Take the balls of chocolate and roll them into firm balls. Cover and place in refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. 
  4. Chop and melt the milk chocolate for the coating. Add heated heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, until chocolate is thinned a little. You can add additional Irish Cream flavoring if you want to add more flavor. Place the truffle into the chocolate and remove when it is covered. Carefully shake off the excess chocolate.
  5. Remove chocolate and set it on another baking sheet with parchment paper. Decorate with sprinkles after you have dipped each one. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Place in candy cups to serve.
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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30 St. Patrick's Day Free Printables
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