Pork Dishes

I’m experimenting with Pork because I’ve never really cooked it before so these are turning out way better than I thought they would. It’s hard to cook pork but I’ve got some great options to try.

Pork With Moscato Sauce & Veggies for #SundaySupper

Pork With Moscato Sauce & Veggies for #SundaySupper

#SundaySupper  is partnering up with Gallo Family Vineyards again this week.  I'm also happy to share with you all that Gallo Family Vineyards is the Official Sponsor of the Sunday Supper Movement. How exciting is that? I had the pleasures of working with Gallo back in December, I paired it with my Easy Cranberry and Bacon Stuffing with Moscato.  May 9th is National #MoscatoDay and Gallo Family has three different kinds  they would like to share. A White Moscato, Pink Moscato and Red Moscato. They have all become a favorite within my family, choosing one is just not an option. You have to try them all.  Let me tell you a little about each of the Moscato varietals so when you have your next gathering you'll know which one to buy. Click here for a store locator and here for a digital $1 off coupon! However, I recommend picking up all three of them so everyone can have a taste

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Life With The Crust Cut Off – Featured Friday

Life With The Crust Cut Off – Featured Friday

Happy Friday!!! The end of yet another long week for this Momma! Bed time has turned into a nightmare with both kids, crying and yelling and getting out of bed for hours upon hours, I have no idea what happened to my once great sleeper! So if I can make this a happy post instead of a OMG this week stunk post I'm going to do it! Parrish from Life With The Crust Cut Off can cheer me up! This Momma thinks like I do. Motherhood is not all hugs and kisses, flowers and butterflies. It's amazing and beautiful but tough beyond words. Parrish lives in Virginia with her husband and son, Dean. I too stopped reading certain blogs because all they did was make me feel like a crap Mom because I didn't dress my kiddo in kaki's and a button down everyday from the Gap, because I didn't breastfeed or attend every Mommy group. See Parrish we think alike! I commend your attitude and wish you luck on writing

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Pork Chop Glop for #WeekdaySupper and #FamilyDinnerTable

Pork Chop Glop for #WeekdaySupper and #FamilyDinnerTable

**This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own.** I am happy to say that this weeks #WeekdaySupper is being sponsored by American Family Insurance. We have teamed up to bring families back to the table by creating Super Quick Meals! Five bloggers were selected for this special event and I'm more than excited to be one of them. When you've had a busy day and your pondering what to cook up and put on the table for your family, what do you do? What can you do to make it as easy and simple as possible? Not everyone has the time to make big hearty scrumptious meals every night, I know I don't and I'm a Stay at Home Mom! So when I'm planning my dinners for the week I make a few things ahead of time. For example I always make rice on Sunday or Monday knowing that a meal that I'm making is going to be served over rice, it's an easy and quick thing to

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Stuffed Burgers

Stuffed Burgers

I thought it was only appropriate to share this recipe with you since it's summer time, we all have our grills fired up almost on a daily basis, and well............it's just that darn good!!! I remember when Tara, a blogger friend of mine, posted this recipe back in April, I thought to myself WE MUST TRY these! Sure enough the first nice weekend we had in April, these puppies were whipped up! The only thing I changed in it was swapping out the group beef for ground turkey. I still used the ground pork though! Oh and I also used fake bacon, it's less fat and calories and it's way easier to cook (or microwave in this case) than regular bacon! If your having some friends over for the weekend and your thinking of making burgers and your looking to change up the same ol' thing.........this is your next experiment!! TRUST ME!! All the flavor is IN the burger, I didn't even use toppings

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Grilled Ribs – A Guest Post

Grilled Ribs – A Guest Post

I’m so happy to be guest posting for Sarah today!! Sarah blogs over at Curious Cuisiniere, she did a Guest Post for me a few weeks ago! Well now I'm returning the favor and I'm sharing with her and her readers my new favorite grilling recipe!! Sarah is thinking Summer just like me!! Who doesn’t love to grill and cook outside when it’s beautiful out??!! I chose this recipe to share with you all because I’m not a big rib person but since I made these it’s become a favorite of mine!! Feel free to try these with the bone in or with a Beef Rib too!! It’s something different to try besides the usual Steak or Chicken and since I’ve been experimenting with the grill a lot in the past few years I’m really mastering the cooking of these meats!! Oh and I also cook these in the Crock Pot too, I know crazy, but I have! Go and visit Sarah, tell her I said hello and check out a

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Easy Peasy Ham & Pasta for #WeekdaySupper

