Quinoa Stuffed Pork Chops

I like to eat fairly healthy. I know, I know, you sometimes can’t tell by what I post on here, but I really do. To me healthy is also cooking from scratch so I know and have control with what is in my food. Quinoa is something I was introduced to years ago. It is nutty in flavor and is considered a superfood by many because of its high protein and low fat content. I like it and wanted to integrate it into a dish. We’ve all seen stuffed pork chops before, usually using stove top stuffing, so here is …

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Paella

I learned to cook paella on a work team build. We went and took a cooking class and this was one of the things they taught. I immediately went out and bought a paella pan and started perfecting what I had learned. Originally I had learned to make a vegetarian recipe, but I love meat far too much to not add it in. I have made this so many times now, it is one of my go to recipes if I have friends over for the first time for my cooking. Paella-3

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Pork Jowl Bacon and Mushroom Crêpe with Hollandaise Sauce

I was going through the meat section at the store the other day and came across some pork jowl bacon. I had no idea what it was. I didn’t know the jowl was bacon-like. Nor did I know how to use it in cooking. A quick smartphone google session mid-shopping trip made the jowl bacon sound much more attractive. I grabbed the smallest slab of it (I wasn’t gonna go crazy with this!). I still had no idea what to do with it. Challenge ACCEPTED! Pork Jowl Bacon and Mushroom Crepes-2

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Choosing Your Brand, Domain Name, and Hosting Site

The excitement of starting a blog combined with the lack of knowledge means that you have to find some place to start. Choosing where your domain will be hosted is one thing to do. Choosing what you want it to be called is another. Your site’s name will be your brand identity so chose wisely.  Let’s start with the hard part — your brand. This is what your identity will be going forward. It should be simple but reflect what you want your blog to embody. It should fit the aesthetic you want to show — namedesign, colors, your logo. It needs to …

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