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Puerco Pibil in the crockpot is a great thing

July 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Tasty stuff.

It took about 7 hours on low, but the pork came out so tender. I was in a cooking mood so it was an epic event combined with Charro beans, rice, and a nice Mandarin Orange cake for dessert.

Delicious. And the best part is, the oven didn’t have to be used for the Puerco Pibil. The house stayed cool, and cleanup was a breeze.

Cooking is one of my ways of decompressing after a hard work week these days. The other is working up a sweat at the dojo. Good times.

So I made this last night (cake recipe included)

May 25, 2012 1 comment

Pic courtesy of my husband. By the way, he gives this recipe two very enthusiastic thumbs up.

Mandarin Orange bundt cake with pineapple frosting. Deliciously decadent.

I found the recipe for this cake at various sites all over the interwebs so it definitely doesn’t originate with me. However, I feel I must pass it along so others can enjoy 🙂

Cake Recipe:

  • 1 pkg Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
  • 11 oz can Mandarin Oranges, drained and chopped (reserve juice)
  • 1/2 Cup Oil
  • 4 Eggs

Instructions:

Blend cake mix, mandarin oranges, oil, and eggs. Beat 3 minutes. Add reserved juice. Beat 2 additional minutes at medium speed (this will thicken up the batter). Pour into your favorite type of prepared pan (I like Bundt cakes myself so that’s the type of pan I used). Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting:

  • 1 tub Cool Whip
  • 1 15 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix (3 oz)

Instructions:

Mix together the frosting ingredients and let sit in the fridge for about 10 minutes before application on the cake.

Cake needs to stay chilled prior to serving. For best results, let sit in fridge overnight.

Another tip: If you have a lot of frosting leftover and have graham crackers available, you can make pineapple cooler sandwiches. It’s very easy. Get one graham cracker, cut in half, and fill with some of the frosting. Top with the other half of graham cracker. Wrap sandwich in Saran wrap and place in the freezer. Great warm weather treat!

Special shout out to the TF2-ers who stopped by to view the cake of destiny 🙂

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