Chance Unleashed

“You’re Drugging Your Dog?!” “I think bonding time is more important than his hip.” “He’s been neutered? Already?” “Look how dominant he is.” I even got lectured for even getting a dog. From people who had gotten dogs themselves in the past with no say so or input from me at all. It’s amazing how everyone has an opinion…and I assume they’re well meaning.

Chance in his cone.
Chance in his cone.

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Pork Chops with Plum Compote

I think I might have a perfect end of summer meal for you: Pork Chops with Plum Compote and Grilled Plums on the side. Fast & easy enough for a weeknight and just special enough to serve as a casual company dish. Just remember to brine your pork chops ahead of time so they stay beautifully moist.

Pork Chops with Plum Compote
Pork Chops with Plum Compote

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Throwback Thursday #52

Welcome back to the 52nd week of Throwback Thursday! Come link up your latest and greatest posts or reach into those archives and show us some of your blasts from the past!

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HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY THROWBACK THURSDAY! Wow, can you believe it’s been a year since this party first launched? Continue reading Throwback Thursday #52

Chocolate Cherry Crisp

Do you ever open up a magazine and want to make everything in it? That’s how I felt about the July/August issue of Midwest Living. I recently whipped up a variation of their Vanilla Orange Cake with Apricots but it was this recipe, this Chocolate Cherry Crisp, that I couldn’t get out of my mind.

Cherry Crisp with Dark Chocolate
Cherry Crisp with Dark Chocolate

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Classic Ham Salad

I love quaint, old expressions and this year with all the our hot, hot days I kept thinking about “Dog days of summer.” Now, being a dog lover, I always thought that meant the hot August days where it was all a dog could do but find a bit of shade and pant and try to stay cool.

Classic Ham Salad
Classic Ham Salad

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Garden Tomato Tart

Finally the tomatoes are coming in more than one or two at a time in our little garden – and here’s a recipe to take advantage of the best tomatoes of the season, no matter where you get them from.

Garden Tomato Tart
Garden Tomato Tart

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Orange Apricot Snack Cake

I’ve been going nuts over a Midwest Living magazine this summer and you’ll see more recipes inspired from them in the coming days and weeks. This recipe, Orange Apricot Snack Cake, was inspired by their Vanilla Orange Snack Cake and is so much more than it sounds!

Orange Apricot Snack Cake
Orange Apricot Snack Cake

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