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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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Casseroles, Chicken, Main Dishes, One Pan

Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole

There is nothing easier for Mom or Dad on a weeknight than a warm and comforting meal like this Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

Is it just me, or when I am searching for recipes, my eyes instantly lock on the words “easy” and “casserole”? Don’t get me wrong, I cook all kinds of crazy recipes on this blog. But there is nothing…and I mean nothing…easier for a Mom or Dad on a weeknight than a warm and comforting meal like this Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

This is a breeze to throw together, and your family will love it, especially the kids. Nothing too spicy, no strange ingredients. Just wholesome cheddar cheese, broccoli, lean chicken and rice.

This broccoli casserole recipe definitely goes into my “Cooking is Easy” category.

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Main Dishes, One Pan, Pork, Sandwiches & Sliders

Spanish Style Pork Pepper Sandwich Wraps

Spanish Style Pork Pepper Sandwich Wraps

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Crazy-good dinner idea. You are not going to believe how easy this recipe for Spanish Style Pork Pepper Sandwich Wraps is. Minimum effort + maximum flavor. This weeknight dinner idea features tender strips of marinated lean pork wrapped with roasted sweet peppers and topped with Spanish rice and greens.

So juicy and colorful, this sandwich wrap may quickly become your new favorite meal.  Plus, you can have this recipe on the table before the kids finish their homework.

p.s. This recipe makes excellent left overs for lunch the next day.

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Beef, Kid Friendly Recipes, Main Dishes

Baby BBQ Meatloaf (The Cutest Thing You’ll Cook This Week)

Baby BBQ Meatloaf

Meatloaf is the ultimate go-to Mom Meal, isn’t it? Comforting and classic, meatloaf is always there for you when you need a meal idea. You are going to love our easy dinner recipe for Baby BBQ Meatloaf.

There are three things I love about this meatloaf recipe. 1-The individual meatloaves are perfectly portioned for quicker cooking. 2-They are perfectly seasoned with the zing of bbq sauce.

And 3-they are totally adorable.

Maybe I need to get out of the kitchen for a minute.

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Casseroles, Main Dishes, Pasta

Easy Beef Noodle Casserole

Beef Noodle Casserole

I think grandmothers are magic. Think about it…have you ever pulled an old family recipe out of Grandma’s collection that tasted bad? Never. Their classic and simple recipes are always so comforting and delicious. Like this easy family recipe for Beef Noodle Casserole.

On a recent trip down memory lane, my husband and I were flipping through his grandmother’s recipe box. She called this recipe “Noodle Pleaser”. Simply prepared with tomato sauce, ground beef, cream cheese, and wide egg noodles, there is no doubt as to why it got that name.

I bet just about every family has one of these beef noodle casseroles in their recipe file. Easy, cheesy and comforting. This is the kind of meal I want my kids to come home to.

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Main Dishes, Pork, Sauces Dips Toppings, Southern Grill

Honey Bourbon Pork Steaks

“What’s for dinner, honey?” The inevitable question. The question I live for. Knock your Honey’s socks off with these tender, sweet and tangy Honey Bourbon Pork Steaks.

The sticky sweetness of honey combined with smooth barrel-aged bourbon is a perfect basting sauce for grilling pork.

These Honey Bourbon Pork Steaks also smell amazing while cooking. Your mouth will literally be watering.

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best, Main Dishes, Sauces Dips Toppings, Southern Grill

Grilled Fresh Salmon Patties with Lemon Dill Mayo

Grilled Fresh Salmon Patties with Lemon Dill Mayo

Do you say “sal-mon” or “sammon”? Around here we call it “sammon”.

Guys…you have to try this recipe. If you in any way, shape or form like salmon or salmon patties, you will love this twist on a classic.

Fresh salmon is key. This is not your ordinary canned salmon patty. Finely chopped fresh salmon combined with panko bread crumbs, peppers, garlic and fresh dill make this recipe a treat.

Oh, yeah, and we grilled these Fresh Salmon Patties.

THIS is the something different you’ve been wanting for dinner.
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