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Sarafinas's Kitchen | Slow Cooker Apple Honey Pork

Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Loin

Meagan main_course, slow cooker

Recipe from The Magical Slow Cooker INGREDIENTS 3-4 lb. pork loin (I use a center cut) 2 granny smith apples, sliced and divided 1 white onion, sliced ½ cup butter, sliced ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ cup honey ½ tsp. dried thyme or a few sprigs of fresh Slow Cooker […]

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Broccoli Casserole

Meagan sides, vegeterian

Delicious, made-from-scratch casserole! With the use of Greek yogurt and whole-wheat breadcrumbs, it’s also a lighter version. Recipe from Kristen’s Kitchen Blog INGREDIENTS 2 ½ pounds broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces (about 8 cups) 6 tablespoons butter, divided 1 cup finely chopped crimini or button mushrooms ¼ cup flour 1 cup milk (whole or […]

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Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

Meagan beverages

I was in charge of the cocktail for the New Year’s Day meal at my parents’ house, and I knew I wanted to do one that had gin at the base. After searching Pinterest, I can across this one. It’s refreshing and easy to put together, even in a large batch for punch. Recipe courtesy […]

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10×40 : 40 Days to Go

Meagan 10x40, Uncategorized

So, here we are, readers. My 10×40 cooking goal list is still incomplete.  6 down. 4 to go. I don’t want you to think I haven’t been cooking. I’ve been cooking a lot.  But these still linger, waiting to be made. As my 40th birthday draws closer, I find myself making excuses to not finish […]

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Eggplant Parmesan

Meagan main_course

Recipe adapted from The Fit Cook   1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 1 medium tomato 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (or mozzarella) 3/4 cup whole grain bread crumbs 1 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1 egg 1 ball smoked mozzarella salt + pepper olive oil 1. Preheat the oven to […]

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My Kitchen Remodel and Unexpected Side Effects   

Meagan journal

We started a major kitchen remodel last Wednesday.  It was packed up and off-limits the Sunday before that.  That’s almost two weeks without the room in my house that is my solace. My place to recover after a long day of work. My world to be creative and cook. The room where we gather as […]

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Egg and Potato Scramble

Meagan breakfast, main_course

Looking for a quick meal to make on a busy weeknight? Only have a few things in your fridge? Trying whipping up an egg scramble or frittata.  I almost always have eggs, some kind of cheese, and leftover veg or meat to toss in it.  I made this one last night.  My kiddo always loves […]

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Broccoli Cranberry Salad

Meagan sides, Uncategorized, vegeterian

24oz fresh chopped broccoli  1/3 c dried cranberries  1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/2 cup salted and roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) Dressing: 1/3 cup light mayonnaise  3 T Greek yogurt 1 T champagne vinegar  1 T honey Salt and pepper, to taste Soak red onion in cold water for 5 minutes; drain. Combine mayonnaise […]

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