Easy Grilled Pork Chops Recipe {a #GrillPorkSweeps Giveaway}

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Do you host an annual Memorial Day BBQ at your house? Are you always looking for a new and tasty recipe that will WOW your guests? Today, I have a pork chops recipe that is a snap to prepare and just as easy to grill. With only 15 minutes of prep time, you'll have plenty of time to welcome guests and sit back and have a cocktail or two. This Memorial Day, Walmart is the ultimate source for your barbecue essentials and great pork deals on your grilling favorites like pork chops. Look for this popular cut when shopping the meat case and visit Grillpork.org for more grilling inspiration. Ready to get started? Let's grab your ingredients. If you don't already have these items in your pantry, you can find them all at WalMart. You'll need: 1/3 Cup of Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce 1/2 … [Read more...]

Light and Healthy Spring Salad Recipes

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Spring is in full swing, the weather is warmer, and we are all excited to get out of the hot kitchen and have a much cooler, lighter fare. Spring salads are the perfect solution to your seasonal dilemma. Here you'll find a bunch of recipes that are quick, easy and will leave you lots of time in your day to lounge by the pool or do a little spring cleaning! /1/ Fennel and Citrus Salad - This salad is filled with a yummy combo of both sweet and spicy. If you're someone who eats a Paleo diet, this recipe is perfect for you! /2/ Sweet Orange and Pineapple Salad - This salad would be beautiful on a plate with Simple Skillet Cooked Salmon or a roasted chicken dish. /3/ Greek Green Bean Salad - Need a light and tasty dish to take to your next potluck? Voila! This green bean salad will be … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe – EASY and perfect for Easter Dinner

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Are you planning a special meal? There’s nothing better than homemade rolls on the table. While the idea of making your own can seem daunting – this easy recipe will make even a beginner look like a master baker. I discovered this recipe while looking for a good wholesome option for my kid’s lunches. I am trying to get away from processed foods for our family as much as possible. Making rolls on a Sunday afternoon is easy and has little hands-on time. The majority of time is spent waiting for the dough to rise. Unlike “cooking”, baking is a science and you do have to be pretty close to the directions. Warm milk to activate the yeast and sugar to feed it. This recipe also calls for having your ingredients at room temperature – If like me you keep your whole wheat flour in the fridge … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Mashed Potato Bar

Mashed Potato Bar for easy entertaining food ideas

One of the things I love about entertaining is being able to serve up great food to my favorite people, but I do not love the stress that goes along with entertaining. It took me a long time to learn how to enjoy my own parties because I spent more time in the kitchen than I did with my guests. Eventually, I learned to lighten up and serve foods that my guests could customize to suit their own tastes, which took a lot of stress off of me. One of my favorite foods to serve guests is mashed potatoes - they economical, easy, and pretty much everyone loves them, plus they're a great comfort food. When I throw a party, I love to set up a mashed potato bar, where I serve a scoop of mashed potatoes in a martini glass and then set up a buffet of toppings. I typically make my potatoes from … [Read more...]

A Sweet St Patrick’s Day

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It seems that most holidays get way more sweet treats than others-I love the idea of making St Patrick's Day a little sweeter! While you're making your corned beef, how about adding these special treats in as a dessert and make it a night to remember? The Sweet St Patty's Menu: Mint macaroons with chocolate ganache Irish Creme hot cocoa with mint (there's also a non-boozy version too!) The Irish Lass Are you excited? I know I am! Let's talk set up and then get to the recipes! First, I LOVE vintage plates. Any reason to bring them out, I take. It really feels like you're adding a super special touch, but it doesn't take any more energy. I really love these. Next up? Let's cook! The Mint Macaroon (makes about 12 cookies or 6 sandwiches) Don't be intimidated by this … [Read more...]

10 Quick Bread Recipes

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There is something about making your own bread that is so satisfying.  I love making basics like homemade white breads and easy French breads, but sometimes I don't have the time!  I have grown to love the smell of yeast, but it just takes so much time to have to wait for it to activate.  Then you have to wait for the dough to rise.  And sometimes you have to wait for it to rise again!  That's just too much time for this bread loving momma! Do you love bread and hate waiting as well?  Perfect!  Here are 10 quick bread recipes for the bread lover! 1. // Pumpkin Pecan Bread (with Mascarapone swirl) // I'm positive that this pumpkin pecan bread is perfect all year round, not just in the fall.  Oh and don't forget the mascarapone swirl! 2. // Lemon Coconut Quick Bread // I bet this … [Read more...]