Category Archives: Pork

Mushrooms Stuffed with Mascarpone

These are very simple and quick. Mushrooms Stuffed with Mascarpone 24 stuffing mushrooms 1/2 cup diced green onion 3/4 cup bread crumbs 3 cloves garlic minced 5 oz mascarpone 3-4 slices ham chopped into small dice 2 tbsp olive oil … Continue reading

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Mustard Molasses Pork Loin

Here is a simple marinade and glaze for roast pork. Mustard Molasses Pork Tenderloin 5-7 lb pork loin 2 tbsp dijon mustard 2 tbsp stone ground brown mustard 1 tbsp molasses 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary Mix everything into a … Continue reading

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Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham

This is a simple appetizer or first course that can be made ahead and brought back to heat when ready to serve. Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham 1 batch polenta roughly 1/2 cup thinly sliced ham roughly 1/2 … Continue reading

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Ham Glazed with Mustard

The marinade for this ham has a hint of sweetness without adding any sugars. Ham Glazed with Mustard 7-8 lb bone in ham 1/8 cup Dijon mustard 1/8 cup spicy brown mustard 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger 1/8 cup cider … Continue reading

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Chorizo Empanadas

A new Hispanic grocer opened up down the street that required investigating. These empanadas take advantage of chorizo and fresh cotija cheese. Go here for the empanada dough recipe and here for the tomatillo sauce. Chorizo Mushroom Empanada Filling 2 … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: How To Make Tamales

This year Katherine wanted authentic tamales for her birthday meal. Well almost authentic due to her dislike of both the pigs head and lard which were substituted with pork shoulder and crisco. Tamales are a traditional Mexican meal served over … Continue reading

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Carnitas

Carnitas are basically just stewed pork that is shredded and then added to many sauces and dishes. This recipe explains how to make the basic meat mixture. If making traditional tamales then use the traditional red chili sauce recipe here … Continue reading

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Bell Peppers Stuffed with Green Tomatoes

Hey, how many different ways are there to stuff vegetables? This recipe takes advantage of fresh green tomatoes, turnip greens and hot peppers from the garden in October. I know, October. It has been a weird year for the garden. … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with a Sauce of Roasted Apples

The sauce is just fantastic. Really fantastic. Really, really fantastic. Pork Chops and Roasted Apple Sauce 4 1 1/2″ thick pork chops 1/2 cup finely diced onion 1 carrot finely diced 1 rib celery finely diced 3 honey crisp apples … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Save Room For Dessert

It’s finally feeling like fall here, at least this week. We’ll fire up the oven before the temperature spikes again. Since this meal is so healthy looking we couldn’t resist adding dessert. Baked Butternut Squash Stuffed Pork Loin Chocolate Souffle

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