Easy Peasy Meatloaf

Nicole Says: I actually strain the onions out of the soup mix because I don’t like onions.

Easy Peasy Meatloaf
Recipe type: Entree
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 pkg. onion soup mix
  • ⅔ c. water
  • ½ c. bread crumbs
  • ⅓ c. ketchup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp Dijon mustard
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Mix together in a bowl, form into loaf shape onto a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 40-45 minutes.
  4. Once done, combine the sauce ingredients & spoon over baked loaf.
  5. Cook an additional 5 minutes.

Photo Courtesy of jeffreyw on Flickr

Francine’s Famous Salad Dressing

Submitted by Tyler Patton


1 egg yolk
1 tsp dijon mustard
2/3 c. canola oil 1/3 c. wine vinegar
garlic, pressed salt & pepper
lemon juice Parmesan cheese
Knorr Aromate seasoning (a dash) Knorr Maggi seasoning (a dash)


  1. Mix all ingredients & blend into your salad just before serving.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Serves 4


3 tbsp butter or margarine 2 whole pork tenderloins, trimmed (12 oz each)
½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper
½ c. apple jelly or apricot jam ½ c. apple juice
¼ c. Dijon mustard 1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp light cream


  1. Pork Tenderloin by intropin on FlickrPreheat oven to 325°F. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat; add butter. Add pork to skillet. Sear on all sides. Place pork in a shallow baking pan. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  2. Add jelly, apple juice & mustard to pan drippings in skillet. Cook over low heat, stirring continually, until well blended, about 5 minutes. Spoon over pork.
  3. Roast pork for 50 minutes, basting every 10 minutes with pan juices. Cut into 1½” slices; arrange on a serving platter. Keep warm. Blend cornstarch with cream.
  4. Place baking pan on stove top over low heat; stir cornstarch mixture into pan juices. Cook, stirring continually, until thickened, about 2 minutes; serve with pork.

Balsamic-Glazed Salmon

Submitted by randilicious
Serves 6


6 (5 oz.) salmon fillets 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp white wine 1 tsp honey
1/3 c. balsamic vinegar 4 tsp Dijon mustard
salt & pepper to taste oregano to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, & spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Coat a small saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook & stir garlic until soft, about 3 minutes. Mix in white wine, honey, balsamic vinegar, mustard, & salt & pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for about 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  3. Arrange salmon fillets on foil lined baking sheet. Brush fillets with balsamic glaze, & sprinkle with oregano.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10-14 minutes, or until flesh flakes easily with a fork. Brush fillets with remaining glaze, & season with salt & pepper. Use a spatula to transfer fillets to serving platter, leaving the skin behind on the foil.
  5. Serve one fillet on a bed of steamed rice with some lightly sautéed vegetables (good with asparagus & green beans) on the side.