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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Chile Verde Burritos

I found this recipe on Recipezaar. Kellen said it's better than a restaurant Chile Verde Burrito. I liked that it's Oh So Easy!


  • 3 lbs boneless pork shoulder cut into chunks (carnitas meat)
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (Mexican if you can find it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced onion flakes (or fresh onion)
  • 1 teaspoon minced dried garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons beef bouillon
  • 16 ounces salsa verde
  • tortillas
  • desired toppings
  1. Mix all seasonings together in small bowl (except Salsa Verde).
  2. Mix Beef Boulion with water and pour in crock pot first.
  3. Rub meat with seasoning, place in crock pot, (for best results, I rub meat with seasoning the night before, let it sit in refrig to marinate).
  4. Cover and set on low for 6-8 hours. (Usually cooked within 6 hours).
  5. One hour before serving, drain pork drippings out leaving about 1/2 - 1 cup with meat. Pour Salsa Verde on top and stir to break up meat. Continue to cook. Just before serving I add a cornstarch slurry to thicken it up. (1 Tbsp cornstarch, 1 Tbsp water).
  6. Serve with Spanish rice, refried beans, cheese, and any other toppings you like and enjoy!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sugar Free Chocolate that actually tastes good!

This is not your typical Cook and Tell post, but this sugar free chocolate is soooo good, I had to share it. It's called Amber Lyn Chocolates... and it's sugar free, gluten free, and low in carbs. The sugar free truffles and sugar free dark chocolate with cocoa nibs bar are to die for.

This chocolate is even better than your standard chocolate with sugar. Godiva, Hershey's, Dove and other major chocolate makers have put out sugar free products that are subpar at best and Amber Lyn literally puts them to shame with their wide selection of sugar free chocolate bars, gourmet truffles and chocolate covered almonds.

7 Reasons why you should try Amber Lyn Chocolate:

1. It's Sugar Free
It's sugar free. Amber Lyn uses a sweetener called maltitol that tastes as good as sugar, but with a fraction of the calories and carbs. It's safe for diabetics and anyone else looking to cut down their sugar intake.

2. Low in Carbs

Amber Lyn Chocolates are low in carbs, just 2 net carbs. Some people have even used Amber Lyn Chocolates to lose weight. With its no sugar and low carbohydrate properties is acts as a great craving killer without killing your waste line.

3. Gluten Free
Amber Lyn Chocolates are gluten free and safe for anyone with a gluten intolerance or celiacs disease.

4. Diabetic Friendly
Amber Lyn's sugar free candy snacks are safe for diabetics and have a negligable affect on glucose levels.

5. It's Belgian Chocolate
All of the Amber lyn products are made from premium Belgian chocolate, not the fake stuff. No preservatives and all natural.

6. Best Sugar Free Chocolate...Guaranteed!
It really is the best chocolate I've ever tasted and I prefer it over regular chocolate. Amber Lyn guarantees that you wont be able to tell their chocolate is sugar free. They'll even give you a 100% refund if you don't agree.

7. 10% Discount
I found this coupon code that gives you 10% off your order at the Amber Lyn Chocolate store.
Just enter this code at checkout and you get the 10% discount. I think that's a pretty good reason to try Amber Lyn Chocolates. Here's the code: IHEARTCHOC

So, if you're looking for some great tasting chocolate, but still want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Amber Lyn is for you.

Check out their website:

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mom's Potato Salad

10 lbs potatoes, peeled and boiled in salt water
1-2 large onion, chopped
10 hard boiled eggs, diced

1 jar Miracle Whip
1 can evaporated milk
1-2 tsp mustard
1-2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Cook potatoes and eggs and let cool completely before dicing. Combine potatoes, onion, and eggs. In a separate bowl mix dressing ingredients and pour over potatoes. Stir gently to coat. Best if let set a few hours or overnight to let the dressing be absorbed and the flavors mingle. Taste before serving and adjust seasonings and liquids to taste.