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  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches
    Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Cheeseburger Turnovers
    Cheeseburger Turnovers



If your family struggles to make meal time happen, try creating kid-friendly recipes that bring everyone together at the table. For example, these Pulled Pork Sandwiches from “Family Table by Robert Irvine” can help you incorporate assistance from your kids to nourish both mind and body while committing to the efforts of the National Family Meals Movement, created by the Food Marketing Institute Foundation, to reap the benefits of enjoying more meals together at home. 


• 1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder

2-3 whole cloves

2 tablespoons smoked paprika or smoky spice rub 

1 red onion, sliced thin

1 cup water

6 ounces barbecue sauce


Stud pork with cloves and rub with seasoning blend.

Place roast in slow cooker and top with onions. Cover pork with water and slow cook 8-10 hours.

Remove pork, discard cloves then drain fat and water. Allow pork to cool then shred by hand or with fork.

Return meat to pot and add barbecue sauce. Heat 1-2 hours. Serve alone or on roll.



Dinner ideas for busy school nights can be such a chore. Don’t fret, this recipe for Cheeseburger Turnovers is easy enough the kids can help, too.


1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup onion, chopped

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon mustard

1 can flaky biscuits

1 cup shredded cheese

dill pickle slices, halved

1 egg, beaten


Heat oven to 375 F.

In large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until beef is thoroughly cooked and onions are tender. Drain. Stir in ketchup and mustard.

Separate biscuit dough. On ungreased baking sheet, flatten biscuit dough to form 6-inch rounds.

Spoon beef mixture onto one side of flattened dough. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with dill pickle half.

Fold dough over filling. With fork tines, press dough edges to seal. Cut two slits in top of dough to release steam.

Brush each turnover with egg wash.

Bake 18-22 minutes, or until deep golden brown.


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208 S Central St. 
Ferris, TX 75125