Posts tagged: comfort foodDelicious and tender smoked brisket is a hard thing to come by when you don’t have hours to tend to a smoker. Nothing beats the smoke-filled flavor you get in every bite, so tender and comforting you feel like you could just melt away. I am thrilled to bring you my favorite, unbelievably simple and ridiculously tasty, slow cooker brisket. You might not be smoking it over wood chips all day, but you’ll still taste that smoke flavor. This sausage and peppers skillet is the ultimate one-skillet meal that will warm everyone’s belly throughout the winter. It’s such a simple, straightforward meal that requires little time and only dirties one dish (who wants to do any more dishes at this point, right?!). You will find yourself pulling out this recipe again and again during the cold months ahead. It’ll become a new family favorite! These gorgeous smoked pork chops couldn’t be easier to make. The pork chops cook off beautifully and while they are finishing in the oven, you can throw together a flavorful topping of apples and onions in mere minutes. So simple and elegant, you might be tempted to pull this recipe out for special occasions! You can tell everyone it took you hours… It’ll be our little secret! Spinach and artichoke dip is my ultimate go-to whenever I go out to eat. The one thing I always feel is missing from those spinach and artichoke dips is BACON (I mean really, what couldn’t be improved with a bit of bacon?). This version of the classic dip is packed with chopped Pig of the Month bacon and it really makes this dip ten times better. Plus the whole recipe comes together in less than a half hour! There’s nothing like a Guinness stew on a cold day. Unfortunately a traditional Guinness stew can take a bit of time, which I rarely have on weeknights, especially after battling traffic in snow during rush hour. With this recipe in less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a delicious stew that will warm you up inside and out!
The New Year is upon us... How many of you have been able to keep those New Year's resolutions for a week?! With all the tasty meats and treats we make on the daily, it's tough to keep a healthy state of mind up in here. We might not be able to stick to a strict diet but with these 15 Guilty Pleasure Recipes That Are Actually Healthy, there's a chance the weight gain won't be as tragic as it could be in 2017. From BBQ to Tex Mex, flavorful pasta to pizza, this roundup of healthy meals will keep you in line with your New Year's resolutions (without giving up all those tasty meats - like, ahem, BACON)!
Best Ever Crockpot BBQ Chicken - Sauce + Style
BBQ Chicken & Bacon Guacamole Wraps - Sauce + Style
Bacon-Wrapped Caprese Stuffed Chicken - Sauce + Style
Grilled Chili Rubbed Flank Steak - Sauce + Style
California Chicken, Veggie, Avocado and Rice Bowls - Half Baked Harvest
The Best Philly Style Italian Hoagie - Baker By Nature
Seared Pork with Roasted Grapes - Bev Cooks
Mexican Shredded Pork Polenta Bowls - Perpetually Hungry
Clam, Chard and Bacon Pizza - Bon Appetit
Easy Italian Chicken Skillet - Gimme Some Oven
Sloppy Jane Tex Mex Bowls - Naked Cuisine
20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne - Pinch of Yum
Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup - The Kitchen
Spicy Fish Taco Bowls - Jo Cooks Good luck staying a little healthier out there, piggy peeps!