Philly-Style Pork Loin Sandwich

So. Good. Ready in about a half hour!

This pork loin sandwich is so crave worthy. I originally created it in 2012 for the National Pork Board for a nutrition conference expo and I still love this recipe! It’s ready in just 30 minutes. If you buy a marinated pork loin, you don’t...
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Cumin-Chili Spiced Seven-Layer Bean Dip

Have your seven-layer dip and eat it too, with significantly less saturated fat and calories.

Have your seven-layer dip and eat it too, with significantly less saturated fat and calories. This dip is as healthy as eating a salad, but tastes like your indulging big time, with black beans, Greek yogurt, and avocado. Cumin-Chili Spiced Seven-Layer Bean Dip 2 (14-ounce) cans...
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MSG: Get the facts on monosodium glutamate

Michelle answers your biggest questions about MSG

This blog post is sponsored by Ajinomoto. Written 100% by me. My family and I have been enjoying MSG in our food for years. From our favorite ranch dressing to chicken noodle soup. I’m excited to be partnering with Ajinomoto, manufacturer of MSG, to bring...
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Sautéed Cremini and Wild Mushrooms

A wonderful side to compliment your holiday meal

Mushrooms are my husband’s and my must-have steak pairing. Mushrooms count as a vegetable, too. I typically use cremini mushrooms and fancy them up a bit during the holidays with the addition of wild mushrooms and a spot of butter. Sautéed Cremini and Wild Mushrooms 1...
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Crispy Roasted Red Potato Slices

A perfect side for your holiday meal

My Dad was a grilling enthusiast and frequently made a foil-pouch version of this simple potato recipe. But with butter, naturally. As a kid, I thought it was the most amazing side dish on the planet. Fast forward a few decades, and now I...
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Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with Sausage

Fresh herbs add flavor and aroma to make this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe extra special

This Thanksgiving stuffing recipe is very close to my husband’s mom recipe, plus I add fresh herbs to add flavor and aroma to make it extra special. Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with Sausage Cooking oil spray 12 cups Italian bread cubed into 1/2-inch pieces 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive...
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Crispy Shallots

Elevate your green bean casserole with Crispy Shallots

Elevate your green bean casserole with my crispy shallots! Crispy Shallots 3 medium shallots, very thinly sliced (use a mandolin if you have one) 10 ounces canola oil Salt Place the shallots in a small saucepan and cover with the oil. Turn the heat on high until the shallots bubble...
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Frankenstein Jackfruit Head

Play potato head with this show stopping monster head made with jackfruit

Play potato head with this show stopping monster head made with jackfruit. Select a jackfruit that runs on the smaller size so that it will be easier to store and more manageable to butcher later. Frankenstein Jackfruit Head 1 jackfruit 2 large pitted black olives 1/2 rambutan fruit...
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Witches Brew Mocktail (or Cocktail!)

This sweet and tart drink will please kids and adults alike

This sweet and tart drink will please kids and adults alike, made with 100% fruit juices with no added sugar. This punch pairs nicely with vodka, tequila, or gin, if you’re craving a cocktail for the adults. Witches Brew Mocktail (or Cocktail!) 3 cups pomegranate juice 1...
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Easy Halloween Deviled Eggs with Avocado and Lime

Delight party guests with these ghoulishly green deviled eggs

I have prepared deviled eggs for all sorts of parties, changing up the flavors and appearance depending on the event theme, and people go crazy for them. In this recipe, ripe avocado replaces most of the mayonnaise to color the eggs ghoulishly green. Lime,...
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