Cilantro Lime Coconut Pork Kebobs

Cilantro Lime Coconut Pork Kebobs

Lately I have felt like I have lost my groove when it comes to fixing dinner. After we came back from our week at the beach I was totally unmotivated to cook. I think I overcooked! I loved every minute of cooking 3 meals a day for 7 -10 people but after having cooked for just two people for the last few years it took a little adjustment. I did warn Jim though that I wasn’t cooking for a week!  I don’t think he thought I was serious, but I [Continue Reading…]

Balsamic Glazed Grilled Pork Chop

Balsamic Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

I think summer is here.  You are never sure in the Northwest.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed and I’m breaking out the grill.  We’ve had a couple of BBQ’s in the last couple of weeks and it is definitely my favorite way to entertain in the summer. Today I’ve got a delicious recipe to share with you and a couple of my favorite grilling tips. First the tips: 1.  Get a digital temperature fork or thermometer.  If you are going to grill, you need one of these!  We just finally got [Continue Reading…]

Brined & Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Herb Butter and $250.00 Giveaway

Brined Herbed Pork Chop

Grilling season has commenced at our house. Actually, it never ends it is just that we don’t have to stand under an umbrella while we’re grilling!   If you don’t mind grilling in the rain we are lucky enough to be able to grill all year round here in Oregon! Grilled pork chops are one of our favorite things to grill which is why I was so excited to team up with the National Pork Board and Kroger to bring you today’s recipe.  My husband isn’t a lot of help [Continue Reading…]

Pork Carnitas

pork carnitas

Have you ever seen a photo of a recipe on Pinterest that looked amazing.  Totally drool worthy and you couldn’t wait to try it?  If you’re lucky it tastes half as good as the photo looks. Except of course if you are trying one of my recipes! Today’s recipes is one of “those” recipes.  Not only did it taste half as good as the photo looked it tasted just as good if not better than the photo looked.  The photo looked pretty good.  Today’s recipe is from my friend Martha [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

Slow Cooker Chile Verde

Because until a few months ago all of our children were living in Utah we have made a lot of trips to Utah over the last 10-12 years.  To Provo, Utah specifically.  One of our favorite activities to do while there is go out to eat.  For years our favorite place to go was Los Hermanos.  A local Mexican restaurant that is also a local favorite.  There is always a line and a wait at Los Hermanos. Now that Provo’s restaurant scene has grown and improved we don’t go to [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Greek Pork

Slow Cooker Greek Pork  with Yogurt Sauce

It may or may not surprise you to know that for the majority of my life I have been a  “plain jane”  when it comes to eating.  I like cheese pizza, vanilla ice cream and ketchup only on my hamburger.  Since I entered the food blogging world though I have learned to expand my flavor palate.  I’ve had some fun lately branching out of my seasoning/flavor comfort zone and experimenting with some more international flavors. (At least more than Mexican and Italian!!)  I am a total Thai fan now with  [Continue Reading…]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Weddng Soup

Over the holiday break we attended a wedding that had a soup and sandwich bar.  A fun idea.  There were several different selections of soup and I went for the Italian Wedding Soup – it was a wedding after all!  The mother of the bride had made all the soup herself!  I had never had Italian Wedding Soup before and it was delicious. This is a traditional Italian-American soup that contains green vegetables (in this case spinach) and some kind of meat (pork).  According to Wikipedia, “The term “wedding soup” [Continue Reading…]

BBQ Pork Sandwiches

Shredded BBQ Pork

If you are like me, there is usually a little holiday cooking burnout the week following a major holiday.  If you are lucky enough to have leftover ham in the refrigerator you may want to fix some fried rice for dinner – that’s our favorite way to use it. If you don’t have leftovers but are looking for an easy, no fuss dinner today’s recipe is just for you. It only involves a few ingredients and it is done in the crock pot – how’s that for easy!    Put  BBQ [Continue Reading…]

Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin

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…]