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Monthly Archives: July 2017

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

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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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Buffalo Chicken and Tater Casserole

Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole

Ingredients

3 lb red potatoes, washed and cubed
2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 lb bacon (about six thick slices), cooked until crisp and diced 4 green onions, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/3 C prepared buffalo wing sauce (I love Frank’s)
2 C shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Grab your 6-quart slow cooker. Place the potatoes into the insert, and add the chicken. Add the bacon, green onions, garlic, paprika, and pepper. Stir in the buffalo wing sauce, and top with the cheese. Cover, and cook on low for seven hours, or until the potatoes have reached the desired tenderness.

Source 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

A Simple Recipe Packed With Flavor

This brown sugar pork chop recipe is excellent for those of you who don't prefer to cook recipes that require ten or more ingredients. They too are full of delicious flavors. Depending on how long you cook your pork chops in the oven the brown sugar will caramelize and even form a crispy crust if you broil them in your oven for two-four minutes.

Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Ingredients

1/3 C brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
4 boneless or bone-in pork chops

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Lay a sheet of foil or parchment paper onto a baking dish and grease it with cooking spray.

1. Combine in a small mixing bowl the brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
Rub the brown sugar mixture on all sides of each pork chop. Place your pork chops on the foil or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake them for thirty-five minutes to an hour or until internal temperature reaches at least 150 degrees.

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Green Roasted Veggie With Garlic

 

Roasted Zucchini and Garlic

1 lb zucchini, each cut in half across the middle, then each half quartered lengthwise
1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic cloves
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Directions

Preheat your oven to 450°F. Line a 9X13 baking dish with foil. Set aside.

1. Spread the zucchini out onto the previously prepared baking dish. Next, combine in a small bowl the garlic, olive oil, salt, black pepper and dried thyme. Stir well. Pour the garlic mixture onto the zucchini and stir to coat.

2. Roast zucchini in your preheated oven until it starts to brown, Roast the zucchini for 8-15 minutes, or until it begins to brown. (Start checking at about 7 minutes and keep checking every few minutes.)

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Weekly Review for July 10th – 15th

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry – This dish is chicken and vegetables, cooked to perfection and tossed in a sweet and incredibly tasty sauce.

Cold Brew Coffee – Satisfy your coffee craving and beat the summer heat with this iced coffee. It's incredibly easy to make and delicious. Oh, and last but not least it's refreshing.

Slow Cooker Greek Spiced Pot Roast – Consume slightly Greek food without leaving your home while saving some green.

Side Dish Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms – This side dish is perfect for a busy weeknight meal or for when you have company coming over and can be served less than thirty minutes.

Coming up next week on cooking with Court

20-minute Taco Salad Casserole

Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Side Dish Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole

Classy Spiced Pot Roast 

Slow Cooker Greek Spiced Pot Roast

Ingredients

1 (3-to-4-lb) Beef chuck or rump roast                                                                                       1 onion sliced into thin rings
8 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp anise seed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 C dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp Honey
1 lemon, juiced

Directions

1. Grab your 4-quart crockpot insert. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, spices, honey, and sugar. Next, place the meat onto a cutting board and smear this paste onto the top of the roast.

2. Put the roast into the insert and add the onion and the garlic. Pour in the lemon juice. Cover, and cook on low for eight to ten hours, or until the meat breaks apart easily with a fork.

Source 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

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A new outlook on mushrooms

I had mentioned in some of my recipe articles about how I have been trying to acquire a taste for mushrooms. Well, I am happy to announce that after many attempts I can finally say that I like them after eating this Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms.

Balsamic vinegar and whole cloves of garlic make these roasted green beans and mushrooms more special. This side dish is perfect for a busy weeknight meal or for when you have company coming over and can be served less than thirty minutes.

Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms

Ingredients

1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and halved

8 oz mushrooms, cleaned and halved

8-10 whole garlic cloves halved

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking dish with foil and grease with non-stick cooking spray.

1. Spread green beans and mushrooms in an even layer on the prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar.

2. Drizzle over vegetables into the baking dish and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bake for twenty-twenty five minutes, or until beans are tender-crisp.

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