Apple Cider Brined Pork Loin Chops Topped with a Smoky Apple Compote

Apple Cider Brined Pork Loin Chops Topped with a Smoky Apple Compote

I love a big ole juicy pork chop.  But to make my pork chop a “big ole juicy” pork chop, I brine it. I think pork chops taste best when brined. Not to say you have to brine your pork chops every time you prepare them.  But it does create that juicy moist texture.  In the words of one of my favorite chef’s, brining pork “kicks it up a notch”! I’m sure you’ve read by now how important sauces and assorted...

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Grilled Wisconsin Style Brats

Grilled Wisconsin Style Brats

I adore a good Brats, especially on a sunny weekend afternoon.  One of the best methods for cooking brats is simmering in a beer, onion and garlic mixture prior to grilling.  There are many different recipes using this method, however, this particular recipe came from a friend of mine who grew up grilling this Mid-West favorite.   Although I’ve used several different brands of brats, I’ve come to prefer the taste of one of...

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