Archives: Pork

Onion and Bacon Tart

February 25, 2010 | By andrea | Comments Off on Onion and Bacon Tart | Filed in: Appetizer, Baking, Pork, Recipes.

This delicious, easy-to-make appetizer combines two great flavors: smoky bacon and caramelized onions. YUMM!  The recipe calls for refrigerated pizza dough in a tube but I used Trader Joe’s fresh pizza dough instead. I had some trouble with the rolled-out dough sticking to itself when I tried to transfer it to the baking sheet, so I • Read More »

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Pork and Broccoli Lo Mein

February 2, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Pasta, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

This quick and easy Asian-flavored dish is perfect for a weeknight meal. I followed the recipe except for adding some red bell pepper that I needed to use up. The fresh linguine I used worked great, but next time I’ll try the recipe using fresh Chinese noodles. Pork and Broccoli Lo Mein -recipe from America’s Test Kitchen 30 Minute • Read More »

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Pineapple Pork Fried Rice

January 22, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish.

This fried rice is a delicious blend of sweet (pineapple), salty and savory (soy sauce and hoisin sauce). Plus, it’s super fast to make so it’s a perfect weeknight meal. I used pork tenderloin instead of pork chops, and two cups of leftover steamed jasmine rice. The Asian chili-garlic sauce I used says “Sweet Chilli Sauce” on the • Read More »

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Make-Ahead Sweet & Sour Cocktail Meatballs

December 14, 2009 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Beef, Pork, Recipes.

Every party needs a few meaty appetizers to keep the festivities rolling. That’s why I brought these Sweet & Sour Cocktail Meatballs to a party recently. Sure, you can buy store-bought meatballs but I thought these were delicious and worth the effort to make (they are firmer in texture than some spongy, store-bought types). Plus, you can • Read More »

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Green Beans with Bacon and Red Pepper

November 20, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Green Beans with Bacon and Red Pepper | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Pork, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable.

If you’re looking for a change from the traditional green bean casserole or just a new veggie side dish, look no further. This tasty recipe is sure to please! It combines crisp-tender green beans, sweet red pepper and smoky bacon, and takes only minutes to prepare. Husband loves bacon on anythings so this recipe was definitely • Read More »

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Saucy Country-Style Oven Ribs

October 28, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Main Dish, Pork, Recipes.

Even though I use my outdoor grill 12 months out of the year (yes, even during the long, rainy winter months here in Oregon), it’s still nice to have a good rib recipe that doesn’t require stepping onto the back deck. This recipe uses boneless country-style ribs and calls for doing something I’ve never done • Read More »

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Spicy Sichuan Noodles

September 19, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Spicy Sichuan Noodles | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Pasta, Pork, Recipes.

This is so good! noodles and ground pork mixed with a spicy peanut-flavored sauce. Yumm! I thought the dish had a nice amount of heat. To make a mild version, leave out the red pepper flakes. Instead of serving the noodles with the sauce ladled on top, I just mixed it all together in the pot and • Read More »

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Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta

July 28, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta | Filed in: Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

  Whether you’ve got a bumper crop of zucchini or you’re just looking for a quick weeknight meal, here’s a fresh-tasting pasta dish for you to try. It’s nothing fancy but it is easy and tasty.  I used Foster Farms Turkey Italian Sausage, which has a lot of flavor and less fat than pork sausage. I decided • Read More »

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Stir-Fried Cashew Pork

June 1, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Stir-Fried Cashew Pork | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

 This quick and easy weeknight meal is better than takeout any day: tender pieces of pork in a gingery, hoisin-based sauce studded with cashews and garnished with fresh cilantro…delicious! I used 50% Less Salt Roasted & Salted Cashew Pieces from Trader Joe’s, which meant I didn’t need to chop any cashews and they were less expensive • Read More »

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