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

Spinach Artichoke Dip

If you like spinach and artichokes and cheese, you will love this easy dip. I originally posted this recipe on, and it has all 5 star reviews. And it is always a huge hit when you it is served at any event. Spinach Artichoke Dip Ingredients: 1 small onion,...

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Maple White Bean Bake

  Are you tired of the same old baked bean side dish at potlucks and summer BBQs? This version of baked beans is good enough to enjoy all year round.     I originally posted this recipe on, and it has an average 4.5 stars from reviewers. Here are what some of...

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Homemade Chinese Fried Rice

I really like cooking from scratch rather than eating unhealthy processed foods or restaurant take out too often, but I also don't usually feel like making a complicated meal. Homemade Chinese Fried Rice is a great one dish meal or side dish. Usually made from...

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Tips for 1st Time Train Travelers

I've only ridden trains twice. The first time was about 15 years ago when I was on a trip with my friend Cathy and staying with another friend Barb in San Diego. Cathy's aunt lived in Los Angeles, and we took a train to LA for the weekend to hang out with her. I...

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Take Your Dog on a Missouri Raft Float Trip

Life jackets for dogs One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to go floating with friends. Now that I have a dog, I want to take him with me when I go floating. You can float with a dog in a canoe anywhere. But, it is hard to find a river outfitter that will...

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Blogging as a Travel Diary

Me at my room at Ramon's Village Resort in San Pedro, Belize When I first started this blog, its sole purpose was to give me a place to blog about all of my vacations. I wanted to create a blog travel diary, but my vacations didn't really belong on any of my current...

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Everything Else:

10 Naturally Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

If you search for St. Patrick's Day recipes, you will find tons of fake green cookies and cakes that get their green color from food coloring dyes. While I'm not anti-dye, I do believe in cooking naturally when possible. There are so many options from nature which...

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Planning Your Herb Garden {INFOGRAPHICS}

This spring, I plan to grow a herb garden. When I lived in my first 2 houses, I grew herbs most summers. Then I moved to a condo and had no place to grow anything. I did have a deck with sunlight, but I know my limits and there was no way that I would have kept...

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