Pork Chops

Tonight’s plan was pork chops. It was a super simple meal plan:


Dylan was in charge of the pork chops.  For these, we made a simple marinade,tossed the chops in a bag, and let them soak for 30 minutes:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

dylan porkchops

(See how he’s wearing a shirt this time?)

Then we threw them in a hot skillet just long enough to sear both sides:

dylan frying

Then we put the entire pan in the oven (preheated to 350) for 10 minutes (flipping the chops halfway through), or until cooked through.

Mom sautéed some potatoes and we heated a jar of green beans from our garden this summer. (I forgot to take a picture of it all plated!)

d eats pork

(We can only go so long with a shirt on around here)

Dylan's Review

I liked it very much. It was good. It kind of tasted juicy. If you leave the pork out and it gets cold it will get chewy. The pork tastes really good with ketchup. I liked the green beans very much. I only kind of liked the potatoes.

I rate this recipe:

4 stars


Bubble Up Pizza

So I write a blog about the family hobby (beekeeping) and talk about it frequently over dinner. Recently my six-year-old, Dylan asked what a blog was. I explained and his eyes lit up, “Can kids write blogs?” I told him I didn’t see why not.  So we brainstormed what he could write a blog about and (I must admit) I steered him towards cooking for two reasons: (1) I love to cook and am excited to possibly share the bug with one of my offspring, and (2) he’s slowly becoming more adventurous with his eating and I thought this would be a PERFECT way to get him to try new foods.

So for the first recipe, I told him he could choose and, of course, he picked pizza.  Since the point was to encourage the kid to try NEW foods, I suggested this old recipe for Bubble Up Pizza. It fit the criteria because it was quick, easy for a kid to help prepare, and included ingredients that he already likes.

My plan with this blog is to let him write the reviews after each recipe.

*You should also know that he insisted on preparing this meal shirtless. I can’t explain it.

So without further ado, I present you with Bubble Up Pizza

bubble up pizza


  • 1 tube Grands biscuits
  • 1-14 oz jar pizza or spaghetti sauce of your choice (or 1.75 cups of homemade sauce)
  • 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of your choice (pepperoni, ham, veggies, etc)


  1. Cut or tear each biscuit into quarters and throw into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Chop and add pizza toppings (we used turkey pepperoni, ham, and mushrooms) to the bowl.

d cutting

3. Pour sauce into bowl.

4. Add one cup of mozzarella.

5. Stir. We used our hands for this part! Make sure sauce and toppings are evenly distributed.

6. Pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish.

step 2

7. Top with cheese, if desired.

8. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes (until biscuits are cooked through).

Dylan's ReviewI loved it!

It was very good.

You will enjoy it!

Next time we will make pork chops.


I rate this recipe:

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