Amazing Pork Tenderloin with Pears and Shallots

Amazing Pork Tenderloin with Pears and Shallots

In looking for a fresh and different way to prepare pork tenderloin, a recipe using pears and shallots definitely caught my eye. Pears and shallots? Right? Well, thank you, Bon Appetit. This certainly fit the “fresh and different” bill so I dug in. Bon... read more

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My name is Sally and I REALLY love to be in the kitchen. Making fresh, unique dishes is my way of showing love for my family and friends and I hope you’ll find both healthy and indulgent recipes that will inspire you… read more


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