Wow, I loved the pork chops prepared this way. They were so good, quick and really easy to make with wonderful results. The pork was perfect, tender and juicy with a lovely apple glaze. The apple glaze was so good; I’ll be making this again and again, can’t wait to try it on chicken. Thank you for another wonderful meal.


Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Brown Sugar Sauce

These are definitely 5-star!! These are my grand son’s favorite cookies and he told me repeatedly that these were the best snickerdoodles that I’ve ever made. Thanks for making me a hero at home, Karen. This is now my go-to recipe and is already added to my Best of 2017 cookbook.


Snickerdoodle Cookies

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

I found this recipe on a blog, and have made it twice now. Both times it turned out perfectly. The original recipe says you can marinate the pork for up to a day in the refrigerator, but I do it just for an hour or so. That's plenty long. If you want to...

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Baked Chicken

This chicken is super easy, and can easily be cut down to 1 or 2 servings or doubled. It's great for a last minute "what should I make for dinner" night. Feel free to use chicken breasts or thighs, with or without skin and bones. Just make sure it is fully...

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Poppy Seed Cookies

These cookies make a shortbread type of cookie. As a child, my Great Aunt Lil would make these for our Channukah cookie tray. They were my brother's favorite cookies. They aren't as sweet as many other cookies, and may appeal more to adults than the kids....

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Exploring St. Louis: Historic Kimmswick

A few months ago, I realized that an errand was going to land me about 10 minutes away from Kimmswick, MO, so I decided to turn it into an opportunity to visit this historic town for the first time. Kimmswick is only 1/4 square mile just south of the St. Louis...

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Everything Else:

Cooking with Karen (May – June 2018)

Last fall I shared that I'm back into cooking and plan to share my favorite discoveries. While I originally planned to share these recipes monthly, it seems I'm going to give you my favorites every few months. This time, I've got recipes I made and LOVED from May and...

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Cooking with Karen (January – April 2018)

Last fall I shared that I'm back into cooking and plan to share my favorite discoveries. I shared my favorite recipes I found online for 3 months, then got busy with real estate (I'm an agent). This list of recipes too good to not try goes back a few months. None of...

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25 Best Recipes I Tried in 2017

For the last few years, I've been pinning my favorite recipes I found across the web to my Top Reviewed Recipes Pinterest board. None of these recipes are mine. Many I found from playing cooking games with friends in our Food Friends & Fun forum. Others I found from...

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