Stance: Studies on the Family

Brigham Young University Student Journal

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Crock Pot Pulled Pork



Summer is just around the corner, and that means melty popsicles, sunny pool days, family fun, and good barbecue. Here’s a deliciously easy recipe for classic pulled pork.

You’ll need:
5-6 boneless pork chops
12 oz of your favorite cola drink (Dr Pepper, Coke, and Root Beer all work great)
A bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
Hamburger buns
A crock pot
What to do:
Place the pork chops in the bottom of your crockpot. Fill the crockpot with just enough of your soda to cover the chops. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. The meat will be scrumptiously tender when it’s finished. Drain out most of the liquid, leaving just enough to keep the meat moist. Then, pour in as much barbecue sauce as you’d like and shred the meat using two forks. Scoop a generous amount of meat on a hamburger bun, top with more barbecue sauce if desired, and serve with a summertime favorite like potato salad or watermelon. Enjoy!
—Courtney Johansson, Stance


Pinterest Win: Lemonies

It is January. The glitter from New Year’s has faded, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is quickly becoming a memory, and all we have to look forward to is THE GRIND. Trust me, I feel the January blues. My way to counteract them is with a treat so sweet and summery, you can’t help but feel better after eating them.

Enter: The Lemon Brownies.

The name is somewhat of a oxymoron, so I prefer the name “lemonies”. Call them what you will, this recipe is a winter-winner.

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NOTE: I originally got this recipe from another site that is now out of business. This site has the same recipe, but attributes it to this source. Picture from this source.






    For the Brownie

  • 1cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3cup flour
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3cup granulated sugar
  • 1teaspoon sea salt

    For the tart lemon glaze

  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 8 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1cup icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
  3. Zest and juice two lemons and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixture fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the flour, sugar, salt, and softened butter until combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice until combined.
  6. Pour it into the flour mixture and beat for 2 mins at medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  7. Pour into baking dish and bake for 23-25 mins, should turn golden around the edges.
  8. Allow to cool completely before glazing. Do not overbake, or the bars will dry.
  9. Filter the powdered sugar and whisk with lemon zest and juice.
  10. Spread the glaze over the brownies with a rubber spatula and let glaze set.
  11. Cut into bars and serve.


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