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Hi everyone! I’m Tux from Brooklyn Homemaker!

I’m a food blogger, photographer, dog lover, husband, and avid baker living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I hope you’ll love my recipes and much as I love sharing them. If you want to learn more about me or my blog, please visit Brooklyn Homemaker and take a look around!

The internet is a seriously amazing place when you stop and think about it.

It’s hard to even remember what life was like before we had the world wide web, before smart phones, and before free public wifi. Back when you’d have to wait until you got home to look up the useless bar trivia we now have answers to at the click of a button. Way back when you had to consult actual cook books to find recipes, rather than finding pages and pages of search results for even the most obscure cuisines.

I have shelves sagging with cookbooks, but most of them spend more time collecting dust than helping me cook. These days I rely on the internet to provide me with drool-worthy recipes and endless culinary inspiration. Most of the time, even when a recipe sounds mind-blowingly delicious, I like to make a few changes here and there to suit my taste. Increase this, substitute that, omit the other. You know. I’m sure you do the same, at least some of the time.

In my ceaseless internet exploration I recently stumbled across a recipe for pork and apple stew from Better Homes and Gardens that I just HAD to try.

I absolutely love pork, but have never really considered pork as a meat to use for making stew. Once I’d seen this recipe though, something clicked in my brain and I knew it wouldn’t be long before a big pot of it would be bubbling away in my oven. I mean, pork and apples are a match made in heaven, and stew is pretty much all I want to eat this time of year, so what’s not to love?

I made the original recipe first, as written here, because I wanted to see exactly how it would come out before making any changes. It was really delicious, but I wanted so see what I could do to make it just a little less sweet, and to add a bit more substance. The result is an insanely tasty stew with tender pieces of pork and hearty chunky vegetables, all tied together with earthy savory herbs and fresh bright apples and cider.

Here is the original recipe for Cider Pork and Apple Stew,
and below are the changes I made for my version of the recipe:

reduce to 2 apples
add 1 small sweet potato, peeled and cubed small
add 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
add 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
reduce cider to 1/2 cup

Add the sweet potato and one of the chopped apples along with the onions, carrots, & parsnips in the recipe; and sauté until they begin to brown. This may take a few minutes more than the original recipe states because of the additional ingredients. Remove and set aside with pork as stated in the recipe.

Add chopped thyme leaves along with the sage, ginger, & garlic. After one minute add remaining apple and all of the cubed russet potatoes along with stock, vinegar and the reduced amount of cider.

Continue recipe as written.

 


Are you excited? If not, you should be. Why you ask? Because Sunday is National Taco Day–and that’s something to celebrate!

One aspect I love about tacos is that they can be enjoyed all year round. You can never get tired of them because there is an abundance of varieties, flavors and styles to choose from. In honor of this glorious cuisine, I’ve put together 10 fiesta-worthy recipes to enjoy on this special day (or any day!).

 

It’s easy to start the day off right when you have Creme de la Crumb’s Jalapeño Popper Chicken Taquitos for lunch.

 

 

Fresh and flavorful, Cooking and Beer’s Oven Fried Korean Chicken Tacos take your tastebuds to a whole new level!

 

 

Appetizers anyone? Half Baked Harvest’s bite-sized Caribbean Jerk Salmon Tostadas look delish!

 

 

Get your daily vegetables with Potluck at Oh My Veggies’ colorful BBQ Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos.

 

 

Perfect for a game night, Kevin and Amanda’s unconventional Crunchy Taco Cups are oh-so-easy to make and fun to eat.

 

 

You can never go wrong with chocolate! Cravings of a Lunatic’s Chocolate Tacos are a no-brainer.

 

 

You haven’t lived until you try Carl’s Bad Cravings’ Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa! This is one recipe I’m keeping (and never letting go of).

 

 

Serve today’s catch with Cooking Classy’s Grilled Fish Taco recipe in mind.

 

 

If you’re in a time crunch, take a peek at The Gunny Sack’s easy Hawaiian BBQ Pork Walking Taco recipe. This one is certain to be a kid-favorite!

 

 

If apple pie is your thing, you have to check out Spend with Pennies’ Apple Pie Taco recipe. It’s a surprising (and delightful!) twist.

 

 

Happy National Taco Day!

 

xxmadison


Peach season is my absolute favorite season. Ripe peaches remind me of a simpler time when I was back in Mississippi with my grandparents surrounded by fresh peach pie. Recently I cruised my local farmers’ market and saw the most stunning peaches that brought me right back to those days. I originally wanted to make something sweet but decided something savory would be a bit different and fun too.

Maple Peach Pork Chops

I happened upon this incredible Maple Pork and Apples recipe on BHG and knew it would taste so fantastic with peaches for a delicious summer twist. Pork is definitely a meat that really takes on sweet flavor super well. Allowing the peaches to caramelize and meld with the chops created such a wonderful flavor. A bit of bourbon also kicked it up a notch too!

Maple Peach Pork Chops

I made the following changes to the original dish:

  • I thinly sliced two medium sized sweet potatoes and added them to the bottom of the dish for a more complete meal.
  • I replaced the apple slices with peach slices.
  • I added 1/2 chopped onion for some additional texture.
  • I also combined 2 tablespoons of bourbon with the maple syrup to deepen the flavor.
  • I tried this dish later in the week baked at 425 for an hour and also loved it though you still might want to reduce the liquid a bit to thicken it.
  • Lastly I garnished with a bit of thyme for some beautiful color.

Maple Peach Pork Chops

The results were perfection. I can’t wait to combine fresh peaches in more of my savory dishes over the summers. It is a great way to use them up and get a sweet kick in your dinner. I know I will definitely be making this a few more times before my precious peaches are long gone.


