Category Archives: dinner

Instant Seduction Pork Chops

The name says it all, Instant Seduction Pork Chops y’all! Just kidding, these are some fantastic chops though! I came across this recipe in my “100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know” cookbook which is full of recipes with fun names like this one. Chris and I are big fans of pork, it’s easy to prepare and not terribly expensive, so I thought this would be a great dinner to make before he took the bar two weekends ago. He was asking me to make them again before we had even finished the dishes! A winner in my book which will be made again!

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Mussels in a Tomato Wine Broth

A few weeks ago I was in a food rut and needed something to pull me out of my funk. Enter this mussel recipe! I had never attempted to make mussels at home, but knew they were relatively cheap and easy so I thought I would give it a shot! I was tempted to do a classic butter and white wine sauce, but I saw this recipe on Cooking Light and thought it sounded great, and it isn’t as bad for the waist line! Chris and I were not let down!

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Tofu and Broccoli Teriyaki

I like to try to have at least one meatless meal a week, and I usually substitute beans, quinoa, or tofu for that meat component. Chris will do the beans and quinoa without complaint, but tofu is a slightly different story. Although he will eat it, he likes to have it disguised. I discovered the best way to disguise it was to cut it up into small pieces, and then to stir fry it in homemade teriyaki sauce. My result? No leftovers :).

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Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

I’ve said many times that pulled pork holds a special place in my heart. While this is true, I had never made it at home until last week, and now I don’t know what took me so long! I am a huge fan of vinegar based pulled pork, but decided for my first attempt I would go with a standard barbeque sauce version. This recipe is really simple, and makes your house smell amazing!

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Grilled Flank Steaks with Olive Tapenade

I only buy steak from the grocery store on rare occasions.  This is mostly because it’s pricier than chicken and pork. However, when I saw this recipe in the June issue of Bon Appetit, I immediately wanted to try it out due to its interesting flavor combination. Not to mention the fact that I have a minor obsession with olive tapenade, which the steaks are topped with! I made a few tweaks here and there. Primarily, I just reduced the amount of oil used, and ended up with a very satisfying dinner!

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Sometimes I make Chris eat meatless meals, and he will usually do so without too many complaints. Last week after he ate tofu with a smile (recipe coming soon!), I decided to make something I knew he would really enjoy. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce was my ingredient of choice, because he puts it on everything. Seriously, its like the commercial, he puts that “ish” on everything! I decided to take my favorite buffalo chicken dip, and turn it into a pizza!  This pizza was not only super delicious, but really filling!! Definitely a keeper that will be made over and over again!

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Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Bourbon.glazed.pork. Pork that is moist on the inside, but has a caramely-boozey crust on the outside. Oh, and it can be on the table in about 20 minutes! Hellooo, what are you waiting for, make this now!

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