Pork Chops with Apples, Onion, and Thyme

Pork Chops with Apples, Onion, and ThymeA lot of quick meals happen in this house.  Have I mentioned that there are TWO tiny little humans here who both need my completely undivided attention, without fail, about twenty minutes before we should be eating dinner?  It’s perfectly delightful I assure you, but it doesn’t leave a lot of time for lengthy dinner prep most nights.  That doesn’t mean we don’t eat well. We do!  It just ain’t isn’t fancy.  And there ain’t aren’t any pictures.  Sorry I was trying to but cute with all that ain’t, but it’s just not cute; bad grammar isn’t cool, kids. [Read more...]

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Apple Pie Biscuits

Apple Pie BiscuitsEveryone has their favorite fall thing. Pumpkin is a biggie.  Sweet potato is another one.  Mine is apples.  Come autumn, I want apple everything.  I love how versatile they are, how perfect raw or baked.  I feel the same way about apples in the fall the way I feel about rhubarb in the spring. (And in case you were wondering- yes, that may mean you’ll get 5 apple recipes in a row.) No regrets. [Read more...]

Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs

Bacon Bourbon Barbecue KebabsOftentimes, I find an simple-looking recipe, tag it for a weeknight on sight, and go about my business.  Come the weeknight in question, I gather up my ingredients only to realize upon reading the recipe that the recipe has some weird quirks that make it not quite so simple. It might be lots of prep (endless chopping, anyone?), or a sauce that needs a bit too much attention at an hour when my children are both seemingly losing their minds, or, worst of all, the use of more than the absolute minimum requirement of pots and pans.  Recipes that sound simple, but aren’t, are the bane of my weeknight existence.  Sure, there’s a place for involved, slow, layered recipes.  Tuesday night is not that place. [Read more...]

Meatball Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Meatball Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese DressingThe jig is up.  I think it’s become pretty apparent that I have a weakness for putting things on top of a pile of lettuce and calling them salad.  Steak Salad.  Falafel Salad.  BLT Salad. Cheeseburger Salad, for goodness’ sake.  If you’ve eaten it on a bun, in a tortilla, or on a stick, I’ve most likely made it into a salad at some point.  So why not meatball salad?  It was the next logical step.  Would you like some blue cheese with that?  Yes, please. [Read more...]