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Southerners love pork, and we’ve got you covered with plenty of great pork-based recipes. Check out the Easy Baked Ribs or the Bourbon Orange Glazed Baked Ham. And don’t miss the most viewed recipe on the site, Easy Baked Pork Chops!

Pieces of caramelized bacon on a platter lined with parchment.

Caramelized Bacon

Caramelized bacon is crispy, candied bacon made with a pecan, brown sugar, and maple syrup paste—it’s the first thing to go at gatherings! The title says it all, doesn’t it? This was the first recipe I saw when I bought Ina Garten’s cookbook, Foolproof, and let me tell you, people love this bacon. It is …

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A white bowl filled with navy bean and ham soup with a sprig of parsley.

Navy Bean and Ham Soup

Navy Bean and Ham Soup made easy with canned beans, ham hocks, carrots, celery, dried rosemary and thyme, and a little bacon for flavor. This is the best Navy Bean Soup! It’s so easy to get caught in a soup rut, like a chicken rut, where you serve the same old same old recipes week …

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Baked pork chops with cream of mushroom soup are ready in about 30 minutes! This is a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that goes great with mashed potatoes or rice!

Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops

Cream of mushroom pork chops are ready in about 45 minutes! This is a quick and easy, flavorful weeknight dinner recipe that goes great with mashed potatoes or rice! Quick and easy weeknight dinner ideas can be one of a busy parent’s worst frustrations, which is why meal planning is so important! And why I love …

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Oven cooked bacon is crisp and perfectly browned if done correctly! Forget the mess and standing over the skillet--oven cooking is the way to go!

Oven Cooked Bacon

Oven cooked bacon is crisp and perfectly browned if done correctly! Forget the mess and standing over the skillet–oven cooking is the way to go! Is there anything better than the smell of bacon frying? Well, yes, actually there is—the lack of mess and hot grease involved with oven cooked bacon! Now, I will admit …

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Pork Chops with Apples--a one-pot meal with pork chops, apples, sweet onions, and delicious sauce!

Pork Chops with Apples

Pork Chops with Apples is a one-pot meal with pork chops, apples, sweet onion, and a creamy mustard sauce that is divine.  One-pot meals are the best, don’t you think? I pretty much hate cleaning the kitchen and while I can sure mess up half a dozen pots to make one meal, I much prefer …

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Pomegranate Cherry Glazed Ham

Cherry and Pomegranate Glazed Ham

This cherry and pomegranate glazed ham is simple and beautiful with its cherry-red glaze made from pomegranate juice and dried tart cherries. It’s also easy and relatively hands-off! I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to holiday celebrations. My Christmas tree is always decorated with the same ornaments, although I do add a …

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Baked Italian Sliders

Baked Italian Sliders are filled with Italian meats and cheeses, baked to melty perfection, and drizzled with an Italian dressing. These sandwiches are a quick and easy game day treat or a perfect supper for busy weeknights. Sometimes sandwiches are just the way to go, especially on game day. Or after Thanksgiving—be sure you check …

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cider brined pork

Cider-Brined Pork Roast

The last few months have been filled with happy busyness…wedding planning is fun but time-consuming. And since David and I have been on what we called, “Wedding Boot Camp,” I have not even cooked much. We’ve eaten a lot of salads and roasted vegetables and not a lot of home-cooked sit down meals. So it …

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Bolognese Sauce

We love anything Italian around here…pizza, pasta, bread…those things can get consumed in mass quantities. Of course, we probably don’t eat authentic Italian food, but the Americanized version is just fine. It’s so easy to throw together a dinner party with a pot of spaghetti sauce and your favorite pasta, or take a little more …

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Southern Pulled Pork

Southern Pulled Pork is so easy to make! Just throw together a barbecue rub and roast a pork butt in the oven low and slow for several hours. Then shred the meat and it’s good to go! So simple yet so delicious! We are a barbecue loving family. Is it because we’re Southern? Because we …

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oven baked omelet

Oven Baked Omelet

This oven baked omelet is perfect for two for breakfast or a light supper. Just mix up some eggs and cheese and whatever vegetables you like and bake! Let me state for the record, unequivocally, I love Ina Garten. I love to watch her shows because she has such a calm, soothing manner as she …

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Easy Ribs

Easy Ribs

Easy ribs baked low and slow in the oven with a barbecue rub. These are fall-apart tender and so easy! Your family will love these ribs! There are few things better than ribs cooked all day in the smoker, low and slow with applewood chips, until they fall off the bone and fill your palate …

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