Sweet Potato Biscuit with Pork tenderloin and apple chutney

Sweet Potato Biscuit with Pork tenderloin and apple chutney

Enjoy this delicious pork tenderloin with yummy homemade sweet potato biscuits and top it all with melt in your mouth apple chutney! Talk about a yummy comfort food meal. This will make you want to sit next to a warm fire and read a book after dinner.  I made this a few days ago and it was so simple and soooo delicious smelling. When the rosemary is cooking with the pork tenderloin it filled my house with such a delicious smell. It felt like fall had finally arrived. My house smelled even better when I made the apple chutney to top the pork tenderloin. I think adding a cinnamon stick to most things will only improve circumstances and thankfully the apple chutney recipe calls for one! This recipe does have three parts so you will want to plan ahead. Start with baking the sweet potato. Cover the sweet potato with olive oil, use a fork to put some holes in it and then wrap in foil and bake in the oven until squishy. Make sure you let the sweet potato cool before you mash or else you will get burned! You could bake the sweet potato a day or two ahead of time. I like to bake sweet potato like this often. I’ll bake several and then store them in the fridge and pull them out as needed. I typically like to just eat them as is, warmed up with a little bit of butter. They are packed with so many nutrients and fiber. You can’t go wrong! And what goes better with pork than sweet potato? And even...
Waldorf Salad Recipe

Waldorf Salad Recipe

Easy Waldorf Salad is bursting with fresh fruit in an addictive pineapple yogurt dressing!   The original Waldorf salad recipe might have you asking lots of questions. There is fruit.. with mayonnaise… and a whole lot of different things going on. Today’s recipe is slightly different from the original, yes there is still fruit (and celery! trust me… it’s good!), but it’s my version of the Waldorf salad dressing that makes it updated and oh, so yummy! Greek yogurt, crushed pineapple, honey, and a touch of parsley really sets this salad apart!   Still sounds a little weird? Believe me, I get it! But, once you try this Waldorf salad recipe you will be hooked! It’s basically a fruit salad with a little extra pop! It’s crunchy, creamy, sweet, fresh, and delicious! A mixture of apples, golden raisins, grapes, celery, and walnuts all tossed in a sweet Greek yogurt dressing… I mean that sounds pretty darn good to me! Waldorf Salad Recipe Directions: Dice Gala apples, slice celery, slice grapes, and toast walnuts if needed. Place into a large bowl with golden raisins and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, crushed pineapple with juice, honey, and parsley. Pour dressing on top of salad ingredients and toss to combine. Serve classically in lettuce cups or eat on it’s own!     One of the ingredients that is actually my favorite is probably the one you think is the strangest. The addition of a little chopped flat leaf parsley in the dressing gives the whole salad this super fresh taste that I just can’t describe. Do NOT...
How To Make Homemade Guacamole Easy

