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Pork Tenderloin with Figs, Apricots, and Shitake Mushrooms & Barley Mushroom Risotto

I wanted to make a special meal for my family so I settled on a Pork Tenderloin with Figs, Apricots and Shitake Mushrooms. And it’s from crockpot.com. This dish is simple, only eight ingredients and it cooks in three hours. I served it with Barley-Mushroom Risotto and No-Knead Rosemary Parmesan Peasant Loaves. Enjoy! Pork Tenderloin with Figs, … Continue reading

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No-Knead Rosemary Parmesan Peasant Loaves

One of my favorite dinners is a fresh salad & a side of crusty bread. I love Macaroni Grill’s Rosemary Bread. It has a crusty shell and a rosemary-infused soft middle. The secret to getting a crusty shell is creating a steamy baking environment. You can do this at home by preheating a pizza stone for … Continue reading

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Fresh Cherry Sauce & Very Cherry Tres Leche Cake

Cherries are delightful. This week I found 11 pounds of cherries for $16. I think that I’ve finally figured out how to pit them. I used the tip of the vegetable peeler. Using the sharp-rounded tip to poke through the cherry’s top, then once under the pit gently scoop up to remove it — it’s all … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Not to digress, but have I been living under a rock? It didn’t even occur to me that Williams Sonoma would have RECIPES online. WHAT!?! So much to cook, so little time! On to the Moroccan dinner… I was looking for another slow cooker recipe, so that I don’t have to cook wearing the baby sling … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Veggie Burgers & Tzatziki Spread

I’ve been on the search for recipes that I can serve at the end of the grocery week, when we don’t have any meat on hand. I want to have something that I can grab from the pantry to create a main dish. These Mediterranean Burgers are from Eating Well and are surprisingly tasty with flavors such … Continue reading

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Jerk Pineapple Pork Chops

Take advantage of $2 pineapples this summer with this wonderful dish. The kids loved it. I served it with basmati rice and parmesan squash puree. If anyone tries it on the grill, post your results. Jerk Pineapple Pork Chops Ingredients 2/3 of a whole (4-pound) pineapple, peeled 1 bunch scallions, sliced crosswise into 1-inch pieces 1/2 … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Grahamcakes

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These Whole Grain Grahamcakes are ideal for feeding a full house, especially on a long weekend. And if you just call them “Grahamcakes,” the kids might forget they are made of whole wheat & grains. This is a variation of America’s Test Kitchen’s Grahamcakes recipe. (America’s Test Kitchen is my favorite recipe establishment. They come … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Tres Leche Cake

Do you ever find a recipe that looks amazing, but you don’t want to make it because it has too many calories? I have a stack of them. I’ve resolved to only make them if the food will be removed from the premises (read: potluck). Here is one such recipe: Tres Leche Cake. Apparently it’s … Continue reading

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