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Showing posts from April, 2011

Ham 'n' Yams

My husband was a fan of this meal. We both are lovers of ham, but since it is kind of pricey most times of the year, I just purchased a slice of ham steak at Fresh and Easy for about $4 and used that for this recipe.

Chopped Ham Chopped Yams Honey Glaze
Place all ingredients into an oven safe dish and bake until yams are soft, approx. 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Grilled Pork Chops

What a tasty meal this ended up being. 

First, I rubbed the raw boneless pork chops with a mixture of garlic powder, salt and pepper and then grilled them with some sliced onions for about 7-8 minutes on each side. Side note: I sprayed the grill with olive oil spray to help them not stick and it worked great.

Served with white rice and steamed esparagus (with some of the same seasoning mixture and chopped onion).

Fruit Salad

Wash and chop up all your favorite in-season fruits and enjoy a fresh feel-good side to any meal.

This salad has strawberries, blueberries, green grapes, kiwi and blackberries. YUM! And so beautiful too.

Most of these fruits were purchased at Superstition Ranch Farmers Market on Main street in between Higley and Greenfield Rd. They often have great deals and great produce at the right times of year.


If you are looking for popcorn that tastes like movie theater popcorn but has zero dairy in it, make your own! It is so delicious and much cheaper than microwave popcorn.
We use a Back to Basics Stovetop Popcorn Popper to make this perfectly crunchy popcorn.

Put in the popper:
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
1 tsp salt

Heat stove burner to medium high heat and stir constantly until popping slows to no pops for 3 seconds.

Dump HOT popcorn out of popper into a large bowl and devour!

TIP: If you are wanting a sweet kettle popcorn, substitute the 1 tsp salt with about 1/4 cup white sugar. That's a big hit at our house.