Buen apetito and Hasta luego!

Woo hoo!  Bill’s 50th high school reunion is this weekend.  Then we’re off to Las Vegas again.  He surprised me with a suite and “front row” seats to the Elton John concert!

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I hope you all are doing well and I’ll be thinking about you.  I will leave you with this good pork chop rub recipe…

I don’t believe I’ve ever combined dill with pork, but I will from now on.  I adapted the recipe for this rub from “Real Simple” magazine.  It stated that the rub is also good for bone-in chicken pieces and shrimp.

Trust me, it’s delicious!  The blend of ingredients definitely surprised skeptical me, and we had a tasty couple of pork chops for dinner.  You will just have to try it to believe it!   

Pickle Rub for Pork Chops


2 butterfly pork chops, trimmed of fat

Cooking spray

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill weed

1 tablespoon ground coriander

1 tablespoon dried mustard

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

1 teaspoon Splenda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon seasoned pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Lightly spray chops with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients.

Rub chops well with mixture.

Bake until thermometer registers 145-160 degrees or juice runs clear.


Buen apetito and Hasta luego!


  1. Sounds deliicous! Have a great time at the reunion and in Vegas. Remember: "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas". Of course, your blogging friends will want to know about every detail but we won't tell a soul.


  2. Very creative! I would have never thought to put dill weed with pork.

  3. this look absolutely delicious Pam.!
    Hope and hubby have and amazing and fun travel, )
    See you soon, te espero pronto, besos!

  4. Pam, Front row Elton John tickets in Las Vegas! You're husband is sure making it rough on the rest of us guys... Thanks for the pork chop rub recipe. Sounds different and definitely worth the try! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. Enjoy your trip to Vegas - I must go there someday

  6. Happy 50th class reunion to Bill...Hope he enjoys his reunions as much as we do. We look for reasons to get together just about every month!! no kidding! and lucky you!!
    A trip to Vegas!.. have fun and remember, the rules are like this: Enjoy...stay out of trouble...and what happens in Vegas CAN stay in Vegas!!

  7. That sounds so good! Have a great time in Vegas! :)

  8. Sounds delish. Have fun at the reunion. I went to mine last year and had a ball, but I did wonder why all of those old folks were there :)

  9. Pickle rub? I've never heard of such a thing but it sounds DELICIOUS. And I hope you have a great time at the reunion and concert :)

  10. Oh, how fun!! Have a great time and can't wait to hear all about it when you return!!

    The pork looks and sounds incredibly delicious!! Will be making this soon :)

  11. Sweet! With such a great surprise it must be difficult to think about cooking! You & Bill enjoy the show.

  12. Wow, Elton John concert!! Envy, envy!!
    Your pork chop looks delicious with the pickle rub, which sounds very nice with all the spices! Bookmarking! Thanks for sharing!
    Have fun at the concert!

  13. Hi Pam, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  14. This sounds like a great dish. Enjoy your weekend. I saw Elton many years ago in Bophuthatswana and really enjoyed the show, hope he is still just as good. Diane

  15. That sounds quite interesting!

    Have fun.

    M : )

  16. Hope you had a great time! The pork chops sound delicious!


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