Pork

Sweet Potato & Spinach Carbonara

February 3, 2014
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

January 23, 2014
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

October 2, 2013
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.

July 22, 2013
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

December 30, 2012
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

December 23, 2012
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

December 17, 2012
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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Let’s Talk Leftovers: Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

November 19, 2012
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Hey, look. It’s another super easy way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. And it only involves a little math: 1 part barbecue sauce 1 part cranberry sauce 1. Heat. 2. Stir. 3. Watch your husband dip a tester sweet potato fry in it and complain about it being too cranberry-y. 4. Add another part [...]

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