My Favorite Recipes

This Recipe is super easy and tastes eerily good for the lack of work put  into it.

Amazing Pork Tenderlion In the slow cooker
This recipe is from Here is the link... you can print it and it has reviews and a picture. Whatever is easier for you.


  • 1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


Place pork tenderloin in a slow cooker with the contents of the soup packet. Pour water, wine, and soy sauce over the top, turning the pork to coat. Carefully spread garlic over the pork, leaving as much on top of the roast during cooking as possible. Sprinkle with pepper, cover, and cook on low setting for 4 hours. Serve with cooking liquid on the side as au jus. 

Cranberry Bean Pasta Fagioli
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

Takes awhile but is pretty simple and tastes sooooo good. I serve it with garlic bread. I'll put that recipe at the end.
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
5 cloves garlic, smashed
1 small onion, roughly chopped
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 2-ounce piece pancetta (optional)
5 canned whole San Marzano tomatoes, crushed by hand
Kosher salt
3 pounds fresh cranberry beans in pods, shelled (or 1 cup dried cranberry beans, soaked overnight)
2 bay leaves
1 piece parmesan cheese rind, plus 1/2 cup grated parmesan, and more for topping
2 cups small pasta, such as shells or ditalini
1 bunch kale, stems and ribs discarded, leaves chopped
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
Freshly ground pepper
Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, red pepper flakes, rosemary and pancetta, if using, and cook 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and cook 2 more minutes; season with salt. Add the beans, 3 quarts water, the bay leaves and parmesan rind. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the beans are tender, 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Uncover the pot and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Add the kale and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 6 more minutes. (The soup should be thick and creamy; thin with water, if necessary.)
Remove the bay leaves, parmesan rind and pancetta, if used. Add the grated parmesan, parsley, the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Top with more olive oil and parmesan.

Garlic Breadmade in my Breville toaster oven that I ooooohhhhh sooooo love!
Slice pieces of a baguette or some italian bread
Mix some olive oil with a clove of crushed garlic...more if you like it super garlicky 
Then add some oregano, salt and pepper. 
Now brush that slop on your pieces of bread and bake at 350 for about 12 minutes...more if you like it extra crispy!

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