Super Appetizers for the Big Game

Pork Belly Burnt Ends

The Big Game is coming up, and I want to make sure that you are all prepared for your party.  This year we have compiled our favorite appetizers and party foods!  Besides a nice selection of Ice Cold Beer, you should consider serving some of these amazing Appetizers. The recipes are tested and guaranteed to keep your guests happy and full.

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Apple Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Apple Pork Tenderloin

This is a simple, quick and delicious dish.  Pork tenderloin is a tender cut of meat that cooks fast.  In about 40 minutes you can be chewing down on a delicious pork tenderloin with roasted apples.  Yes, you can do this no problem.

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Glaze

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

The other day the fine folks over at iDevices sent us a Kitchen Thermometer. The Kitchen Thermometer is a dual probe bluetooth thermometer that connects right to your iPhone, iPad or iPad mini. With your bluetooth connected device you can wirelessly monitor your thermometer, chart the temperature and set up alerts. This is not your mom’s kitchen thermometer. Well, unless your Mom is one connected lady. To test this device, I wanted to try it out on a large piece of meat. So, I went to the local store and found that pork tenderloins were on sale. I added a little bacon to the cart and we were all set for a great meal.  The Kitchen Thermometer from iDevices was great.  Check out the bottom of the post for a full review.

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Quick Ragu Pasta

Quick Ragu Pasta

I know that when the average foodie hears the like of Rachel Ray they cringe, but I just tried a take on one of her recipes and it was pretty darn good.  As a man that likes to eat I will try just about anything once.  Granted I have tried a couple of her recipes … Read moreQuick Ragu Pasta

How to Individually Freeze Bulk Meat

I don’t know about you but I think the price of meat is ridiculous!  So when I see boneless skinless chicken breasts for $2 a pound, I buy a ton.  But what if you don’t need it right away?  Well you need to freeze it.  I know what you are thinking but there is a … Read moreHow to Individually Freeze Bulk Meat

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Ever since passing an Ikea on my way to DC the other day I have been craving Swedish Meatballs.   Hard to believe but Ikea has great affordable food.  My favorite is the Swedish Meatballs.  Those tasty little meatballs in the delicious beef gravy.  After having the craving for a few days I decided to … Read moreSwedish Meatballs

Easter Leftovers – Hawaiian Pizza

Hawaiian Pizza

Even though it was just Dana and I for Easter, I made a giant honey glazed ham. I could not help myself. Plus I love leftovers. But then you have to figure out what leftovers to make. There are a million tasty little creations that you can make with leftover ham. I decided to make … Read moreEaster Leftovers – Hawaiian Pizza

City Chicken

When I was growing up my Grandma Donna used to make us City Chicken.  It was always the best meal of the year.  This year we decided to make City Chicken for our Christmas meal.  What is City Chicken you ask?  Well it is a combination of meat on a stick that appears to look like a chicken leg.  The funniest thing, is that there is no chicken in it.  Yep, City Chicken is pork and beef.

City Chicken
City Chicken

Serve it with mashed potatoes and all of your favorite sides.

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Parmesan Crusted Pork Skewers

A month or so ago my friends got together at Fogo De Chao for a bachelor party. If you have ever been to Fogo De Chao you know that it is meat heaven. 20+ different types of meat delivered to your table on a sword. How cool is that. One of the meats that came around was Parmesan Pork. We all really enjoyed it, so I decided to figure out how to make it at home. After searching the internet for tips, I came across an article that had the actual recipe from one of the Chef’s at Fogo De Chao Miami. Granted the recipe had a few strange ingredients, I went for it anyway. Wow, it was dead on. Some of the tastiest pork I have had.

Parmesan Crusted Pork
Parmesan Crusted Pork

After cooking the pork, coat it in Parmesan cheese and grill again to slightly melt the cheese.

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Pesto Pork Chops with Grilled Summer Vegetables

Over the weekend a few friends came over for a barbecue.  Barbecueing is nice as you get to sit around, bs, drink, and have a good time.  Macheesmo brought over some fresh pork chops from the farmer’s market near his house.  So we decided to make a pesto pork chop.  On the side I wanted to grill some veggies.  So I went to the market and found yellow squash, zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and some red onion.  It was an awesome combination.

Grilled Pesto Pork Chops
Grilled Pesto Pork Chops

Jeff brought Margaritas so I forgot to take a lot of pictures.  Sorry.

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Pork Stir-fry

Last week I visited the Upper King Street Farmers Market again.  This time I picked up some Free-Range Pork from Cibola Farms.  I love pork so I scoured the market for something else that I could eat with it.  Then I found some fresh Broccoli and a brown onion.  The perfect base for a Pork Stir-Fry.

I love stir-fry
I love stir-fry

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