Honey Dijon Pork Loin Recipe

It’s been awhile since I’ve made a pork loin. The last one I made was a huge hit. Everyone, including the kids, devoured it. Before you keep reading, I suggest you check that recipe out and put it on your menu for next week. You won’t regret it! This new Honey Dijon Pork Loin recipe is the same way. Once you make it, you will want to make sure it stays on your short list of recipes to make over and over. Before you go any further, be sure to pick up this menu planning padhoney dijon pork loin. It is magnetic, so you can put it on your fridge and quickly plan out your meals for the week. Makes shopping easier and a lot less stress in the evening!

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Honey Dijon Pork Loin Recipe

Ingredients

  • One 3-5 lb Loin Pork Roast, center cut
  • 1/2 Cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Minced Garlic
  • 1 Cup Honey
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°.
  2. Season your pork loin with salt and pepper.
  3. Place your pork loin in an oval roaster panhoney dijon pork loin (I like this one and it’s on a super sale!).
  4. Remove the pork loin from the oven and reduce the heat to 375°.
  5. Brush the entire surface of the roast with the dijon mustard using your Silicone Basting Brushhoney dijon pork loin (another super sale!!). Sprinkle the minced garlic on top and then press some of the brown sugar into the mustard, all over the roast.
  6. Return the roast to the oven. Continue to roast for another 30 minutes.
  7. Pull your pork loin out of the oven and sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar on top and then drizzle honey over the top.
  8. Place back in the oven for 1 hour. Baste the roast in the drippings/sauce several times during the cooking time.
  9. Let the roast rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.

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Doesn’t this honey dijon pork loin look delicious?!? Pair this a nice salad or this creamed spinach recipe or my famous whiskey carrots and you have yourself a delicious meal!

Do you have a favorite recipe that people ask you to make over and over?


Family Fun Night Plans

One of the things I like, more than anything else in this world, is family time. I crave it. Literally. Between having a husband that travels a ton for work and two kids that are both in travel sports, we don’t have a lot of family time. So, as you can imagine, the time we do have together, I want it to be special and fun! As often as we can, we plan a family fun night. The kids love them and so do we!

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Planning a Family Fun Night

To be honest, there are times that we do something really low key like pizza and a movie from the movie rental place…they still exist! The kids enjoy walking up and down the aisles looking for a movie. Zack usually disappears in the video game section, while Bella is trying to find some 80’s or 90’s movie that I used to watch like The Gooniesfamily fun night. I love that she wants to watch all the movies I grew up watching! If you are looking for movies with a faith based background, then check out Pure Flix’s collection of Christian movies.

I will admit, we love video games in our house. Some really fun, family friendly video games that we enjoy are:

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When we are planning a family fun night, at least one of those games (usually Mario Cart) is on the list of things to do. The fun part is how competitive we are with each other. The kids laugh so hard when I tell them they’re going down! If you are a fan of the Lego video games, then you really need to consider the Jurassic World Lego game. It’s my favorite out of ALL the Lego video games!

If we aren’t playing video games, then we love to play board games. One of my FAVORITE things about Christmas is when we are with our entire extended family and we sit around and play board games. It’s so loud, but fun. It’s because of those times, that my kids always want to play a board game on our family fun night. Some board games we like are:

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In my opinion, and if you ask my kids, it is truly essential to plan a family fun night as much as possible. Not only are they fun, but the things your kids will remember when they are older are all the fun times you had together as a family.

What is your favorite family fun night activity?

Unique Gifts for Mom

There really isn’t much I want in life, gift wise. For years, I have been telling my husband that I want a weekend alone in a hotel so I can just veg out, watch TV, eat take-out and live in silence for a couple days. I’m still waiting on that gift, but when I get it, it will be, hands down, the best gift I have ever gotten. Well, maybe a close second to my Kindle…that’s still my favorite gift ever! But in all honesty, I really don’t want much. I enjoy those unique gifts. You know, the quirky gifts like this Caffeine Molecule Necklaceunique gifts I saw on Amazon.

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My husband is really good at giving unique gifts. I collect camels (I know…it’s kinda weird) and he is excellent at finding me the truly unique camels. Usually it’s from an airport gift shop. World Market used to have some really good ones, but I think they went out of business by me. Total bummer. Camels aren’t the only good unique gifts out there. I was searching on Amazon and found some really good ones! Hint…Mr. DGoddess, if you are reading this, pick me up any one of these things and I will be very happy!

