Roasted Pork, Asparagus and Red Potatoes

Posted on May 17th, 2011 by Jean

I have a quick, easy and delicious recipe for you tonight.
• 3 pork tenderloins
• 8 spears asparagus
• 2 red potatoes, cubed
• 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• Dash of garlic salt
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Rinse asparagus; Snap off the tough ends.
3. Wash then cube the red potatoes.
4. In a large Ziplock bag, add the onion soup mix, olive oil, garlic salt, pork, asparagus and potatoes.
5. Seal the Ziplock bag, and shake to coat the ingedients.
6. Pour entire contents of bag into a large baking dish.
7. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Half way through the cooking time, flip the pork over plus stir the potatoes and asparagus.
Serves 2 adults & 2 small children.
We are really hooked on this recipe! The pork is so moist and tender. The asparagus and potatoes have great, crispy roasted flavor & texture.
What are your favorite Lipton Soup Mix recipes?

The Best Gingerbread Cookies

Posted on December 5th, 2010 by Jean

As far back as I can remember, my family has baked these Winter Gingerland Cookies. Mom found the original recipe in a newspaper during the 1960’s. The clipping is long gone, but her hand-written note remains.
I’m continuing this tradition with my daughters. They’re a great help in the kitchen, and enjoy themselves along the way. The secret is to keep it fun and lend a hand.
The kids can add the ingredients, roll the dough, cut out the cookies, and most importantly, decorate them! We buy Betty Crocker icing in tubes. The plastic, interchangeable tips are less than $3. at your local grocery store.
Press play when you’re ready to see how easy this recipe is, and rock out with Hip Hop Jingle Bells!

Here are some of my favorite photos from the day. Hot cookies cool on the stove while our kitten, Lucy, undecorates the tree.

Family enjoying cookies.

Oldest daughter draws a gingerbread man while youngest daughter continues to play with the dough.

• What traditional treat do you bake during the holidays?
• Do you have kittens in your tree?
• How do you prefer your Jingle Bells?



All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

Posted on July 19th, 2010 by Jean

If Crunchy Betty jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?
No, but when Crunchy Betty puts food on her face, you want to follow suit!
The genius behind Crunchy Betty is brunette beauty, Leslie. Leslie woos us with succulent photos, fascinating facts, and the benefits of bypassing our mouths and smearing food directly onto our skin.
Now before you peel that banana and do a face plant, I recommend you check out her site for honest to goodness recipes.
The glistening goo on my face is equal parts honey and almond oil with a droplet of Vitamin E oil. After rinsing, I glowed like a nubile virgin. My goopy face is now on display at the Gallery of Crunchy Betties.
Get your cameras ready and head to your kitchen or pantry.
• What food will you put on your face?
• Is that your head next to mine in the gallery?