garlic-stuffed pork roast

Garlic-Stuffed Pork Roast

Garlic-stuffed pork roast was one of my mom’s go-to dinner favorites. She would often call me or my sister, Suzanne, after school and tell us how to prepare it. Getting the garlic stuffed in the roast was the most important thing. Even if she was working late, as she often did hostessing at our family’s restaurant, she made sure our dinner was taken care of and we learned how to cook along the way.

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Pappardelle with Spring Vegetable Marinara and Fresh Basil

Pappardelle with Spring Vegetable Marinara
I know this looks like a lot of ingredients but I promise you this came together in under an hour, and that includes me stopping to take photos. You don’t have to do that. It was actually really fun because I remembered to turn music on in the kitchen. I’m not sure why it’s hard for me to remember that! Music makes everything better. Continue reading “Pappardelle with Spring Vegetable Marinara and Fresh Basil”
sausage stuffing

Dad’s Sausage Stuffing/Dressing

This is the sausage stuffing I remember from childhood. Lacking an actual recipe, I’ve had to go by my taste memory to get it right, or at least close to what my dad made. It was always my second favorite part of the meal, right behind chocolate cream pie. I had to be careful though because this was not the only kind of stuffing on the Thanksgiving table and on more than one sad occasion I found myself biting into the dreaded oyster stuffing my father was so proud of. I’m sure it was excellent if you like that sort of thing but I won’t be attempting to recreate that one. Ever.

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