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Dijon Herb Crusted Pork with Roasted Veggies

Not quite sure if it was a credit to Sprout’s quality pork or my cooking method, but this pork was SUPER tender and juicy. It is some of the best I have had in quite a while. The brussel sprouts and carrots added a nice touch to the dish, and I actually liked the brussel sprouts. I have tried cooking them a few other ways, but to no avail. But then again, I will eat pretty much anything that you…

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So I know this recipe sounds kind of odd. But seriously, this is one of the best things I have made in a while. Re-fried beans replace pizza sauce and then it is topped with cheese, jalapeno, chicken chorizo, onion and egg. Once you take the pizza out of the oven, you add fresh tomatoes, cilantro and avocado. Super satisfying and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

Mix re-fried beans with…

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When plain old pasta won’t cut it, this ravioli bake will satisfy that craving. Perfect for that transition into fall, this bake combines summer veggies with the heartiness of cheesy ravioli. And the great part is this reheats wonderfully and makes a fantastic work lunch. So make your co-workers jealous and bring some for lunch.

Cut up the veggies.

Cook and drain the ravioli.

Cook the sausage…

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With the peach season coming to a close, I wanted to incorporate those last sweet and juicy peaches into a savory dish. The peaches give the BBQ sauce a slight sweet and floral flavor without overpowering the BBQ flavor. Add some slaw with a crunchy tang and you have  a great and easy meal. I put the pork in before I left for work and came how to a tender, fall off the bone meat. This is truly a…

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I have never had a McRib, but if there were a gourmet version of it, I imagine it would taste like this sandwich. The boneless beef ribs and cooked with hatch chilies, bbq sauce and salsa. I threw this in before work and came home to some extremely tender beef. Toast some buns and your meal is complete.

Throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker and turn it on low for 8 hours.

Texas BBQ…

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These are one of the easiest things you can make and they are so juicy. I have made a version of this with bone in chicken breasts, but the thighs are much easier to cook and you can finish a thigh in one sitting. This is a perfect weeknight meal for the whole family. Throw these in the oven when you get home from work and in 40 minutes you will have a great meal.

Lemon Herb Stuffed Chicken…

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One of my weaknesses has always been creamy alfredo sauce, but it is so unhealthy that I have not eaten it in years. This pasta replicates that creamy flavor and texture without all the fat and sodium. There are also so many veggies in this pasta that you don’t even need a side salad. The kiddos will enjoy it because of all the bright colors and you will enjoy serving them a healthy meal.

Cut…

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Prosciutto Spinach Scramble with Potato Hash

This is an easy and healthy breakfast. We had this for a Sunday Brunch. I had a bunch of leftover ingredients from my paninis I made a few days ago, so the consensus was to take all the extras and make a hearty breakfast. We didn’t need to eat until dinner after consuming all of this awesome goodness. Perfect for large crowds or just for yourself, serve the scramble on top of some roasted…

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Steak is the reason I could never be a vegetarian. Seriously. I wanted to make a steak that would be different than just a regular everyday steak (if there is such a thing). The chimmichurri is so easy to make and gives the steak an acidic kick. You could use any type of steak you want. I used a ribeye steak.

Mix the spice rub. Add garlic, onion, chili, cumin, coriander and paprika powders.

Rub…

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