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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Whats up everyone! The weather was lovely so I had to grill today. Woot Woot for grilling again!! So I was playing around with some ideas and I came up with two OMG good recipes. The First is Beer N Lime Pork Chops. You can taste the beer soooo well its delish! And then. The Salad. That Grilled Sweet Potato Salad was a hit. I promise YOU WILL BE PLEASED. Well, I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend!!! Oh and don't forget to enter the giveaway for the Slow Cooker =]

Printable Version

Beer N Lime Pork Chops
  • 2-3 lbs. Center Cut Pork Chops
  • 1 24oz. Can Beer
  • 1/2 cup lime juice(I used it from concentrate.Kroger
1.In a large bowl or container, add in pork chops. Pour the beer and lime juice on top, mix it around and marinate for at least one hour. Remove from refrigerator about 15 minutes before grilling.
2.Preheat your grill.

Lime Pepper Seasoning

1tbl. kosher salt or seasalt
2 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3tbl. Lime zest

1.Pat Dry the porkchops with paper towels and season with the lime pepper seasoning on both sides.
2.On an oiled grill, grill pork chops for 4-7 minutes per side. Remove. Let sit for 5 minutes. Enjoy!!!!!

Printable Version

 Grilled Sweet Potato Salad 

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes, sliced(1/4 in. slices)
  • 1 small purple onion, split in half(skins left on)
  • 1/2 cup fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 4 oz. crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 2-3 tbl. oil
1.Place sweet potatoes in a pot with water almost covering them. Over medium heat, cook potatoes for 5-7 minutes. Remove and drain. Drizzle oil over the potatoes.
2.Grill the potatoes for 1-3 minutes per side(to get a slight char)
3.Place the split onion on the grill.Keep the skins ON
4.Remove sweet potatoes and onion. Remove skins and Chop the onion.
5.In a bowl place the potatoes, onion, oregano, and cheese. 
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2tbl. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt.
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
1.Combine all and pour over the salad...TOSS!. Serve room temperature or chilled. Enjoy! and video hosting by TinyPicblog hop button Fabulous Food Friday: March Blog Hop
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Mama Lake said...

Yummy! We will be trying these out this weekend... any recipe with beer, makes my hubby happy:) I am your newest follower from blog hop.

Jacqui' said...

Oh Awesome! I hope you enjoy hun! Love your blog too. New follower. Enjoy the weekend =]

Rondi said...

This looks so yummy! New follower! Thanks for joining our Terrific Thursday Blog Hop! Look forward to reading more posts!

Jenn said...

Oh wow...that's what I call meat! That is so awesome, wish I can find some limes so we can try it, too. Thanks for linking to Weekend Eating.

b. lee said...

my mouth is watering * * happy friday!!!

Jenn said...

That lime pepper seasoning on beer marinated pork chops sounds mouth watering. Zesting is such a wonderful way to add flavor. And with sweet potato salad... Sign me up! It is on the menu for my next cook out... which should be really soon.

Matt @ FaveDiets said...

Wow, that Grilled Sweet Potato Salad looks unbelievably good! I'm totally going to have try that recipe sometime soon.

Divvy Up Diva said...

Wow, these look soooo yummy!! Hello, I am stopping by from the Follow on Friday Blog Hop! I am your newest follower and I cannot wait to read more! I hope to have you stop by and follow me back :)

Jenna said...

YUM... this looks SO good and makes me want to go home and BBQ right now!


Posh said...

Stopping by from the Friday Follow hop.
Have a great day!

Jacqui' said...

Thanks so much for all the great feedback everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. =]

Angie said...

I am your newest follower!
Please follow back, I would greatly appreciate it!
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Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

oh yum!
following back!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

YUM!!! These look wonderful! Thanks so much for bringing these to Friday Potluck!

I just love the design of your blog... checking out more of it now!

LisaWeidknecht said...

Hopping by to follow! Come follow me? Have a great Friday.

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...


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Alisa @ Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

Wow this looks delicious! Stumbling this post so I can make this recipe :)

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Terri said...

Wow this looks GREAT! New follower here & new to blogging. Trying to get up & running!! Please stop by and follow me at

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

Shellsea said...

Thank you for always posting great recipes! I caught up reading a lot of your old posts. So many good ones. I look forward to trying this pork chop recipe :)

Becky said...

That looks so good! New follower from That Friday hop. Please stop by Life or Something Like It and follow back.

Jacqui' said...

Thanks so much everyone for stopping by! Have a wonderful Sunday! =]

Let's Just Give it Away said...

Wow these all look delicious! Thanks for following and taking part in Following Friday. I am your latest follower. : )

Self Sagacity said...

Thanks for stopping by. I like what you're having your chicken with. :-)
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Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Oh My Oh My Oh My Oh My!!!!

I'm not a fan of sweet potatoes - but I have GOT to make the sweet potato salad - it looks AH-SOME! The pork chop aren't shabby either!

Following back!

Christina said...

These both sound delicious! I am all about the grilling this season so I am always looking for different grilling recipes.

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

This look wonderful! Thanks for linking up to savory sunday!

If you are interested in doing a guest post some time I would LOVE to have you!! Let me know :)

Mrs. Tuna said...

I found you thru one of the eleventy million hops. I am a recipe blog junkie, (I should be, I have a recipe blog too for Pete's sake). I love sweet potatos but never thought of blue cheese on them. Yum! Now a follower.

lil miss Sauniya' said...

I've just discovered the blog, am looking at the pictures and my tongue is literally out :P.. I can't wait to try the recipes. Thanks for sharing :)


Liz said...

Yum - I am loving sweet potatoes this year, and that salad looks delicious!

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