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Main Dishes, Pork, Tennessee Food

Pepper Jelly Skillet Pork Chops

Out pepper jelly inspired sauce is the perfect topping for our moist skillet pork chops.

This post has been sponsored by our friends at Southern Kitchen.  The recipe, ideas, and opinions are entirely our own. #mysouthernkitchen

Leave it to us Southerners to take a perfectly healthy vegetable, load it down with enough sugar + vinegar to make you pucker and call it jelly. Hey, it’s what we do. We pickle watermelon rinds, for heaven’s sake.

Give me a jar of pepper jelly and I am a happy girl. A glittering jar of homemade pepper jelly is bright, with pops of spicy pepper flavor and sticky sweet. Your tastebuds explode in every direction with each bite.

That sensation is the inspiration for our Pepper Jelly Skillet Pork Chops.  Thick pork chops are seared to golden brown, finished in the oven, then topped with our Pepper Jelly inspired sauce.

Yeah, we went there. You should come with.

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Casseroles, Chicken, Holiday, Main Dishes

Easy Vegetable Chicken + Rice Casserole (Cook Once, Eat 4 Times!)

Easy Vegetable Chicken Rice Casserole

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Homemade4TheHolidays #CollectiveBias

This time of year is about parties and preparation. Shopping and planning. Cooking and …well, let’s admit it, eating. You are going to love this EASY recipe for Vegetable Chicken Rice Casserole. I got everything I needed from Sam’s Club. Plus you make it once and get to eat 4 times.

That’s right! This make ahead holiday dish idea is freezable. Make one for tonight and pop the other three in the freezer. This creamy chicken and rice casserole recipe is savory, comforting holiday goodness.

Need a recipe for the holiday potluck, this is excellent. Busy trimming the tree and wrapping gifts, but want the family to have a wholesome and filling mealtime? Yep, this casserole is perfect. Have a houseful of family and friends for Christmas and have mouths to feed? Look no futher. Want to take a delicious home-cooked meal to a neighbor or special someone in need? This is the recipe.

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Beef, Christmas, Holiday, Main Dishes

Insanely Delicious Rosemary Standing Rib Roast

Rosemary Standing Rib Roast

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Do you ever take that perfect bite of that perfect meal? The special moment when your eyes roll into the back of your head, your stomach is at once satisfied and insatiably hungry? All the taste buds are feeling good, and you are taking 100 percent total comfort in the fact that you made something utterly amazing?

This Rosemary Standing Rib Roast is that bite for me. So simple, so easy. Only 4 essential ingredients are needed to create this insanely delicious main course for your family.

If you have never made a standing rib roast, we are going to walk you through it step by step. You, too, will get to take that perfect bite of your perfect meal.

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Chicken, Holiday, Main Dishes

Panko Crusted Turkey Breast + Sweet Mustard Soy Sauce

Just a small drizzle of our sweet mustard soy sauce tops off the panko crusted turkey breast.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SeasonYourHolidays #CollectiveBias

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’? In the oven, turkey’s sizzlin’…”

Sorry, not sorry, ya’ll. This girl is in full-on holiday mode. From trimming our Christmas tree, making hot apple cider, gift shopping and holiday meal making, we are busy as an elf right now.

One of our favorite new holiday kiday recipe creations: Panko Crusted Turkey Breast with a homemade Sweet Mustard Soy Sauce for serving. Who said you have to cook a whole bird for Christmas? Not this girl. I’m loving this short-cut turkey breast recipe. Crispy and golden on the outside, tender and moist on the inside. And the sauce has that balance of sweet + salty + savory that every turkey needs.

And you won’t believe how easy this recipe is.

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5 Ingredients or Less, Chicken, Main Dishes, Pasta

Brown Butter + Sage Chicken Penne Pasta

Golden brown butter + fresh sage with chicken penne pasta. Simply gorgeous.

