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Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Balsamic Honey Glaze Recipe

We are solidly in slow cooker season, and the first thing people usually toss in the slow cooker is normally a pork butt, or something similar, but allow me to present to you the slow cooker pork loin! It cooks up tender and creates a flavorful pan sauce.

I sear the outside, just before putting it in the slow cooker, so you still get the crispy caramelized outside with tender, moist meat. The cooking liquid made from a combination of juice from the pork, honey, and balsamic vinegar can be spooned over the pork just before serving or reduced and

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5 Recipes for Small Victories

This month, welcome Sara Bir. Sara Bir is the author of two cookbooks, Tasting Ohio and the IACP award-winning The Fruit Forager’s Companion. She also moderates and replies to your comments here on Simply Recipes. Follow her @sausagetarian.

Unfailingly, by the time we make it to dinner, it feels like a small victory. Really, it’s just the march of time, but after jobs and workouts and walking the dog and folding the laundry in between checking emails, getting to sit down to dinner feels like a real reward.

I like having dinner to look forward to. Do you

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One Simply Terrific Thing: Wüsthof Kitchen Shears

Wüsthof kitchen shears are sharp, long-lasting, incredibly useful, and well worth keeping in your kitchen drawer!

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Welcome to One Simply Terrific Thing, our ongoing series highlighting the small tools and kitchen goods that make life better!

More than 25 years ago, I was gifted a set of Wüsthof knives as a wedding present, and I still have them. The collection has gotten quite a workout over the years as I’ve prepped thousands of dinners for my family of five and tested recipes for my three cookbooks.

One surprise hit from the set? The kitchen shears.

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An Encouraging Guide to Eating Less Meat

When I was growing up, my dad didn’t consider dinner to be complete if there wasn’t meat on the table.

My own diet has evolved quite a bit since then. As a registered dietitian, I’ve learned the benefits of a plant-rich plate. Plus, two of my children are now vegetarians, which has pushed me to explore the culinary riches of meatless meals. I still eat meat and poultry, just a whole lot less than my parents did.

If you’re new to the idea, here are a few reasons why a more plant-based diet might be a wise move, and tips

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Easy Overnight Oats {Recipe + Toppings!}

There is a certain beauty in discovering a shortcut that is both convenient and just as good — if not better — than the real thing.

Steel-cut oats normally require a good ten to twenty minutes of stovetop simmering to render them creamy and soft. This is worth the effort for a fantastic bowl of oatmeal, but let’s be real here: not many of us have that kind of time in the morning.

Overnight oats, on the other hand, only require you to mix the oats with water and let them hang out together in the fridge overnight. A

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31 Vegetarian Recipes to Go Meatless All Month Long

After indulging in my share of sliced salami and holiday roasts, I’m ready to scale back the meat and make more room for vegetables, legumes, eggs, and beans in the month of January. I plan to use my pantry to the fullest and make mouth-watering meatless meals for the whole month.

I’ll serve a combination of comfort foods like Broccoli Cheddar Soup, satisfying pastas such as Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Bolognese, and easy veggie burgers like Pesto White Bean Veggie Burgers, all of which my meat-loving family will devour.

Whether going meatless for the whole month, or just wanting to

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