pan seared pork tenderloin

Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much we spend eating out, especially after our trip to Australia, where we had little choice in the matter. I’m not complaining, we enjoyed every minute (especially the French bakeries that were so plentiful in Sydney), but we were all happy to come home to our kitchen. My girls are always amazed when I point out the difference in the cost of preparing food from scratch at home vs. dining out or getting takeout, so I’ll start emphasizing that a little more in my blog posts because I know they are not alone.

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slow cooked pork tenderloin

Slow Cooked Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Dijon Glaze

Seriously Subaru! Your elderly dog “bucket list” commercial is killing me. Just saw it again and can’t hold back the damn tears. If you haven’t seen it, let me fill you in. It features a guy with his old dog (there’s a dog bone shaped cake with “14” on it, so you know he’s old), actually checking off a bucket list of things for the dog to do on his birthday… He loads up the car with tennis balls, visits an old girlfriend, gets a brand new pair of shoes to chew on, goes to the beach, etc., all in a Subaru of course. During the commercial, Willie Nelson is in the background singing “you’re my buddy, my pal, my friend…”. Brutal. Maybe if my own dog wasn’t nearing the end of his life I would be able to handle it a little better. Probably not though.

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grilled pork tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Stone Fruit with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

It’s been difficult to find the time to post this summer which is really frustrating with all the great summer produce in season right now! So, we won’t chat for long today but I did want to get this grilled pork tenderloin recipe to you while you’re still entertaining summertime guests and hanging out at your local farmer’s markets. I know, I know, you lead such a fabulous life. Just like me. Ha. Well, I have made it to one farmer’s market this summer at least. That’s where I got the basil, peaches, and apricots. The plums and pork tenderloin came from Costco like most other things in my kitchen.

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