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

Pumpkin Cake (Bar Style)

I just love pumpkin. I love pumpkin pie and I love pumpkin muffins. So I knew I would also love a simple pumpkin bar style cake. But I guess it's not just me. I recently made this recipe for a party and they were gobbled up. I modified the recipe from one I discovered...

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Potato Chip Shortbread Cookies

The first time I ate these cookies, I was blown away that cookies with potato chips in them could taste this good. The cookies remind me of the powdered sugar ball cookies my Grandma used to make for Channukah. The recipe is one I clipped from a local newspaper about...

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

If you like chocolate chip cookies and you like bananas, you have to try these bar cookies. I found this recipe about 25 years ago on the back of a Tollhouse mini chocolate chip package. It's become a go-to recipe in my family and is always a big hit. Chocolate Chip...

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Road Trip Planning for Blog Paws Conference

In 2 weeks, I'll be jumping in the car and starting a 3,500 mile road trip. As soon as I saw this video, I decided that I had to attend the Blog Paws pet-blogger conference. And I had to bring my dog Milo. The first dilemma was how to get there. Milo weighs 22 lbs and...

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2 Gals Spend 6 Hours in Springfield, IL

Last weekend I helped with a pet rescue freedom ride and turned it into a day trip to Springfield, IL. A group of 45 dogs from kill shelters in Oklahoma were being sent to rescues in other states. I signed up to keep 2 of the dogs overnight and then drive them from...

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QUIZ: Find the Perfect Place to Live Overseas

I've been thinking more about the idea of moving overseas again. I don't really want to wait 20 years until I'm ready to retire. I want to do it soon. But one of the biggest challenges is that I don't know where I would want to live. I simply haven't traveled enough...

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Everything Else:

Help Find Stella the Toy Poodle a Forever Home

In the last few months, I've fostered a bunch of dogs...all who have found wonderful forever homes. Except for Stella. She's been with me for about 6 weeks now and I'm still looking for a home for her. I know that isn't a terribly long time. Many rescue dogs are in...

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Kitchen Remodel: Before and After (Part 3)

I'm really thrilled with the way this kitchen remodel turned out. This is the 4th home I've owned, and I've done progressively more work to the kitchen with each move. This is the first time I totally gutted a kitchen, and the first time I had to buy cabinets. First...

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Kitchen Remodel: Before and After (Part 2)

Yesterday I shared pictures of my kitchen before I started any remodeling work. While plenty of people may have left the kitchen alone or made only minor updates, I saw the potential in my kitchen for a modern kitchen with an open design. My original plan was to take...

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