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

Hanukkah Latkes: Jewish Potato Pancakes

The Hanukkah story centers around the miracle when a small group of people needed oil for the newly rededicated temple, but they only had enough oil for one night. Miraculously, it burned for eight days. Thus, Hanukkah lasts for eight days and it is traditional to eat...

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Baked Whole Wheat Pancake Squares with Berries

A while ago I shared my recipe for my Baked Whole Wheat Pancake Squares. After a lifetime of eating traditional pancakes, it's hard to believe that I've never seen anything like this before last year. These pan style pancakes are amazing. And SO easy! Most of the time...

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (Dairy-Free)

If you are like me and love pumpkin muffins, it's a good idea to stock up on canned pumpkin while it is on sale before Halloween and Thanksgiving. Use one of those cans of pumpkin to make your own whole wheat pumpkin muffins. These muffins taste great and perfect for...

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Weekend Getaway – Kansas City, MO

Travel doesn't have to require months of planning and lots of time off of work. Last weekend I hopped in the car and headed to Kansas City. The drive from St. Louis takes about 4 hours so it's easy enough to do for a weekend or even just a day. I've been to KC a few...

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Mexico-Belize Vacation: Getting Around

Water taxi ride between San Pedro and Belize City Planning international trips is almost as much fun as going on them. But some of the logistics are harder to sort out than others. Figuring out how to get from one place to another is the one area that I find the most...

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Mexico-Belize Vacation: Belize City Prison Tour

Don’t miss the beginning of the trip…read about the trip in order. Trip planning 1 Trip Planning 2 Don’t Forget Your Passport Getting There Chetumal Attractions Laguna Bacular & Dzibanche Ruins Beautiful Belize Belize City Day Trip: Mom, Father Jack & me When we...

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Everything Else:

10 Unique Pie Crust Recipes

If you love pies but haven't had a lot of success with homemade pie crusts, you've still got time to try out some new recipes before your holiday guests arrive. I scoured the internet and found 10 recipes that should cover everyone's needs. Whether you...

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What IS that Food in the Buzzfeed Jewish Food Video?

For many non-religious Jews like me, our connection to our religion and ancestors is through food. Last week, one of my Jewish Facebook friends shared the new Buzzfeed Jewish Food Taste Test video with me. If you are Jewish, you will think this is really funny. If you...

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10 Ways to Use Tiny Dog Treats Besides Training

When most people think of dog training treats, they think of using the tiny treats to teach dogs commands and tricks. Initially, I used training treats to teach Milo to sit and stay. I also rewarded him with a treat every time he went potty outside. I hadn't bought...

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