Hello again! This is Julia from Julia’s Album (you can also find me on PINTEREST) – a blog full of dinner ideas and savory recipes. I love quick and simple weeknight meals, and today I am sharing an excellent, family-friendly dinner recipe I found in Better Homes & Gardens archives – Mexican Mac and Cheese:

This Mexican pasta casserole is so ridiculously easy to make and so tasty – you’ll want to add it to your regular recipe rotation right away!  If you love Mexican flavors, and if you want a delicious recipe that takes no time to make and produces quite a lot of food (12 servings), then join me together in making this amazing Mexican Mac and Cheese:

I’ve made very minor changes to the original BHG recipe: I only added a can of black beans and some diced green chiles! I am also providing a gluten-free option for this recipe.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE RECIPE

And, here are the changes I made to the original BHG recipe:

  • I added 1 can of black beans (15 oz) to combine with the meat mixture. Make sure to rinse and drain canned black beans before adding them.
  • I added half a can of diced green chiles (2 oz) to the meat mixture.
  • To make the recipe even easier than it already is, I didn’t do layers as step 3 suggests. I just mixed everything together in one pan (the meat mixture, the beans, chiles, and cooked pasta).
  • My personal tip: when making pasta casseroles, I ALWAYS rinse cooked pasta in cold water and drain it – before adding it to the casserole.  That stops pasta from cooking and getting mushy in a casserole dish!
  • If you don’t have Monterey Jack cheese, you can easily use half Cheddar cheese, half Mozzarella cheese instead.

If you want to make the original BHG recipe gluten free, do the following SINGLE substitution:

  • Use gluten-free brown-rice penne instead of rigatoni pasta

And, here are a couple of step-by-step photos of the cooking process. This is what the dish looks like when everything is mixed in together (cooked sausage, cooked onion, green salsa, drained and rinsed black beans, green chiles, cooked pasta, and half the amount of cheese) – right before baking the dish:


Then, you top the casserole with the remaining half amount of cheese (remaining 2 cups):

Then you bake your casserole – it will look nice and bubbly right after baking, with cheese all melted on top:

Top the casserole with sliced tomatoes and chopped green onions – so good!


Hi! I’m Rachel from Rachel Cooks — a blog devoted to family-friendly recipes. As a wife to a high school principal and a mom to two energetic toddlers, more often than not, I don’t have a ton of time to spend cooking a big fancy dinner. The food I create is easy to get on the table and made with ingredients that you can find in your grocery store even if you have a small child chatting your ear off.

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions

When I was approached by Better Homes and Gardens to choose a recipe from their online collection to recreate, it was a hard decision! There are so many terrific, mouth-watering recipes. Ultimately, I chose one that was easy to prepare, seasonally appropriate, and nutritious. The recipe I chose was Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions. This time of year, I cannot get enough of apples. One of my favorite things to with my family is go to the apple orchard every year. We take photos, pick out a pumpkin, drink hot apple cider and eat a freshly fried donut. I look forward to it all year. I love the crisp air and the smell of sweet apples. I loved that this pork tenderloin recipe contained apples — apples are the perfect compliment to pork — they add a great sweetness and fresh flavor to the pork.

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions

I kept this recipe pretty much the way it was written (why mess with a good thing?), except I doubled it because I knew we’d all love it. (Side note: Leftovers of this freeze and reheat great!) One thing I did do was pound out the pork tenderloin slices a little bit to make them extra tender. To do this, I lay them all out on a cutting board and then cover with plastic wrap. I then pound them with the flat side of a meat tenderizer until they are all about 1/4 of an inch thick. They do take up a little more space in the pan this way, so you might have to cook the pork in batches. Since I pounded mine as well as doubling the recipe, I had to cook mine in a about 3 batches. If you find the bottom of your pan is becoming a bit too brown, throw in a dash of the apple cider vinegar and scrape the pan with a spatula. You can then add a little more oil as needed to finish cooking the rest of your pork.

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions

This recipe is simple enough that it would be fun to try some twists on it. If I could have gotten to the store before preparing this, I might have bought some fennel to add to this. I think that would be terrific. I also think it would be great to add in a sprinkle of cinnamon. I served this alongside roasted squash and some brown rice. I felt as though I had died and gone to fall heaven.

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions

I hope you love this Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions as much as we did!

If you’re still craving more pork tenderloin, try these recipes:

Quick and Easy Pork Recipes

 


Happy October, Delish Dish! Can you believe we’re already here? I’m a sucker for jumping ahead holiday-wise and my housemates are not happy that I’ve already started listening to Christmas music… Any-who, today is national Caramel Custard Day (yes, I was surprised at the specificity, too). I’ve always loved caramel flavoring, so I thought I’d share my favorite caramel recipes with you all! Enjoy!

Apple cake and creamy caramel mousse, need I say more? You’ll love this perfect fall-inspired Caramel Apple Mousse Cake from The Gunny Sack! Excuse me while I wipe up my drool.

I really love playing with traditional flavors in non-traditional ways. Which is why I’m so on-board with A Night Owl Blog‘s Caramel Apple Sangria! What a perfect way to start your next fall party!

Now, I couldn’t get through a whole post about caramel sauce and not actually give you a caramel recipe! Life, Love, & Sugar gives a basically fool-proof Easy Caramel Sauce recipe so you can make your own at home!

If you’re looking for a treat for your kid’s lunch bags (or if you’re looking for a way to justify eating a whole pan of treats), look no further! Our Best Bites upped the ante with their Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats.

Nothing can beat the flavor in Simply Delicious‘s Caramel Pork Belly. It is the perfect recipe for a savory spin on the sweet sauce!

Happy Caramel Custard Day and happy October!

Sweetly,

Grace


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