Apple Butter Bourbon Pork Chops with Potatoes and Collards

When they ask you what's for dinner, tell them Apple Butter Bourbon Pork Chops.  Wait for the applause.... then take your bows! That's just how good this dinner is going to be and the reception you'll get for making it.  Few things surprise me in life anymore but when I put together the Apple Butter Bourbon Sauce for my pork chops I was in … [Read more...]

Tangerine Sticky Ribs – Slow Cooker Style

This Tangerine Sticky Ribs post is brought to you by my friends at Noble Juice, all opinion, text and images are 100% mine. Every time I use my slow cooker I swear that I'll start using it more often!  And when I cook up deliciousness like these amazing Tangerine Sticky Ribs it makes even more of a believer of slow cooking. The recipe is … [Read more...]

Pork Fried Rice and Chinese Barbecued Pork

For years I made Fried Rice and it never came out quite right.  Then I decided to do some research and found out why my fried rice had been suffering...sigh. The answer was simple.  First of all I was using the wrong kind of rice.  My beloved Uncle Ben's just wasn't cutting it, I needed to use Jasmine Rice. My other discovery was … [Read more...]

Spicy Meatloaf with Collard Greens

Trying new foods is a good thing and when new foods are old standards with a new twist, its even better!  While my spicy meatloaf is by no means unique, its got some added elements to make it healthier and packed with flavor. I was inspired by a recipe I saw in one of my new favorite magazines Eating Well.  They show us that eating healthy … [Read more...]

Peppered Pork Loin with a Sweet Chili Pecan-Fruit Sauce

Dinner shouldn't take you all night to make and shouldn't cause you added stress.  It's a time to celebrate the day through by sharing a meal with your family and friends. Not only is my Peppered Pork Loin delicious, its easy to make and can be on your table in about 30 minutes.  Of course the Sweet Chili-Pecan Fruit Sauce just adds another … [Read more...]

Wild Boar Ragu with Pappardelle

Thanks to my friends at Texas Natural Meats, I've got a freezer full of Wild Boar and Bison to work with as I come up with new recipes for my blog.   My latest culinary adventure is a Wild Boar Ragu! Whether you're lucky enough to find wild boar in your market or you simply use local pork, this sauce is easy to make and takes your pasta dishes … [Read more...]

Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Pork Steaks

Fire up the grill and give my Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Pork Steaks a try. I guarantee they'll put a smile on the faces of the carnivores in your family! I was recently asked by the J.M. Smucker company to try out their new Fruit and Honey products and see what kind of deliciousness I could come up with.  I love when companies ask me to … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Wild Boar and Pulled Pork Sliders

Over the course of the last year, I've done my best to eat healthier.  That means reading labels and switching over some of the foods I've been eating all my life to healthier versions.   This was one of the reasons I started talking with the owner of Texas Natural Meats about their Wild Boar and Bison. There's a lot of confusion over labeling, … [Read more...]

Grilling Old School with my Char-Broil Kettleman Charcoal Grill – Coffee Dry Rub Pork Chops and Chicken

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Char-Broil. All opinions are 100% mine. '' There's something magical about cooking your food outdoors and that might be why more men seem drawn to grilling.  Not that women can't be or aren't amazing grillers, its just that connection with the outdoors a man feels when he's preparing to … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Potatoes -Skillet Dinners

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin Making dinner at home shouldn't become a project, it should fun and easy, with the end results being delicious!  My new series Skillet Dinners is a great way to accomplish all those goals. My first in the series is Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples, Potatoes, Fennel and Carrots, and not only is it easy to make, … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Baby Back Ribs

It may be hard to believe but up until last year I had never owned or used a slow cooker.    I know, crazy isn't it!   Well one taste of these Slow Cooker Ginger Beer Barbecue Ribs has made me a slow cooker convert! If they were any easier to make they'd make themselves, and as for flavor......they were fall off the bone … [Read more...]

Sirloin of Pork stuffed with Mixed Greens, Arugula Pesto,Gorgonzola Cheese and Roasted Red Peppers

I have to thank Lisa for getting me to come up with this dish.   While out shopping for ingredients for my show Around the Kitchen Table,  she saw a stuffed pork loin prepped in containers to be cooked at home.   It was made to look very inviting,  stuffed pinwheel style with fresh spinach and mozzarella cheese with a light coating of … [Read more...]

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