Category Archives: Meat

Pork Chops with Mushrooms

What you will need:

1 tsp butter

4 bone-in pork chops | 1 inch thick

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground pepper

1/4 cup scallions | chopped

1 cup of low sodium chicken broth

10 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms

1 tbsp honey dijon

2 tbsp fresh parsley | chopped

In a large frying pan heat the butter over  low heat. Season pork with salt & pepper. Add the chops to the pan and sauté for 7 minutes, raising the heat. Turn and cook until chops are browned and done to medium, about 7-8 minutes longer. Remove the chops and keep in a warm spot.

Add scallions to the pan & cook for about 2 minutes. Add the stock to deglaze the pan, then stir in the dijon, 1 tbsp parsley and mushrooms | cook for about 3 minutes.

Put the chops on a platter  & pour the mushroom sauce over the meat, top with parsley.

Enjoy!

xo G

recipe adapted from: skinnytaste.com

 

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Italian Pride!

Yes, that’s right! Dinner Tonight: Italian Sausage, Onions & Pepper Subs! This dinner is fast & if you prep the onions and peppers the night before…its even faster 😉 One of my favorite things about going out in Boston is that I know at the end of the night I will bump into a street vendor selling Italian Sausage Subs! & what a perfect late night snack that is!! Tonight I decided to create my own, one thing that I love about peppers & onions besides the taste…is the way they leave the kitchen smelling. mmMmm MMmm good! 🙂

What you will need:

  1. 2 packs of 6 (4 ounce) sweet Italian sausage
  2. 2 tablespoons oil
  3. 2 white onions
  4. 2 garlic cloves
  5. 2 bell peppers
  6. 3 green peppers
  7. 1/4 tsp basil
  8. 1/4 tsp oregano
  9. 1/4 cup white wine

Place sausage in a large skillet over medium heat & brown all sides. Remove from skillet & slice.

Prep the onions & peppers by slicing thinly. Heat oil in skillet, stir in onion & garlic, cook for 3 minutes.

When onions start to caramelize, mix in peppers. Season with basil & oregano. Stir in white wine and continue to cook until onions & peppers are tender.

Return sausage slices to skillet, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes, then serve on a sub!

Is your mouth watering yet? 🙂

Those street vendors better watch out, I THINK THEY HAVE A LITTLE COMPETITION!

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Gorgonzola Steak!

Tonight I made seared steaks topped with Gorgonzola cheese & baked potatoes! I also made a artichoke hearts & fried pepper frittata, yum yum good!
What you will need:

  1. 4 steak fillets
  2. 1 package of Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
  3. Bag of baking potatoes
  4. 4 eggs
  5. garlic
  6. oil
  7. 1 can of artichoke hearts
  8. 1/2 jar of fried peppers
  9. handful of Parmesan cheese

Since my grill is still out of propane, I decided to cook the steaks in a skillet and then finish in the broiler. First I started with the frittata. Drain the canned artichoke hearts and rinse with water, then chop coarsely. Heat a small skillet on medium, add garlic & let cook for one minute. Next, add artichoke hearts and peppers, cook for 4 minutes.


While artichoke hearts & peppers are cooking, in a small bowl whisk together 4 eggs, salt & pepper. Pour over vegetables and cook for 1 minute on the stove. Top with a handful of cheese & transfer to a 350 degree oven, cook for 5 minutes.

Flip frittata onto a plate, and over with tin foil. While the oven is on, add the baked potatoes and let bake for an hour. Next in a large skillet heat oil, and season steak with your favorite steak seasoning.


Add steak to skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side, then top with Gorgonzola cheese and place in broiler for 2 minutes until cheese melts.

So good!!! And for dessert Taia made a homemade Apple Pie!!!!! my favorite 🙂 thanks Tay!

* if you don’t like Gorgonzola cheese you could always try this with Blue Cheese crumbles 🙂 *


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Time to Clean Out The Fridge!

When we left the Cape this past weekend my mom gave us so much food to take home, leftovers for lunch & dinner two days straight! (thanks mom) She also gave us a bunch of random things to take like frozen sausage, onions, peppers & goat cheese. Since by day three our left-overs were gone, I decided to use up what she gave us considering we didn’t go grocery shopping this week. Sausage, peppers and onions was a given, but what about the goat cheese? I had wheat dough seating in my fridge, so I decided to make a wheat pizza with bbq sauce, caramalized onions & goat cheese crumbles as well.

