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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 wolà! 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.

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

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

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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Having fun doing what I love 

This week I made four cooking videos. It was a little crazy. But I had so much fun! The first video is how to prepare cold brew coffee. The second is How to cut broccoli into florets. The third is how to peel and slice a carrot. I occasionally will be posting videos on how to cut/slice vegetables.

The fourth is on this honey garlic chicken stir fry. That’s what I am sharing with you today. I have included the video that I made about this recipe near the end of this post. I will do my best to make and post at least two videos a week on my blog in regards to the certain recipes that I cook.

Now onto the recipe

This honey garlic chicken stir fry recipe is chicken and vegetables, cooked to perfection and tossed in a sweet and incredibly tasty sauce.

Directions

1. Heat one teaspoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the broccoli and carrots and cook for approximately four minutes or until vegetables are tender.
 Remove the vegetables from the pan; place them on a plate and cover.

2. Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel and turn the heat to high. 

Pour the remaining tablespoon of oil.

 Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and add them to the pan in a single layer – you may need to do this step in batches. Cook for three-four minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.

3. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for thirty seconds.
Add the vegetables back to the pan and cook for two more minutes or until the vegetables are warmed through.

 In a small bowl whisk together the chicken broth, honey and soy sauce. 

In another bowl mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water.

 Combine the soy sauce mixture to the chicken and vegetables; cook for thirty seconds.

4. Add the cornstarch/flour and bring to a boil; cook for one more minute or until sauce has just started to thicken.

 Serve immediately, with rice if desired.

Dinner at the zoo

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