Unique Gifts for Mom

Whether you are a mom to be or a brand new mom, any one of these gifts would be perfect! One thing I wish was that when I was pregnant, I wore cutesy shirts like the one below. The Mom Life hat is perfect for those days when you just don’t get a chance to wash your hair (or plain don’t want to…not worries…I won’t judge). The hat says it all!

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If you really want to get mom jewelry, then you have to check out these options. My personal favorite is the anatomical heart necklace. It is truly unique and not at all like any other heart necklace everyone else is wearing!

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Mom may not collect camels like I do, but some like unique coffee mugs with funny sayings on them. I can tell you right now, if I drank coffee, that is what I would want. I would want to make sure every mug I owned had a funny saying or picture on it. A friend of mine loves Disney. So every single one of their mugs is Disney themed. It’s fun!

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Or maybe you just want to pick something totally random for mom! I’m not one to put decals on my car, but the Wife. Mom. Boss. decal is one I would definitely put on my car! If the mom in your life likes bags with funny sayings on them, then this tote is definitely for you.

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So what do you say? Are you like me? Do you like to receiver (or give) unique gifts? There’s still time to order these unique gifts on Amazon. Simply use your Amazon Prime account to get the gifts in TWO DAYS! Don’t have an Amazon Prime account, or are you not sure you want to spend the money for the yearly membership? No worries! Simply click below and start your FREE 30 day trial. Use that account for 30 days and cancel anytime before those 30 days are up!

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Free Mother’s Day Printable

Now that my kids are older, I sometimes miss the cutesy crafts they made when they were in preschool and early elementary. One, in particular, always stands out in my mind. It was a little fill-in-the-blank survey that my daughters teacher (first grade, I think) had the kids fill out for Mother’s Day. She even laminated it for parents to save.  My favorite thing my daughter wrote was, “my mom is as smart as a dolphin”! To help you all have a cute Mother’s Day keepsake like mine, I made this Mother’s Day printable for you!

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Dads, if you are reading this, print this out, put it in a frame or laminate it. Your little ones mom will treasure this forever! If I were to have my kids fill this out right now, some of their answers would be:

  • My mom is 36 years old.
  • My mom’s favorite color is pink.
  • My mom’s favorite food is bacon.
  • One thing my mom always says is “be respectful”

I’m not sure what they would put for the last few questions. Even though they are older, I think I may have my husband print this out and have them fill it out. I’m curious what they would write! This free Mother’s Day printable would be cute to have them fill out every year. Think about how much fun it would be to go back through their answers when they are older!!

While you are thinking about Mother’s Day, here are a few of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas that will sure make any mom in your life very happy to receive them. All items below can be ordered on Amazon and delivered to your house in two days with Amazon Prime!

 

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What was your favorite Mother’s Day gift?

Save Money with Groupon Coupons!

I’ve said it before, part of my job description as a wife and mother is to save my family as much money as possible. When out shopping, I don’t pay a thing until I’ve searched online for a coupon that I can use. The same is true when I am shopping online. In my head, I can’t help but think that they wouldn’t have coupon codes if the stores didn’t want you to save the money! So why not take that extra minute to do a quick search?!? One thing I really like to do, and highly recommend, is to save money using Groupon Coupons.

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Recently, my son got a concussion during a lacrosse game. This was our first time every dealing with a concussion. While researching the best things to feed my son and what to do for him while he is recovering, I read and was told by many people to pick up a really good fish oil for him. Apparently the fish oil will help heal the brain. The brand recommended to me was Barlean’s.

Thankfully I was able to pick this up at a local health food store near me. Since I was in such a rush to get it, I didn’t even look for a coupon. I know…the horror! Now that my son is getting better, and I am able to think a little more clearly, I started looking at my favorite place for coupons…Groupon Coupons! Imagine my delight when I see that one of my favorite online retailers (Vitacost) has 36 coupons available!

There are a wide variety of coupons available with Groupon Coupons. Some retailers you will find are:

  • Home Depot
  • Hertz
  • Kate Spade
  • Kohls
  • 23 and Me (which I am VERY interested in checking out)

These are just a few of the retailers available. Whether you are booking a car, ordering vitamins or shopping for summer clothes, Groupon Coupons can help you save money! And we all love saving money!!

How did you save money with Groupon Coupons?

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