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Slow Cooked Pulled Pork + Potatoes

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork + Potatoes

This simple slow-cook recipe for pork and potatoes is so tasty and versatile! It’s sure to become a ‘go-to’ in your weekly meal planning!

The BEST Smoked Pork Butt {{thanks to one simple secret step}}

The BEST Smoked Pork Butt {{thanks to one simple secret step}}

Hubby & I have been making smoked Pork Butt for for years. It started off as a Christmas Eve tradition ((serving to 20 of our closest friends & family)) and then we started doing them in the summer as well. “Why pork butt?” – you 

Brown Sugar & Mustard Glazed Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Brown Sugar & Mustard Glazed Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Lately, around my dinner table, we are all loving smoked pork tenderloin. Here is another recent recipe I shared (Rosemary Smoked Pork Tenderloin). Pork tenderloin can handle a wide range of flavors, is fairly lean and is much more grocery-budget friendly! In addition to all of those pros, it’s also so easy to prepare. Continue reading Brown Sugar & Mustard Glazed Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Simple Homemade Ham & Bean Chowder

Simple Homemade Ham & Bean Chowder

As we transition from 2016 to 2017, I think we can all agree that there are many opportunities to have lots of yummy, celebration-worthy food. As much as I love all of the holiday recipes and treats, I have found myself craving something simple, warm 

A Birthday, a Bunch of Baby Bunnies and a Smoked Pork Tenderloin

A Birthday, a Bunch of Baby Bunnies and a Smoked Pork Tenderloin

The last week had been crammed full of fun, food and furry pets. Gracie turned 7 and that is just so hard to believe, but after a week of celebrating — it’s starting to sink in ((and coincidentally, my pants are starting to tighten)).

Mezzi Paccheri with Spring Peas & Candied Bacon

Mezzi Paccheri with Spring Peas & Candied Bacon

About 5 years ago, I found myself in a predicament ((I imagine most moms find themselves in)). Dinnertime was upon us and there I was – AGAIN begging my kids to eat something green. This time the something green was peas. All four were mid-refusals when I decided to demonstrate the “proper pea-eating method”. Continue reading Mezzi Paccheri with Spring Peas & Candied Bacon

Cheesy 3-Meat Breakfast Cups

Cheesy 3-Meat Breakfast Cups

This easy breakfast  should probably be considered part of the “Busy Mom” series because it is so easy, but I usually make something like this when I have a little more time in the morning.

After-School Snack Time!! ((Hot n’ Ready Ham Roll-ups))

After-School Snack Time!! ((Hot n’ Ready Ham Roll-ups))

It is official, school is back in session. I have to admit – for the first time in several years, I am sad summer break is over. We had a great ((and very busy)) summer. The kids attended a few camps, we enjoyed our annual 

Potsticker Party!! ((An Okie Girl’s Take on Potstickers))

Potsticker Party!! ((An Okie Girl’s Take on Potstickers))

One of our favorite people is in town during summer break for just one week and that can only mean one thing! Food and fun — wait, that is two things! Summer brain is a killer, haha! Our Luke is in from Columbia and oh how we have missed him! So dinner was his choice, which as you may guess from the title of this post, he picked potstickers. Continue reading Potsticker Party!! ((An Okie Girl’s Take on Potstickers))

Epic Lasagna — Meat & Potatoes Meet Homemade Lasagna Noodles!!

Epic Lasagna — Meat & Potatoes Meet Homemade Lasagna Noodles!!

Now, before I start telling you about this recipe, let me quickly tell you about the name of this recipe. It all started when I was struggling to heave this massive creation out of the oven. It was massively heavy because I was afeared feeding 

Slow-Roasted Hawaiin BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow-Roasted Hawaiin BBQ Pulled Pork

It feels like it’s about time for something different on the menu – do you agree? How about adding some fresh pineapple and a few classic Asian condiments to your traditional BBQ pork recipe?

Chard and White Bean Italian Soup with Crispy Sausage

Chard and White Bean Italian Soup with Crispy Sausage

A few pounds of dried white beans is a pantry staple must in my home. If I am out of protein options, running low on meal ideas, or just looking for some simple ((healthy)) comfort food, beans take care of business every single time. AND — hello! They are super budget friendly too. A perfect food for my family of 6.

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