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Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

This recipe is stupid good and stupid easy. Eat. It. Now. My 18 month old snarfed it down, too, along with mashed potatoes and roast carrots. I didn’t do the BBQ sauce but I’m sure it would be delish. Planning to reincarnate tomorrow as carnitas tacos. http://www.chow.com/recipes/30356-easy-slow-cooker-pulled-pork

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  

Balsamic-Marinated Pork Chops & Grilled Peaches

I have no idea what “clean eating” is, but apparently, this is marvelously clean. More important to me is that it is marvelously easy and delicious. Bonus: it looks way more complicated than it is. The flavor profile! The balance of sweet and savory!  So amaze your friends and enjoy simple, honest food. Recipe credit … Continue reading

Old School Sloppy Joes

It’s late April and it’s 37 degrees. That’s a tragedy that translates into a serious need for comfort food. Some dusty part of my brain remembered the sloppy joes mi madre used to make that I loved. Hoping my 3-year-old would embrace culinary tradition, I made some educated guesses that led to this. After the … Continue reading

Wonderful Chicken

This was a go-to dish in my husband’s household when he was growing up, and now it is in ours as well. It’s ridiculously easy– only 4 ingredients, including the chicken– and (this is the key part, is it not?) delicious. It was also the first dish my husband made for me, so you know … Continue reading

Béchamel sauce

Bechamel Sauce I’ve always been more of a red sauce kind of gal, but my sister inspired me to explore new pasta-drenching strategies. I didn’t do the “warm the milk up separately” part and it probably would have helped, but I tossed this with zucchini and chicken-apple-sausage from Trader Joe’s and it was tasty.

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

Half-ass (third? quarter?) chicken parm

I don’t even know if this qualifies as half-ass, it’s so easy. – Trader Joe’s frozen chicken tenders – spaghetti – Trader Joe’s marinara sauce (in a can) – shredded mozzarella, Italian herbs, parm, salt and pepper Bake the chicken tenders at 350 for 20 minutes, then add mozzarella, herbs, and parm (though it probably … Continue reading

Easy Peasy Pizza

I love pizza. I love it like the way Brits love their tea and meaningless figureheads. And like the way addicts love their crack. Yes, that kind of love. But having moved out of NY a long time ago, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’ll never get NY style pizza anywhere I go, … Continue reading

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