Instant Pot – Pork Carnitas Mexican Pulled Pork

I just love using my Insta Pot.  This has made my life so much easier being a busy mom.  You can take a frozen roast or  whole chicken to completely cooked in 90 minutes.

One of my go to recipes is Pork Carnitas. This recipe will make several meals and is freezer friendly.  You will have shredded pork in the freezer ready to thaw for tacos or burritos at a moments noticed.  Great for moms on the go..makes really quick meals your family will love…and who doesn’t love tacos?  Right?

Enjoy!

Mexican Pork Carnitas –  Delicious Mexican pork made in the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) for tacos, burritos, taco salads etc. 

Total Time: 60 minutes * This is freezer-friendly


2 1/2 pounds trimmed, boneless pork shoulder blade roast, cut into 4 pieces
2 teaspoons kosher salt
black pepper, to taste
6 cloves garlic, cut into sliver
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1/4 teaspoon dry oregano
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon dry adobo seasoning (I used Goya)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Directions:
Season pork with salt and pepper.
Press sauté on the instant pot, spray with oil and brown the pork on all sides for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Using a sharp knife, insert blade into pork about 1-inch deep, and insert the garlic slivers, you’ll want to do this all over.
Season pork with cumin, oregano, adobo and garlic powder all over.
Pour chicken broth, add chipotle peppers and stir, and place pork in the Instant Pot, cover and cook using the pressure cooker setting on high pressure for 80 minutes.
When the pressure releases, shred pork using two forks and combine well with the juices that accumalated at the bottom.
Adjust cumin and add adobo and mix well.

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Handcrafted, Rustic ,Reclaimed, Reused With Love…..

We all know that farmhouse décor has become popular thanks to Joanna Gains.  We have all fallen in love with this simple, rustic design.  Our homes have never felt so warm and inviting, yet simple.

Id like you to meet Erdin owner, designer and craftsman of  Wood Creations by Dino.  Erdin make beautiful reclaimed barn wood clocks, shelving and much more.

Erdin began working with wood at an early age. From the time he was eight years old he watched his father handcraft furniture in his shop and he helped hand tools to his father as well as help sand wood.

Erdin learned all of his woodworking skills from his father.  Creating home décor and furniture out of reclaimed wood for his family home has always been a hobby.   The unique and original pieces in his home were a hit.   Soon friends and co-workers were wanting to order pieces for themselves.  With a fair price and handmade unique items everyone was left satisfied.  That’s when Erdin decided to open Wood Creations by Dino.

Stop on in and check out Wood Creations by Dino.  You will love this shop and the prices are beyond fair.

Your Can Find Wood Creations by Dino at https://www.WoodCreationsbyDino.etsy.com  Also, stay up to date on his latest projects follow his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WoodCreationsbyDino

 

Coconut Chewy Delights

These bars are so simple but oh so good, I could just lick the inside of the sweetened condensed can.  I cannot keep them around long enough to enjoy them myself  with my sons and husband around..

These bars are so easy to make. Basically just crus dump and bake…They make quick gifts for friends, teachers, neighbors or potlucks.

Enjoy!

Coconut Chewy Delights

Ingredients

1 pkg crushed graham crackers ( one sleeve )
10 TBS stick butter (melted)
1 – 1/4 cups chocolate chips
1 cup pecans (chopped)
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 – 14. oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions
Preheat oven to 325-degrees.
Line a 9″ x 9″ casserole dish with tin foil. Spray the tin foil with non stick spray.
Crush the graham crackers in a bag and add the 2 cups to a bowl.
Add the butter and mix well.
Pour into the casserole dish and press down with your hand.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
Sprinkle the pecans on top.
Sprinkle the coconut on top.
Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk on top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

 

The first thing you should know about CBD oil is that it is completely legal in the United States as long as it is made from industrial hemp rather than marijuana.  I source my industrial hemp from a small farm in Croatia. Leaves of the hemp are harvested by hand and dried naturally. It is a fully eco – bio – organic production with green practice for fertilization. It grows in an environment surrounded by forests with clean air in the area where are no factories and highways.   It is viewed as a dietary supplement, similar to an herbal supplement such as Valerian Root which is commonly used by fibromyalgia patients to relieve insomnia and anxiety.

What will CBD oil do for my fibromyalgia?

First off remember that everyone is different. Some find CBD helps with fibromyalgia  and some find it doesn’t help.  Nonetheless, it is worth trying CBD I have found with my fibromyalgia that it helps greatly with my chronic pain, sleep, endurance, anxiety, depression, inflammation, muscle spasms and migraines. Friends of mine use the CBD oil to help control their Diabetes AC1 levels.  The first step is to find a quality product.  I decided to start making my own CBD oil.  I wanted to stop taking the opioid based medication I was on.

Knowing the Differences

Below is an image shared from Healthy Hemp Oil.  It is a simple chart to show the differences between Hemp Oil and Marijuana Oil.

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Brown Bananas to Banana Bread with 3 Easy Ingredients

Have you ever had a few banana sitting around?  No one is eating those bananas and they are turning brown. I’m sure I’m talking to you, lol.  Well I have a quick recipe that only takes 3 ingredients.  It is the best banana bread.  It also freezes well.

If you don’t have brown bananas sitting around, you can find them usually in your supermarket over in the clearance bin CHEAP!  I make up several loaves at a time and freeze them.  So I always have banana bread.  I even share them with the neighbors.

I swear my adult son smell me baking miles away and he shows up to pick up a loaf of his favorite bread.

Enjoy!
Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Bread
Prep 5 mins  *  Cook 40 mins  *  Total 45 mins

Ingredients
3-4 ripe bananas
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 eggs

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Smash bananas in a large bowl, then add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Spray 2 small loaf pans or 1 large loaf pan with non stick cooking spray.
Fill the pans (or pan) with batter.
Bake at for 35-40 minutes – you might need to bake longer if using 1 loaf pan.