Red Wine Braised Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Shallots

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Oops, I did it again! I played with the food, got lost in the game. What???  Is that not how it goes?? Ahem.  Anyway, what I’m saying is once again I created something pretty tasty but didn’t write it all down immediately.  I took some pictures and now here it is a week and a […]


Wayback Wednesday – Pork Tenderloin & Pears in Mustard Port Sauce

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Hey, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a Wayback Wednesday so let’s go back to 2007 for some yummy pork & pears. I liked this recipe, the post amused me and nowadays, even though I know I’m not a great food photographer at least I can look at these pictures and feel like I’ve gotten […]


Guest Post – Naughty Mac and Cheese

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I’m back from vacation but still trying to get my head back into the real world after 10 days of sun and fun and lobster. My sister very generously offered me another guest post, although she worried about her foodie cred with the Velveeta.  I thought that part was okay, although you could surely substitute […]


Work your mojo, baby! Mojo marinated pork roast

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People, I am suffering from summer brain. Or, more specifically, pre-vacation summer brain.  I leave for vacation shortly and I am having a little touble focusing, you see. Stringing words together is taking some serious effort.  So, let’s keep it simple. Get yourself a nice hunk of pork like you see here. That’s a fresh […]


BGT Pasta – Bacon, Garlic and Tomato

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I’ve got another garlic scape recipe for you today but even if you can’t find garlic scapes, I implore you to make this anyway. Yeah, I said it. IMPLORE. I also beseech and entreat you. Just make this. Grab some regular garlic and some scallions and make it work. I channel Tim Gunn to make […]


Pork Satay – in a burger!

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I love my meat CSA and it is still challenging sometimes to figured out what to do with the assortment I get each month. We frequently receive ground pork which is great for meatloaf or meatballs and casseroles, but with some unseasonably high temperatures recently, I wasn’t in the mood for any of those. But, […]


Rocco’s Mama’s Meatballs

spaghetti and meatballs March 27, 2011

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not Italian. As such, I have no store of old family recipes for sauce or lasagna or meatballs. So I just keep trying other people’s recipes until I find ones that I like. Or that my husband likes. He’s never been really wowed by any meatballs I’ve made in the […]


Made up Pork Stew FTW!

pork stew February 28, 2011

Okay, before this becomes yet another recipe lost to RDD, I am going to do my best to recite whatever the heck I just did tonight because after he consumed it my husband pronounced it “delightful” without any prompting.  Here’s how it happened. This came in our last CSA shipment – note that first modifier. […]


Have a manly Valentine’s Day with the Cubano!

cubano February 10, 2011

Hey, if bright pink cookies aren’t what it takes to wow your man for Valentine’s Day, I have something for you. Some men just don’t like pink frosting on sandwich cookies – go figure! But what a lot of men do like is meat and sandwiches and sandwiches filled with meat. I’m still buying meat […]