Honey Jalapeno Lime Pork Tenderloin

A friend passed this pork tenderloin recipe to me and says it was originally published in Southern Living years ago. Her sister-in-law gave her the recipe so the original copy has been lost. I’m sorry to say that I can’t give credit to the correct issue, date or author. Having been a fan of Southern Living recipes for over 30 years, it’s no surprise that this was another winner. The recipe…

Oven Barbecue Chicken Thighs

I saw this barbecue chicken thighs recipe on The Pioneer Woman and immediately knew that I had to check it out. The thighs looked like everything I love about a piece of BBQ chicken – minus the headache of grilling outdoors. They’re perfectly cooked through because you can control the temperature by using an oven cooking method and that’s important since a chicken thigh can take a long…

Brussel Sprouts in Sriracha & Honey

Last fall I picked up these delicious, roasted brussel sprouts in sriracha and honey from the prepared veggie aisle at my local Whole Foods. It was instant addiction. I kept going back for more and found myself actually making a special trip just to pick up these darned brussel sprouts, ha! I couldn’t keep them in my fridge longer than the time it took to put my groceries away. They are delicious…

Savory Beef Stew

This beef stew is big on flavor because of the garlic, paprika and cayenne and also from the subtle seasonings that it picks up from the beer as it tenderizes the beef. The meat will literally fall apart as you scoop it out of your bowl…so delicious! One thing I always do is pick up a chuck or rump roast and cut it into pieces rather than purchasing stew meat. It will cost you less per…

Minestrone Soup

My co-worker and very good friend Melissa had been telling me about this Minestrone soup for the past couple of years and I don’t know why but I didn’t think that I was a fan of this particular kind of soup for some reason. I don’t think that I had ever ordered it out in a restaurant and I certainly had never cooked a pot of minestrone soup at home. She kept telling me how it was…

The World’s Best Marinara Sauce

I originally found this best Marinara Sauce recipe on a blog called Texana’s Kitchen. It called for meatballs in the sauce and I immediately fell in love with “spaghetti and meatballs” all over again. It’s also great with Italian sausage, as shown in this post – or just all by itself over pasta. The best part is the easiness of putting it all together in your dutch oven, popping it in the oven…