Pork

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Croque Monsieur

Him: Where’s my egg? Me: Wait, what? Really? Him: You know I like eggs. Don’t you know me? Me: You want a fried egg. On top of your sandwich. Him: [Pause] Well, maybe we can just split the sandwiches. A fried egg on top of ham, cheese, and a garlicky bechamel sauce. A lazy weekend [...]

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Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce

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Strawberry and peach season quietly slipped by while we were not so quietly remodeling our kitchen (I’m pretty sure that our neighbors hate us ) Cranberry season, however, will not pass uncelebrated in this house. I love cranberries – if I could only take one fruit with me to a deserted island, it would be [...]

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Chicken-Bacon Roulade

Chicken-Bacon Roulade

A couple of months after our wedding, a friend asked me what I’d learned being a married woman. My reply: “That meat-stuffed meat fixes anything.” After laughing, he responded, “Yeah. Just keep us fed. That’s really all it takes.” And it’s so very, very true. I married a meat-and-pasta kind of guy – if he [...]

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Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

A question that has nagged at me for a while: If I add raw eggs to hot spaghetti, will I get scrambled egg spaghetti? Apparently not. Thank Gawd – else we’d be eating Key Lime Oreo Truffles out of the freezer for dinner! My experience with The Domestic Goddess’ recipes have been hit-and-miss. Her Pasta [...]

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Rudy

The Crockpot Queen I am not. My mother, on the other hand, seemed to use it weekly when we were growing up. Before tonight, I’m pretty sure that the only times that I’ve taken it out of the cabinet was to keep queso warm on poker nights and to enter chili into a cook-off once [...]

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Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

without andouille and Tobasco. The first time I ate cajun food, I was hooked. I had taken my first ever trip to New Orleans, stayed at an uber-gorgeous 100+ year-old mansion-turned-guest house in the Garden District, and fell in love with the cuisine.

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