New Twist on Tryed n True Chops

Greek Honey-Lemon Pork Chops has some great recipes for any kind of dish your looking for. Whether your planning for a 4th of July BBQ, or just a easy Sunday morning breakfast. They always have something up those sleeves, that is why I love this great resourceful site…

I found this yummy sounding recipe for marinating/grilling pork chops and a video on how to choose the perfect chop. It is very informative but not too much info to were your over loaded.
This mouthwatering marinade will have you turning your back on store-bought rubs for good. The blend of mint, lemon, cayenne, and honey is a combo of unexpected flavors, especially with some smoke from the grill. 

Budget dinner price: $2.15 per serving

Greek Honey-Lemon Pork Chops


Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 mins
Marinate: 4 hrs to 24 hrs
Grill: 11 mins


4 bone-in center chops, cut 3/4 ” thick (1-3/4 lbs total)
1/4 cup honey
4 tsp of finely shredded lemon peel
1/4 of a cup lemon juice
2 tbsp snipped fresh mint or(1 tsp dried mint,) crushed
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


1.Trim fat from chops. Place chops in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow bowl or tray.

2.For marinade, in a small bowl stir together honey, lemon peel, lemon juice, mint, oil, salt, and cayenne pepper.

3.Place chops in bag. Seal bag; turn to coat chops.

Marianate the chops refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours, turning your bag occasionally. Drain chops, discarding marinade.

4. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill chops on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 11 to 13 minutes or until chops are slightly pink in center (160 F°), turning once halfway through grilling time.

Recommended Sides

These chops are delicious with

*Roasted Red-Skinned Potatoes *Potato Salad
*Green Salad
*Corn On The Cob ( I prefer sweet)

This, I can not forget… Plus it is so easy just combine the spices (which what I love is convenience, and this rub uses several of the most common spices in your pantry, so you can whip these up in no time but don’t forget to check your propane, I’ve done that before.. Pulled every thing out marinated the meat and went to fire up the grill and no go had to bake them instead…

How to pick the perfect chops video is in bhg’s orginal post “Healthy Dinners Under $3”. Click here to view the video

Greek Honey-Lemon Pork Chops
Nutritional Facts
Servings, Per Recipe 4, cal (kcal) 270, 
Fat, total (g) 15, 
chol. (mg) 75, 
sat. fat (g) 3, 
carb. (g) 5, 
Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, 
sugar (g) 4, 
pro. (g) 27, 
vit. A (IU) 49, 
vit. C (mg) 2, 
Thiamin (mg) 0, 
Riboflavin (mg) 0, 
Niacin (mg) 8,
Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, 
Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, 
sodium (mg) 219, 
Potassium (mg) 451, 
calcium (mg) 30, 
iron (mg) 1,
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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DIY No-Sew Roman Shade by BHG

I absolutely love the look of a Roman shade. However, the cost of them are surely not in my budget.
Only on my wish list!

I did a lil research on just how much these room changers can cost ones pocket book. My results were a surprise too me. I didn’t know my tastes were this expensive.

I just received there catalog from mail and looking at all of the pretty shades and they can do wonders to any room, with the right budget! For a ”30×54” around $270
They have tons of patterns and beautiful designs lots of colors too…
Aww I’m in love, each shade is custom made hand designed. I can see why they are in that price range…

Luckly, I found this easy way to create your own Roman shade by BHG’s magazine do it yourself weekend projects which I am a collector of… I don’t know what I’d do without this magazine.

No-Sew Roman Shade Made from a miniblind and midweight upholstery fabric, this Roman shade can be assembled in a matter of hours.


Materials Needed:
_Mini blind to fit the window
_Mid weight upholstery fabric cut 6 inches wider than the window and 12 inches longer
_Fabric glue
_Flat artist’s paint brush
_ Several clothespins

Step 1
First, lay the blind on your work surface with the front facing down.


(a) Set the length by adjusting the plug underneath the thick bottom slat according to the package instructions.

Step 2 snip away only the strings that connect the slats on both sides.
Maintain the slats at 7-inch intervals; snap off and remove the rest.

Place the fabric facedown under the blind.

Mark the fabric where it folds at the sides, top, and bottom of the slats.


(b)Remove the shade and press the fabric folds.

Place the fabric under the shade, and glue the sides of the fabric to each slat (c) and the top and bottom edges of the fabric to the top and bottom slats.


Use clothespins to hold the fabric in place while it dries.