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Cold & Lazy & Hungry? Hit the Brown & Sugar & Pork & Loin

The ultimate lazy & hungry dish: super easy, super tasty, super satisfying on a 19-degree night. Serve with roast potatoes (because they are life-affirming) and steamed broccoli (because easy). The pork loin I used was 2.88 lbs and it was ready after 4-4.5 hours (1 on high because I panicked about it not getting done; … Continue reading

Quick Pork Chop Marinade

I’m not always super awesome at planning ahead. Marinades generally require planning ahead. That is a big bummer, because marinades are marvelous. However, this one is super easy, quite¬†tasty, and only takes an hour. Even I can make that happen! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/easy-grilled-pork-chops-recipe.html  

Baked Chicken in Wine Sauce

This recipe came from the mother of woman I worked with when I was 22. I was just learning how to cook and had basically no skills. This couldn’t be easier, and it’s still a go-to recipe. – 1 whole or 3 large chicken breasts – 1/4 c. Rose wine (I usually end up using … Continue reading

Red beans and rice

Snowy afternoon + empty frig = this recipe (from my sister). 1) Cook instant brown rice in chicken broth. 2) Bust open a can of red beans, kidney beans, and diced tomatoes. 3) Heat up with olive oil and seasonings of choice (she used Lawry’s and chili powder). Add a little chicken broth if you … Continue reading

Quickie Pesto Turkey

I was frantically searching online for quick recipes that involved turkey tenderloins I had been inspired to buy. I ran across a Food Network recipe for sage pesto crusted turkey, in which you made your own pesto. Yeah. Right. I had a jar on hand and proceeded to enjoy this ridiculously easy weeknight dinner, with … Continue reading

Stir-Friday: Chicken and Green Beans

Having eaten frozen dinners the prior two nights, I really felt compelled to make something tasty and healthy on Friday– without going to the groc or taking time away from my ever-important drinking-on-the-couch-while-watching-movies indulgence. This was my answer. Will had bought chicken breasts a few days prior (which we’d nearly forgotten), and I’d bought frozen … Continue reading

Good things: Citrus and tenderpork and greens

This was passed around among my in-laws and eventually made its way to me. It’s now a go-to recipe when I want to impress people (say, an uncle from California, just hypothetically). It’s not difficult; it just takes time to peel and cut everything. Get your sig-o on that, or do it ahead if time. … Continue reading

Winging Eggplant Parmesan

Dinner at my house takes form in one of two ways: 1. Things in the fridge that need to be eaten. NOW! 2. Things that I purchased without much rhyme or reason because they were either on sale or I was hungry and they looked good to me. This dish was created out of the … Continue reading

Breakfast of self-appointed champions.

I don’t know what it’s like for you when the alarm goes off, but for me, most mornings are crazy. But a girl has to eat breakfast, even if that girl has to head to the office early and work on a presentation, but not before getting a little dude ready for his day and … Continue reading