Tag Archives: pork

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

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

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 trip to Table Rock and we even man­aged to squeeze in a trip to Bran­son with my mom and dad. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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

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 4 col­lege guys an aver­age sized lasagna would not fill them up — so, I dou­bled it and assem­bled it in a — get ready for this:  Con­tin­ue read­ing

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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Cheesy Bacon Meatball Potato Casserole ((a real crowd pleaser))

There comes a point when it is time for a change — right?? Well, I need­ed some­thing dif­fer­ent for din­ner. I did a quick scan of my freez­er, fridge and pantry and this is what I cre­at­ed: “Meat­ball Casse­role”.

I nor­mal­ly go down the Ital­ian road ((oh, how I lit­er­al­ly went down the Ital­ian road!!)) when using frozen meat­balls — but with this recipe, I chose pure-dee com­fort. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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