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Pork Fried Rice

Just about every time I get take out Chinese food, the next day, I’m making fried rice.  I’ve always got some leftover rice from the night before, and fried rice (at least how I make it) is so easy to make with whatever ingredients you have on hand.  This version is a Pork Fried rice, that I made with some leftover pork chop’s, and the veggies that I had available in the fridge.

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Grilled Pork Chop with Marsala Apples

Grilled Pork Chops.  Apples.  A match made in heaven that you’ll find much simpler to make than you might think.  While pork chops can be a bit tricky to cook, because the meat is so lean and can dry out, when cooked well, they are tender, juicy and delicious.

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Mini Meatballs

Meatballs are for more than just spaghetti or sub sandwiches.  These delicious little morels can and should stand on their own.  Frequently now, I’ll serve a few meatballs, dusted with parmesan cheese and a bit of olive oil as an appetizer, or even a small main dish, maybe with a side salad.  This recipe for Mini-meatballs is perfect for parties, where you’ll looking for “tooth-pick” food.

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Bacon and Green Onion Pizza

Bacon and onions just go together really well.  So why not on pizza?  Making pizza’s at home is always a hit with my family.  Partly because, everyone gets to choose their own toppings.  For this pizza, I when with a combination of freshly sautéed bacon and green onions, or scallions.

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Pork Tenderloin Marsala

A few years ago, I made a Pork Tenderloin Marsala for the first time, for the simple reason that I didn’t have any chicken handy.  And while Chicken Marsala may be more the common, the wine flavored mushroom sauce goes really well with a perfectly cooked piece of pork tenderloin.

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Roasted Pork Loin

When Sunday rolls around, a Roast Pork Loin, is near the top of my favorite things to cook list.  There’s something special about a roast, that gets the whole family together around the table for a “traditional” meal, and while I love roast chickens, roast beef, a roasted pork provides a ton of great options.

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Italian Porchetta

In the land of large roasts, this Italian Porchetta may just be king.  I’ve seen many different versions on this recipe, but this one, using pork loin and belly is one of my favorites.  I’ll show you have to make a wonderful herb butter, that used to flavor the loin, that is literally wrapped up in a large slab of pork belly.

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White Bolognese Sauce

Until recently, a Bolognese sauce has always meant a tomato and meat sauce.  So I was blown away when I saw Lidia Bastianich take a totally different spin on the recipe, creating a White Bolognese.  This sauce, still with meat, drops most of the tomato, adding a bit more cream and ricotta…which leaves it…well…white.

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How to Brine

Learning how to brine will benefit you not just for the Thanksgiving Turkey, but throughout the year.  And fortunately, it is so simple, that with a quick read, and a view my “How to Brine” video, you’ll have it mastered in no time.  With a good brine your recipe (whether it be pork, chicken or seafood) will turn out more tender, more juicy and more flavorful.  So...why not start brining?

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How to Cook Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite things to cook. It is tremendously versatile, works great with all kinds of other ingredients, and is one of the leaner healthier meats available. That said, to fully appreciate it, it needs to be cooked well, and there are some specific do’s and don’ts that will ensure insure a tasty, tender, and moist pork tenderloin. Below, and in the video, I explain how to cook a pork tenderloin, and I think you may be surprise with how simple and quick it is. Hope you find this cooking technique helpful, and enjoy you pork tenderloin!

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