Pork Loin Chops with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

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This luscious smokey sweet raspberry sauce was a spontaneous invention. Tom and I decided to make dinner an event with video instruction. Lights! Camera! Action! Check out our video and let me know what you think.

Ingredients for the marinade:

Juice and zest of half a lemon

1 tbsp. garlic paste (or finely minced garlic)

2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

2 fresh rosemary sprigs

Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for the sauce: (read more)

MelindaPork Loin Chops with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

Signature Bug

Sig bugI am going to show you how to make a signature bug. A signature bug is your name in cursive. When you are done it looks like a bug. Now lets get started! The things you will need is some construction paper , a black oil pastel and a pencil.

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The first thing that you do is fold the paper in half . Then you draw your name in cursive. Go over it a couple times.  Fold it in the same crease you made  before. That is when the pencil comes in.

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Lay the pencil down on the paper and smooth it over with firm  pressure like shown. (read more)

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Kale with Celery, Apple and Carrot

Celery Kale Carrot Apple

With the same bunch of kale I used in the angel hair pasta dish the other night, I was able to make this side dish for our pork chops. With the addition of green apples, it added an unexpected tart sweetness to the dish. The trick is to time when you put the different ingredients into the skillet. Experiment with different combinations of veggies with this. I used what we had on hand, enjoying the crunchiness of this combination.

1 Granny Smith apple, diced

3 carrots, peeled and diced (read more)

MelindaKale with Celery, Apple and Carrot