Apple Cider Pork Chops

I posted about a recipe I made up for apple cider pork chops last month and had a few requests to share it, so here we are!

I’ve made the recipe a few times now and finally wrote down exact measurements and photographed it yesterday and came to the conclusion that pork just isn’t very photogenic.

Apple Cider Pork Chops with apple recipe

It sure tastes good, though! That’s what matters anyways 🙂

1 honeycrisp apple
4 1-inch thick pork chops
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of salt and pepper

1. Slice apple thinly and line the bottom of a 9×13 inch glass baking dish with slices. Lay pork chops on top of apples.
2. Combine apple cider vinegar, minced onion, mustard, sage, and cinnamon in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
3. Pour vinegar mixture over pork chops and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 24 hours.
5. When you’re ready to cook your chops, remove them from the refrigerator and preheat oven to 350°F.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. Enjoy!

Apple cider pork chops recipe with apple cider vinegar and honey crisp apple


Eight Things

Happy Friday! I’m sharing eight very random things I’m thinking about today.

1. The never ending quest for the perfect water bottle.

Does anyone else have this struggle?! For years, I used the Thermos Intak water bottle on and off since 2011 (<—that post is hilariously embarrassing). I constantly dropped them and they would break. I must have gone through literally ten of those over the past few years. The other struggle was that they didn’t keep hot drinks hot or cold drinks cold and they sweat. I’ve also tried a few other brands but wasn’t impressed.

Jimmy suggested I try Hydro Flask since he has a water bottle by the brand and likes it a lot. I ordered one that’s technically for coffee, but I needed something I could open with one hand and also throw in Sadie’s diaper bag without worrying about spills. So far, I’m loving it! Sorry for getting way too in depth about water bottles 😉

2. Passing on maternity clothes.

My sister’s bump is starting to show, so I gave her one of my maternity shirts and she looks beautiful in it! I cannot wait to meet my niece or nephew in May!

3. Hematologist appointment. I go back to the hematologist on Wednesday. I’m curious to see what my hemoglobin levels will be. I’m already scheduled for an iron infusion but I’m hoping and praying I won’t need one. Totally wishful thinking, but you never know!

4. Planning a staycation. Just like last year, Jimmy has a few vacation days left, so we’re planning a staycation and I. Can’t. Wait.

5. Loaded baked potatoes.

My sister and her husband came to visit us (or let’s be real, they came to see Sadie) last weekend and we made a loaded baked potato bar for dinner. I cooked beef with chopped jalapeños as a topping and they were divine. I’m having a moment with jalapeños, lol.

6. Selling a Christmas tree farm.

Working for my family’s real estate brokerage is so interesting. We help people sell some amazing properties. Right now, we have a Christmas tree farm listed! If anyone in the Pittsburgh area is looking to buy a 68 acre Christmas tree farm, let me know 😉

7. Books. I finally finished this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Any recommendations for what to read next? I’m thinking I need some fiction in my life.

8. Vlogging.

I’m digging’ it lately. The latest one features Malcolm full-on play-attacking Mavis. He’s ruthless I tell ya!

What have you been thinking about lately?