dinner · pork

Cranberry Stuffed Pork Chops

If there's one thing I love most in the world, it's the combination of both salty and sweet. Salted caramel. Chocolate-dipped pretzels. Pad thai. Cranberry-stuffed pork chops. Wait, what was that last one?  Cranberry stuffed pork chops?? Yep. You read right. I have a habit of stuffing fruits and berries into thick-cut pork chops and pawning them… Continue reading Cranberry Stuffed Pork Chops

dinner · pork

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Bacon Jam

You know what I think is sad? When people continually overcook meat just to make sure that it is "done". Hey, I used to be a part of that camp, too. My mom would tell me horror stories about botulism. I witnessed first-hand how salmonella can wreak havoc on your digestive system...and I've been scared to death… Continue reading Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Bacon Jam

Chicken · dinner · pasta

Pimiento Cheese and Mac with Chicken Sausage

It baffles me that there are still people in this world that don't know what pimiento cheese is. What?! How can this be?!?! I basically grew up on the neon-orange cheese spread. Big globs of the stuff nestled between two slices of white bread. That was my ultimate lunch on those sticky-hot dog days of… Continue reading Pimiento Cheese and Mac with Chicken Sausage

Chicken · entree

Skillet Chicken with Tomatoes, Peas and Mushrooms

Today is DAY ONE of my annual Memorial Weekend Cleaning Extravaganza!!!! I don't think it's normal to be excited about cleaning, so I'll tone down the elation a bit while I explain...Since I work in an industry that doesn't recognize well, any major holiday, Memorial Day weekend means nothing to me. I don't think I've… Continue reading Skillet Chicken with Tomatoes, Peas and Mushrooms