Pork Chops with Sweet Potato and Fennel Hash

Pork chops are so easy.  They cook up quickly without much fuss, which makes them great for mid-week dinners.  I especially like pork paired with something that has a little sweetness.  Fruits like apples, cherries, and apricots are clear winners – but so are the sugars from slowly caramelized fennel, onion, and sweet potatoes in… Continue reading Pork Chops with Sweet Potato and Fennel Hash

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New Mexico Carne Adovada

Modified from The Border Cookbook : Authentic Home Cooking of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico (Cheryl A. Jamison and Bill Jamison) One of our favorite places to eat in Santa Fe is Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen.  Maria’s is primarily noted for their VAST selection of margaritas crafted for every tequila out there.  In fact… Continue reading New Mexico Carne Adovada

Pork Roast with Apple and Bacon Stuffing

Modified from Food Network Recipe by Paula Deen Finally, the first day of fall!  My favorite time of the year, but it’s hard to pick a single reason why I love fall so much.  It’s not simply the demise of summer, with its heat, humidity, bugs and glaring, harsh sunlight.  The cooler temperatures, beautiful colors… Continue reading Pork Roast with Apple and Bacon Stuffing

Lime-Curry Pork Skewers

We enjoyed the chicken satay so much last week, we decided to skewer some pork tenderloin!  The Lime-Curry marinade was wonderful with the pork tenderloin, adding multiple layers of spicy flavors to what tends to be a relatively bland-tasting cut of meat.  The recipe for this marinade was inspired by an Epicurious/Gourmet recipe, “Grilled Lime-Curry-Rubbed… Continue reading Lime-Curry Pork Skewers

Smoked Pork Butt

BBQ!  There’s not too much I can say about making pulled pork – there’s a little bit of preparation time, some variation in ingredients, and the rest is up to the quality of the pork shoulder roast (Boston butt) and how good your smoker is.  Food and Fire has a variety of instructions for pulled… Continue reading Smoked Pork Butt

Grilled Veal Rib Chops with Rosemary and Garlic

I have a special fondness for rib chops…be it beef, veal, pork, or lamb.  It must be something to do with the primal urge to gnaw the last remnants of fire-licked, juicy meat from the bone.  I’ve never claimed to be lady-like or restrained when it comes to eating! A rib chop differs from a… Continue reading Grilled Veal Rib Chops with Rosemary and Garlic

Savory Apples with Sage and Onion

Wow, it’s been a busy week and I am falling behind on blogging!  Days ago, there were apples in the fruit bowl that needed to be consumed.  With the possible exception of apples dipped in caramel (oh, the sugar!), my favorite way to eat apples is after they are cooked.  Apples pair well with onion… Continue reading Savory Apples with Sage and Onion

Stuffed Pork Loin

Pork loin, it can be such a problem-child!  Unless you’re lucky enough to have good access to meat from heritage breeds, most of the pork available is too lean and can end up being dry and flavorless after roasting.  There’s a couple of ways to help this – brining, and stuffing to add moisture.  Before… Continue reading Stuffed Pork Loin

Chipotle-Lime Marinated Pork Kebabs

It was one of those first days of near-spring when it felt great to be outdoors.  Sunny, but with enough chill in the air to sit around the chiminea on the patio and indulge in some crossword puzzles while James stoked the fire with pinon wood, supplemented by fallen branches from the yard.  It was… Continue reading Chipotle-Lime Marinated Pork Kebabs