This recipe was developed by me for Smithfield, whom I have an ongoing relationship with. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for helping to support the brands that I love and make Very Culinary possible!

I’m just going to go sit in the corner and cry that summer vacation is almost over. I can’t stand it.

We’ve had such a great couple of months. Busy, but in a good way. Traveling, swimming, sleeping in, eating more popsicles than any one family should consume, visiting with friends we never get to see during the school year, and grilling, grilling, grilling!

Grilled mesquite pork is diced up, then topped with an apple glaze and apple-onion slaw. Serve as tacos for an easy and delicious summertime meal! [click to read more…]

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