Apple Crisp


We wanted a warm comforting dessert the other night and Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream sounded so good. I wanted lots of crispy crust on top and the apples to be sweet but not cloyingly sweet. Verdict: I think they licked the pan clean! Everyone kept saying how good this was. The apples were…

3 Most Popular Recipes for October


Can you believe it is already the last weekend in October? I swear the time continuum is getting faster and faster. Only two more months to 2018! Eek! This month fall recipes were at the top of my most popular posts. Pumpkin Muffins (click for link to recipe) These muffins hit the perfect notes for a…

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apple


Things in our house have been hectic so I am trying to use my slow cooker as often as possible. I don’t always care for meat cooked in the slow cooker as they easily overcook (like when I forget to set the timer and they cook for 10-12 hours) and though they are edible they…

Caramel Apple Pork Loin


We have a busy week and I am using my slow cooker as much as possible to try to make my life easier. I bought a pork loin last week and had planned to try a Honey Apple Pork Loin. I was putting all the ingredients in the slow cooker when I realized I was…

Paula Deen’s Apple Bundt Cake- My 400th Post


Wow, 400 posts.  I have been watching the number of posts add up to this closely.  On Chinese New Year, January 24, 2012, I started my game of trying to make a different meal each week night for one year.  About 2 3/4 years later I am still working on this. I took two big…

Pork Chop with Cider Gravy, Sauteed Apples and Onions


First of all I wish you could smell this dish.  It made my house smell fantastic.  All we needed was some really good German beer, warm German potato salad and you would have thought you were in Germany. On our recent trip to Walt Disney World we had an afternoon where we were “eating around…

Caramel Apple Pork Chops


I love fall.  It is my favorite season by far.  I love sleeping in the crisp cool air.  The smell of cinnamon and apples. Right now apples are CHEAP and delicious.  The past few weeks apples have been holding at $.58 a pound here.  So, I have been buying them several times a week.  My…

Some Days Are Like That Dinner


Yes, we all have days where we cannot even get dinner to the table without trauma.  So tonight we had a “snacky” dinner.  Cheese, apples, pretzels, crackers, salami, sunflower seeds and sesame sticks.  Not overly nutritious but combined with a movie in my bed it was just what my family needed.