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  • Cabbage Roll

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    Cabbage Rolls

    Cabbage isn’t for everyone, but I love it. I’ve had cabbage rolls out at restaurants before, but when I saw an “easy” cabbage roll recipe on Pinterest (the recipe is literally called “Easy Cabbage Rolls”) I had to try it! I followed the recipe almost exactly so click on the link for all the in-depth instructions! The only thing I changed was that I used all pork for the stuffing instead of a pork/beef mix. And I used 1 medium onion instead of 2 small. Other than that, I followed the recipe! First, boil your cabbage leaves for about 2 minutes to make them soft and pliable. Set aside and…

  • chicken-enchiladas

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    Chicken Enchiladas

    As most of us returned to work yesterday, I hope your days went well! My day went pretty smoothly except for the fire alarm going off and standing outside in the cold rain for about 10 minutes. By the time I got home from work hours later my hair was still not completely dry! Moving on to today’s post. Love enchiladas? What’s great about enchiladas is that there are so many different combinations you can do. For these chicken enchiladas I followed this recipe and it’s so easy to do. Following the recipe, I sautéed green chiles and onions with salt and pepper and then added in shredded chicken. Once that was…

  • meatloaf

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    Meatloaf

    Meatloaf gets a bad rap sometimes as bad cafeteria food, but it’s one of my favorite comfort foods. And if you make it yourself it can be extremely tasty. Today I’m sharing photos of how I make meatloaf using my mom’s recipe that she’s been using for years. First, I start off with meatloaf mix (veal, pork, and beef) and italian breadcrumbs. Then, I add in 1 egg, sauteed onion, parsley, salt and pepper and mix with my hands. Once it’s all incorporated I move it onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and shape it into the meatloaf shape. For the meatloaf glaze I mix ketchup, mustard, brown…

  • Spinach & Mushroom Stuffed Chicken

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    Spinach & Mushroom Stuffed Chicken

    How’s everyone’s week going so far? I can’t believe it’s already Thursday! I’m trying to savor this last 1+ week before I go back to work. I have a food post for you all today and I filmed it as well for a short less than 2 minute video! Of course, I also have some pictures for you to walk you through this easy dish. I diced some tomatoes, cut the spinach into smaller pieces, and cooked and cut up the mushrooms ahead of time. Put the ingredients inside the chicken breasts and be careful not to overstuff them because then it will be hard to close them up. Dust…

  • Food

    Mexican Stuffed Shells

    I’ve got a new food post for you all this evening! I don’t know why, but with football season, people (myself included) love eating all kinds of cheesy foods. While a lot of the time the foods tend to be more of the finger food variety – I suppose for easy eating? – the food post I have for you today is not finger food friendly. Today, I bring you Mexican Stuffed Shells. I’ve been making these for a good three or four years now and to this day I think it is one of the yummiest things ever. There are so many different recipes for these stuffed shells and I remember…

  • Food

    Paella

    Paella is one of my favorite dishes and I love that if you make it yourself you can really make it your own, just like with any dish. After a lot of trial and error over the years, I have it pretty much down. Read on to see step by step photos! In my paella I use: shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, chicken broth, sausage, garlic, onions, saffron, peas and short grain rice. In a paella pan, I pour in uncooked rice, the chicken and sausage. Next, I pour the broth and saffron into the paella pan. Paella pans are very wide and shallow. Once the broth starts to bubble, I…

  • Food

    Seafood Pasta

    I don’t know about you, but I tend to eat a lot more seafood in the summer months. The food post I bring to you today is an easy (what else is new) pasta dish with shrimp, scallops, and clams. First, I pan-seared the shrimp and scallops. For the sauce, I used garlic and onions (that I first browned), white wine, anchovy paste, and the clam juice from the canned clams. Next, pour the sauce into the pasta pot and toss. Lastly, add in the seafood. Finally, plate your seafood pasta and add some parsley for garnish!  

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    Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin

    Hi all, it’s only Tuesday and I feel like I’ve been running around non-stop. I’ve been busy with errands, a 2-day virtual conference/workshop that wraps up tomorrow, and I’ll have to pack tomorrow for yet another trip. I’m going away for a long weekend for the wedding of two of my dear friends, but before I go I have a few posts left to do before more wedding and/or travel posts go up. Today, I bring you another food post and it is a Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin, which as a majority of my food posts are, is fairly easy. I put italian breadcrumbs, and pecans (which I roughly chop up first) into a…

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    Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

    I’m back with another food post. I feel like it’s been a little while since I’ve done one of these, so today I’m sharing some pictures of this Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. I’ve made this a few times so far and it’s always delicious. I’m not a big pork eater. Well, let me clarify, I like pork but I am definitely not a fan of porkchops so I think that’s why it’s always in my head that I’m not a big pork fan. Anyway, this pork tenderloin is so good and definitely not too hard to make. I start off with the filling which consists of spinach, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, and…

  • Food,  Life

    Thanksgiving Eats

    Thanksgiving and food go hand in hand. It’s a time to reflect on everything you are thankful for and on a lighter note a time to eat to your heart’s content. Here are some snapshots of what I ate on Thanksgiving!   I had family visiting for the week and my cousin brought her fondue set. I love cheese and chocolate fondue so I was super excited for this! We had some cheese fondue as an afternoon snack before we feasted for Thanksgiving dinner.   We bought an electric fryer recently and decided to fry our turkey this year.   The turkey came out so delicious and moist, but left…