Pork

Margarita-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Margarita-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Everyone has someone in their family that is the go-to person for cooking a specific dish. In my family, I am not that person for ribs. But I have not given up. At a cookout in 2011, with a Fine Cooking magazine in one hand and a margarita in the other (possibly my problem), I [...]

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Sweet Potato & Spinach Carbonara

Sweet Potato & Spinach Carbonara

My friend Katie has been called The Carbonara Queen. Crab, jalapeno & corn, BLT, lemon & spinach. If it can be whisked into that creamy sauce of bacon, pepper, eggs, and cheese, she has done it. She’s kind of my Pasta Patronus. And I’d like to be just like her when I grow up: One [...]

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Roasted Cauliflower Carbonara

Roasted Cauliflower Carbonara

So remember that roasted cauliflower? You know, the healthy side dish that once actually grew in the ground? The eat-straight-from-the-pan lunch that wasn’t candy-coated or Funyuns? This is what I did with the leftovers. I took one of our favorite versions of carbonara, which replaces half of the pasta with plant things (this time leftover [...]

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Croque Monsieur Sliders with Strawberry Jam

Baked Croque Monsieur Sliders

The internet has given us a great, great many gifts. Cats. And not the happy ones. Although I’m in the camp that believes that there is no such thing as a happy cat. (And if the lighting is right and you worked hard enough, you might have seen the scar on my hip to back [...]

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Figs: It’s goodbye for now. Not goodbye forever.

Pork Loin with Madeira-Fig Sauce

Backyard fig season. It is over. Supermarket fig season. Hasn’t started yet. What’s a girl to do? Eat caprese-everything and roast never-ending jalapenos? I guess, but it’s no where near as fun. I’ve had my eye on this beauty of a recipe from Tide & Thyme for ages but after 2 parts poor planning and [...]

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Maple Bacon Biscuits

Maple Bacon Biscuits

I’m ready for 2013. Like ready ready. I stepped onto the bathroom scale this morning and it said “error.” It’s such a jerk sometimes. Like when it randomly tells me I weigh 10lbs less than I did the day before… and then 6lbs more 8 seconds later. But it does have a point. So all [...]

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Bacon and Pea Macaroni & Cheese

Bacon and Pea Macaroni & Cheese

It’s the day before Christmas Eve. And like just about everyone else, I have a ginormous to-do list. I’m supposed to be bagging up the biscotti and wrapping caramels. Instead, I’m watching a disappointing football game (spoil it and tell me it gets better – I’m an entire half behind), trying to relax after hitting [...]

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Tangerine Pulled Pork with Thai Plum Barbecue Sauce

Pulled Pork

That is a Tangerine-Soy Pulled Pork Sandwich with a Thai Plum-Barbecue Sauce. And this is a Houston Texans Crock-Pot. Correction, that is a 2012 AFC South Division Champs Houston Texans Crock-Pot. Because they now make Crock-Pots with your favorite NFL team logo on them! And because Bulls on Parade, baby! For those of you who’ve [...]

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