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Dry Roasted Pork Shoulder to Combat Spring Sports Schedule

Dry Roasted Pork Shoulder to Combat Spring Sports Schedule

ShareTweet This big hunk of slow roasted pork shoulder is more powerful than it looks. More than a mound of melt in your mouth tender pork, it’s a dinner solution for little league baseball late nights. Every April, little league baseball takes over our family. My husband coaches my son’s team and their practice andContinue Reading

Quick French Weeknight Dinner: Pork Medallions with Mustard Sauce

Quick French Weeknight Dinner: Pork Medallions with Mustard Sauce

ShareTweet When people ask me what type of food I like to cook, saucy French foods is my usual reply, but I worry that this gives the wrong impression. Our weeknight meals usually involve a protein with a sauce, but they’re far from fancy. Whipping up a little sauce to top boring pork chops isContinue Reading

Meat is Love: Slow Roasting for Perfectly Pink Roast Beef

Meat is Love: Slow Roasting for Perfectly Pink Roast Beef

ShareTweet Meat is love. Back in college, I cooked for one. Broke and a little too obsessed with my weight, I walked to the supermarket and would buy two sea scallops to saute in butter and shallots, served next to a handful of green beans. My roommates thought I was insane, but I felt likeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Roasted Pork Loin with Cider Cream Mushroom Sauce

Roasted Pork Loin with Cider Cream Mushroom Sauce

ShareTweet Something magical happens when you roast meats or vegetables. All the flavors intensify as the sugars caramelize and instead of getting dry and tough, everything becomes more delicious. And as a technique, it’s hard to find one with lower maintenance: just preheat, season, and roast. Using the same technique for both main course andContinue Reading

Ancho Chili and Tomato Goat Cheese Souffle for a Light Summer Dinner

Ancho Chili and Tomato Goat Cheese Souffle for a Light Summer Dinner

ShareTweet When people think of souffles, they usually picture dessert souffles, lighter than air chocolate concoctions that just melt in your mouth like a silken kiss. Savory souffles don’t get nearly enough attention and praise. In the summer, when even lifting a fork seems like too much effort, a cheese souffle paired with a niceContinue Reading

Queso Fresco Transforms a Boring Late Night Dinner

ShareTweet For the last few months, I have fallen ever increasingly in love with queso fresco. It may seem funny to rave about such a basic ingredient, but I find myself adding it to more and more dishes as of late, always with delightful results. Queso Fresco is a very generic Mexican cheese that canContinue Reading