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Who doesn’t love a grilled piece of meat?!  Even better is a fresh, tasty salsa to go with it…YUM.  I love pineapple salsa made with fresh pineapple.  There is definitely a time and a place for the canned pineapple but if you can find the fresh for this recipe – use it!  You can either use bone in chops or boneless…we used boneless for this recipe.

Adapted from: Canadian Living Magazine

Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa 

3 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp soy sauce
4 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
4 tsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 pork chops

Pineapple Salsa:
1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup diced red/purple onion
2 tsp lime or lemon juice
1/2 cup (or less) cilantro (chopped)

In ziplock bag, mix together lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, oil and garlic. Add chops, turning to coat. Let stand for 10-15 minutes on the counter also letting them come to room temperature.

Pineapple Salsa:
In bowl, stir together pineapple, green onion, red onion, lime juice, and cilantro (if using).

Place chops on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside.  Serve with salsa.

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I remember eating puffed wheat as a wee child, but do not remember puffed wheat squares.   Husband does on the other hand and has requested them more than one time.  And so like a good wifey I am making Puffed Wheat Squares for my man!

Recipe Source: The Best of the Best

Puffed Wheat Squares

1/2 cup butter
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
6 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla 10 cups puffed wheat
couple sprinkles cinnamon (my own add in)

Combine butter, corn syrup, sugars and cocoa powder in a pot. Bring to a boil (but do not let burn). Remove from heat and add vanilla. Put your puffed wheat into a large bowl. Pour the hot mixture over the puffed wheat and mix well with a spoon. Press into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Enjoy!

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