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Diva is Going Live with Another FREE Cooking Demo!

Hey everyone! With weather finally cooling down and Thanksgiving just around the corner, is everyone finally feeling those fall vibes? I know I am! You may recall that over the summer I partnered up with UNIQUE Programs and did an Instagram Live cooking demo. Apparently it went well because they have asked me back to do another! So with that said, I am excited to announce that coming up on this Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 pm PST I will be going live once again and this time making a fall feast! This will be a completely FREE virtual event where you can tune in on Zoom and learn how to make my Apple Pie Pork Chop and Individual Pumpkin Pie Mousse Cups. That’s right, essentially a completely free one-hour cooking class! 

You can tune in via Zoom using this link (https://csus.zoom.us/j/86190043772) our you can enter the Zoom ID from the graphic below. There is no need to sign up or create an account.

Fall Cooking Demo

There will be no cooking show foolery here, I will be cooking in real time so you can make both these dishes right along with me! I have provided a list of the ingredients below for both dishes if you want to make sure you have everything on hand. If you are at work or unable to cook live with me that is absolutely okay too! Just tune in, say hi, be entertained, and get some tips for when you want to make these awesome dishes another time!

The pork chop recipe I will be making has all the staples of a tasty fall dish. It is a pan seared herb crusted pork chop topped with apple pie filling and stuffing and finished off in the oven to give the stuffing just a little bit of crunchiness. I use a little bit of cinnamon and rosemary to bring in some bold flavors. It’s like having apple pie with a side of pork for diner. What’s not to love!?! I have been making this recipe for years! Not only is it delicious but it is super affordable.

My pumpkin pie mousse cups aren’t even on the blog yet so you are going to be the first to get the recipe. (Don’t worry, it will be posted soon!) This dessert is so easy to make and has all the flavors from a traditional pumpkin pie. I love it though because it is light and fluffy and doesn’t require any baking.

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Also, UNIQUE Programs will be doing an awesome giveaway on Tuesday so make sure you go follow them and me on Instagram if you don’t already. You may just be able to get your hands on some kitchen products from my new online boutique! 😉

I really love connecting with my followers in a more personal way so I truly hope you will tune in on Wednesday to join me. At the very least pop in and say hello! I look forward to chatting with you all and answering any questions you may have as we spend an hour together! See you then!

Apple Pie Pork Chop

Pork Chop Recipe

  • boneless pork chops
  • garlic, minced
  • fresh rosemary, chopped
  • salt & pepper
  • butter
  • Stove Top pork stuffing
  • olive oil
  • apple pie filling
  • cinnamon

Pumpkin Pie Mousse

Pumpkin Pie Mousse Cups

  • graham cracker crumbs
  • butter
  • sugar
  • heavy whipping cream
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar
  • cream cheese
  • pumpkin puree
Sweet Treats

Recipe—Apple Pie Bites

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the sweet aroma of fresh baked pies wafting through the house. These apple pie bites are so delicious and easy that you will be making them year round. You know the saying “easy as pie,” well these are easier than pie. They take about 10–15 minutes to assemble and 14–18 minutes to bake. Serve up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and oh my goodness! They are delish! I baked them for my son’s fall harvest festival at school and they were much less cumbersome to serve and eat than an actual pie.

Note: Allow pie crusts to sit for 10 minutes before using. They will be much easier to work with. I use parchment paper on my cookie sheet to help with easy clean up. The melted sugar can caramelize and get messy.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 c sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 package refrigerated pie crusts (15 oz)
3 tbsp melted butter
2 apples, each cut into 8 wedges

STEPS

  • Preheat oven to 425º.
  • In a small bowl mix sugar and cinnamon, set aside 2 tbsp.
  • Unroll both sheets of pie crust on a large cutting board.
  • Brush the pie crusts with 2 tbsp of the melted butter, leaving some to brush over the top.
  • Evenly sprinkle the pie crusts with the sugar mixture.
  • Cut each sheet into 8 triangular strips approximately 8 inches long.
  • Wrap a strip around each apple wedge with the sugar side of the crust against the apple starting with the wide end.
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper as you finish each one.
  • Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tbsp of sugar mixture.
  • Bake at 425º for 14–18 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!