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    Bacon Wrapped Pork Roast

    A bright spot in our allergy struggles has been that we can all eat bacon. And so we eat bacon a lot. So when I was searching for a recipe for a pork roast I had bought, and came across a bacon wrapped pork roast, I was pretty excited. Turns out, it was for good reason. The roast was awesome and I’m already plotting how long I must wait to put this on the dinner menu again. Next week too soon?? Below is the whole dinner… it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free. I cooked it all in the same oven (once it went to 425), and there were very few dishes…

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    An Appetizer Dinner on New Year’s Eve

    Having just made a big sit down meal the day before, I opted for all appetizers on New Year’s Eve. Turned out to be a pretty good decision. Some of these recipes were pretty involved, but making them all together actually saved a lot of time with so many shared ingredients (corn, onion, green onion, all the seasonings for the pork, etc.). I marinated both pork butts the night before, had my mom roast them while I was at work, and then was able to throw it all together between 4:30 and 6:30. My mom also helped with some of the chopping and prep work – and then most importantly,…

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    Pork Tenderloin Marsala

    This is one of my most requested meals – and probably my personal favorite. It is savory and rich and full of flavor. Pretty simple too – not a lot of ingredients, and can be prepared start to finish in just about an hour.  Not typically one of my weeknight meals, but a weekend go-to for sure! The pork cooks to a perfect medium and is so juicy and tender. Pork Tenderloin Marsala 2 pork tenderloins 4 – 5 tbsp Dijon mustard (Grey Poupon Country Dijon is best) 2 tbsp olive oil 4 tbsp butter 4 shallots, minced 2 cups marsala wine (not cooking wine, real wine) 2 tbsp Dijon…

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    Grilled Pork Chops

    How should I describe these pork chops… really freakin’ good. Period. This is what grilled pork chops are supposed to taste like. The Dijon and soy sauce is a great combination that really kicks the flavor to the next level. I’ll be grilling well into the winter to keep eating these things. Yum, yum, yum. Grilled Pork Chops 4 bone-in pork chops 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup Dijon mustard (I used Grey Poupon Country Dijon) 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp dried minced onion 1 tsp pepper 1.) Add all marinade ingredients into a gallon Ziploc bag and make sure it…