Category Archives: Paprika


Here on the blog and here at home we are experiencing a lot of changes right now.  At home, we are in the process of selling our home in Florida and and moving back to Kentucky.  As you can imagine, the decision to move and change our lives has been a difficult one.  We met one another here in Florida, our memories are here, and we built a life together here. And having to leave our youngest son and his wife and baby is heart-wrenching.  But we know we are ultimately doing the right thing and everything will work out in the end.
And here on the blog, I am in the process of changing the look of the blog and possibly moving the entire thing. So, in between packing to move, I am working on the blog changes.  What this means is that there is no spare time.   We have been surviving on sandwiches quite a bit lately.  Fortunately, I haven’t packed the slow cooker yet. 
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
1 C vegetable broth
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp poultry seasoning
1 Tbsp oregano
1 tsp dried basil
3-4 boneless pork chops
Adobo to taste
In a large bowl, whisk together first 8 ingredients.  Pour into slow cooker.  With tip of sharp knife, make small cuts in chops.  Season with Adobo.  Cook on HIGH 3-4 hours.  Baste occasionally with sauce.
music to cook by


Paul McCartney and Wings 

         Silly love Songs

Until next time, Happy Cooking!  : )


It’s Memorial Day, the first official day of the grilling season.  Don’t get me wrong; we grill all year.  But summer is official.  So we started off the season with Dr Pepper Can Grilled Chicken.  Some people make their own chicken can stand, but we bought ours at Wal-Mart.  
In the pictures below, you may notice that the can is a Throwback Mountain Dew can.  We had a 2-liter bottle of Dr Pepper, and Jorge had just finished pouring a can of Mountain Dew, so he poured the Dr Pepper into the Mountain Dew can.  I’m sure this will be viewed as a sacrilege by fans of both drinks, but that’s the way we roll around here.  

1 whole chicken 
1 can of Dr Pepper
1 packet Goya Sazon con Culantro Y Achiote       
Goya Adobo con Pimiento          
Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Spray chicken lightly with olive oil cooking spray.  Rub Sazon into chicken skin.  Season inside and outside of chicken with Adobo and paprika to taste.  Pour half of Dr Pepper into glass with ice; you can drink this while grilling.  : )  Place can into chicken can stand (I just realized how funny that sounds) and secure chicken onto can.  Assuming that you are using a gas grill, heat grill to medium high and cook chicken using indirect heat to avoid flare-ups. 

Cook approximately 90 minutes, or until meat thermometer registers at least 180 degrees at thickest part of thigh.   
Now, I am aware that many people use Coca-Cola or beer, but we really prefer Dr Pepper.  Of course, the fact that I am a lifelong “Pepper” and usually have it on hand could have something to do with that.  

Until next time, Happy Cooking!  : )

Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. – Henry James