Triple Threat Pork Tenderloin

Lol… I didn’t know what else to call it that wouldn’t end up being a paragraph in name…. pork tenderloin rubbed with spices and brown sugar, rolled in bacon and then smothered in a maple mustard sauce.  Isn’t that a mouthful?  I think the title I decided on works just fine!

I really couldn’t decided which way I wanted to cook the pork tenderloin for dinner the other night so I decided to combine a few different ways and the end result was a very flavourful pork tenderloin that even passed the Chris Chocolate Milk test lol!

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Parmesan Ranch Pumpkin Seeds

Okay, here are the Pumpkin Seeds as mentioned in my Nemo Pumpkin post. I roasted the pumpkin seeds first and then added the ingredients listed below and roasted them again for a little bit so the seeds are well roasted, well done (because Chris likes them that way) and taste delicious!

I will admit that there is nothing quite like a feed of freshly roasted pumpkin seeds lol!

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Buffalo Chicken Chili – In the Crock Pot

I’ll admit, I was a little bit leery about making this.  Chris isn’t always the biggest fan of anything cooked with cream cheese in it but I needn’t have worried about it…. both he and Dillon were big fans of this chili!

I saw a recipe for this a while back in some magazine and thought I would try a batch from what I could remember and what I thought would taste good in it.  It is a sort of throw everything in the crock pot and let it cook sort of meal which is perfect for busy days!

The newest addition to the comfort food roster!

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Green Tomato Relish

I ended up with a whole big bowl of green tomatoes in my garden that I knew with the cold weather fast approaching were not going to ripen.  I didn’t want to just toss them over the fence for the cows, that seemed a waste of the fact I was actually able to grow vegetables this year.  I decided to try an old recipe I had for a Green Tomato Relish.

The smell of relish cooking is delicious…. it could taste awful but it sure makes the house smell nice. I only ended up getting 5 jars of this relish but it is still better than having wasted them!

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Feta Cheese, Cinnamon and Honey

Somehow I ended up with butternut squash plants when I purchased my vegetable plants in the spring.  I honestly had no idea what they were because the little tag was missing.  I decided to plant them anyway and see what, if anything, they would grow into.  Low and behold, I managed to grow a couple of squash…. well, it was actually more than a few but I had run over part of the plant with the riding lawn tractor and destroyed a few other that had started 😦

While I personally don’t like squash of any kind, I still thought I would give it another try in case my tastes had changed… they haven’t… but surprisingly the one person I didn’t think would even try it, let alone eat all of it (Dillon) cleaned his plate lol!

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Cauliflower Relish – Canning

A few Christmases ago we were gifted some preserves from a neighbor and one of the jars contained some Cauliflower relish.  Chris went nuts for it so I had to ask the neighbor for their recipe. I substituted the all green peppers in the recipe and added some red peppers for a bit more colour and prepared 7 jars (I don’t know how I keep ending up with odd numbers lol) to put away for our Christmas Preserves Baskets!

While technically it took 2 days to make this relish, the majority of the time was spent waiting while the vegetables sat in the fridge over night lol!

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Pumpkin Spice Jelly Roll Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling

Phew!  That title is sure a mouthful!!!  Wednesday was the Maple Leafs first regular season hockey game. I always make Chris a special dinner and dessert for the occasion lol.  This year I made this Pumpkin Jelly Roll cake and while he asked me what it had to do with the Leafs (nothing other than the association of fall meaning falling “Leafs” lol), it sure didn’t stop him from enjoying it!

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