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Pork Chops and Apples

Pork chops and apples

Drool.

Once again I must apologize for the long gap between posts! The holidays got the best of me and I fell out of the blogging routine. Not to mention that Chicago’s dim winter lighting does not lend itself to food photography…

Nonetheless, I haven’t stopped cooking (or eating). Today I’m drooling over this classic autumn-themed dish that happens to be good all year ’round: pork chops and apples. My dad made this a lot and it’s always a classic. This time, I cooked it up at my mom’s place with the help of my sister for a fun family-style meal.

N’awlins Seafood Gumbo

New Orleans Seafood Gumbo

This dish holds a special place in my heart — mostly because it was one of my dad’s favorites, and representative of his love for New Orleans — but also because until this weekend, I never thought I’d taste it again.

Tuna Mac ‘n Peas

Tuna Mac

A (slightly) grown-up version of a childhood favorite.

This is one of the first recipes my dad ever taught me to make. Of course he’d never make anything straight out of the box without a bit of doctoring up. Tuna mac ‘n peas started as a go-to after-school meal and became one of my college staples. Now it’s one of my favorite comfort foods—and a Wachowiak-family tradition.