Juiciest Pork Chops!

Say “no more” to dry, tough chops, impress your family with these wonderful, moist, tender pork chop beauties! The secret is in the method, you can really use and seasoning that you are in the mood for. One key point, is to make sure your meat is room temperature. It’s best to take them outContinue reading “Juiciest Pork Chops!”

Apricot Almond Cake

With a haul of fresh apricots from a local farm stand, I set about finding ways to use them and enjoy the fresh sweet-tart flavor. Today, I settled on an Apricot Almond Cake, the bonus was that I had everything I needed already on hand. I used a recipe, as a base, I found fromContinue reading “Apricot Almond Cake”

Chocolate Chip Cherry Bars 🍒 from @averiesunshine

Kirsch means cherry in German, so it natural that we Kirsches gravitate towards these sweet treats. These were the perfect project today, I’m surrounded by fresh cherries everywhere I go up here in Michigan! The stores are full of them, farmstands are bursting with fruit from local orchards, and little stands with honor boxes dotContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Cherry Bars 🍒 from @averiesunshine”

Melon Caprese Salad, or Skewers if you want!

I spotted the idea for this salad on one of my favorite Instagram accounts, @whatsgabycookin. She did them as appetizer skewers, with the addition of Honeydew melon, and they were so beautiful. I decided to toss what I had into a bowl and present it as a side salad, it turned out great and wasContinue reading “Melon Caprese Salad, or Skewers if you want!”

Maple BBQ Pork Rub

Ingredients 4 pork loin chops 2 tablespoon Maple sugar 2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Combine all ingredients for the rub in a small bowl and set aside. Preheat grill on medium high (around 400 degrees F) for 10 minutes. Coat theContinue reading “Maple BBQ Pork Rub”

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

After the delightful dinner we had from Alinea last weekend, I’ve been eager to try a fresh herb vinaigrette made from herbs from my herbs garden, aka “walk up salad bar”. So I did it! This is the framework for the recipe, I think it can be tweaked and adjusted to fit most anything. IContinue reading “Fresh Herb Vinaigrette”

Poached Salmon with Lemon and Dill

This easy salmon dinner is light and quick. All you need is: Salmon fillets 1 or 2 lemons sliced thin Fresh dill Salt & pepper Olive Oil ~1/2 C Wine, stock, or water 1 T Butter Place sliced lemon in the bottom of your baking dish and sprinkle a generous amount of fresh dill aContinue reading “Poached Salmon with Lemon and Dill”

Proud to be a Queen of Take Out! 👑

Well with all of the quarantining that has been going on over the last several months, we have had the opportunity to try some pretty fabulous take out! I’m not usually big on it, since I still end up doing dishes and usually I’m the one that flys, while my other half buys. Personally, IContinue reading “Proud to be a Queen of Take Out! 👑”

“Better Together Fruit Tart” from @thebakefeed

I saw this beautiful fruit tart as I scrolled through my Instagram feed the other day. The beautiful picture grabbed my attention, but the story from @thebakefeed was even better, so I thought I would give it a try. I think that with the current climate, it is good to remember that what makes thingsContinue reading ““Better Together Fruit Tart” from @thebakefeed”