Easy Peasy Ham & Pasta for #WeekdaySupper

Guess what!!! I have another new exciting #WeekdaySupper for you all! Yup!! Something "Easy Peasy" and YUMMY!! Another five fabulous menu options from our #SundaySupper contributors are coming to you this week! I see a Shrimp dish on the menu and Waffle Sandwiches! I can't wait to check those out! Today's is a Beef or Pork entree so when I made this for my family a few weeks back I figured it was the perfect addition to share with you all! It was an awesome dish to make the week after Easter because we had a ton of leftover ham to use up, I don't know about you but I love making a ham dinner because you can always count on some awesome left over dishes, big honking ham sandwiches or even throwing some ham in your breakfast some mornings! You can't go wrong with leftover ham. My family loves pasta, I love making an weeknight dish using leftovers, it's a win-win folks! You can have dinner

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Skinny Meals for #SundaySupper

Skinny Meals for #SundaySupper

Of course our #SundaySupper team got together to host a "Skinny Event!" Aren't you excited!!!!!???? Sue from Sue's Nutrition Buzz is hosting this fabulous event so lets give her a hand! You know Sunithi, AKA  Sue, I've cooked a dish from her before, I just posted it last week, Corn Chowder Mac N Cheese! Healthifying a dish, is very important to me. It's part of the reason why this blog was started because I love cooking and I love sharing recipes with people, sharing is half of it but making the recipe Good.....Healthy or even Hearty is the other half to me. I try replacing artificial ingredients with fresh ingredients, I substitute additions that are high in fat with low and in fat and high in fiber additions, I also try and make each of my dishes scream FLAVOR!! You know that I love my #SundaySupper crew and I've made MANY of their dishes, this weeks theme is no different. I am

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Ranch House Pork Chops #CrockPot Challenge Day 5

Ranch House Pork Chops #CrockPot Challenge Day 5

Happy Friday everyone!! Sorry for no Featured Friday today. It will be a special addition of Featured Monday because today we have a birthday boy!! Yup my husband will be featured on Monday along with the dinner that I am cooking him tonight! You aren't going to want to miss this, he requested an appetizer, yes he did folks.....I am making him Spicy Fried Wings, a recipe from the Neely's (Food Network) then I'm making him a Beef Tenderloin with Shallot Mustard Sauce from Miss Martha, no no not Martha Speaks (man I watch too many children shows) but Martha Stewart. To top it all off we will be enjoying a Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle while watching our favorite shows we tape all week. Hey not such a bad birthday huh! So let's wish him a Happy 30th (we are 30 every year folks!) Instead of Featured Friday we are closing off our #CrockPot Challenge. Here we are on our last day of the

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Featured Friday – Mama’s Like Me

Featured Friday – Mama’s Like Me

I'm super excited that this is our first "new" Featured Friday!!! Welcome to the new site Tina!! Tina is a mother and wife who loves the lord and is the creator behind Mama's Like Me. She left a career of teaching behind to stay at home and raise her children. Tina is enjoying every moment of this time and loves teaching her children, playing in the kitchen with them, attempting DIY projects. Her and her husband work hard on stretching their budget so they can enjoy the simple things in life.  You have to go visit Tina, she's got some great stuff on her site. She's got a Parenting section, I enjoyed reading her articles here, we think a lot a like. Don't worry Tina, I have a "Sean" too :) Maybe that means come #2 I'll have your #1!! Hey a girl can hope. My favorite post of her is the 5 things I wish I had known before having kids. So true Tina, gosh I hate the numbers game! And as far

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Pork Tenderloin – Fall Style

Pork Tenderloin – Fall Style

I was searching for a recipe that had sweet potatoes in it that went with pork tenderloin because I was going to be busy that day and my husband was working so I wanted something that would be ready for MM and I when we were ready for dinner. This was THE PERFECT FIND!! Now notice how Maddie checked it out the night I made this dish. Scroll below to see how I got her to eat it the next night! I'm very proud of this fabulous idea of mine! This recipe is adapted from Recipe Secrets. Caribbean-inspired spices give this dish a new twist. Throw everything into the slow cooker the night before and refrigerate. Start cooking first thing in the morning on high heat, then switch to low before leaving the house. Ingredients: ¼ cup (50 mL) light brown sugar ½ tsp (2 mL) crumbled dried thyme ½ tsp (2 mL) salt ¼ tsp (1 mL) black pepper ¼ tsp (1 mL) cinnamon ¼ tsp (1 mL)

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Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

