I would like the recipe for cider braised pork roast from Cracker Barrel. Thank you.
Barbara Joyce, Tampa
Margie Gearhart of Land O'Lakes shares a recipe she got from the magazine Everyday With Rachael Ray. It's not the Cracker Barrel recipe but it sure is delicious. It is an easy dish to prepare. A key note: Heat the olive oil before putting the roast in the pan. Personally, I do not cook with this cut of meat so I asked the butcher at Publix about the cut. At his suggestion I used a boneless Boston butt roast that had been trimmed. My cut was also smaller than what the recipe calls for because I have a small slow cooker. It was moist and, best of all, inexpensive. I was unable to find dried apples so I omitted them. Some gourmet groceries may have them. There are sources online but some have large minimum orders. Served with mashed potatoes, this is a meal to warm you up on a cold night.
Charyl Mahoney of St. Petersburg would like the recipe for Pepin's house salad dressing. She would like to have it to make at home now that they are closed. Does anyone have the recipe? Sally Miller of Largo would like a chicken recipe from Dinner: Impossible on the Food Network. It was a dish being prepared for a few hundred people. Cooked spaghetti was being wrapped around a piece of boneless chicken breast. She was distracted and missed the preparation. It aired around the first week of January. New Port Richey resident Marcia Hentzler would like a simple pie crust recipe.
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