Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork)

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas or Mexican Pulled Pork is the best Mexican pork recipe whether you stuff it into a tortilla, taco shell or turn it into a burrito bowl!

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas or Mexican Pulled Pork is the best Mexican pork recipe whether you stuff it into a tortilla, taco or turn it into a burrito bowl!
Pork Carnitas

I know a lot of you share my love for Mexican food, so I think you will agree this is the most amazing pork recipe for the crock pot. Coming home from work and smelling this when you walk in the door is heavenly. To make this Carnitas recipe, the pork is seasoned to perfection, then slow cooked until fork tender with only 15 minutes to prep!

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Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.
Mashed Cauliflower

If you’re not concerned about cutting the carbs, it’s also just a delicious way to prepare cauliflower and makes a great side dish to accompany any roast or chop like Garlic Lover’s Roast Beef, Pork Chops with Dijon Sauce or Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Chicken.

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Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Pears Bananas and Walnuts

Baked oatmeal is like having dessert for breakfast! Made with healthy ingredients—bananas, pears, oats, nuts and maple syrup, it will leave you satisfied all morning.

Baked oatmeal is like having dessert for breakfast! Made with healthy ingredients—bananas, pears, oats, nuts and maple syrup, it will leave you satisfied all morning.
Baked Oatmeal Recipe with Pears

You probably know how much I love baked oatmeal, it’s seriously so good and so great to make with any fruit that is in season. Here I use over-ripe bananas with fall pears which are sweet enough, I don’t have to add to much maple syrup to it. I add just enough for flavor.

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Baked Sweet Potato (How To Bake Sweet Potatoes)

Making a Baked Sweet Potato in the oven is so easy and comes out perfectly sweet and fluffy on the inside with this foolproof recipe.

Making a Baked Sweet Potato in the oven is so easy and comes out perfectly sweet and fluffy on the inside with this foolproof recipe.
Baked Sweet Potato

Roasting sweet potatoes in the oven brings out their natural flavor and sweetness. There is no need to add syrup or marshmallows to them; they are perfectly sweet on their own. If your busy and working all day, I also love making them in the crock pot, with this Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Recipe –just dump them in, set it and forget it.

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Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil

Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil is my favorite way to prepare this easy side dish made with just 3 ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes.

Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil is my favorite way to prepare this easy side dish made with just 3 ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes.
Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil

Baby spinach gets treated to a light sauté with lots of whole smashed garlic cloves in this super-quick recipe. The whole dish takes less than 10 minutes to make, start to finish. Serve this with steaks, pork chops, chicken or fish.

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Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets

Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets can be grilled or baked in the oven! A delicious side dish, and the best part – easy cleanup!

Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets can be grilled or baked in the oven! A delicious side dish, and the best part – easy cleanup!
Lemon-Parsley Potato Foil Packets

These Lemon-Parlsey Foil Packet Potatoes are delicious, made with baby potatoes drizzled with olive oil and spices, finished with lemon zest and parsley.  The perfect side dish for chicken, steaks, or anything you’re grilling! You can make just about anything in a foil packet! A few other favorites I make Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets, Meatloaf Foil Packets and Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets.

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Basil Oil

Making basil oil is so simple, trust me you’ll want to drizzle it all over your chicken, fish, tomatoes, vegetables or with some crusty bread!

Making basil oil is so simple and the end result is so amazing, trust me you’ll want to drizzle it all over your chicken, fish, tomatoes, vegetables or just eat it with some crusty bread! 
Basil Oil

Every summer my garden is overflowing with fresh basil which we often use in tomato salad, pesto, bruschetta, or to make this simple basil oil that’s delicious on EVERYTHING!! And because it’s just 5 ingredients – extra virgin olive oil, garlic and basil, salt and crushed red pepper flakes – it’s naturally dairy-free, Whole30 approved and vegan.

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Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe uses chicken sausage in place of pork and a whole lot of garlic! This lightened up version will not disappoint!!

Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe uses chicken sausage in place of pork and a whole lot of garlic! This lightened up version will not disappoint!!

Orecchiette pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe is one of my FAVORITE Italian pasta dishes! The combination of the slightly bitter broccoli rabe combined with the garlic, red pepper flakes, Parmigiano Reggiano and sausage makes my taste buds do the happy dance!! If you’ve never had it, step out of your comfort zone and give it a try.

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