Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears & Blue Cheese

Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears & Blue Cheese |

I noticed a couple of years ago that, for some reason, pork is one of my very favorite comfort foods! I realized it one day a few years ago when I was grumpy after a hard day at work. I took myself to the grocery store because, umm yeah, you’ll find my picture next to… 

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Roasted Cauliflower and Wild Mushroom Soup

Roasted Cauliflower and Wild Mushroom Soup |

First things first, let’s talk chef’s knives. Do you have a chef’s knife that you absolutely love? I’ve been using the same sturdy stainless steel knives for the past few years, and I am ready for a more professional knife. For weeks I have been doing research on knives, German vs. Japanese; bolster or no… 

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Thyme Balsamic Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Grapes

How was your week? I think my shoulders are so tight and tense, they now permanently reside somewhere around my ears. (If anyone knows a good masseuse and/or chiropractor in the Richmond-area, please send me their information!) That being said, I am sooo ready to make a quick and easy dinner, veg in front of the TV… 

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Savory “Garbage” Stuffed Apples

Savory "Garbage" Stuffed Apples |

The day after Thanksgiving is soon coming where you wake up in the morning, still full from the night before, with a refrigerator full of all kinds of Thanksgiving food leftovers that you have no idea what to do with. You’ll open the door and stare, wondering how you’re going to eat all that food… 

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Bread-Free Roasted Vegetable Stuffing {AIP, paleo}

Bread-Free Roasted Vegetable Stuffing |

Okay, I know that title sounds like an oxymoron. Stuffing is bread, and so how can one possibly have bread-free stuffing?? But this low-carb, roasted vegetable stuffing might just convince you that bread is not a necessary part of the equation. This 4-ingredient stuffing is so simple, easy, and full of cozy flavor. Caramelized roasted cauliflower comes together with… 

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Slow Cooker Garlic Lovers’ Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Garlic Lovers Short Ribs|

If you hate savory, fork-tender meat that’s slow-cooked for hours until it’s falling apart in a rich, garlicky herb broth, then you should probably avert your eyes right now. Don’t even keep reading. This post is not for you. If you’re not about delicious comfort food that you can prep in the morning, add to… 

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Slow Cooker Creamy Orange Fennel Chicken

Slow Cooker Creamy Orange Fennel Chicken |

I’ve got to tell you, this is one of my favorite dishes I’ve EVER made. I know fennel might be an usual, slightly intimidating ingredient for some. To be honest, I’ve been avoiding fennel like a girl avoids eye contact with that guy who won’t stop staring at her. I’ve never been a fan of… 

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Slow Cooker Cranberry, Garlic & Herb Brisket

Slow Cooker Cranberry, Garlic & Herb Brisket |

You guys really like my acorn squash stuffed with herbs and cranberries. And you loooove my Slow Cooker Chai Tea Brisket! So today I’m serving you something that goes right along with that deliciousness, this Slow Cooker Cranberry, Garlic & Herb Brisket! This savory brisket is one of those wonderful dump and cook meals. All… 

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Easy Herbed Mushroom Duxelles

Easy Herbed Mushroom Duxelles |

Don’t worry; we’re not getting too fancy here today. Although “duxelles” sounds fancy, it’s just a cool cooking word for “sautéed, finely chopped mushrooms and stuff.” Sautéed, finely chopped mushrooms, shallots, and herbs to be exact. I was reminded of the wonder that is mushroom duxelles after seeing them top a gorgeous filet recently on a trip… 

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Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Ribs

Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Ribs |

Well hi there, stranger! Yes I’m talking to myself… I apologize that I have left this poor blog dry for the past two weeks. Suffice it to say that I have been crazy busy! But now I’m back doing what I love, and that’s spending time in the kitchen with you! And soI hope that… 

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