Have you noticed the neat new little recipe cards below?  Handy, right?  I think so too.  Yummly.com is a site that allows you to save a recipe by simply clicking the “yum” button and that handy recipe card below allows you to more easily print a recipe.

You can find all of my recipes on Yummly.com here.

Yummly.com is full of recipes from all around the web, and unlike some other sites, it allows you to add and share your own creations!  It’s Pinterest-like format will feel very familiar and is very easy to navigate.

I have been on a mission for the past few months to make this site as user-friendly as possible.  So even if you aren’t a Yummly user or already have a great way to save and store recipes, I think you will still appreciate the functionality of the recipe cards.

While on the topic of user-friendliness, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to these grilled pork chops.  The rub on these is designed to create a bark.  The kind of bark you might find on good barbecued brisket or ribs, but without the 4+ hours of cook time.  This is a much more weeknight friendly meal that has a flavor profile somewhere between good old fashioned southern BBQ and Hawaiin roasted pig – thanks to some ground coffee in the rub.  Yup, coffee.  Sounds weird, but I promise, it isn’t.  If you were over for dinner and I didn’t tell you there was coffee in the rub, you would have never guessed.
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I like thick cut, bone-in pork chops when grilling.  They are more moist than boneless and the thicker cut allows the outside to get caramelized and the rub to form a “bark” while keeping center of the pork chop juicy!  Mmmmm… Serve it with a salad, and you have dinner:)

We want the rub to form a crust on these.  So be sure to apply it a bit more generously than you otherwise might.  Also, if you have any leftover rub, store it in an airtight container for future use!  So long as you keep moisture at bay, it should keep for a good many months!

I make rubs in large batches, store, and label them all the time.  Did you see that last part?  LABEL.  Learn from my mistakes… It turns out most rubs look pretty much the same – so a little sticker (or masking tape) and a Sharpie pen are well worth the extra 10 seconds;)  By having this rub and others on hand (and labeled), my husband feels totally confident grilling us an easy dinner on the fly when I need a hand.

 

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I make rubs in large batches, store, and label them all the time.  Did you see that last part?  LABEL.  Learn from my mistakes… It turns out most rubs look pretty much the same – so a little sticker (or masking tape) and a Sharpie pen are well worth the extra 10 seconds;)  By having this rub and others on hand (and labeled), my husband feels totally confident grilling us an easy dinner on the fly when I need a hand.

Its officially summer.  Give these a go;)

 

Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Pork Chops

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 3-4 servings

  • 2 tsp. ground coffee
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3-4 pork chops, bone-in, thick cut

Prepare charcoal or gas grill to medium-hot coals or temperature.

Mix all spices together.

Just before placing on the grill, pat pork chops dry and generously apply a coating of spice rub to both sides.

Cook until only a small amount of pink remains in the center of the pork chop when sliced.

Allow to rest a few minutes (3-4 minutes) before serving. Then serve immediately.

http://www.almostproperly.com/sweet-and-spicy-chipotle-pork-chops/

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