I have found that a crock pot can be moved outdoors when the temperatures go up. I use the one shown at the side.The lid clips on and the crock can be removed for easy cleaning. I love this kitchen gadget!
Each season we find that a few recipes reappear over and over. This year has been no different. I am including the recipe for a crockpot pork loin that is just delicious. The chocolate cake dessert is the perfect potluck dish. No oil, milk or butter if you omit the frosting. I give this recipe out to people every time I bring it to share.
I am a fan of Cooks and use their recipes most of the time. Both of these came from their website.
PINEAPPLE - CRANBERRY PORK LOIN (***** Potluck Dessert)
1 (4 lb.) pork loin roast
Salt & pepper
1 (1 lb.) can crushed pineapple
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 can cranberry sauce
1/4 tsp. cloves
Season roast with salt and pepper, and place in slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over pork. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 hours on low. To serve, slice and spoon sauce over each portion.
CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE
CHIP FROSTING (*****Feeds a Crowd)
1 pkg. chocolate cake mix
1 (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
1 tsp. almond extract
1 c. sugar
1/3 c. milk
5 tbsp. butter
1 c. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using solid shortening or butter, grease and flour 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan. In large bowl, mix dry cake mix and remaining ingredients by hand, stirring until well mixed. Pour into prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes. Cool cake.
(I omit this frosting step.) Frosting: In small saucepan, combine sugar, butter and milk. Boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Pour over cake and let cool. Frosting will thicken as it cools.
- I cook this in a large flat baking pan. It will be done a little quicker but it feeds a large crowd that way.
- I put the chocolate chips in the cake.
- I do not make the frosting but buy a can of pre-made dark chocolate frosting and sprinkle it with toasted almonds. The almonds finish the dessert so nicely.