Day 22–Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 24, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

Emily has been begging me to make something with Teriyaki, so tonight was the night. I don’t know how it happened, but somehow I came out with two tenderloins tonight! I went to Kroger earlier and bought a good sized tenderloin, and when I went to put it in the... more

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Day 21–Balsamic-Marinated Stuffed Flank Steak

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 23, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

It’s the 3 week mark today. I thought I would celebrate by making something beefy for the crew. Something challenging. (As if I have not been challenged almost nightly here lately…)  Boy, did I learn a lot about handling meat! This recipe is a little more challenging, and I had... more

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Day 20–Fish Tacos

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 22, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

Who can go from 2 star to 5 star in one day? This girl can. Tonight’s recipe was a hit. There is absolutely nothing leftover tonight! When the family came in from work tonight, the first thing out of their mouths was “Hmmm…something smells good!” The food didn’t last long... more

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Day 19–Rigatoni With Roasted Gaaahlic Sauce

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 21, 2014 | Category: 2 Star Meal, Blog

Ugh. This one was NOT a hit. In fact, 3 out of 5 of us rated it a 1! I have a huge pot of this still on the stovetop awaiting cleanup. I am sure that there will be no takers for this recipe! It may look pretty, but if... more

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Day 18–Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Wraps with Coleslaw

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 20, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

I love it when a meal comes together quick and easy! These slow cooker pork meals are the most easy dinners I have made, and I am surprised I have not used them sooner. The trick is planning, because you have to put the meat in the slow cooker before... more

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Day 17–Cioppino

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 19, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

I’ve never, ever heard of this dish. In fact, the only reason I found this is because I went to Food Network’s website and looked for 5 star recipes. This one stood out because it has things in it that I have never, ever tried. The reason I have never,... more

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Day 16–Brick Oven Pizza (Brooklyn Style)

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 18, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

I have to say, tonight was the first night I actually felt proud of myself. Not only did I make homemade pizza dough and it turned out delicious, but the pizza themselves were fantastic AND I did it all while entertaining tonight! When I told Todd that I was going... more

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Day 15–Simple Pan-Fried Pork Chops

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 17, 2014 | Category: 4 Star Meal, Blog

What is it with pork chops and kitchen disasters? I wanted to redeem myself from last week’s pork chop debacle and found a different way to cook them. Tonight’s recipe features very thin, very simple skillet fried chops. They actually turned out quite tasty! The key is to salt and... more

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Day 14–Corn Fritters

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 16, 2014 | Category: 5 Star Meal, Blog

Happy National Corn Fritter Day!! I’ve never heard of a corn fritter before, and I am glad I checked what day it was and decide to make this side dish. According to Wikipedia, corn fritters are a traditional savory Southern USA snack. Well, this Southern girl has finally tasted some... more

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Day 13–Easy Sole Meuniere

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 16, 2014 | Category: 3 Star Meal, Blog

If you like lemons, you will like this recipe. Boy oh boy, this was lemony! First off, if you are like me, you have never heard of the word “meuniere”. I looked on Wikipedia, and found that the word refers to both a sauce and a method of cooking fish.... more

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“There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky