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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin

I found this recipe on The original recipe uses a 3 lb pork loin and I used a 1 lb pork tenderloin. I think both work equally. It is a very simple recipe with very little prep, so it is good for busy days.

Serves 4 to 6

 1 lb pork tenderloin
1/2 apple
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2 yellow onion

Slice the onion and  apple into thin slices like so.
Every inch or inch and a half cut a slit in the pork tenderloin 3/4 of the way through the tenderloin. Insert the slices into the slits in the pork tenderloin.
 Drizzle the honey over top evenly, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
 Place in a slow cooker and scatter the onion on top. Cook on low for 5 hours.
I served mine with potatoes, and steamed broccoli.

From one newbie to another, enjoy!

Baked Potato Casserole

I found this recipe through Pinterest on I tweaked it a little since there is just my husband and I. It is just as good left over as it is fresh though.

Serves 2 to 4 

 2 or 3 potatoes
2 chicken breasts
4 slices of bacon
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Bunch of green onions
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
Salt and Pepper to taste

 Cook and crumble the bacon.
 Cut up one potato into bite size pieces and scatter over a greased square baking dish.
 Cut up both chicken breasts into bite size pieces and place over the potato evenly.
 Scatter half the bacon and chopped green onions over top the chicken.
 Pour half the cheese over top.
Put the second cut up potato over top, followed by the rest of the bacon and green onion. Season with salt and pepper. Pour rest of cheese over top. Pour the heavy cream on top evenly. Cut up the butter and scatter over top.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake in oven at 350 degrees for one hour. Uncover and bake for another 30 minutes.
Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes and serve.

From one newbie to another, enjoy!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mozzarella, Tomato, Avocado Salad

This is a great snack or side dish. It is really easy, and does not require any tools besides a knife and a bowl! I will say though, it was not great after a day or so, so just make as much as you will eat in one sitting. I found this recipe on

Serves 2 to 4

1 large tomato
1 avocado
1 large ball of mozzarella
Dried basil to taste
Olive oil to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

 Cut up all of the tomato, avocado, and mozzarella into bite size cubes.
 Add dried basil, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
Stir altogether and it is done! It is that easy!

From one newbie to another, enjoy!

Taco Calzones

These were super easy, super delicious, and fun to make! My husband loved them. They were also good reheated as left overs.

Serves 2 to 4

1 lb ground turkey
Taco seasoning
1 tube of big and flaky biscuits
1 can refried beans
1 can rotel
1 can black olives
1 bunch green onions
Shredded mexican cheese

 Cook ground turkey meat, and stir in seasoning.
 Take one biscuit and stretch out to a large circle. Spread with refried beans.
 Add ground turkey meat.
Add rotel, olives, cheese, and green onions.
 Take another biscuit and stretch over the top of the toppings and first biscuit. pinch the outer edges together to create a large taco "pocket". Repeat 4 times.
Cook at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 min, until slightly browned like so.
Serve with mexican rice, queso, salsa and chips!

From one newbie to another, enjoy!