Monday, October 29, 2018

Apple Butter Pork Loin With Pumpkin Pie Spices

Hello Darlings,

I know this has happened to you. You got this fabulous piece of meat (from the food market) and after getting it home you discover that you don't have all the ingredients to cook it. So, what do you do? Run back to the store and get the missing ingredients? Or, if you are done hunting and forging in the greater outdoors for the day, you just improvise.  The latter is the choice I made for roasting my pork loin.

I was out of yams, and we love pork loin with yams or sweet potatoes. However, all I had today were two medium size apples.  At first I turned to the web for a pork loin recipe that did not call for yams. I found a few, but I wanted the sweet taste that the yams, brown sugar and apples gave the roasted pork loin.

After looking at these wonderful recipes, I decided to wing it. Below is my pork loin alternative recipe for when the yams are missing.

Apple Butter Pork Loin With Pumpkin Pie Spices


One 4 lbs boneless pork loin roast
Butcher Ground Black Pepper
1/2 Cup Apple Butter
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 - 3 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Pumpkin Pie Seasoning
2 medium apples,  sliced
Sunny D Original Fruit Juice


Preheat the roaster oven to 350 degrees F.

1.    Clean and slice the apples, then in a bowl mix them with a little olive oil
2.    Sprinkle apples with pumpkin pie seasoning, set bowl aside
3.    In another bowl spread olive oil all over the pork loin
4.    Next, season it with salt, butcher ground black pepper, pumpkin pie seasoning, and brown sugar.   Don’t be afraid to be a little heavy handed with the pumpkin pie seasoning.
5.    Spread apple butter over pork, and mix well with the other seasonings.
6.    Top with some more pumpkin pie seasoning, and black pepper
7.     Place pork on rack and surround with the prepared apples slices
8.    Also add the liquid from the pork and apple bowls.
9.    Bake for 1 hour in the preheated roaster oven. Check for desired doneness.
10.    Add a couple of small splashes of Sunny D to pork dripping and bask pork loin, once.
11.    Roast another 30 minutes or until pork loin is tender.
12.    Remove pork and apples from roaster oven
13.    Place them in a casserole dish; pour juice from roasting pan over them and cover.

Talk about a fabulous tasting piece of meat. This pork loin recipe did the job.  The apples were caramelized; the pork tender and juicy. The pumpkin pie seasoning with the brown sugar and juice made this recipe a favorable keeper.

I hope you enjoy it!

Chow, Darlings!

Download recipe here.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Granny's Fade

Hello Darlings,

For the past seven months I have been sporting the popular (mostly male) haircut called the fade. I really like this haircut because normally my hair when fully grown comes down to my shoulders and is very thick and heavy. Therefore, in this very hot Florida weather, my head sweats, and keeping a regular hairdo is difficult and costly.

The first time I saw the fade I knew I could wear it.  Normally a cut for men, I didn't think twice about getting it. At first, there was a little problem convincing my stylists that the fade was the haircut that I really wanted. Their main concern was that I would not like the sides cut down to hairlessness. However, once I showed the pictures of the style of fade that I wanted (there are many levels and styles), they were at ease in doing it for me.  Below are pictures of my most recent haircut.

I love it because it beats the heat and still looks stylish. Move over guys, Granny is here!

Chow, Darlings