Friday, November 27, 2015

Onion Mustard Pork Loin

"The onion and mustard flavor combination of this pork loin recipe is delicious!  The pork came out so tender and we loved the yummy sauce drizzled over the top of the meat.  This entrée is perfect for any night of the week and would even be a yummy alternative to turkey this holiday season!" 

4 pound boneless pork loin roast
2-3 Tablespoons spicy brown mustard
salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and McCormick GrillMates Brown Sugar Bourbon seasoning
1-(10 3/4 ounce) can condensed French onion soup

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, place roast.  Slather all sides of roast with mustard.  Sprinkle roast with desired amounts of seasonings.  Pour can of soup around roast.  Cover with foil.  Bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours.  Remove foil and bake an additional 30 minutes.*  Remove from the oven and allow roast to rest for about 20 minutes to allow juices to redistribute.  Slice roast and serve with cooking juices.  ENJOY!

*Cook pork until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

"Here is a collection of my family's favorite Thanksgiving recipes gathered together in one yummy collection.  Whether your family celebrates Thanksgiving with the traditional turkey dinner or not, I hope that you have a DELICIOUS holiday!"  
**Just click on the following links to go to the recipes.

"ENJOY and Happy Thanksgiving!"

Friday, November 13, 2015

Pumpkin Cobbler

"If you are looking for a super easy, super delicious pumpkin dessert for your Thanksgiving dinner this year, THIS IS IT!  Maybe baking that traditional pumpkin pie intimidates you or maybe you just want something different this holiday.  No matter what your reasoning, you're only 5 ingredients away from a scrumptious finish to your holiday meal!"   
1-(30 ounce) can of Libby's Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix*
1-(14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 eggs
1-(15.25 ounce) package Golden Butter or yellow cake mix
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
whipped cream, if desired for topping
pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, if desired for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Whisk together pumpkin, condensed milk and eggs until well combined.  Pour into pan.  Sprinkle cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture.  Slice butter into 24 pieces and evenly space on top of cake mix.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until topping is golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out cleanly.  Allow to cool.  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, if desired.  ENJOY!
*Pumpkin Pie Mix is pumpkin puree that has spices already added.  If you can't find it, you can substitute a 30 ounce can of Pumpkin puree + 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Rotini & Cheese

"Don't you just love mac 'n cheese?  It's so comforting and it's easy to make homemade any night of the week.  My version is literally 'a twist' on the original, because I substitute rotini pasta for elbow macaroni.  My Hubby said that this is the best macaroni and cheese that he's ever had.  Hopefully your family will agree!"

1 pound rotini pasta
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1-(8 ounce) package shredded cheddar cheese
4 ounces (1 cup) shredded Mozzarella cheese
4 ounces (about 6 slices) American cheese
1 sleeve of Ritz crackers, crushed*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a large casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.  In a large pot, prepare rotini pasta according to package directions.  Drain pasta, return to pot and set aside.  In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.  Whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes.  Add milk and whisk to combine.  Add salt, pepper and dry mustard.  Bring mixture to a boil and stir until thickened, whisking constantly.  Remove from the heat and stir in cheeses until completely melted.  Pour cheese sauce over noodles and stir to combine.  Spoon into casserole dish.  Sprinkle cracker crumbs over the top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.  ENJOY!

*TIP:  An easy way to crush the crackers-place in a large zip-lock bag and crush crackers with rolling pin.