How To Make Homemade Guacamole Easy

Who doesn’t love guacamole?! It is one of the best and easiest dips ever! With this fresh guacamole recipe you will see just how quick and easy it is to make on your own! Guacamole is a staple where I am from. We eat it with almost everything. And if we don’t have guacamole you can be certain we have avocados, and let’s be honest, avocados are just a good smash and a few tomatoes away from being guacamole! If you are looking for some fancy complicated recipe, then I would look elsewhere. This is how to make homemade guacamole easy. Who doesn’t love that! When I have a big get together I love to whip up some of this easy guacamole and serve it with chips and veggies. It disappears every time! To make this delicious dip simply: Mash the avocados, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Easy peasy! And if you wanted a creamier guacamole and can handle dairy you could even add a little sour cream, but honestly you don’t need to! Oh and I’ll let you in on a little secret; in the past when I didn’t have tomatoes, I just added some salsa and that worked just fine! So it really is an easy recipe that can be adjusted to what you have! Let’s just get the guacamole on the chips and in you! It really is a happy place! And you don’t have to limit yourself to chips! Put this tasty guacamole on fries, hamburgers, chicken, fish, and veggies! Seriously good! Is it just me or does guacamole make you...
Easy Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Easy Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Who doesn’t love a creamy, warm spinach and artichoke dip?!?!  This will forever be a party staple… why not make it a little healthier? Healthy does not have to equal bland and flavorless.  Creating something healthy includes healthier substitutes, quality ingredients, and utilize the natural goodness from fruits and veggies.  No fruits in this dip BUT we do throw in a few vegetables creating this savory cheesy easy spinach dip. I’m a huge fan of organic.  Yes, organic has lots of health benefits by avoiding chemicals, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides.  However, I must admit one of my main motivators for purchasing organic is the FLAVOR.  For me, there is a clear contrast of flavor between organic and non-organic.  Organic tastes like fresh produce plucked from your very own garden.  Although I don’t specifically state organic items on the recipe, I strongly encourage you to purchase organic ingredients to enhance the taste.  You will not regret it! Here are some of the products and ingredients we recommend using to make this recipe deLISH! Print Easy Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe Creamy, savory, and flavorful Easy Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe will become a go-to party recipes! Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 40 minutes Servings 12 people Ingredients 1/2 sweet onion peeled 1 jalapeño washed and seeded (add seeds for additional spice) 1 avocado pit and outer skin removed 1 cup Greek plain yogurt 1 cup shredded mozzarella 1 cup shredded fresh parmesan 1 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 14 oz can quartered artichoke hearts (NOT marinaded) drained and coarsely chopped 10 oz frozen chopped...
Roasted Fall Vegetables

Roasted Fall Vegetables

Roasted Fall Vegetables, butternut squash, brussel sprouts, and walnuts tossed in yummy browned butter.   Roasted Fall Vegetables is a staple side dish at our house! To be honest, I make Brussel sprouts at least once a week. It is our favorite veggie! A lot of times I will pan sear them with bacon for a quick side. But, now that fall is officially here and there is an abundance of fall veggies, and fall vegetable recipes, I thought I’d put a little twist on our weekly veggie. Have you ever had butternut squash before? At least, it intimidated me. It’s awkward and clunky and if you’ve never prepared one before it can seem a bit challenging. But it’s not! The easiest way I have found to cut a butternut squash is to go ahead and peel it first. Then, chop off the longer part, leaving the round part to the side. Then, this long piece is super easy to chop up into 1/2 inch cubes for this recipe. Next, cut the round portion in half, just like a pumpkin and scoop out the seeds. Now, just slice and dice… that’s it! To make these roasted autumn veggies, just cut and chop your veggies. Toss them in a yummy mixture of shallots, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Roast at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, that’s it! While the veggies are roasting, toast the walnuts over medium heat in a dry pan. Next, throw everything in a large bowl. Brown butter, pour over walnuts and veggies, toss, toss, toss! That’s it. Super easy, super delicious! I love getting a bite...
Easy Low Carb Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Easy Low Carb Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Weight loss is hard. I’ve struggled with it a lot. It’s very hard to find the balance between indulgence and discipline. It can be tricky to remain eating healthy. It takes a change in your life style to make it happen. Last year, I counted calories for a period of time, so I could control what I was eating better. And I was shocked to see how easy it is to pack in the calories. I realized sometimes I was easily eating 3000 or more calories in one day! Specially since I bake so much. Counting calories was a learning experience. It forced me to look for substitute ingredients in my recipes that would provide me with delicious food that wasn’t as caloric. It actually went beyond that, it made me understand how certain ingredients affect a recipe. For example, I found out I could use apple sauce or bananas for a good egg substitute in baking, because they act as binders. AND they add flavor as well! When you are counting calories, you pay attention to everything you eat, because you are trying to get the best out of every single ingredient. That’s when I came up with a bunch of low calorie recipes, and this low calorie jalapeño poppers recipe was one of them. I LOVE jalapeño poppers more than life itself. Everything about it is just right! And, trust me, sometimes I am just going to have a breaded and fried jalapeño popper, as it should be. But that will be my indulgence. And since the number of times I want to eat a jalapeño popper...

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