Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Family Dinner

Tonight I had my two teen nephews stay over. We had so much fun. We had a great meal, played a PS2 game called Sing Star Pop. It is like karaoke but you are scored on musical talent, word recognition and overall performance. It was a riot.

Today's dinner included Mojo Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Red Skinned Potatoes with rosemary and corn on the cob. I usually don't have two starches in one meal but the corn was too good to pass it up and it was delicious. We also had Brownie Sundaes for Dessert. Decadent but it is Camp Aunt Tina time of year. Aunts are allowed to spoil!

Here is the recipe for the Mojo Grilled Pork Tenderloin


2 lb. trimmed pork tenderloin
1 large onion, peeled and thickly sliced
1 cup of Goya Mojo Chipotle plus more for basting


1. In a zip lock bag combine the tenderloin, onion and 1 cup of Mojo. Seal and let marinate in refrigerator for as little as 15 minutes or up to overnight. The longer it marinates the more Mojo flavor.
2. Grill over medium heat. Cook, turning occasionally and basting with additional Mojo for about 20-30 minutes. Tenderloin is done when they are browned on both sides and reach 160° F. The onion should be nicely browned

The Roasted Red Skinned Potatoes with Rosemary are a household favorite and so easy.

2 lbs red skinned potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Season Salt
1 tsp. rosemary sprigs

Toss potatoes, olive oil, season salt and rosemary on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 Degrees for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Turn after about 10 minutes.


Trisha said...

Your blog looks great! That brownie sundae looks divine! :o)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting on your blog. This pork recipe looks easy to make, I can't wait to try it.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks so good Tina! How fun to spend the evening with your nephews, I am sure they love coming to your house with all that good food!

Welcome to the Foodie Blogroll!

Amber said...

Sounds like a great way to spend an evening. Your dinner looks awesome. And now I am craving a nice buttery salty cob of corn!