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Brown butter and sage is such a satisfying flavor combination. I could not stop eating Brown Butter + Sage Chicken Penne Pasta. Wholesome and easy to make, this dinner idea will be a favorite for years to come.

Our wholesome chicken penne pasta recipe uses just a few basic ingredients. You will be amazed at the complex flavor from the browned butter, gently sauteed sage and shallots.

Paired with al dente penne pasta and tender chicken, this makes a complete evening meal.

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Christmas, Holiday, Main Dishes, Pork, Thanksgiving

Make a Cranberry Glazed Ham Your Family Will Never Forget

Cranberry Glazed Ham

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I’ve gotta know…when it comes down to holiday gatherings, what is your favorite? Turkey or ham? If you have a family that loves their holiday ham, you have to try our recipe. Sweet + savory, Cranberry Glazed Ham brings all of my favorite holiday flavors into one stunning main dish.

Plus, you won’t believe how easy it is to make. Whole cranberry sauce, brown sugar, fresh oranges and a few more surprises make this rich and vibrant tart and tangy glaze. Brushed on in layers and baked in to your favorite smoked ham, this is a holiday recipe your family will never forget.

BONUS: This post has 15 Holiday Tips and a Holiday Food & Entertaining Budget Worksheet to get you through the holidays stress-free.

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Holiday, Main Dishes, Pork, Tennessee Food

Cherry Bacon Pork Tenderloin (Yes.)

You won't believe how amazing this easy pork tenderloin recipe is. Featuring hickory smoked bacon and a homemade cherry barbecue sauce.

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

A bacon recipe so good, I don’t know where to start. Think about it. Salty-smoky bacon weaved and wrapped around a pork tenderloin, then glazed and baked with a homemade cherry barbecue sauce.

Yes, it is true. Bacon makes everything better.

If you are looking for something different to wow your family this holiday season, this is the recipe. Or why wait for the holidays? This recipe is so full of flavor and easy to make you should give it a trial run first. You know, for testing purposes.

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Beef, Italian, Main Dishes, Pasta

Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta with Broiled Tomatoes in Marinara

Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta

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I could eat pasta every single day. Honest, I could. This girl is happiest when at a table with a bowl of pasta. From traditional ingredients to the unusual, pasta recipes are my favorite.

But you don’t want to get the pasta-blahs. The secret to getting out of the pasta rut is to mix up the flavors. Spice up your spaghetti. Make your Alfredo awesome.

Or, go all out and try our Chimichurri Steak Penne Pasta with Broiled Tomatoes in Marinara. First, learn to create a simple yet zesty homemade chimichurri sauce paired with lean, tender steak. Then, prepare simple sauce of broiled fresh tomatoes and marinara sauce. Serve over hot al dente pasta for an amazing pasta recipe you will love.

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Italian, Main Dishes, My Favorite Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Pizza (The Best Thing You’ll Eat All Month!)

Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Pizza

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RAGÚ® Pasta Sauce. All opinions are entirely my own.

I am a pretty excitable person. If you don’t know me personally, let me paint you a picture. I’m the girl that cranks the radio all the way up when Justin Timberlake is on. The mom that WILL dance in public regardless of my red-faced children. The football fan that stands up on first down. The woman-child that literally jumps up and down when Goonies is coming on. (Yes, I’ve seen it only 643 times. It still makes me happy.)

The yumminess of this Roasted Vegetable Alfredo Pizza had me fist-pumping in my kitchen saying “YES!” Seriously, no joke.

THIS recipe is one of my new favorite meals. I know, I know, I’m a food blogger, so I have to say this, right? Wrong. I don’t have to say this. I want to say this. I want you to try this easy pizza recipe because it will bring you joy. It will have you fist pumping in your kitchen.

Caramelized onions and fresh broccoli, creamy RAGÚ® Cheese Creations Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce and loads of mozzarella cheese…this pizza makes my heart melt. You won’t believe how easy it is to make; even the crust is homemade.

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