Shredded Pork in Tomatillo Sauce (a.k.a. Desperation Dinner)

Oh, crap, what’s for dinner? How many times have I said that? Lots. How many times have you? Lots, too, I bet. It’s 5:00 p.m. and I haven’t been to the grocery store in a week. That means two problems, 1) I don’t know what I’m going to whip up for dinner, and 2) the…

Five-Spice Sheet Pan Supper

    One of the things I like best about sheet pan suppers is their versatility. Don’t have the veggies called for in your recipe? No problem — just substitute whatever you do have. The variations on seasonings are endless. If you want, you can have a sheet pan supper every week and never make…

Vindaloo

This brightly flavored dish is another one of my all-time favorites. I often make it with leftover pork roast. I began mixing my own vindaloo seasoning a while ago. I didn’t use up the commercially prepared blend fast enough, so it was always getting too old to be flavorful. I use the individual ingredients much…

My Favorite Pork Roast

Pork roast done right has a crispy top and a moist interior. Lucky for me, pork no longer needs to be cooked to shoe leather for it to be safe. An internal temperature of 145℉ and a three-minute rest, and it’s all good. I needed a good dinner! I was on a roll…downhill. I had…

Rosemary-Sage Pork With White Beans

The first thing you’re gonna think when you put this on the table is, “No way that’s for only two people!” Sure, if you want to split it between three people, be my guest. But two of you can lick the plate clean for only 500 calories apiece, and a whopping 21 grams of fiber…

Grilled Cumin-Sage Pork Tenderloin

What do you make when your sister is coming for dinner? It’s got to be special (because she is), but not so time-consuming that you’re stuck in the kitchen instead of enjoying her company. I thought I’d be brave and try something new that I found on The Spruce, with very few tweaks. I don’t…

Sauerbraten Style Pork Chops

Just look at these chops, aren’t they gorgeous? They weren’t on my shopping list, but I had to buy them. I learned years ago from my dad that if the butcher says something is particularly good that day, you ignore your list & take the butcher’s advice.  My sister gave me this recipe a long time ago…

Planked Babyback Ribs: Oh, My!

WHY did I wait so long to try this??? And when can we have it again? That’s what went through my head the first time I made ribs this way. I was planking all sorts of things all summer long. I can’t even begin to imagine why I didn’t just start with these! It just doesn’t get any…