Pulled Pork Pappardelle: Oscar Dinner Flashback

Four years ago we lived in San Francisco and “Dinner with David” was born in our tiny little kitchen. On Oscar night that year, I tried a milk-braised pork recipe. The following year, we feasted on fiber-rich turkey meatballs and pasta. Things haven’t changed all that much. So tonight I decided to revisit the pork recipe, this time using almond milk and pappardelle noodles.

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  • Place two halves of pork tenderloin in baking pan; sprinkle with salt, pepper, fresh nutmeg and 2 diced garlic cloves
  • Pour almond milk over the mixture until the liquid reaches the midline of the pork
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 2-3 hours, checking and rotating every 30-60 minutes
  • Once the meat falls apart at the slightest touch, then remove it from the oven
  • Cook pappardelle noodles separately; drain
  • If meat needs more moisture or sweetness, then stir with olive oil and maple syrup
  • Serve a spoonful of pork over a bed of noodles
  • Be thankful that you can eat carbs and meat without having to worry about squeezing into a red carpet gown

Gimme S’more

I knew these heart-shaped marshmallow s’mores would be cute, but I was pleasantly surprised by what a crowd pleaser they were. Don’t let a lack of a campfire prevent you from indulging, either.

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The prep was super easy too. Simply stack chocolate bars on a graham cracker, top with one heart-shaped marshmallow (ordered on Amazon) and broil in the oven until melted and golden.

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A special thanks to TheCakeBlog.com for sharing the idea on Pinterest!

A Little Pizza My Heart

I embraced cheesiness on Valentine’s Day with a homemade, heart-shaped pizza for two. Shape the pepperoni into hearts by cutting a small triangle at the edge (easier to do in a stack), and cut the two opposite sides on a diagonal. For the bell peppers, cut narrow slices and make sure to leave the curvy ends at the top of the pepper. Then cut the slices in half and shape into a heart.

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