I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Saucy Pork Stir-Fry

This recipe is from the free Kraft foods magazine that comes quarterly. I love pork stir-fry dishes, so of course we had to try this one. I was a bit skeptical, because there aren't a ton of seasonings in it, but it actually came out very flavorful and saucy, just like the recipe says!

We served it with Cauliflower Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

  • 1/4 cup Zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 8 oz sugar snap peas
  • 3 green onions, diagonally sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger - I was so not in the mood for ginger, so I used some sesame oil instead!

1. Heat dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add peppers and peas; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add onions; cook and stir 1 minute.

2. Mix soy sauce, cornstarch and ginger until well blended. Add to meat mixture in skillet; cook 1 minute, or until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Serve over rice, if desired.

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