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Random Recipe ~ Peach Pork Chops

17 Apr

Random recipe with my daughter Eden, she found a cookbook at school.  We randomly went through the recipes and picked one.  It sounds good, hopefully it tastes good.

Peach Pork Chops

  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion

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    English: Autumn Red peach. Français : Pêches Español: Durazno cortado por la mitad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 6 cups dry bread cubes
  • 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. rubbed sage
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 pkg. frozen peaches, thawed and diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 6 boneless pork chops ( 1-1/4 inch thick)
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • garlic and salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup peach preserves

In a skillet, sauté onion and celery in butter until tender; transfer to a large bowl.  Add bread cubes, poultry seasoning, sage and pepper.  Fold in peaches.

Combine eggs, water and parsley; add to bread mix.  Toss gently until well mixed.  Cut a large pocket in the side of each pork chop, spoon stuffing loosely into pockets.  Tie with string to secure stuffing if necessary.  Brush pork chops with olive oil.  Sprinkle with garlic salt (or fresh minced garlic) and pepper.

In a large skillet, brown chops on both sides.  Place remaining stuffing in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.  Top with pork chops, spread preserves over chops.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until juices run clear.  If string was used, remove before serving.  Serves 6.

Hope you enjoy, this sounds like a good rainy day summer recipe.

Beer-Braised Beef with Noodles

1 Jan

I have been trying to find some new recipes, and I found this one and it sounds wonderful, especially on a cold winter’s day.  Now that I am home, I am trying to find recipes to make in my crock-pot.  I just need to get organized, take the time to write a list and then learn to stick to a list while shopping.  I am still looking for a good vegetable recipe to serve alongside this recipe.

Beer-Braised Beef over Noodles:

  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 12 0z. beer, regular or non-alcoholic
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • hot cooked noodles

In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.  Place on paper towels; drain, discard drippings.  Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper.  In the same skillet brown beef on all sides in oil; drain.

Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.  Add bacon, onion, garlic and bay leaf.  In a small bowl, combine beer, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and thyme.  Pour over beef mixture.

Cover and cook on low for 5 1/2 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.

In a small bowl, combine flour and water, mix until smooth.  Gradually stir into slow cooker.  Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes longer or until thickened.  Discard bay leaf.  Server over noodles.

 

Tempting Toffee Cake

23 Sep

This is a recipe I found on Pinterest.  There was not really a “real” recipe, just kind of a rough guideline.  Not even a name, so I made one up!  I made this tonight as a treat for my kids, my youngest son, who is 3, devoured it.  I have to say I had a small slice, as I am trying to be good.  I just recently became an Independent Team Beachbody Coach, and I am trying not to eat junk.  This cake is good, and I don’t like yellow cake, we will see how my will power stands up against this cake.  On Wednesday I should receive my Shakeology, which will be an extra help to ward off the cravings.  Now for the recipe.

Tempting Toffee Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 jar caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 tub of cool whip
  • crushed toffee or butterfinger candy (I used Heath toffee bits) you can find them in the baking section, yes I am lazy.

Mix the yellow cake mix, milk, eggs and melted butter blend like you would a normal cake mix.  Pour the batter into a 13 x 9 cake pan, bake per instructions on box.  Let cake cool for 10 mins, poke holes in cake while it is still warm, pour the sweetened condensed milk and caramel over the cake.  Let cake cool completely.  Cover cake with cool-whip, sprinkle with toffee bits and serve. Voila!  Extremely moist and delicious!

Apple Cake

19 Aug

 

 

This recipe was brought in to work by one of our volunteers.  She is the sweetest lady.  I am not a big fan of anything with apples, just never have been.  This is really good, it is very moist and dense.  I made it tonight for my husband, as he tends to like apple things, like apple cobbler, apple pie, etc.   I served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was perfect.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. oil
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 c. plain flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 c. peeled, chopped apples
  • 1 c. nuts

Beat eggs, add oil, then sugar and vanilla.  Sift flour, soda, salt and cinnamon.  Add to egg mixture, fold in apples and nuts.  Bake at 375° for about an hour.
I  have picky eaters, so I only put in 1/2 cup of pecan chips (you can use whatever nuts you like), and I ended up taking it out of the oven at just over 45 minutes and probably could have taken it out 5 minutes earlier.  You have to check it every so often.  I served it warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.  It is delicious.  My 3 yr. old son said, “Mommy can you thank that nice girl at work for the cake.”.   The lady that gave me this recipe is in her 70’s so I am sure she will be tickled when I relay his message.  Happy Baking!

 

Milano Cookie Salad

3 Aug
Raspberries

Image via Wikipedia

Here is a recipe that I think sounds great.  I made a few changes to a recipe my mother gave me and it really ends up being a whole new recipe.

  • 2 c. buttermilk
  • 1 (12-oz.) pkg. Cool Whip
  • 1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 c. fresh raspberries
  • 1 c. miniature marshmallows
  • 15 Pepperidge Farms Original Milano cookies – chopped
  • Bar of dark chocolate shaved

Beat together buttermilk, Cool Whip and pudding.  Add raspberries and marshmallows.  Two hours before serving, add chopped cookies, reserving some to sprinkle on top.  Add shaved chocolate to garnish.

Dark chocolate and raspberries, mmm-mmm good!