Valentine Kiss Martini

Today, I wanted to share with you a recipe to drink with your love. It is a basic drink that can be made within 5 mins and can be complemented with a delightful chicken recipe.

  • Prep time: 2 minutes

Valentine Kiss Martini


  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 3 ounces of fruit punch
  • 1/2 blood orange squeezed
  • 3 – 5 cubes of ice
  • 1 slice of blood orange to garnish


  1. In a drink shaker place the ice cubes, then pour the fruit punch,
  2. I used Gatorade fruit punch but you can use whichever you prefer,
  3. Then pour in the vodka, again this is your choice but I used the Absolute Miami vodka
  4. I also used the Alpine blu vodka which is great for mixing any drink,
  5. Then squeeze the half cut blood orange into the shaker
  6. Shake for about ten seconds pour into a martini glass
  7. Serve a Valentine Kiss Martini garnished and enjoy, and make your every day Valentine’s Day.

Best Microwave Ovens for 2017

Are you looking for a new Microwave Oven for yourself? Bored of your older model? Then it is your lucky day because we have listed down the best microwave ovens for 2017 here so that you can make the correct choice without having to research too much. We went through hundreds of ovens and reviewed them all to bring out the top models for you to choose from.

These microwave ovens are efficient, easy to use, and will help you in cooking and heating quickly.

1. Panasonic NE-1054F

One of the fastest microwave oven which can heat your food in just a few minutes. This is one model which you can use not only at home but in your office, fast food restaurant, convenience store, etc. too.

Panasonic NE-1054F

This is one efficient way to provide your customers and employees with hot and fresh food while taking the least amount of time possible. It provides you with 1000 watt power and 0.8 ft space which is good enough to fit all kinds of dishes. It has simple to use controls and is also quite easy to clean.

The NE-1054F was rated as the #1 convection microwave for 2015-2016 by Kitchenguyd.

2. LG LCS0712ST

If you are looking for a compact microwave oven, then this model from LG is the ideal choice for you. This microwave oven takes the least amount of space and can be easily placed on a countertop, above the fridge, near the stove, and so on. It comes with a stainless steel exterior which gives it a nice touch and you can cook an entire meal with this microwave. Yes, you heard us right! Not only does it reheat your food efficiently but can also be used to cook an entire meal. It also includes a timer and an energy saving option which makes it a big hit with users.

3. Danby Designer DMW077BLSDD

If you are looking for an efficient and quality microwave oven without breaking your bank, then this model is the correct choice for you. This microwave oven is not only affordable but also offers you a series of amazing features and functions which can make the whole experience much more enjoyable and easier for you.

Danby Designer DMW077BLSDD

You can also de-frost with this oven and thaw your food with its excellent de-frost function. It also includes a timer which lets you know when your food is ready while the preset cooking options make it easier for you to cook dishes.

4. Sharp R830BK

If you are looking for the best convection microwave oven for baking, then Sharp R830BK is perfect for you. With the help of this convection microwave, you can not only make popcorns but you can also frozen entrees, roasted beef, chicken, and so on. You can also use this amazing microwave to bake cookies, cakes, etc. It also includes a Help button which you can use to learn more about the microwave settings and functions. You can also disable its timer ring if you aren’t a big fan of the on-going whistle. This microwave will let you perform a variety of tasks while not taking up a lot of space in your kitchen.



The original recipe for these pork chops came from Pinterest but they were breaded and fried. I wanted to make these a little bit healthier, so I decided to just make the sauce and use it as a glaze instead. These pork chops turned out really good. They were moist and tender, but they didn’t soak up the glaze as much as I would have liked. It didn’t matter, though, because I spooned some of the sauce over the pork after I’d cut it up and it soaked it up beautifully. I served these with roasted asparagus and broccoli cheese rice. My youngest son, Matthew is always the last one at the table asking how many more bites he has to take before he can be done. It’s always a struggle to get him to eat anything. He had two helpings of pork chops and three helpings of asparagus. Any time he asks for seconds, I consider the recipe to be a success.

Honey Garlic Pork Chops

5 – 6 boneless pork chops, about 1 inch thick
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 c. honey
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ginger
dash of cayenne pepper (to your taste)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp.  chopped garlic
2 Tbs butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season pork chops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Brown in olive oil 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove pork chops to a greased 9×13 baking dish. Whisk together the sauce ingredients and pour over the pork. Bake for 25 minutes. Let meat sit in the dish for about 5 minutes before serving in order to allow the meat to soak up the juices. Pour extra sauce over the pork chops when serving.

Source: Inspired by Sweet Tea and Cornbread


This is a really easy and really delicious dish. My family enjoyed it and asked that it be put into the regular dinner rotation. It took only a few minutes to put together, and I love an easy meal. Serve it with steamed vegetables and some au gratin potatoes or rice.

4 boneless chicken breasts
2  ( .7 ounce) packets of dried Italian dressing mix (such as Good Seasonings)
1 cup brown sugar, packed

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 inch x 9 inch casserole dish. Rinse chicken, pat dry with paper towels and beat with a meat mallet until they are a uniform thickness. (I butterflied my chicken also.) Combine and the dried Italian seasoning mix and the brown sugar, mixing together well. Dip and press the chicken pieces into the mixture, coating front and back and place into your prepared pan, topside of the chicken facing up. Any extra coating that remains can just be sprinkled over the chicken. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until chicken is done. Turn the chicken and spoon the sauce over the top a couple of times during the baking time. Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken when serving as well.

Source: Adapted from Food for a Hungry Soul