pulled pork sandwich served with side order of steamed veggies

Pulled Pork Tenderloin Sandwich – a Healthier Choice!

Speaking with a friend who toldpulled pork sadwich me about this recipe, I took her word for the fact that she said, “pulled pork tenderloin is to die for…” and decided to make this for a lunch when first impressions meant everything.

I purchased two pieces of frozen pork tenderloin that was on special at NoFrills for $2.99 a pound. Each piece was $1.99, so together they were just over a pound. I slightly defrosted both pieces in my microwave oven so that I could cut them in half, in order to fit them in my crock pot (slow cooker).

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my wienerschnitzel on a small plate

Making Wienerschnitzel the easy way!

Lightly coated pork tenderloin medallions – this is a favourite of mine and SO easy to make. Great when cold too!

Ingredients:
One pork tenderloin
3/4 – 1 cup grape seed oil
3 sleeves of Premium unsalted crackers
4 egg
Salt & pepper (optional)
Homemade apple sauce

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a view of a corner of my roof from inside my attic

Make Sure to Inspect Your Roof From Inside Your Attic…

Going up into my attic for the first time in nearly 12 months since my roof was reshingled, I discovered three very badly damaged boards. One of the holes is bigger than that which a large dinner plate could not hope to cover.

When facing east in my attic, this is what I saw (click on the image below for a real close-up view):

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a photo of Nugget taken in 2010

My Dog Was Shivering… Sometimes Uncontrollably. Why?

My precious Nugget was diagnosed with kidney problems. For several years, he was vomiting once every so many months, then all of a sudden his vomiting became nightly. After a few days of trying different things (including changing his diet), I took him to his doctor and had his blood tested. Continue reading

screen print of an email received from a spoof pretending to be UPS

UPS Delivery Problem NR.7777667 – email notice

If, like me, you have just received an email with the same or similar subject, claiming to be from Postal Support Georgia Norwood from manager@ups.com… please do NOT open the attached file. I’m SURE it is NOT ‘friendly’ software that is inside the attached zip file. Continue reading

recycle logo used as a header image

Rescuing a Recipe Gone Bad…

Being only about 16 years of age at the time, my mother let me go ahead and mix up a BIG batch of Banana Bread… which I had done on several occasions. So much so that this recipe became one of my “specialties”… I loved to bake!

Having several mouths to feed and raising a rather large family on one income, my parents resorted to cost cutting measures such as purchasing things like every day baking products in bulk. My father re-modelled a cabinet to fit a small hallway just off the cooking kitchen. This cabinet had two large bins in it, one which held a large bag of flour, the other held a large bag of icing sugar and brown sugar. Continue reading

screen print of a lady peeling potatoes with only her hands

No Need To Peel Potatoes Anymore…

Got this in email and just HAVE to share with you here: Continue reading

a bowl of my homemade zucchini soup

Kid Friendly Recipe For Zucchini – Curried Zucchini Soup

Friends introduced me to this yummy, easy to make homemade soup… Continue reading

a bowl of my homemade green split pea soup

Yummy, Split Pea Soup on a Budget- Green Pea Soup Just Like My Daddy Used to Make!

Reading over Mike Johnston’s Hearty soup recipe that was published in our local newspaper, I realized I’d FINALLY come upon a recipe that was VERY similar to dad’s, though it did need tweaking.

Back when my father lost his job at Orenda Engines (The Avro Arrow: Canada’s broken dream) and became one of the over 50,000 men out of work in southern Ontario, many nights my parents had to send us off to bed with nothing to eat. Over time, my father learned to cook very creatively, as meat was not readily available for quite a few years. Continue reading