A tasty twist on Brussels

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts

1 lb brussels sprouts, stem removed, cut in half
1/2 C buffalo wing sauce (like Frank's Red Hot, plus more for serving
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
Reduced fat blue cheese crumbles optional

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking pan with foil and grease it with non-stick cooking spray.

1. Place the brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Pour wing sauce and olive oil over them. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss until sprouts are coated. Arrange brussels sprouts in a single layer on the baking pan.

2. Bake in your preheated oven for thirty- forty-five minutes (depending on how crispy you like them). Serve drizzled with more buffalo sauce and sprinkled with blue cheese crumbles.

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A unique way to help others

My apologies for writing this post a little late. I had planned on writing the article a few days ago. But I got distracted with some other stuff and couldn’t find the perfect opportunity to complete it. So I decided to do it now.

Before I talk about what I cooked, I want to express my gratitude for the love and passion that I have for cooking. I have this mentioned on my about me page but because I have such a passion for cooking I want to teach people with special needs and for those who want to learn how to cook.

However, I have a minor fear that I am determined to conquer. That’s speaking to medium/large groups of people. To begin my journey to help me overcome this challenge, in order for me to give lessons, I have made a few cooking videos as some of you already know. I have posted a few of them on Facebook and on a few of my blog posts. I believe that making these videos will aid me in building my confidence in talking in front of people. I eventually will post my videos on YouTube when I get really good at video recording. Then when I become comfortable in speaking in front of people I want to host cooking classes.

I want to remind you all that you don’t necessarily need to have a passion for cooking in order to cook like I do. But I highly encourage you to give cooking a try.

Now onto the recipe!

I love marinating my meat. I don’t know why but I find It a lot of fun! It doesn’t matter whether it’s a liquid or a dry marinade I still always enjoy doing it. Then what makes it even more fun is when you stick it in the fridge with meat inside a plastic container. Then let the meat soak in the marinade for a day or two. It sounds unsafe but I have a few tips near at the bottom of this article on how to do this process safely to help you successfully prepare some delicious pork chops. After they are done marinating stick them in the oven to cook for thirty minutes on each side. Then wolĂ ! You’ve just made yourself some amazing chops. This pork chop recipe was seriously very yummy!

Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Ingredients

6 pork chop, rinsed and pat dry
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp ketchup

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking dish with foil and grease it with cooking spray. Set aside for whenever you are ready to cook.

1. In a small bowl, thoroughly combine the soy sauce, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, and ketchup. Next, place the chops into a plastic container. Pour the sauce onto the pork chops. Cover the container with a lid. Then place it in the refrigerator to let your pork chops marinate in the sauce for twenty-four to forty-eight hours.

2. Then in a day or two place the pork chops in the previously prepared baking dish and spread with half the sauce. Bake pork chops for thirty minutes in the preheated oven. Turn over and spread with remaining sauce. Continue baking for thirty minutes or until the internal temperature of the chops reaches 145 degrees F

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Court’s Cooking Notes on marinating pork chops: Be sure that the lid to the container is sealed tightly. Also, make a note to yourself so that you don’t forget about your pork chops being in the fridge so that you don’t accidentally ruin your chops.

True comfort food at it’s greatest

When I think of the comfort foods Sloppy Joes and Tater Tots my mouth begins to water. Mmm…yummy, my mouth is watering right now just thinking about those two. I realize they are unhealthy but they are out of this world true comfort food.

Here's a savory casserole that
you seriously can't go with as it has tater tots and sloppy Joes all wrapped into one dish. It's quick and easy to prepare. Did I mention that it's pure comfort food? Your family will certainly LOVE this recipe! What more could you want?

Crock Pot Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe

Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef or turkey
½ onion, diced
1 c tomato sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp mustard
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 can red kidney beans, optional
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 bag tater tots, frozen

Directions

1. In a large skillet heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot place the meat, onion, garlic, pepper and salt into the skillet, stirring occasionally until meat is fully cooked. Once the meat is cooked remove from heat drain and the fat. Return it to the stove.

2.. Add tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and mustard to the beef mixture. Mix well. Add the kidney beans, if desired.

4. Spray the inside bowl of the slow cooker with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper. Pour a layer of tater tots onto the bottom of the bowl. Cover with the beef mixture. Place another layer of tater tots on top of the beef mixture.

5. Cover and Cook on LOW for eight hours or on HIGH for four hours. In the last thirty minutes of cooking, remove the lid and sprinkle on the cheese. Replace lid and continue cooking until the cheese is melted and gooey.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream or ketchup if you desire.

