10 Minute White Bean Soup

I’d been wanting to try this 10 minute soup for months but never had spinach on hand when I thought of making it.  And I thought a little ham added to the soup couldn’t be a bad thing.  Ham, beans, they’re a good pairing.  So finally I had all of the ingredients.  I even had fresh parsley, which is rare.  The soup was perfect for  a cool fall day begging for a hearty bowl of soup for dinner. Continue reading

Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples

I love pork chops, falling apart, tender and moist. You can have such a variety of flavors: Mexican, Italian, Asian, whatever hits your mood or is in your pantry or fridge. A post on What’s For Dinner Moms reminded me of a jar of sauerkraut in my cupboard that needed to be used. I also had apples that had been around awhile. Time for a riot of flavors. Continue reading

Pecan Caramel Apple Bars

I was looking for an easy bar recipe. This one looked good because it had sweetened condensed milk poured over it. That’s almost always a good idea. Things get chewy and caramel-y. I really wanted to use up some apples that were languishing away in the fridge. The recipe only called for 2 apples but I used 3. After I cored and peeled the apples they weren’t a large amount anyway. Continue reading