Category Archives: Pork

Gyoza (Asian Dumplings)

On the coldest of winter days, when I don’t have to go outside, I enjoy being at home in the kitchen with a project that may take a bit more time than the usual dinner preparation. One of the dishes … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Cubanelle peppers are thriving in our garden this year. Also known as Italian frying peppers, these thin skinned peppers are sweet and great for stuffing, baking, grilling or eating raw in salads. They range in color from green to red … Continue reading

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Making Homemade Italian Sausage/Sausage with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and Mushrooms

One of our favorite family holiday traditions is to get together for our annual Italian sausage-making party. It is a big family project that includes my husband and children, plus my mom, sister, and my brother’s family. We make enough … Continue reading

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Grilled Orange Sage Pork Tenderloin

My children love pork tenderloin. I have found that one of the best ways to infuse flavor into the pork is to roll it in an olive oil and herb bath after grilling, then let it sit in the oil … Continue reading

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Sugar and Spice Spiral-sliced Ham

This is my homemade version of honey-baked ham. The flavor is close to the name brand but without the high price tag. I use Kirkland spiral-sliced ham from Costco and make my own spice coating. You will need a kitchen … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage

Stuffed cabbage is one of my favorite winter dishes. This recipe is adapted from one my Aunt Joan learned to make from one of her Polish neighbors. It takes some time to prepare so it is a perfect snowy day, … Continue reading

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Black-eyed Pea and Rice Soup

In the South black-eyed peas are a good luck food at New Years and this soup is one of my husband’s favorites to have after Christmas, since he has Southern roots. It is hearty, yet somehow feels light compared to … Continue reading

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Russian Pork and Sauerkraut Soup

We recently returned from a trip to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. We had a great time exploring Natchez and New Orleans and were fortunate to arrive during crawfish season, indulging in crawfish po boys and boiled crawfish. We also loved … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

January can be so bleak and dreary and one way to combat the winter blues is to have people over for dinner or for game days. I like to serve appetizers whenever I entertain and this stuffed mushroom recipe is … Continue reading

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Rosemary Lángos and Hungarian Goulash

A few years ago a Hungarian woman at our local summer farmer’s market sold goulash and a delicious fried flatbread called lángos (lawn-gosh), a kind of fried focaccia dough. It is a very popular street food in Hungary. It was … Continue reading

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