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Crockpot? or Stovetop? You decide

I am happy to announce that I converted my first stovetop recipe into a crockpot version. It was this Apple Cider Pork Chops recipe. It worked out perfectly! They were incredibly tasty and of course very easy to prepare.

For those of you who would like to use the stove I have included the cooking instructions for that as well.

Apple Cider Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 bone-in or boneless pork chops, rinsed and pat dry
1 tsp salt and pepper
2 Tbsp canola oil, only if you're using the stove
1 1/2 C apple cider or apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp mustard

Directions

Crockpot

1. Whisk together in a small mixing bowl the apple cider, brown sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Next, place your chops into your 4 or 6-quart crockpot insert. Then pour the glaze the pork chops. Cover and cook on LOW for six to eight hours.

Stovetop

1. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat two tablespoons of canola oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Cook pork chops in oil for about four-eight minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove them from the skillet.

2. In the same skillet, combine 1 1/2 cups apple cider and two tablespoons packed brown sugar; cook to a thick, syrupy glaze and until reduced by about half. Stir in one tablespoon of the mustard. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Pour glaze over pork chops for serving.

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I am going to go back on last years articles to edit and give them better pictures. I want to make them look nice and professional. I'll start this process next week beginning with my favorite Chicken Parmesan.

Here are some other recipes that I will be cooking

Crock Pot Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole                                                                                     Marinated Baked Pork Chops
Buffalo Brussel Sprouts

No Draining Needed Pasta

Hello everyone 🙂

I hope you are having a great week.
This week in Cooking with Court I chose to cook only two dinners. I wanted a day to myself so I could clean the house and do some other things. I am sure some of you can relate to this as well. Life sometimes can get really crazy so always remember to take the time to occasionally give yourself a break.

If you currently still find it difficult to transfer a pot filled with hot water to your sink to drain your pasta then may I suggest to you to cook this One Pot Pasta recipe. It's the easiest, most amazing dish you will ever make. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot. How simple is that?

One Pot Pasta

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb Barilla spaghetti
1 (12.8-oz) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 C halved grape tomatoes
2 C fresh or dried basil
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 1/2 C. Water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 C grated Parmesan

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat, add spaghetti, sausage, onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic and
4 1/2 cups water; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir constantly.

2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until pasta is cooked through and liquid has reduced, approximately eight-ten minutes. Stir in Parmesan. Serve immediately.

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Weekly Review for July 17th – 22nd

Brown Sugar Pork Chops – Just four simple ingredients is all you need for these chops. They were so very juicy and moist!

Side Dish – Zucchini with Garlic – The side was no different from the chops. It only requires less than ten ingredients. It was delish!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole – This casserole has all of the good parts of loaded potatoes and Buffalo wings –in a bowl. This would make an excellent dish to serve to your guests during a party or football season. It's packed with flavor and memorable.

20-Minute Taco Salad Casserole – This recipe is incredibly quick and easy. It is also a fantastic meal to throw together when you have limited time on your hands to prepare dinner.

Coming up this week on cooking with Court

One Pan Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Pasta Recipe

Apple Cider Pork Chops

Stress-Free 20-minute Casserole

Are you short on time? Do you need a meal ready in twenty minutes? Do you dig tacos and salad? Well, then how about you dash into your kitchen grab a few ingredients turn on some of your favorite music and cook this all in one tasty taco salad casserole.

This dish is quick and easy. It is also a fantastic meal to throw together when you have limited time on your hands to prepare dinner. This one is most definitely a winner in my book.

20-minute Taco Salad Casserole

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 C onion, diced
1/4 C green pepper, diced
1/2 C water
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
1 16-oz can refried beans
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
Salad toppings: Lettuce, tomatoes, olives, sour cream, etc.

Directions

1. In a large skillet heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot place the meat and veggies into the skillet, stirring occasionally until meat is fully cooked.

2. While the meat is browning, spread one cup crushed tortilla strips in the bottom of a greased 8×8" pan. Heat the refried beans in a small, microwaveable bowl (about sixty seconds) until they are warmed through. Spread the refried beans gently over the top of the tortilla chips.

3. Once the meat is cooked, drain and return to stove. Add the 1/2 cup of water and taco seasoning to the meat mixture, and stir until completely combined. Pour browned meat mixture over the top of the refried beans.

4. Top with the cup of cheddar cheese, and then broil in the oven for two-four minutes (until the cheese is melted and starts to bubble). Top with your favorite salad toppings and serve hot.

I am terribly sorry that this picture isn't very pretty. I honestly am doing my very best to improve my food blogging skills and everything in between. I'll have a better one on here soon. 😊

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