Category Archives: Pork

Juicy Pan-Fried Pork Chops

Too many times we have been disappointed by over-cooked, dried-out, oven-baked pork chops. Bone-in or boneless produced similar problems. So we decided to go back to pan-fried pork chops, hoping to avoid the same results. Thank goodness, we found someone … Continue reading

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Sausage and Apple Stuffed Pork Roast

For Christmas Eve dinner, we wanted a main dish that we didn’t have to watch, baste, or check every fifteen minutes. This dish fit the bill. Preparation was greatly simplified by asking the butcher to butterfly the boneless pork loin … Continue reading

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Pasta ‘Ncasciata

On a recent Today show episode (12/3/20), we saw Michael Gulotta, owner and chef at his restaurants MOPHO and MayPop in New Orleans, making a dish handed down from his Sicilian aunt. The dish is pasta ‘ncasciata, and the name … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

We wanted a recipe for Cinco de Mayo, and this one truly made the grade. We tried this recipe from Chungah’s website Damn Delicious. You can find the recipe here. There are other excellent recipes to try there as well. … Continue reading

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Sweet (and Hot) Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

A recent dinner at a local restaurant (Redstone Grill in Maple Grove) led one of us to lobby for a Brussels sprouts dish on the Thanksgiving menu. That recipe had a honey glaze, smoked bacon and a sriracha aioli. We … Continue reading

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Pork Medallions on Apple Compote with Black Pepper Cider Sauce

Wolfgang Puck’s column in our local newspaper carried this recipe recently. The dish is simple enough for a weeknight meal, but could also be the basis for a special dinner. The recipe calls for a total of one cup of … Continue reading

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Fresh Pea, Prosciutto, and Herb Salad

Now here’s a green salad we can get behind, because the green comes from edamame, peas, and beans. OK, there’s some arugula, too, but you can hardly see the salad greens beneath all the other green food. This recipe also … Continue reading

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Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Sometimes simple is best. This recipe is a clear demonstration of that concept. We thank Giada De Laurentiis on Food Network for these superb pork chops. The recipe can be found here. Not only is this recipe, it’s quick, too. … Continue reading

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Spice-Crusted Pork Chops

Some of our frequent guests tried to sway us against a new recipe for grilling pork chops. “They always turn out tough and overcooked.” Well, we didn’t want to be disagreeable, so we made this recipe just for ourselves. The … Continue reading

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Mango-Chipotle Pulled Pork

Pulled pork and the slow cooker are culinary soul mates. We often use the slow cooker on Saturday or Sunday morning so we are free to do something other than stay in the kitchen for much of the afternoon. This … Continue reading

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