Bacon and Basil Penne

This recipe is courtesy of a dear friend.  Thank you Terry! Yield:  4 servings Sauce: 1/3 cup butter 1 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese 1/4 cup parsley, chopped Melt butter and whisk in the rest of the ingredients, stir continually until heated through; cover and keep warm….

Pork Chops and Mushrooms

This is a variation of my Easy Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Green Beans, which I wanted to make recently and discovered I didn’t have all of the ingredients. So, I changed it up a bit and it turned out really good! Yield:  6 servings 6 pork tenderloin (about 1/2 inch thick) 1/2 teaspoon garlic…

Hot Dog Bites

My kids could never wrap their heads around something called “pigs in a blanket” so I call these hot dog bites.  Both recipes can be made with either regular hot dogs (whatever your dog of choice is) or Lil Smokies.  Make these for a picnic, weeknight soccer practice or a Sunday ballgame and watch how…

Spinach Mushroom Sautee

This is a great side dish for chicken or pork. 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Tablespoon butter 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 pounds fresh spinach leaves, cleaned and torn 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup parmesan cheese Heat oil and butter in a large frying pan on medium-high…

Easy Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Green Beans

This recipe is quick and delicious.  Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.  I use fresh green beans and fresh mushrooms but you could certainly use canned and save even more time with preparation! Yield:  4 servings 4 pork tenderloins (about 1/2 inch thick) 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons olive oil…