Applesauce-Glazed Ham

I baked a half a ham shank for New Year’s dinner, going with the southern tradition of collard greens, cornbread, and blackeyed peas as well. I’ve basically been happy with every ham I’ve baked and the only changes I make are with the different glazes. The maple syrup/brown sugar/mustard glaze is delicious but I felt […]

Pork Tenderloin and Bourbon Marinade

Oh, yum! I love finding a new marinade. And pork tenderloins are so lean and so good and cook up so easily. I’ve always grilled them although I suppose one day I’ll have to experiment with indoor cooking. But for now… I’m never sure when they say bourbon quite what that means since I’m not […]

Pulled Pork

We’re having a neighborhood barbecue here tonight. In addition to the usual hamburgers and hot dogs, I wanted to serve some pulled pork sandwiches. I have a great recipe that takes a bit of mixing and measuring and I wasn’t quite up to all that today, since I have a host of side dishes I […]

Baked Pork Chops with Pickle Juice

I’m trying a new recipe tonight, from Not Just Beans: 50 Years of Frugal Family Favorites. As an aside, I love the taste of these bread and butter pickles but never quite know what to do with them. I prefer dill pickles (the spicier the better) in sandwiches and hamburgers. I actually like to pull […]

Split Pea Soup / Leftover Ham

When I bake a ham, there are always lots of leftovers. I always make sure I dice up a bunch of the ham and freeze it in two cup portions, roughly. I don’t actually measure. I fill a few sandwich bags of diced ham and then put each sandwich bag in a gallon freezer bag. […]