Thursday, September 16


Two months ago I began working on a new TV show. It has been an amazing experience. The people I work for are some of the best I have ever worked for. Needless to say, the cooking/writing has been thrown to the side.

After attending a festival this weekend, I began to look at the pictures on my camera and found some old food pictures. I had a picture of a Pulled Pork Quesadilla using the pulled pork from my Pulled Pork Pizza recipe. And I had a picture of one of my favorite dishes, Chilaquiles.

If you have never heard of Chilaquiles, it's an amazing Mexican breakfast item. You take chili and tortilla chips, mix them up, bake them as a casserole and then top with cheese and a fried egg. It is one of the best breakfast pick-me-ups!

The quesadilla is like any basic quesadilla. I used Monterey Jack cheese, which I believe to be one of the best mild melting cheeses. I pictured it with guacamole, but I ate it with BBQ sauce. So good!

Thursday, June 17

Pulled Pork Pizza

My boyfriend's mother has the most amazing recipe for pulled pork!. It cooks for a long time in the slow cooker and tastes better every day. I eat it in a bowl with some Carolina BBQ sauce, and so this recipe is a creative tribute to that.

Take a spin off of the California BBQ chicken pizza by replacing the chicken with pulled pork. It’s also a bit simpler if you're only cooking for one. It’s a good, easy dinner that takes only 15 minutes from start to finish! You will find the pulled pork recipe below as well.

Pulled Pork Pizza

1 Whole Wheat Tortilla

1 tbsp BBQ Sauce

1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1/4 Cup Pulled Pork (see below)

2 tbsp Cilantro, chopped

1/4 Cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Pre-heat oven to 400°. Mix together the BBQ sauce and apple cider vinegar. Spread thinly on the tortilla shell. Sprinkle cilantro on the BBQ sauce then add the pulled pork and the cheese will be last. Place tortilla directly on the rack for 6 to 10 minutes depending on how dark you like your pizza. Cut up and enjoy!


Mrs. Cloud Amazing Pulled Pork

1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 6 pieces or 6 boneless pork loin chops

4 medium Golden Delicious apples, cored and sliced

3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

Place pork in crock pot. Cover with apples (I added fresh cranberries with the apples). Combine brown sugar, cinnamon & salt in small bowl; sprinkle over apples. Cover; cook on low 6-8 hours.

Monday, January 11

New Year, New Goals

Let me start this entry by saying I have been busy and I apologize for the disservice to all three people who actually read this blog! In July I took on this idea to start a food blog thinking it would be a fun way to spend time, and it has been. I love to cook but never had the wish to be a cook because I fear that I would grow to hate it. Cooking is my outlet. It’s a way to unwind. But lately I have been knitting afghans for Christmas as a way to relax.

During this time of zoning out on “knit one pearl one” I have found this very easy way to make a meal for one that uses minimal effort. You don’t have to stand over a stove or observe the heat to make sure nothing burns. Also it is a flexible meal that you can interchange with different vegetables or meats to make something different every day of the week.

All you need is a piece of your favorite protein like chicken breast, pork loin cutlet or turkey breast and whatever frozen vegetable you enjoy. The other great thing with this meal is you can make it in the morning while you are getting ready for work and have a freshly made healthy lunch for that day!

Easiest Dinner Ever!

6 ounce Cut of Protein (Chicken Breast, Pork Loin Cutlet or Turkey Breast), pounded slightly to be approximately a half inch thick.

1 Cup of Frozen Vegetables. You can use any kind you like or a half cup of two vegetables.

1 Tablespoon Butter or Margarine

1/2 Teaspoon Ms. Dash

2 Tablespoon of Your Favorite Condiment (BBQ Sauce, Whole Grain Mustard or Teriyaki Sauce. The possibilities are endless!)

Heat oven to 400°. Spray a 9” x 9” baking dish with non-stick spray and on one side place the protein and vegetables. Pour the condiment over the protein. Example: pour BBQ sauce over chicken breast evenly. Place vegetables on the other side and put tabs of butter over the vegetables evenly. Sprinkle vegetables with Ms. Dash. Place in oven for 20 to 30 minutes depending on what meat you use. Just check to make sure the meat is fully cooked and you are free to enjoy!