Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

The Recipe

4 boneless Pork Tenderloins - approx. 1-1/2" Thick
12 slices of Bacon
Ground Black Pepper

Pat pork loins dry and season on all sides with pepper to taste. (The black ground pepper works well with the Bacon!)

Wrap each loin in 3 slices of Bacon. Season if desired and place in slow cooker.


Do Not Add Any Liquid. You will be amazed at how much juice will be produced.

Cook for approx. 6 hours on High.

Transfer Pork to a baking sheet and broil turning each side so the bacon becomes nice and crisp.

Enjoy!!



Notes: This recipe works well with thick cuts of pork including the Picnic/Butt cuts. Season to your taste. Did not season pork with salt due to saltiness of bacon.


Tony's Spicy Roni - Homemade Chicken Rice-A-Roni

The Recipe

2 oz Angel Hair Pasta in 1/2"-1" pieces
1 cup Long Grain Rice
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
4 Chicken Bouillon cubes
2-1/2 cups Water
3 Tbsp butter

Microwave water and bouillon cubes for one minute and stir to dissolve.

Melt butter in non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pasta and rice and cooking and stirring until the pasta becomes golden. (Do not let it burn!)

Mix in the garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Gently add water and stir.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.

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Just a quick and easy recipe for making a great side dish. Don't want it spicy, eliminate the cayenne pepper.

It's best to let it sit for about 10 minutes after cooking to let it completely absorb all the water.

Enjoy!





Crispy Baked Drumsticks & Wings


The Recipe

Preheat Oven to 300F degrees

1-1/4 Tbsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (Optional)

Mix ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then coat the skin of each drumstick.

Arrange on a raised rack over a sheet pan. This will allow air to circulate to obtain a crispier skin.

Bake for 30 minutes then raise oven temperature to 425F degrees, bake for an additional 45-60 mins.

About 50 mins in the average, keep an eye on them and get them as crispy as you like.


This is a very simple and easy way to bake drumsticks with a crispier skin, this also works very well for wings. The baking powder helps to dry out the skin (don't bread the exposed meat if you can). Adding the Cayenne Pepper is optional to make them spicy and provide some heat.


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For WINGS: Since chicken wings are covered completely in skin, you can toss them in the bowl all together at once to coat them. It's best if you snip the tips off the wings. After baking, toss wings in a bowl with your favorite Wing Sauce. Quite frankly, they are awesome as is and never last to be sauced nor to get a picture taken. My Apologies! Enjoy!