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Labor Day BBQ Fest: Smoked Pork Shoulder

Labor Day BBQ Fest: Smoked Pork Shoulder

This past Labor Day Weekend, we finally got around to doing something we’ve been talking about doing all summer – making some BBQ in the smoker. You might remember reading about RibFest 2013 a few months ago. Yes, 2013. It’s been a while. Too long. This time around, we decided to smoke a 4.5 pound … Continue reading

Smoky Pork Stir-Fry

Smoky Pork Stir-Fry

Continuing my new-found love of cooking with pork tenderloin, I recently tried out another recipe from the September 2014 issue of Cooking Light, for Smoky Pork Stir Fry. This recipe has a fairly short ingredient list filled with many pantry staples that pack a flavor punch, like garlic, ginger, dark sesame oil, soy sauce, and … Continue reading

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cherries

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cherries

Recently I revealed that a I am a pork tenderloin convert. Continuing my study of this protein led me to try a new recipe found in the June issue of Cooking Light. One of the great things about this lean and affordable protein is that it is very versatile. Here, we’ve combined the meat with … Continue reading

4 Quick & Easy Cooking Light Recipes To Try

4 Quick & Easy Cooking Light Recipes To Try

Featuring dozens of quick-to-prepare, healthy recipes, the May 2014 issue of Cooking Light might just be my favorite ever! I’ve already tested four recipes from this issue, all with success. Today I’m here to share the results with you. You’ll find links to all of the original recipes embedded below as well, in case you’d … Continue reading

Gingery Pork Meatballs with Noodles

Gingery Pork Meatballs with Noodles

It’s been a hot minute since I last shared a recipe with you. Documenting my trials and tribulations in the kitchen my original inspiration for creating this blog, and I definitely hope to continue sharing my successes (and failures!) with you here in the future. Today – a success! You all know of my love … Continue reading

Pork Tenderloin and Cannellini Beans

Pork Tenderloin and Cannellini Beans

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really come to strongly believe that it’s important to keep trying things you thought you didn’t like. Whether it be trying tomatoes again, or overcoming a fear of heights, I think it’s important to keep an open mind. There are SO many foods I used to think I didn’t like. … Continue reading

Cuban Pork Shoulder with Beans and Rice

Cuban Pork Shoulder with Beans and Rice

Hey lovelies! Today I wanted to tell you about another one of the cooking adventures I had over my holiday break this year. I really revved up the engines in my kitchen over the holidays and tried my hand at some involved recipes. It was fun! (Did you see my Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls & … Continue reading

Ribfest 2013

Ribfest 2013

Hey ya’alllll. Last weekend was a big event in the MGNN kitchen. ‘Twas… RIBFEST! Ever since my dad lent us his smoker on Thanksgiving, the huz has been dreaming of making ribs. For one week straight,this was all I heard about, and the planned day was dubbed “Ribfest 2013.” We are weird. Other than assisting … Continue reading

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions

Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions

I have never been a pork chop fan. As a kid, the only way I would eat them was if they were crusted with Shake ‘n’ Bake and baked to indistinguishable crisp. The thinner and crisper, the better! As an adult, I pretty much never make them for myself. But, the huz loves ‘em. When … Continue reading