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Published: Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 4E

From Dates to Diapers serves Italian-inspired pork chops

Have you noticed that pork cuts have new names?

Well, a little over a month ago the National Pork Board decided that changing the names of the cuts to be more "steak-like" would make it easier for us to make the connection in the grocery store to grilling like a steak. For instance, a pork chop is now a pork porterhouse chop or pork ribeye chop. I mean, when you think about it, you look at the name of a cut of beef and know exactly how to cook it, right?

Here is the perfect recipe to get you started by using the New York pork chops.


Sweet Baked Life muses on the perfect cappuccino

I don't know how he does it, I am not the expert, but my husband has made me the most delicious and eye-opening cappuccino every morning since the day we were married. The only days he does not make my coffee is when he is traveling for business. These are the days I dread as when I get up in the morning I stumble and fumble around attempting to make my wonderful cup of Joe, and of course, I fail!

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52 Kitchen Adventures gets cool with pomegranate merlot popsicles

It all started with the tropical strawberry daiquiri popsicles I made a few weeks ago. Around the same time, Daisy over at Daisy's World made some amazing white sangria ice pops. At that point, I started putting together a list of must-try boozy popsicles – everything from blood orange margaritas to watermelon mojito (no more links for now – I'll share my complete list of must-try recipes soon). So when I received some samples of Black Box Wines, you know where my mind went.

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