PULLED PORK TACOS
The best, easiest pulled pork recipe that you can make the day of or the night before.
1 TBS of Each: Cumin, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder | 2 TBS Chili Powder | 3 TBS Brown Sugar | 2 tsp Salt & 1 tsp Pepper + more to taste | 2 Cups Orange Juice | 4-5 pound Boneless Pork Butt or Shoulder, cut into 2" pieces | 2 TBS olive oil
Combine all of your spices, salt and pepper in a bowl to create a rub. Coat the pork pieces in the rub. In your multicooker, heat the oil. Brown all sides of your pork, working in batches if you need to. Place the browned pork back into the cooker and pour the orange juice around the pork.
The secret sauce to a meal your guests will always remember.
In a food processor (naturally, I highly recommend the huge Elemental 13 Cup Food Processor from Cuisinart), combine the flour, salt and baking powder until well mixed. While running on low, add the water and the oil and mix until just combined - it will be a bit sticky but should be fairly solid. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll into a ball, using flour to prevent sticking. Divide the dough into 16 equal portions.
Heat a dry skillet -- or use the Cuisinart Griddler Five -- with the griddle plates on high. While it heats, roll your dough out into individual tortillas - ours were 8"- 9". You want them to be quite thin. Place the tortilla on your hot surface and let sit for 2 minutes - bubbles are a good thing. Flip and let sit for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and repeat with the rest of the dough.
ELOTE...IN A BOWL!
This is the dish that people ask for when they come over. It's SO flavorful and unexpected, a traditional dish in Mexico but a total treat to anyone who isn't familiar.
Prepare your Cuisinart Toaster Oven baking sheet with foil. Cut the corn off the cobs and toss with the olive oil and a bit of salt. Broil in your toaster oven for 8-10 minutes or until your corn starts to brown. Keep an eye on it because it can turn brown quickly. I used Cuisinart's Air Fryer Toaster Oven... talk about convenient!
THE BEST GUACAMOLE EVER
It's been repinned a billion times. Literally a billion.
SPICY CHOCOLATE GANACHE SQUARES
You can make a batch of these little numbers and keep in the fridge for up to a month. Filled with whatever your heart's desire - from caramel to ganache - I usually just lay them out on the table after dinner and skip the big dessert.
Finely chop all of your chocolate and mix together. Place 1/2 of it in a microwavable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave again in 10 second increments, stirring between, until the chocolate is melted. Pour as much chocolate as needed into your candy molds. Holding the mold over a rimmed baking sheet, flip the mold over and tilt left/right/front/back to coat all sides of the molds and empty out any extra chocolate. If you'd like, you can use a bench scraper to scrape the top of the chocolate molds to get rid of any superfluous chocolate.
Re-melt your remaining chocolate and pour on top of your molds. Quickly use a bench scraper or an offset spatula (or a knife) smooth out the chocolate and make sure each square is sealed. Refrigerate again until ready to serve!
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2. AN ANYTIME DESSERT. Sometimes, dessert is the only thing that we really need. Having a great one in your recipe repetoire will ensure that you can whip it up for guests or ditch dinner entirely for a date night and share something sweet and epically delicious. This caramel apple tart is perfection. It's warm and filling, it's versatile and forgiving. It's the one dessert that you should totally know how to make.
SALTED CARAMEL & APPLE FREEFORM TART
SO simple, so heavenly, so easy.
After peeling and cutting the apples in half and removing the core, use your Cuisinart food processor's slicing blade to slice your apples. Immediately put them into a bowl and add lemon juice, tossing the apples to coat.
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3. A WEEKNIGHT DINNER. Yes, you should always have a good weeknight dinner in your toolbox. You should probably have a few more than one. This sheet pan dinner is just a foundation for the many, many ways that you can cook a complete meal using a single pan and the Cuisinart Toaster Oven. It's only the beginning... but it's a great start.
MAPLE SRIRACHA SHEET PAN CHICKEN WITH GREEN BEANS + POTATOES
There is nothing easier than a one sheet dinner for two made totally in a toaster oven. It's simple, delicious and will give you plenty of time to catch up on your latest Netflix and chill.
Combine the maple syrup, sriracha, soy sauce and garlic powder in a bowl. The night before - place your chicken in a large ziplock baggie and pour this marinade on top. Leave in the fridge overnight. Alternatively, just make it 30 minutes in advance of your dinner and marinate at room temp.
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4. BREAKFAST IN BED. I've been married 13 years. I have 3 children. Breakfast in bed is officially a once a year kind of situation. Usually on my birthday or Mother's Day. But not you. You and your love can have breakfast in bed ANYTIME. YOU. WANT. Revel in it. Love it. DO it.
BACON, EGG & CHEESE PANINI
This isn't so much a recipe as it is a religion.
Now for the peach smooothie. Or any smoothie really because once you master the ratios of fruit/yogurt/liquid, you can basically have a perfect everytime smoothie whenever you want. We went for peach. 1 cup of frozen peaches, 1/2 cup yogurt, 2 Tbs Honey and 1/cup of Almond Milk all blended to perfection in your Cuisinart Blender...