Asian Pork Lettuce Cups for #SundaySupper

July 13, 2014
Asian Pork Lettuce Cups | Magnolia Days

It was a glorious summer day. I walked outside and felt the sun on my face. Birds were singing and some were quite loud. Glancing over at the grill made me smile thinking about the meal to come. A few prep tasks had to be finished and a bottle of wine opened. One must sip […]

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Pork Roast with Peach Moscato Sauce for #SundaySupper

May 4, 2014
Pork Roast with Peach Moscato Sauce | Magnolia Days

There is a common request at family dinners. The same request is heard when gathering with friends. What is it? It’s a simple request for a beverage: “I’ll have a glass of Moscato”. My family is a shining example. I’ve tried to introduce them to other wines. Almost each time I get “It’s okay, but […]

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Slow-Cooker Cuban Pork

April 3, 2014
Slow-cooker Cuban Pork | Magnolia Days

An accumulation of citrus needed to be put to use. Extras were purchased to be included in photos. They do make great props and give a visual clue as to ingredients in the food. Letting the extras go to waste is not a good thing. The hunt for a recipe began. Flipping through a folder […]

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Apple Cider Braised Pork Roast For #SundaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

October 13, 2013
Apple Cider Braised Pork Roast | Magnolia Days

A crumpled paper towel is on the counter. It is left out to dry and be re-used later. An old percolator coffee pot used to strain and store bacon grease is in the cabinet below. Beside the pot are grocery bags to be used as garbage bags. Various containers are in the refrigerator filled with […]

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Beef and Pork Empanadas for #SundaySupper

August 25, 2013
Beef and Pork Empanadas | Magnolia Days

It was a typical Saturday morning. Airplanes were tied down in rows on the side of the airport. An engine would crank followed by the familiar sound of a prop spinning. A few minutes later it would taxi to the runway and then head off into the sky. Watching planes take off and land was […]

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Calypso Pork Chops for #WeekdaySupper

July 4, 2013
Calypso Pork Chops | Magnolia Days

The binder is bulging with recipes. Years of collecting and saving have stretched the capacity to its limit. Sections are neatly labeled and unsecured clippings slip out of their place. Splattered and stained pages represent the most used recipes of all. Inspiration comes from browsing through the collection. Patterns of past cravings and old trends […]

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Pork Chops With Sauerkraut for #WeekdaySupper

April 16, 2013
Pork Chops With Sauerkraut | Magnolia Days

Want to know a secret for tender pork chops? It’s very simple to do. The secret is braising. It takes plain fried pork chops and makes them flavorful and tender at the same time. All you need is a skillet with a tight fitting lid. Sure you can use a braiser pan although it is […]

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Crockpot Pork Barbeque Sandwich

June 12, 2012
Crockpot Barbeque Pork Sandwich

Do you enjoy barbeque? I certainly do. It is something very common here in the South. What I call “true barbeque” is made by cooking it in a pit, a smoker, or with certain types of grill/smoker equipment. I do not have any of those. When I get the hankering for barbeque, I use my […]

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Sweet Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin

June 5, 2012
Sweet Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin

All Hail The Queen! The Holiday Recipe club is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the 60 year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign over England. The HRC has embraced holidays and celebrations from all over the world. Why limit to US holidays? I think international events are quite fun. It has given me the opportunity to […]

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Steamed Pork Dumplings

April 28, 2012
Steamed Pork Dumplings

Happy Birthday Buddha! The Holiday Recipe Club is celebrating this occasion by sharing recipes having gram masala, tofu, or sesame as one or more ingredients. I was excited when I received the information on today’s event from Erin. It gave me the reason to make steamed dumplings for the first time. The only Asian-inspired dish […]

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