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Quick & Easy Roast Pork Tenderloin by Angie M.  - Pittsburgh, Pa. Not that long ago, I used to hate pork roast. It was either get it at the supermarket pre-seasoned to death bagged in some kind of mystery sauce with more salt in it than I can count, or if my mother happened to make it when we were over for Sunday dinner, it was dry and tough. Mother would never roast the pork loin whole. She would slice it up into individual servings and then fry it. Then should would add sliced apples to it and brown sugar....

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When I was growing up we always has some sort of meat and vegetable for dinner. Now that I’m older and have a family of my own I have come to realize that a one pot meal makes dinner a lot easier. Then all I have to do is add a green side salad and I have a balanced meal. This pork tenderloin and potato slow cooker recipe is perfect for busy families. Because the rosemary and garlic seasoning are infused in the tenderloin it latterly falls apart when it is done. If you have 15 minutes you can put...

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Herbs and Spices When it comes to cooking, you can easily use herbs, spices, and seasonings  virtually any way you like. A general rule is that herbs come from the leaves of plants and spices are made from the seeds, berries or roots. The health benefits are nearly the same so it boils down to what flavors that appeal to you. Today you can get herbs fresh or dry. Spices usually come whole or ground. Fresh herbs have the ability to add wonderful flavor to most dishes. Dried herbs are cheaper and last longer so they are always good to...

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There is a chill in the air and that means we are in soup season. There is a classic soup that is a real favorite more many and that is clam chowder. If you don’t know, clam chowder is a simple soup to prepare with just a few pantry ingredients. If you look around for chowder recipes will find some recipes call for fresh clams but I actually like using canned clams as they are easier because all you have to do is open a can. They are also budget friendly compared to live clams that can cost you $10...

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Mom's Cast Iron Skillet - Life's Lessons Learned

My mother swore by her cast iron skillets and dutch oven. Teflon? "Get that cheap stuff out of my kitchen, and I mean now," she said one year when my father (inadvertently) brought home a new Teflon frying pan to cook his breakfast eggs in.  I think he got it at K-Mart.  We'll never know. It was gone the next day.

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