• Spaghetti with easy homemade meatballs.

    Spaghetti and Easy Homemade Meatballs

    Make this yummy spaghetti with easy homemade meatballs in under an hour! I recently watched Anne Burrell make meatballs on one of her Food Network shows. Spaghetti and meatballs are a quintessential comfort foods that almost everyone loves. Plus, they’re the type of meal that gets better with time, which means you can make a gigantic batch and then feast on the leftovers all week long. As a person who *loves* eating leftovers for lunch, this is right up my alley. During my last trip to the grocery store, I bought a package of ground lamb/beef/veal (a.k.a. “meatloaf mix”), and with an open afternoon and the whole family home for…

  • Pressure cooker ribs on a baking sheet after being pulled from under the broiler.

    How to Make Pressure Cooker Ribs

    These pressure cooker ribs are full of flavor and simple to make, even on a weeknight. Cook and serve these Hatfield® Marinated Pork Ribs in less than an hour—perfect for back to school or any other time of the year! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FALLInLoveWithHatfield #MakeEasyMoreInteresting #SimplyHatfield #CollectiveBias   We’re no strangers to busy weeknights and harried dinners over here. I work full-time and with the kids back in school, everyone’s pace has exponentially increased. Long weekends like Labor Day are coveted—a chance to unwind, put our feet up, binge some TV and just relax. And ……

  • These juicy seared turmeric pork chops take about fifteen minutes to make from start to finish, which means they can help you can easily get a homemade dinner on the table in under thirty minutes any night of the week!

    Seared Turmeric Pork Chops

    These juicy seared turmeric pork chops take about fifteen minutes to make from start to finish, which means they can help you can easily get a homemade dinner on the table in under thirty minutes any night of the week! Working full-time and managing a busy schedule of kids’ activities and my own, I’m always on the hunt for inexpensive tasty and simple dinner options. Pork chops are one favorite in our house, particularly the thicker cuts—boneless or bone-in, we like them all. The thinner chops can work for certain dishes, like stir-fry or something saucy, but have a tendency to dry out really easily even if you’ve cooked them…

  • Roast Pork Loin is sooo easy to make and super yummy!

    Roast Pork Loin

    Roast pork loin is so easy to make and so yummy to eat! Make sure to pair it with easy homemade gravy and mashed potatoes. We all have our favorite birthday meals growing up, varying from simple (delivery PIZZA!!!!) to ornate (reservations at the fanciest French restaurant in D.C.). For years I asked for the same thing. Birthday after birthday it was always pork roast with mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s the type of meal, like roast chicken, that feels like home. It’s a comfort food like no other. Well, except for maybe fried chicken, meatloaf, or a big plate of pasta—what can I say? I find comfort in a…

  • These slow cooker BBQ ribs are easy to make, mouth watering and fall-off-the-bone tender!

    Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

    These slow cooker BBQ ribs are easy to make, mouth watering, and fall-off-the-bone tender! I’m a big fan of tender and juicy BBQ, especially when it’s been cooked slowly over a charcoal grill all day. Smoky, delicious, and oh-so-good. But for those days where grilling isn’t possible (or you’re just feeling too lazy), a slow cooker—with a hint of broiler at the end—can be your best friend. These are easy to make, mouth watering and fall-off-the-bone tender! The beauty of these BBQ ribs, is that they only take five to ten minutes to prep, and then it’s basically “set it and forget” for the next six hours. I included my…

  • Easy slow cooker pork BBQ is perfect for those days when you need a "set it and forget it" recipe that can be thrown together minutes.

    Easy Slow Cooker Pork BBQ

    Easy slow cooker pork BBQ is perfect for those days when you need a “set it and forget it” recipe that can be thrown together in minutes. Sometimes I make my own BBQ sauce for recipes, which (by the way) isn’t difficult. And yet, other times I use bottled BBQ sauce. There’s no one right way to get to town with your sauce! Luckily it’s easy to find an tasty, basic BBQ sauces (with pronounceable ingredients) these days at most grocery stores, or you can even buy BBQ sauce online. Options range from few and simple at ALDI (my favorite), to a range of organic and specialty recipes at stores…

  • Barbecue Pork Meatballs are a perfect busy weeknight dinner solution!

    Barbecue Pork Meatballs

    These barbecue pork meatballs are a perfect “busy weeknight” dinner solution! My youngest turned five years old on a Saturday in 2013. It was one of those weekends. You know, the kind where you’re sitting in front of the TV on Sunday going, “Where the heck’d the weekend go? How in the world is tomorrow Monday?” Whirlwind, it was.  He was at the age where a modest party still thrilled to no end, and a few Spider-man masks, simple cupcakes and his neighborhood buddies were enough to plaster a smile on his face all day. This was different, by the way, for my daughter who was turning eight years old a…

  • These baked BBQ pork chops are a simple way to get a yummy dinner on the table in no time. 

    Baked BBQ Pork Chops

    Pork chops are like a familiar and comfortable memory, while also being super friendly on your wallet and so versatile to cook. These baked BBQ pork chops are a simple way to get a yummy dinner on the table in no time, as well as a great option if you’re looking for something to feed a crowd — the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to meet your needs! As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. Speaking of nostalgia, but totally unrelated to food, I’ve been re-watching LOST over the past couple months while some of my favorite TV shows have been…