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

Mushroom Casserole

Mushrooms rarely get to be the star of the dish. So I knew I had to try this recipe when I came across it years ago. Photo Credit - Brenda via You wouldn't think a simple dish like this would get so many reviews on a recipe site, but it did. With 17 reviews,...

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Grandma’s Cheese Blintzes

While I've ordered cheese blintzes over the years while dining out at a Jewish deli and even tried the frozen ones you can buy at the grocery store, nothing compares to the cheese blintzes of my childhood. My Grandma made them once or twice a year, and served them as...

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Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Bread

Yesterday I shared one of my favorite banana bread recipes and told you it is my go-to recipe. While that IS true, I actually have 2 favorite banana bread recipes. This version includes oatmeal, making it as healthy as a recipe like this with flour and sugar can be....

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Tammy’s Family ~ Returning to Guatemala

Guest Author: Tammy Orahood Last week, I shared the story of how Andy and I came to adopt Henry, now 10, and Franklin, now 7, from Guatemala when they were infants. Learning about Guatemalan culture and helping my boys develop a strong cultural identity is very...

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Indy Road Trip Meals

Indy's Monument Circle Food is usually a big part of any trip that I take, so it's no surprise that I'm blogging about the meals I had on my quick Indianapolis road trip. First, you need to understand that the purpose of this trip was to buy some chairs, not to have...

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Researching Life as an Expat – Top 5 Blogs

Photo Credit On my trip this weekend to Indianapolis, I was explaining to my traveling companion my dreams of becoming an expat. While we were talking, I starting thinking about how reading blogs from other expats turned a passing wish into a true goal for me. If you...

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Everything Else:

Chef Survey: What Do They Buy Generic vs Brand Name

Everyone likes to save money, but I've always avoided generic foods at the grocery store. I know that the store brand and generic label food is made by the same manufacturers as the name brand ones, but the difference in cost is normally not enough to get me to buy...

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