Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin Salad

Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin Salad

We were teased with a beautiful 70 degree day in Portland yesterday. Of course it’s back to rainy and overcast today but it was enough to really get me in the mood for some outdoor cooking and firing up the grill! The nicer weather also puts me in the mood for a yummy salad. So today I’ve taken both of those cravings and combined them into one with a Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin Salad. One of our favorite things to cook on the grill is marinated pork tenderloin. The quickest and [Continue Reading...]

Crock Pot Brown and Maple Sugar Pork Tenderloin

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We love pork tenderloin at our house.  It is usually my family’s first choice of meat especially since one of my children is allergic to red meat (beef). For this week’s quick and easy dinner idea I put the pork tenderloin in the crock pot using a yummy recipe I adapted from one I found over at Six Sisters Stuff.  One of my goals for this year was to learn to use my crock pot more and I have really learned to love it.  It is totally a great way [Continue Reading...]

Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad

asian pork and cabbage salad

This week’s quick, easy and delicious dinner recipe for Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad is a one that a good friend shared with me recently. I LOVE it when my friends share recipes with me (hint, hint) The recipe came from a diabetic cookbook so it is on the healthier side of things Just right for the first of the year and all those resolutions we have to lose weight. Now if you don’t have a resolution to lose weight I would totally serve this over rice. But because there [Continue Reading...]

Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin

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We are not big ham eaters at our house.   Since ham is the traditional main dish for Easter I’m always looking for something else to serve.  I usually opt for pork tenderloin.  It’s from the same animal at least. I have several pork tenderloin recipes I really like and use all the time – Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cranberry Sauce, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Marmalade, and Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloin. There is a new one to add to the list.  I have made Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin several times [Continue Reading...]

Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry and Apple Pork Tenderloin

Today’s recipe was shared with me years ago by a woman who gave the most amazing facials.  She has since moved away and I miss her (and those amazing facials.)  But at least she left me this delicious recipe to remember her by. Christmas dinner usually means prime rib at our house and it will again this year but it was at Christmas dinner last year that we first discovered that Cali had developed an allergy to beef (it was not a fun Christmas dinner for her!)  I didn’t even [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Marmalade

Pork Tenderloin with Orange Marmalade

One of the things I learned to love over in England was orange marmalade (Yes, I promise, photos of my trip coming soon!!!  I’ve been overwhelmed with the 3,000 photos I took.)  Not only is orange marmalade great on toast but it makes an amazing glaze when grilling pork tenderloin. If you are looking for something quick, easy and delicious to throw on the grill this holiday weekend I’ve got the perfect thing for you. Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Marmalade Print Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Marmalade Ingredients1 C [Continue Reading...]

Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloin

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One of our favorite Sunday meals is pork tenderloin.  It is easy to fix and can be cooked in the oven or the grill. It is also my favorite thing to fix when I am feeding a crowd.  Pork is easier to keep moist when feeding a crowd than chicken which can dry out quicker.  And it is a nice change from chicken! I have a dozen different pork tenderloin recipes in my special cookbook of all my favorites.  Most of them though require marinading. When I forget to marinade my [Continue Reading...]