***Once again, my camera deleted the pictures I took! However, I was able to capture two pictures before the food was gone & one on my camera phone***

What you will need:

  • package of Italian sausage
  • 2 1/2 white onions
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 bag of prepared wheat dough
  • 3/4 cup of bbq sauce
  • 2 handfuls of goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • oil spray
  • cooking spray
  • flour

In a medium skillet, cook sausage until brown. Cut two onions in half and then slice each half, do the same for the peppers. Add them to the skillet & cook until soft.

 

Preheat oven on 400 degrees. Roll the pizza dough into a ball and add flour so that it doesnt stick. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and roll the dough intil it fits in the baking sheet. Spray top with oil spray and cook for 15, watch carefully incase bubbles form(pop with a fork or knife). While dough is baking, in a small skillet heat butter on medium. Slice 1/2 of a white onion & them add to skillet, cook until onion caramilizes. Next, take dough out of oven and top with bbq, onions and sprinkle with goat cheese. Place back in the oven & cook for 15 more minutes.

 

& Dinner is Served. 30 minute meal, take that Rachel Ray!

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Happy Birthday to ME!

On September 2nd I turned 24, awww I’m getting old! I had a wonderful birthday this year, it was alot of fun with friends & family 🙂 My birthday fell on a Thursday this year, so my cousin Mikara decided to have everyone over for a birthday dinner party (isn’t she cute)! It was wonderful she decorated her apartment, cooked & even had goodie bags 🙂 My sister Taia made three beautiful cakes & cupcakes. They both really outdid themselves!  It was a birthday for a princess indeed 😉 A special thank you to everyone who made my birthday extra special!

Mikaras apartment decorated so cute!

Happy Hour 🙂

Mikara cooking up a storm 🙂

Delish!

Prosciutto/Spinach/Breadcrumb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Tortelli Pasta & Salad.

Taias baking! Strawberry Cake with Fresh Strawberries & Vanilla Cake with fresh blueberries!

Birthday Wish!

One Year Older=One Year Wiser 🙂

Thanks Again ❤ 
 

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Turkey Chili!!!!!!

Yummy, one of my favorites…turkey chili! My sister Taia hates chili so since she was working late tonight, I decided it would be a perfect night to make it considering the twins & I love it.
What you will need:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 packets of chili seasoning

(By accident I grabbed one taco seasoning 😦 )

  • 2 peppers one red, one green
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans of red kidney beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • cheddar cheese

Start by browning the ground turkey over medium heat, add garlic. Chop the onion & peppers and add to pot.

Now add tomatoes, beans, chili seasoning, tomato paste stir together & cook over low/medium heat for 20 minutes. (Make sure to stir every 5 minutes).

2 steps & your done! how easy was that? Top chili with cheddar cheese, I also added tortilla chips to my bowl to scoop the chili with! 🙂


Lets Eat! a healthy dinner ready in 20 minutes, you cant beat it!

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Steak Strips with Caramelized Onion & Balsamic Demi Sauce.

Yum! Tonight’s dinner was super fast & super delicious! This is an impressive dish to make if your entertaining and it really takes no effort at all! I had four steak strips that I decided to  pair with caramelized onion & a balsamic sauce. For sides, I choose baked potatoes and asparagus :).

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

a pack of four steak strips (or a steak flank)

salt/pepper

1/2 of a large white onion

oil

garlic

a bunch of asparagus

3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

steak seasoning

4 potatoes

Serves: 4

First things first, set the oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes and drizzle/spray with oil, then wrap in foil and bake for an hour.

Next, in a medium skillet heat water & asparagus. When asparagus is cooked and turns green, remove water from skillet & add oil, 2 gloves of garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes & then set aside.

Season steak your favorite steak seasoning and set your broiler on high. Spraying your baking dish with cooking spray and place steak in oven (you can move the potatoes to the bottom rack). Cook steak for 4 minutes on each side.

While you are waiting for steak to cook, in a small skillet add 2 tablespoons of oil. Slice onions in long strips and cook for 8 minutes on medium heat.

When the onions are caramelized, remove from heat (use the same skillet to make the balsamic reduction). Add 3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar to skillet, when the liquid boils reduce heat & cook for 4 minutes.

Dinner is READY!

I wouldn’t be surprised if someone thought you ordered this from take-out  😉 just saying.

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