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

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

If you are looking for a simple Chinese style dinner without a complicated recipe or a mile long list of ingredients you don't have in your pantry, my Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry is the answer. It's a simple recipe that comes together fast. Or, if you are an...

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5 Star Rated: Snickerdoodle Cookies

I think snickerdoodle cookies are my very favorite cookies. I fell in love with these cookies as a kid when I tasted them for the first time at my best friend's house. When I was ready to head off to college, I asked Cathy's mom for the recipe. And I'm so glad I did....

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Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert

There is something amazing about sweet and salty in the same mouthful. While Jello no longer something you find at every summer BBQ like it was when I was a child in the 70s, it really pulls together this easy dessert. The sweetness of the strawberry jello and the...

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Travel Souvenirs: Collecting Coffee Mugs

Village of Thornbury, England The first thing I ever started collected on my vacations is coffee mugs. I originally planned to get a mug on every trip, but quickly discovered that at most resort locations all of the mugs were generic with the city name stamped after...

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4 Favorite Hotels – B&B, Resorts & Historic Hotels

When I plan a vacation, I always try to find a hotel that offers more than a place to sleep. I want my hotel to add to the experience. I've been fortunate to stay in some wonderful hotels. Yesterday I shared my very favorite hotel experience, Thornbury Castle Hotel in...

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Karen’s Favorite Hotel – Thornbury Castle Hotel

I've always wanted to spend the night in a castle. When I visited England in 2010, I decided to make it happen. Castle hotels are expensive, so the plan was to find a castle not too far from London where we were spending the majority of the vacation, and book just one...

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Everything Else:

10 Fantasy Gifts I’ll Never Receive

A few days ago, my brother asked me what I want for Channukah. I like the idea of living a simple life without so much stuff, so I don't really have much I want or need. I'm in my 40s, so over the years I've managed to collect most everything I need. And I'm not one...

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Shopping Thrift Stores for Holiday Decor

If you like decorating for holidays, I've got a tip that will save you a ton of money and let you pick up new items every year. Shop for your holiday decorations at thrift stores. I know, many of you think of thrift stores as just for poor people. I challenge you to...

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Moving Prep: Using Up the Pantry Food

I normally try to keep a well stocked pantry, but today my pantry is really bare. With only 2 weeks before I move to my new house, I'm in the process of using up as much of the food in the house as I can. I could box up the food and move it to the new house, but I'll...

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