This recipe is originated from Taste of Home. I am still going through these magazines my aunt gave me at the beginning of the summer. It's taking me forever if you've noticed because I am attempting to make every single recipe in it because they all look amazing! Here is how I cooked it: 2 cans of Cream of Cheddar soup (it’s by Campbell’s) 1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup 4-5 baking potatoes (I used russet) 2 Onions, sliced 3 cups of cubed cooked ham (I used 2 pieces of ham steak, they also sell pre-cut ham in the ham section I buy for my daughter that’s already cooked and cubed) Salt & Pepper to taste Here is what I did: I peeled my potatoes and sliced them thin. I sliced my onions thin and I cubed my ham (even easier if it’s already cubed!). I mixed the 3 soups together in a separate bowl. I then greased my crockpot with cooking spay (or use a liner)

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Stuffed Pork Tenderloin w/Honey-Mustard Glaze

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin w/Honey-Mustard Glaze

I've come to realize that Pork Tenderloin belongs with sage. Well pork does in general. I've made an awesome Crock Pot dish with Sage as the main character. I've also made Grilled Pork Kabobs with Sage being a key ingredient, so when I found this recipe.......I had to try yet another one!! I know I know.......but trust me, it's worth it. Do you trust me? I know you do. This recipe was adapted from a little blog I found on accident while wondering what to do with this gorgeous amount of Sage I have suddenly grown!! The Naptime Chef is a wicked cute blog with some awesome recipes, obviously since I have all this Sage to use I'll be back to that blog to make Kelsey's Mushroom & Sage Risotto!! Ingredients: 1 Pork Tenderloin, 1lb. 1/4 Cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese 5-6 Fresh sage leaves 1/4 Cup of Dijon Mustard 1/4 Cup of Honey 2 tsp. of Soy Sauce 2 Cloves of garlic,

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Sweet & Tangy Ribs in the Crock

Sweet & Tangy Ribs in the Crock

This recipe is from Taste of Homes magazine, my aunt came up to our camp last weekend with a stack of magazines for me.........I quickly got to work!! I made it this past week for my mom, hubby and grandmother, it was awesome!!! I served it with another recipe in the same magazine Hawaiian Style Baked Beans. Both were made in my crock, it was perfect because it was hot and muggy! I was loved all the way around the table! Ingredients: 3 lbs of Country Style Ribs (we used half bone and half boneless, use what you like!) 1 1/2 Cups of Ketchup 1/4 Cup of brown sugar 1/4 Cup of maple syrup 1/4 Cup of prepared mustard 1/4 Cup of reduced sodium soy sauce 2 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tsp. of garlic, minced 1/8 tsp. of pepper Not sure why I thought BBQ sauce was in this recipe but I jumped the gun on this one.......no BBQ sauce LOL!! What to do: Place the ribs in a Crock

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Country Style Boneless Ribs

Country Style Boneless Ribs

I know what fun is a boneless rib right? Well I'm not a fan of eating meat on a bone and this recipe is to die for so why not give it a shot. It's the perfect summer BBQ dinner! I hadn't put dinner together one night while we were on vacation up at our camp so since I had some ribs already defrosted I was able to whip this up in no time!! What you'll need: 1-2 lbs of country style boneless ribs Pork Rub (McCorrmick has a great pork rub, we used one that I was sent from my Foodie Pen Pal) 1-2 Cups of your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Baby Ray's BBQ) What to do: Cover ribs with Pork Rub and let sit in a plastic bag for at least a few hours up to a day. Light a grill (you can also do this inside an oven as well.) leave on medium. Lay the ribs on tinfoil and brush with BBQ sauce. Cook turning every 5 minutes for 20-30 min. Put on as much BBQ sauce as you'd like. For the last five

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Summer Kielbasa Dish

Summer Kielbasa Dish

I'm not sure where this one came from.....I think I saw a recipe in one of my magazine's and just went with it, meaning it wasn't even remotely similar but I had the idea in my head and since I'm experimenting a lot more on trying new combinations and fresh herbs I whipped this together this past weekend as a quick stove top dinner since their was thunderstorms brewing around, I didn't want to get stuck grilling in the rain.....or thunder for that matter! What I used: 1 pd. Turkey Kielbasa 1 can of stewed tomatoes, drained 3/4 Cup of frozen peas 1 large zucchini 1 can of diced potatoes, drained Fresh Parsley Fresh Scallions EVOO 2-3 Garlic cloves, minched Here is How I made it: Now mind you I'm very limited up here at my summer camp. Example. One frying pan. One sauce pan. One knife. So you get my drift. Not much of anything. When I first started I cut up my

