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Healthier Meatloaf

I’m in the mood for some comfort food, and nothing is more comforting than A1 sauce slathered over a big hunk of meatloaf. I don’t make meatloaf, mind you. This is 100% Joe’s department. Raw meat is so not my thing. We’ve never really loved turkey meatloaf, but we do try to cut fat and eat healthier foods. This version combines moist, juicy ground beef with ground turkey for a lighter twist on the original.  We both really like this version of meatloaf. We’ve been using this recipe for the duration of our marriage, but I don’t know where it … Read more

Garden Lasagna Recipe

When I was a freshman in college, the cafeteria in the student union building served the most magnificent garden lasagna. The cafeteria was shut down during a renovation of the building, and it reopened as a fast food taco place. Or something. I don’t exactly remember. The point is that I love vegetable lasagna. I don’t care what you call it; I love lasagna with vegetables stuck into the layers. Depending on what veggies I have on hand, I may substitute different kinds of vegetables for the carrots or squash. In my personal opinion, the more veggies, the better! Print … Read more

Apricot Stuffed Pork Loin

  My older sister has made this pork roast for Christmas dinner for the last two or three years. It’s splendid. I believe that the original recipe came from   Print Recipe Apricot Stuffed Pork Loin Servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil16 whole peeled garlic cloves2 tablespoons garlic cloves minced1 whole boneless pork loin patted dry, at room temperature, 8LBSalt and freshly ground pepper2 tablespoons fresh rosemary minced, divided, snip with scissors16 dried apricots or similar amount of your favorite dried fruit1/3 cup dried cranberriesHeavy kitchen string or twinecup apple jellycup port wine or white rumcup chicken broth2 tablespoon … Read more