Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Apple Porkchops

A lady at work gave me this recipe the other day. I thought she was smoking something. I was like "apple pie filling and stuffing", alrighty? I guess it could taste like Thanksgiving? Wow! What a suprise! I loved it. My first thought was "this taste like Cracker Barrel", down home type of cooking. It was easy and made the house smell like a big ol' family dinner was taking place.

6 bone-in center-cut pork chops (not the real thick ones but not the thin ones)
2 cans apple pie filling
2 boxes Stove-Top stuffing
salt, pepper, garlic and onion to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Season pork chops to your taste and brown in a little olive oil in a skillet. Line 9x13 casserole dish with apple pie filling. Make Stove Top according to package. Place pork chops on top the apples and then place the place the stuffing on top. Cover with foil and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until pork is done. Recipe can easily be cut in half. Also, the stuffing is very flavorful so you don't need to go crazy with the seasoning on the pork. Not saying I did that or anything ;)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Scalloped Corn

This is one of my favorite Holiday dinner recipes. I need to remember that it can be made any time! This recipe is loved by all, it travels well and it's easy. Exactly what you need this time of year. Enjoy and stay warm!

1 can whole corn
1 can cream style corn
1 box Jiffy corn bread mix
1 egg
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9x13 casserole dish (Pam Butter Spray works great). Mix ingredients together in seperate dish and pour into casserole. Bake 45 minutes or until knife inserted into middle comes out clean. Should be golden also.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Wreaths

I am not a candy person. I have actually never made fudge or peanut brittle or anykind of candy for that matter. However, I will make these! These gooey little wreaths were the only candy I loved at Christmas time. I couldn't wait for my Mom to make them. And the fact that they turn your teeth green, what kid doesn't love that! You can take the time to shape them like a wreath or you can just drop in a blob and make them look more like green haystacks, whatever you have the time for. Christmas is almost here, we had better get a move on!

1/2 cup butter or margarine
30 large marshmallows
1-2 tsp green food coloring, depending on how green you want your teeth
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups cornflake cereal
Red Hot cinnamon candies

Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until all are melted. Remove from heat. Add the food coloring, vanilla and cornflakes. Stir until coated. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. With greased fingers, form into wreaths or leave as is. Quickly add red hots before the wreaths harden. Cool completely before removing from wax paper. Store in airtight container, with wax paper in between layers.