Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops

Prep time: 15 min. | Cook time: 1 hour | Total: 1 hour 15 min Ingredients: 1½ tsp lemon juice 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp garlic, minced chicken broth, warm, separated into 2 TBSP and ½ cup 1 tsp olive oil 2 TBSP butter, separated into 1 TBSP portions 1 medium red onion, sliced salt and pepper, to taste 4 pork chops, about 1 ½ inch thick, butterflied 2…

Fats, Oils, and Butter — Oh My!

A conversation about butter vs. Smart Balance earlier today sparked a whole bunch of research on my part to find the real truth — which is better?  I share a lot of recipes here, so I thought I’d share what I’ve read. A major tangent that came up while I was digging was finding out…

Simple Butter Cookies

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I promised 25 days of cookies, so I figured I’d save this super-versatile, fun, & easy recipe for last.  Butter cookies (aka Spritz cookies) are basics that can be dressed up 1,000 different ways.  For those of you who are baking today, you can make these cookies a whole family event.  Once the…

Saltine Snacks

I wanted to save my favorite cookies for Christmas, but then I figured many people may already be too busy with their festivities at that point, so here’s the recipe a few days early to make sure these treats make it to your big event.  They’re super quick and super easy -these are my absolute…