Tara on Apr 20th 2013
We continue to experiment with our smoker and try different kinds of meats, sauces, rubs, and methods. In order to please dear hubby, I recently created a Cuban feast at our house and I think he was very pleased. We smoked 2 chickens and a pork roast. Here is the recipe I created for the [...]
Tara on Jan 3rd 2012
Right now my hubby and I are on a ski trip with a group of 50+ home schoolers.
Right now, we are all exhausted from 2 days of skiing but have had the time of our lives.
Right now, we all have full tummies and are very, very satisfied.
Right now, I’m very thankful I picked up 2 [...]
Tara on Nov 3rd 2011
Fall is the perfect time to host a bonfire or hay ride or campout. My dear friend Karen and I spent some time catching up recently and she helped me brainstorm a little bit to come up with some new ways to serve guests at such outdoor gatherings. By the time our visit ended, we [...]
Tara on Aug 29th 2011
I can’t believe its Monday again which means here at Taracooks.com its time for another Meatless Monday post. Today’s feature is Old Fashioned Tomato Gravy. The recipe is simple and quick and the gravy can be served over hot biscuits, mashed potatoes, or even some meatloaf! I used garden fresh tomatoes and pureed them right [...]
Tara on Dec 27th 2010
What could be better on a cold winter’s morning that Hillbilly Hash for breakfast? Made with country ham, fresh pineapple, red and green pepper, and Ore Ida frozen hash browns, Hill Billy Hash will please any ornary or contrary guest at your breakfast table.
2 cups Ore Ida frozen hash browns country style
4 Tablespoons coconut oil [...]
Tara on Mar 23rd 2010
Next time whole pork tenderloin is on sale, pick up one or two or three. Have the butcher cut them into 1” thick slices and you’ve got some less expensive boneless pork chops to country fry, BBQ, or in this case, oven fry.
• 3 egg whites
• 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
• 1 ½ cups Panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
• ¾ cup [...]
Tara on Sep 15th 2009
Hello, Richard here. I’m usually behind the scenes here at Taracooks but when Tara recently had the opportunity to appear on the Better Nashville show on Channel 4 again, we teamed up to make a couple of recipes that are out-of-this-world good. One of them is Baby Back Ribs using Tara’s Best Roasted [...]
Tara on Jan 1st 2009
Black Eyed Peas- N- Pork
Our gang here at TaraCooks.com would like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. May God bless your lives with health, happiness, and His spirit today and throughout 2009!
Here’s how to get all the New Year’s traditions in one main dish. It contains those “lucky” black eyed [...]
Tara on Dec 8th 2008
Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin
I just love crock pot meals. They are simple and easy. Often when I have a busy day scheduled, I’ll prepare a crock pot meal before leaving home. Nothing says “Welcome back!” like the aroma from a slow simmered meal in the crock pot.
Here’s one way to roast pork tenderloin:
In large crock [...]