Archives: Pork

Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Shoulder

October 11, 2010 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Crockpot, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes.

This recipe rocks! Just throw a few ingredients in the crockpot, let it cook for 4-8 hours (depending on low or high setting) and you’ve got a flavorful meal with very little effort. The super-tender pork is flavored with five-spice, soy sauce and ginger, and gets a little heat from the chili-garlic sauce. The addition of • Read More »

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Caprese BLT Sandwiches

October 7, 2010 | By andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in: Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich.

Words cannot describe how much I love this sandwich…it’s one of my favorite sandwiches EVER! You may be thinking to yourself that it’s just a sandwich. But that’s where you’re wrong. It’s not just a sandwich…it’s a REALLY, REALLY GOOD SANDWICH: Ciabbata bread spread with a delicious basil mayonnaise and layered with ripe tomato slices, fresh mozzarella, • Read More »

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Italian Sausage and Wild Mushroom Risotto

October 2, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Comfort Food, Italian, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Turkey.

If you like mushrooms, you’re going to LOVE this risotto! Like all risotto recipes, it does take some effort but, boy, is it worth it: it’s hearty, earthy and delicious! I basically followed the recipe with a few minor substitutions. I used turkey Italian sausage and substituted Marsala wine for the Madeira. For the mushrooms, • Read More »

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Chorizo, Poblano and Yam Fajitas with Lime-Marinated Red Onions

September 27, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Mexican, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern.

If you’re looking for an adventurous new dish to try than give this recipe a whirl! There’s definitely a lot of flavor and texture going on in these fajitas: spiciness from the chorizo, sweetness from the yam and crunch from the lime-marinated red onions. The recipe calls for using fresh chorizo sausage, not the smoked • Read More »

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Southwestern-Style Baby Back Ribs

September 24, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes.

Recently, one of my kids requested ribs for his birthday dinner so I did a quick recipe search and came up with Southwestern-Style Baby Back Ribs. They’re easy to make and very tasty. The recipe gives directions on cooking the ribs at home then finishing them on the grill at a tailgating party. We weren’t tailgating • Read More »

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Dry-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce

August 20, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Pork, Recipes, Summer.

This Mexi-inspired recipe will please most tastes (sans vegetarians). The lightly seasoned pork has good flavor without being dominated by the rub, which is a combo of paprika, brown sugar, chile powder and allspice. After I put the rub on the pork, I put it back in the fridge for a few hours while I • Read More »

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Country French Omelet

July 6, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Breakfast, Eggs, French, Pork, Potatoes, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

I just whipped up this super-easy Country French Omelet from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredientscookbook. Although the omelet is nothing fancy, it is really good. It makes a nice meal for breakfast or lunch. I used 6 large eggs instead of 5 extra-large, red potatoes instead of yukon • Read More »

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Bacon and Green Chile Quiche

May 6, 2010 | By andrea | 8 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Breakfast, Eggs, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes.

Who said real men don’t eat quiche? Husband can inhale 2 manly-sized pieces of this delicious Bacon and Green Chili Quiche in one sitting. The combination of bacon, green chiles and cheese is a definite winner! It’s also great for brunch or lunch entertaining because it can be made ahead and cooled (completely), then wrapped in plastic wrap • Read More »

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Pork Chops with Rosemary-Vinegar Sauce

April 9, 2010 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Main Dish, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce.

Some recipes require special or exotic ingredients. This recipe for Pork Chops with Rosemary-Vinegar Sauce, however, uses basic pantry ingredients — a bonus when you want to make a good dinner but you don’t feel like running out to the store again. This dish is easy to make yet good enough to serve to company. I really liked • Read More »

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Spicy Stir-fried Pork with Garlic and Chiles

March 18, 2010 | By andrea | Comments Off on Spicy Stir-fried Pork with Garlic and Chiles | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

I could eat stir-fries just about every day. It’s a great way to make a quick meal plus there’s a bazillion different ways to make them, which means you never get bored with the same ol’ thing. Here’s a recipe I found recently that features stir-fried strips of pork with thinly sliced sweet red pepper and spicy • Read More »

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