Halloween or Anytime Dinner: Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Light Horseradish Sauce

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Everyone asks me what to make on Halloween night for dinner. Like me, they are all so rushed, and the kids are going nuts. I usually do the usual: chili, hamburgers, etc. This year, I am making my life even easier making Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce. This recipe is a breeze. Just purchase a pre-marinated pork tenderloin (I like the cracked pepper version) and grill it or prepare it in the oven. Then, stir together this sauce which is oh so delicious. Serve it on mini rolls for sliders (or by itself) for a perfect fall meal.

Holiday or Anytime 15 Minute Appetizer: Cheddar-Maple and Pecan Log

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Today, I am in Madison Wisconsin for a Wisconsin Cheese Media tour. I get to tour about 8 different cheesemakers around the area while tasting fabulous cheeses, attending a Fondue lunch as well as an award winning Cheese and Beer Pairing reception. I thought I would feature a simple cheese appetizer that my family loves in honor of the amazing Wisconsin Cheese. It’s so easy and wonderful for this time of year or as the holidays near (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas), and my kids love it!

Also, I will also be featured on NBC 13 Daytime Alabama at 11:30 a.m on Thursday cooking a simple Slider recipes so check it out. I know-busy week.

Salmon Sliders with Caper Mayonnaise

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I love sliders, as many of your know since I feature them a lot on my blog. I am taping a “Slider” cooking segment for NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama” tomorrow, and I thought a Salmon Slider would be fabulous paired with two other beef slider recipes. This recipe is really easy and delicious. It uses canned salmon but fresh salmon works great as well. Enjoy and stay tuned to the air date on NBC 13.

Under 30 Minutes: California Sliders

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I absolutely love sliders which are mini bite-size hamburgers. They are perfect for appetizers, main dishes and especially the kids. I developed these California Sliders for Laura’s Lean Beef. They are a cinch to prepare and are so delicious topped with this homemade guacamole. 

Super Bowl Favorite-Tomato-Basil Sliders

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Okay, I am having a slightly busy week…all because of these Tomato-Basil Sliders. I am in Nashville to be on WTVF News Channel 5 “Talk of the Town” on Friday, and I will be in Birmingham on WBRC Fox 6 TV on Saturday morning preparing this recipe and a few others for Super Bowl Sunday that I will post in the coming days.


Sliders are very popular this year, and this recipe is very special. Using marinara, fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes create such a flavorful burger that you won’t even need any toppings. And, they’re low-fat, and you can substitute ground turkey or pork if you wish. Adults and kids love them, and I hope you will too! Wish me luck, Alison


Sun-Dried Tomato Sliders

These proportions also work perfectly as a meatloaf in a 71/2- x 4-inch pan.

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground beef

3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs (or regular is fine)

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

1/2 cup marinara sauce

1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

2 egg whites

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

8 (1-ounce) Parker House rolls

Ketchup, lettuce leaves

Preparation

1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Divide dough into 8 equal portions, shaping into a 1/4-inch patty. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Place patties in a grill pan and grill 3 to 5 minutes each side or until done. Serve on cut sides of rolls and top with marinara, ketchup and lettuce, if desired.