Category Archives: Pork

A “flowering” Thanksgiving


I haven’t cooked with cauliflower that much before. Only when a few florets are included along with broccoli and perhaps some carrots in a dish. But not as a main ingredient in a dish. Since “Mr. Special” and I were … Continue reading

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An Easy Dish Using Quinoa Pasta


I had tried quinoa pasta last year and wanted to introduce it to “Mr. Special”.  I like that quinoa pasta, unlike other types of pasta, has zero cholesterol, very low sodium and low fat. And for a lot of people, … Continue reading

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A Stuffed Fave


Hopefully, my stuffed pork tenderloin I made yesterday can help win in the Heinz & Ocean Spray Ultimate Challenge Recipe Contest. With the contest, you have to create a dish using Heinz Chili Sauce and Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce. I … Continue reading

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Another Comforting Dish with Added Comfort!!


One of my food buddies entered my OctoberFEST Recipe Contest and she’s added some very comforting warmth to it –  Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey. Now, I’ve tried this new whiskey from JD and let me tell you, it’s very smooth with … Continue reading

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HELP: VOTE ME TO COOK


I entered a Prosciutto-wrapped fish Tostada (Italian Herb Prosciutto-Wrapped Fish Tostadas with Tomato-Pimento Coulis) in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight Contest. I need YOUR HELP!! Please Vote for this Recipe to help me make it to Atlanta this year for a … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned SPAIN Burgers


In August, I entered the  Build A Better Burger Contest sponsored by Sutter Home Winery, as I did last year. This time I decided to go authentic, with a Spanish-styled burger from Spain. NOT from South America, as we tend to … Continue reading

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I Can Make it Anywhere!!


I’m back from my trip to New York City! Wow, it was Fantastic! Just as a reminder, this trip was the one that I had won the end of last year (the Jimmy Dean Crumbles Recipe Contest – The Crumble … Continue reading

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Showcased Winning Recipes


The Chef at Jimmy Dean created my two winning recipes. Now they’re being showcased on the Jimmy Dean Sausage Facebook page. Hit the link and you’ll be able to view those recipes and see the terrific prepared dish photos. So … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Snow with a Christmas Dinner Recap!


Well, I’ve got to show everyone the wonderful snow here in North Carolina. (below)  Wow!! 6 inches and it’s still snowing and will be for a few more hours. YEAH!! I’ll be making snow cream again!!  A deer appeared first … Continue reading

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Ready to Rumble!


After the Aetna Healthy Food Fight earlier this year, I didn’t know I’d be in another “fight” so quickly.  And since I didn’t win that fight, I sort of was reluctant to enter another. Thank goodness for me, the next … Continue reading

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