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Momma’s Meat Pie w/Poutin Sauce #SundaySupper

Momma’s Meat Pie w/Poutin Sauce #SundaySupper

So let me explain what #SundaySupper is all about. It's a group of people who bring a dish to a Sunday dinner (virtually of course) and each week there is a new theme! It's so fun so if you join me on Sunday's you'll get a list of awesome recipes from the best food bloggers! We tweet, we talk about it, we give shout outs of all the different recipes. Last week our theme was Memorial Day Recipes. I made the Grilled Balsamic Pork Kabobs. I'm really excited about this weeks theme (mom please forgive me) It's Heritage week. Make a dish from your heritage. Well my husband loves meat pie. Though his mother makes a great one, my grandmother (on my father's french side LOL) made a out of this world meat pie! Unfortunatly she passed away last year and I don't have the recipe however I'm going to start my own tradition and hope that over the years I can perfect it for my family! I always have

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Grilled Balsamic Pork Kebabs #SundaySupper

Grilled Balsamic Pork Kebabs #SundaySupper

Memorial Day is upon us!! Let the BBQing begin my friends!!! What are you cooking up this weekend? Grilling up? Anything you want to share with this Momma?? We've BBQ'ed every Memorial Day for as long as I can remember. We've been at the same campground all my life :) Now I get to share that with my own family. Memorial Day was always known as the "Kick-Off" weekend!! I joined this wonderful group called #SundaySuppers, I wanted to make sure I took part in my very first Sunday Supper on what better than a holiday weekend!! This week our #SundaySupper Group will be hosting their favorite Memorial Day Menu.  From the drinks to the desserts, they all sound amazing! So I decided to make Grilled Balsamic Pork Kebabs to kick off our Memorial Day Weekend as a fam!! Ingredients: 1/4 cup EVOO 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic, smashed 1 tbsp.  finely-chopped

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Momma’s Crockpot Pork Fried Rice

Momma’s Crockpot Pork Fried Rice

This is my healthy version, it took a while to make this up because I wanted to cook most of it in my crockpot! I have never attempted this before and I think I did a pretty good job, at first I thought to myself, do I serve it with anything? When you eat chinese food you eat other foods with it right? Fried Fingers, Chicken wings, General Gao's Chicken.........well let me tell you, you don't have to serve this with anything, I had a medium sized bowl of it and 2 hours later I'm still content!! I'm so proud I went on a whim and tried it, hopefully now I can guess the contents enough to be able to walk you guys through it!! Ingredients: 3-4 lb Pork Roast (bone-in or boneless) Salt & Pepper for seasoning 8 Garlic Cloves 1 tsp. + of red pepper flakes (depending on what you like) 1 Onion, half sliced, half diced 1 Cup of dry white wine 1 Cup of Carrots, chopped small (I used

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Pork Chops w/Apple-Raisin Relish

Pork Chops w/Apple-Raisin Relish

I got this recipe from Martha Stewart believe it or not, I was doing a search for a Pork Chop with a Sweet Salsa sauce because well I don't know I wanted something different, so I paid a little more money for the lower in calories and fat pork (not sure of the cut it says pork chop) Stay tuned for pics! Ingredients 2 tart green apples, such as Granny Smith ( 3/4 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons raisins, or dried currants 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, or white-wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 4 pork loin chops, each about 1/2 inch thick (about 1 1/2 pounds total) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Salt and pepper Directions: Make the relish: In a medium saucepan, combine the apples, sugar, raisins, vinegar, and ginger, over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat; simmer, partially

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BBQ Pulled Pork

BBQ Pulled Pork

This is a great recipe for Pulled Pork Sliders, Sandwiches or Fajita's the recipe I originally found on Betty Crockers website was actually for Fajita's, but I'm serving it over Mexican Pasta that I have, it's basically just very thin pasta. Ingredients: 1 pork boneless loin roast, (2 1/2 pounds), trimmed on fat1 medium onion, thinly sliced2 cups barbecue sauce (I made my own homemade sauce see below for recipe)3/4 cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa1 tablespoon chili powder1 teaspoon ground cumin1 bag (1 pound) frozen stir-fry bell peppers and onions1/2 teaspoon saltDirections: Place pork in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Place onion on top. Mix barbecue sauce, salsa, chili powder and cumin in small bowl; pour over pork and onion. 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours. Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Shred pork, using 2 forks. Return pork

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