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Apple Ginger Pork Chops

Recipe courtesy Guy Fieri

Show: Guy’s Big Bite Episode: Why Wait for Oktoberfest?

Picture of Apple Ginger Pork Chops Recipe
Photo: Apple Ginger Pork Chops Recipe
Total Time: 1 hr 5 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive: 30 min
Cook: 20 min
Yield:4  servings
Level: Easy


  • pork chops, double cut, center cut, bone in
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup sliced (1/4-inch) yellow onions
  • 2 cups cored and sliced (1/4-inch) Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons butter


In a resealable plastic bag, add the chops, apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large saute pan heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil to almost smoking, then add pork chops, shaking off excess marinade. Brown on both sides, then place on a sheet pan and put in the oven for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 135 degrees F.

In the same saute pan deglaze with wine then add onions, apples and raisins and cook until apples are soft and onions are translucent. Add butter salt and pepper, to taste, and keep warm.

Remove chops from oven and add to the apple mixture. Serve hot.


Amazon is Awesome

Dear Kindle Customer,

We have good news. You are entitled to a credit for some of your past e-book purchases as a result of legal settlements between several major e-book publishers and the Attorneys General of most U.S. states and territories, including yours. You do not need to do anything to receive this credit. We will contact you when the credit is applied to your account if the Court approves the settlements in February 2013.

Hachette, Harper Collins, and Simon & Schuster have settled an antitrust lawsuit about e-book prices. Under the proposed settlements, the publishers will provide funds for a credit that will be applied directly to your account. If the Court approves the settlements, the account credit will appear automatically and can be used to purchase Kindle books or print books. While we will not know the amount of your credit until the Court approves the settlements, the Attorneys General estimate that it will range from $0.30 to $1.32 for every eligible Kindle book that you purchased between April 2010 and May 2012. Alternatively, you may request a check in the amount of your credit by following the instructions included in the formal notice of the settlements, set forth below. You can learn more about the settlements here:

In addition to the account credit, the settlements impose limitations on the publishers’ ability to set e-book prices. We think these settlements are a big win for customers and look forward to lowering prices on more Kindle books in the future.

Thank you for being a Kindle customer.

The Amazon Kindle Team

Noodle Weenies

Noodle Weenies

A friend of mine suggested these last night for the kids. I am betting they will love it. As usual, I will add my own little flare to it.

I am going to make a meet sauce for it and I want to try Italian sausages instead of regular hot dogs. It will be an experiment. I’m thinking the kids will lie them. I’ll probably make some of the proposes hotdog ones just on case the kids aren’t big on the sausage.

Hmm, this is going to be fun. 😀

Have a great day in the blogosphere, dear reader. I’ll let you know how dinner turns out. Ta.


Men at Work

Some pics that the Fayetteville Observer took of us doing work.