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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

Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Last spring, Five Star SexiMexy and I checked out chef Michael Symon’s restaurant Roast in Detroit for happy hour. And I kind of haven’t been able to stop thinking about the food ever since. Um, yeah. I really need to return SOON! We had incredibly buttery Roast Burger, Goat Cheese Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and Ice … 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

Green Beans with Sherried Mushroom Sauce

Green Beans with Sherried Mushroom Sauce

Most often I share entrée recipes with you here on my blog, but today I wanted to share a really fantastic side dish with you that I recently discovered on Cooking Light. The dish is called “Green Beans with Sherried Mushroom Sauce,” and, naturally, it contains a bit of sherry. If you have not cooked … Continue reading

Look at my Macaroni

Look at my Macaroni

The Grill Master of the House was a bit dejected when I said that I wouldn’t be blogging about our “Fourth of July Steaks.” I mean, what would I say? We went to Knight’s Market, picked up a lovely pair of steaks, and grilled them over charcoal? That they were pretty amazing? Well, yeah, I … Continue reading

Southwestern Bean Salad

Southwestern Bean Salad

Today I have another great summery side dish to share which was inspired by a recipe in the Williams-Sonoma Grill Master Cookbook. First I prepared a homemade Pico de Gallo, which included chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, salt and pepper. In another bowl, I combined two kinds of beans – black and kidney … Continue reading

Drunken Pinto Beans

Drunken Pinto Beans

Earlier this spring I planted lots of flowers around our yard, including these potted flowers on our deck. Unfortunately, this little a-hole has taking a rather fond liking to these flowers. In fact, he finds them quite deliciously nom-able. He’s been caught in the act many times over this past week. I’m afraid my attempts … Continue reading