Archive for the ‘Pork’ Category

Slow Cooker Meatballs & Spaghetti Squash

September 29, 2015

Every kitchen needs some workhorse recipes.


This Slow Cooker Meatballs and Sauce recipe is mine.

It takes 15 minutes to throw it into the crock pot and we can eat forever. If you are in a hurry, you can just throw jarred sauce into the crock pot, then add the meatballs (this kind is my favorite spaghetti sauce of all time but any sauce will do since it is slow cooking with other flavors and meatballs.) Either way, I love how tender they end up, just like a real Italian restaurant or deli. And you notice there are no breadcrumbs in this recipe, making it totally low carb. If you are so inclined.

But if you have 5 minutes, it is so easy to make this sauce. First you sauté onions, garlic, whatever veggies you like (I used spinach since my kids can’t pick it out and tend to eat it) with tomato paste.

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Greek Al Fresco Lunch

June 4, 2015


What kind of food blogger would I be if I threw a lunch for our families that was easy and delicious, took 20 minutes to cook, looked gorgeous all spread out, went great with white wine, and I didn’t share it with you?

Seriously, I posted before (complete with horrible photos that did not weather the transition to the upgrade of this website well) about how much we love Pork Souvlaki. We call them Greek Tacos because they are a similar concept and level of ease as the South American variety. But the flavors are my favorite!

So when my oldest son RJ made his First Communion a few weeks ago, and all of our families were coming over to celebrate afterwards, I decided to do a greek spread with the souvlaki since it can feed a crowd and it is so quick to make. And …

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

February 27, 2015

Oh hello there.

How’s your week going?

We are on February School vacation week here, so we took the kids up skiing to North Conway, NH. It’s been a mixed bag with some wonderful ski days and others so cold we were shivering on the chairlift and huddling for warmth. If you follow me on Instagram you know we’ve reached an amazing point where all our older kids can ski with us down most trails and it is such a joy. Though there are some serious heart palpitations for this momma, we mostly have smooth sailing as we fly down the hill.

But no matter what the weather our days always end apres skiing with friends or sitting around a fire. I knew it would be very hard to be Whole30 compliant on vacation, so I have been MOSTLY eating paleo with a few glasses of wine …

Bo Ssam

December 4, 2014


The week before Thanksgiving, my husband’s best friend stayed with us since he was attending a conference at University of New Hampshire around the corner.

Matt and his wife, Heather, are scientists, foodies, parents to two adorable girls, disgustingly disciplined in working out, and the best quality you can ask for in a friend: Giant Hearted. Matt always has food stories that he tells very casually and then you taste what he’s talking about and your mind is blown (like that time he told us how he liked to grill chicken legs that were coated in salt, sugar and Tumeric and when I tasted it, they were so yummy).

This was the case with this Korean dish, Bo Ssam.  He told us about his friends marinating a pork shoulder overnight in sugar and salt, then cooking it for 6 hours low and slow. Then you stack it …

Breaded Pork Chops

December 9, 2013



Rob and I got to sneak away with the baby after Thanksgiving and ski at the mountain with the most snow (Sunday River in Maine) and I can’t believe how good it felt after missing last season. This photo is from last year and I cannot wait to ski with these people!! Rob is so great at getting us to the top of the hill and I am so thankful.

I think this might be my favorite season to cook in. The cold and snow make us all hibernate so that there is more time to savor ingredients and each other. You know, the stuff that makes life worth living. 

And guess what Santa brought a month early?

A freezer full of meat!

This year, in addition to the half cow we buy from Read More