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Grain Mustard Pork Chops....and more

I have a few recipes that I wanted to share with you today.  This first one comes from a book called Reshaping it All:  Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness, by Candace Cameron Bure.  This isn't actually a cookbook, but she shares a lot of recipes throughout the pages, many of which I've made.  I really liked the common sense approach to weight loss that this book offered, and I couldn't agree more with the idea that physical and spiritual fitness are connected.  This recipe was easy to make and was popular with everyone in my family....

Grain Mustard Pork Chops (from Reshaping it All)

serves 4

½ cup grain dijon mustard

2 tsp. Herb garden seasoning

1 tsp crushed garlic

1 tsp honey

2 TBS freshly chopped parsley

1 LB thick cut boneless pork loin chop


In a small bowl combine the mustard, herb seasoning, garlic, honey, and chopped parsley. Reserve ¼ cup of the rub for serving

Transfer mustard mixture to a resealable plastic bag. Add the pork chops and thoroughly coat with the mustard mixture. Let the pork chops sit for least 5 minutes or as long as overnight, in the refrigerator, before grilling.

Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Grill the chops for 6-7 minutes per side

Transfer to a serving platter and serve sprinkled with the reserved rub.


These Roasted Tomato, Basil and Cheese Crostini appetizers from Terri's Table, were a treat that I made last night for my community group.  I will definitely be making them again, because they were delicious! 


click on image for credit/recipeAnother treat that I made last night for my friends were these granola bars from Marathon Mom.  They taste like cookies (very rich ones), so I cut them into smaller pieces and served them in squares instead of bars.  I think I've made these every week since I found the recipe earlier this summer.  My kids keep asking for them.click on image for credit/recipe

This Strawberry Kiwi Crisp from How Sweet it Is was something I made this weekend for a BBQ.  Even though it was a hot day, and this is a hot dish, it was devoured quickly.  It's good, real good. 

click on image for credit/recipe

click on image for recipe/creditNaan, from Budget Bites...this was a hit, and so very easy.   I must make it again soon.


Looking at my Pinterest board, where I find and store my recipes, I realize that I could go on and on.  I've  been enjoying my time in the kitchen lately.  This next link,(actually a whole collection of recipes) I haven't actually made yet.  It's for an upcoming vacation and I think it's too great not to share....

click on image for credit/recipes1-cooler, 1 weekend getaway, from Cooking Light.  This will allow us to cook some of our meals at the place where we'll be staying.


If you want to share some links in the comments, of what you've been cooking lately, I'd love to see them!



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Reader Comments (5)

oh goodness - this all looks so amazing! I LOVE the last link to Cooking light!

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

Thanks so much for the mention and attribution. Appreciate it. I'm so glad you liked the crostini. It's a favorite at our house, too!

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerri @ Terri's Table

Please may I have some crostini? Just one?

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

Oh, those granola bar cookies look yummy! There's nothing like with friends and family over a table of good eats. :-)

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Thank you ladies, for your kind words. : )

August 16, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

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