My name is Allison Robicelli, and I am a chef, cookbook author, food writer, entrepreneur and mother of two crazy boys. Even though I'm a pro in the kitchen, when you're a modern woman juggling career and kids, dinnertime can be hard, because I would rather repeatedly slam each of my fingers in a car door than have to cook. Seriously, smash them up good and busted so I can never make dinner again.
Fortunately my professional skills have given me an edge in creating meals that are not only healthy and affordable but also specifically designed for me to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible during the workweek. With some advance planning and clever kitchen hacks, you too can make dinners that look so good that everyone on Instagram will believe you have your life completely under control.
Boneless pork chops are one of my favorite items because they seem to always be on sale and are incredibly versatile if you know what you're doing with them. Sadly many people don't, which is why they have a reputation for coming out dry and sad.
This can easily be avoided by placing them in a brine the moment you bring them home:
A favorite dinner hack is to buy meats from the deli counter, particularly house-roasted turkey breast. If your supermarket carries only the processed version, check the rotisserie section for a half breast, and then carve it yourself into thick slices.
Bread and starch
Staples from the pantry
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