Monday, October 13, 2014

A Forkful Of Flavor Pork Chops

This is perfect for fall or anytime. I've used pure maple syrup.

1 lb pork chops
2 tsp pure maple syrup
1  - 1 1/2 T low sodium soy sauce
1/8 -1/4 tsp  each: salt, pepper
2 - 3 T oil
Pinch each: red pepper flakes, turmeric
1 tsp lime juice
non stick cooking spray

Salt and pepper both sides of pork chops.

In a shallow dish combine: pork chops, soy sauce, syrup, lime juice, oil and spices. Let marinate in fridge for several hours. 

Heat skillet to medium high heat, lower heat to medium. Spray skillet lightly with non stick cooking spray.  Add pork chops and cook on 1 side for 8 -11 min. Turn pork chop over and cook for 8 - 11 min more or until done.

Serves 4 - 6.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

It's So Easy Quick Apple Pie

This is great for fall or anytime.

1 stick of melted butter
1 - 1 1/4 c sugar
2 T flour
1 egg beaten
3 c grated apples (2 large or 3 medium approx.)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 premade pie shell, unbaked
Non stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350'  F

Rinse, core and grate apples, place in a bowl.

Spray non stick cooking spray into a pie dish. Roll out pie dough and place crust into pie plate.

In a mixing bowl combine: apples and remaining ingredients.  Mix well.

Pour ingredients into pie crust.  Place pie into oven and bake for 1 hr. 

Remove pie from oven and let cool.

Serves 8. 


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

This is perfect for summer or anytime. 

1- 1 1/2 lb shrimp approx
1 lime: juice and zest
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper (to taste)
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1 - 2 T olive oil
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 T tequila
1 clove garlic crushed
 1/4 tsp fresh parsley or cilantro
 8 - 12 soft tortillas (flour or corn)
3/4  c each approx.: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, 
1/2 c sour cream.

Combine ingredients in a bowl. Toss to coat shrimp. Marinate for 15 - 20 minutes in refrigerator.

Warm tortillas in microwave for 10-30 seconds or until warm.

Heat grill pan to medium high heat. Lower heat to medium, and add shrimp. Cook shrimp on one side for 3 min or until it turns pink. Turn shrimp over and cook on remainder side for 3 minutes or until done.

To serve:  spoon some shrimp into warmed tortillas. Top with your favorite toppings, fold tortilla in half over fillings and enjoy.

Serves 4 - 6.

Friday, August 22, 2014

D.J.'s Green Goodness Dip ™

This perfect for summer, game day or anytime.

1 avocado, mashed
1/8 tsp of salt 
1/8 tsp olive oil 
1/8 cup cilantro
1/4 cup of green onions 
1 lemon wedge squeezed 
1 -1/2 T sour cream
Slice and mash one avocado into bowl.

Add: salt, olive oil, cilantro, green onions into bowl.

Squeeze one lemon wedge into bowl.

Add 1 - 1/2 T of sour cream.  Mix and served chilled. 

Best served with nacho cheese tortilla chips. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Chicken & Cherries ™

This is a great recipe for summer. I've used a grill pan, but this also works on an outdoor grill too.

1 lb boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. salt, pepper
1 - 2 T canola oil
2/3 c pitted and halved cherries
1/2 c water
1 - 2 tsp. sugar (optional)

Heat grill pan over medium high heat, Lower heat to medium, add oil. Add chicken to grill and cook on one side for 6- 10 min. Turn chicken over and cook on other site for 6 - 10 min more or until done.  Remove chicken from grill and transfer to a serving plate. Let chicken rest for a few minutes.

Heat a  sauce pan over medium heat. Combine cherries, water and sugar to pan, lower heat to medium low and let it reduce for 6 - 10 min or until done.

To serve: spoon cherry sauce over chicken.

Serves 4.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Easy Bruschetta ™

This is a great recipe for summer. 

1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1 loaf french bread
non stick cooking spray
1 garlic, crushed chopped
1/2 tsp each:  basil, parsley, oregano
1/4 c - 1/3 c each diced tomatoes, onions, bell pepper
pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 T shredded Parmesan cheese
1/ 3 - 1/2 c olive oil

Preheat oven to 350. 

Spray cooking sheet with non stick cooking spray. 

Rinse and prepare vegetables, combine in a bowl. 

In a small bowl combine: garlic, olive oil, salt. pepper, vinegar, herbs. Mix well.

Drizzle 1 - 2  T of the oil over vegetables, toss to coat.

Cut 12 slices from a loaf of french bread. Brush remainder of oil mixture on both sides of the bread slices with a pastry brush, place on baking sheet. Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 6 min on each side or until done. Remove from and turn off oven.

Spoon some of vegetable mixture over each slice of bread, top each bread slice with some of the cheese.

If desired place bread back in turned off oven for 1- 2 min.

Serves 4. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

No Boil Missouri Iced Tea ™

This is a great way to make iced tea.

8 cups cold water
2 - 3 large iced tea bags

In a clean 1/2 gallon jar, combine tea bags and cold water. Screw lid on jar tightly and place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Serves 8.

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