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Sweet and fruity pork chops

This sweet and tangy sauce complements the tender pork beautifully. Serve with rice and a green vegetable or a fruit salad for an excellent meal.

Orange and Apricot Pork Chops

Ingredients

4-10 bone-in pork chops

1 tsp. Seasoned salt

1/4 tsp. White pepper

1 tsp paprika

1/2 C. Butter

2 onions, chopped

1 C. Orange marmalade

1 C. Apricot preserves

1 C. golden raisins

1/2 C. Honey

1/2 C. Mustard

1 tsp. Orange peel

Directions

1. Sprinkle pork chops with seasoned salt, pepper, and paprika. In a large skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Add the pork chops; brown on both sides about four-five minutes total.

2. Remove pork chops to a 6-to-7-quart slow cooker. Add onions to drippings remaining in pan; cook and stir for four minutes to loosen up the pan drippings, until onions are crisp-tender. Add to your slow cooker.

3. In a medium bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and stir well. Add to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for seven-nine hours or until pork registers 155°F and is tender.

Source Church Potluck Best loved slow cooker and casserole recipes

A weeks worth of cooking 

I haven’t been cooking as much lately. Totally missed giving you a summary first week in June so I’ll try to bring you up to date this week!

On Friday the Second – I prepared Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup. This Cheeseburger Soup recipe is true comfort food. It’s a creamy and cheesy soup that is loaded with pure deliciousness. It will certainly be a new family favorite in no time at all.

On Wednesday the seventh – I cooked Skillet Chicken Ranch Fajitas. Blend in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for an excellent 30-minute meal. These fajitas are excellent for a busy weeknight.

On Thursday the eighth – I prepared Slow Cooker Dijon Pork Chops. The side dish was Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts. The ease of preparation was a complete breeze and they were flavorful.

On Saturday the tenth – I baked Peanut Butter Cookies. The preparation was a fun and messy experience but they still turned out to be scrumptious.

Coming up this week on Cooking with Court

Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce

Slow Cooker Maple-Coffee Pulled Pork

Buttermilk Roasted Chicken
Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin

SLOW COOKER DIJON PORK CHOPS & POTATOES

 

SLOW COOKER DIJON PORK CHOPS & POTATOES

Ingredients

1 can (10.75 oz.) condensed cream of mushroom soup 
¼ C chicken broth
¼ C whole grain Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
6 medium red potatoes, sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
6 boneless pork loin chops (about 1-inch thick)
1 tbsp olive oil for browning
Thickening (if desired):
3 Tbsp flour
¼ C water

Directions

1. In a large bowl, stir in the soup, broth, mustard, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir in the sliced potatoes and the onion. Toss everything into your 5-7 quart crockpot.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chops well on both sides. Place chops on top of potato mixture and cook on low four-six hours or on high three – five hours (times are approximate)

3. If you want a thicker sauce, mix flour and water so there are no lumps; turn cooker to high heat. Remove chops and stir flour mixture into potatoes. Place chops back into the crock pot and cook on high additional fifteen-twenty minutes until sauce is thick and fully cooked.

Source Bake at midnite

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Countless styles of cooking

One of the reasons why I love cooking is because I enjoy learning about the different cooking methods for a variety of recipes/food.  It’s fascinating! Moreover, I know it’s no longer summer, but I still wanted to try this Chicken Caesar Salad recipe using the crockpot. I was very pleased with how this recipe turned out and tasty it was. I would never have thought of using the crockpot to make Chicken Caesar salad sandwiches. Lol, you know what they always say you learn something new every day, that includes cooking. 😀

This would be excellent for brunch and or a light lunch on a hot summer day with a glass of lemonade and or iced tea. Yum, yum! 😀

What is your most-liked dish to cook and what’s your preference on how to cook it?

Crockpot Chicken Caesar salad sandwiches

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 C water

1 (16-oz) bottle Ceasar Salad Dressing

2 C shredded romaine lettuce

1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 C chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Hamburger buns

1. Use a four or six-quart crockpot insert. Lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray. Place the chicken into the crockpot and add the water. Cover and cook on low for five to six hours or until the chicken is fully cooked and tender. Remove the chicken and place it onto a cutting board.

2. Discard any accumulated liquid from the insert. Shred the chicken with two forks and return to the crockpot. Combine the salad dressing, lettuce, cheese and parsley. Stir well to combine You can serve as is and or on the hamburger buns, or if you prefer a hot sandwich, rewarm on high for one hour or until the contents is heated through, and the lettuce has wilted.

Source 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

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Coming up next week on cooking with Court

Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken

Crockpot Skinny Butternut Squash Soup

Quick Garlic-Lime Marinated Pork Chops

Fun and unwinding recipe is going to be: Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Then in two weeks

One pan autumn dinner

Crockpot Shredded Beef Tacos

Pork Chops Romano in Lemon-Butter Sauce
Side Dish Parmesan Ranch Corn

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup

I cannot believe that this post is my one-hundredth blog post. It seems like yesterday I was writing my first, second and third posts earlier this spring. I think it’s incredibly impressive on how far I’ve come with my confidence in cooking, not to mention I’m a pretty good food blogger. I am extremely proud of myself.

Chicken + Soup + Buffalo sauce = A Buffalo fanatic’s
dream come true lol. 😀 But no seriously this soup is savory, creamy and cheesy, that I promise you will be immediately addicted to it when you finish your first bowl. Enjoy! 🙂

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup

Ingredients

I Tbsp. Coconut or olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

3 stalks celery, diced

2 or 3 C. cooked chicken, diced

1/4 C. butter

1/4 C. flour

1 C. chicken broth

2 C. milk

1 tsp. garlic salt

1 C. bottle buffalo wing sauce (mild or hot) (I used Frank’s)

4 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add onion and celery and sauté for about five minutes, scrape veggies into the slow cooker. Add cooked chicken to the slow cooker. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat just until foamy. Whisk in the flour to make a roux, stirring well to incorporate all the flour. Cook for about two minutes, or until the roux is slightly golden. Scrape into your crockpot. Stir in chicken broth and milk. Combine the garlic salt and wing sauce. Stir well. However and cook on low for six to eight hours or on high for three to four hours. Stir in cheese about 20 minutes before serving.

Source The Crockin Girls Slow Cookin Companion

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Crockpot Vanilla Latte

Lol, I will confess to you I’m a huge coffee fanatic. And it’s not a joke either. Here is how serious I am; I’m a member of the Starbucks rewards program, and I have my personal coffeemaker in my room with a stash of coffees and galore. That’s just proof to you that I am addicted to coffee. Haha! 😀

I of course seldom enjoy drinking the specialty coffee drinks from Starbucks. Since they are expensive, usually very high in calories and sugars. However, I thankfully found this ridiculously easy Crock Pot Vanilla Latte on Pinterest and it saved the day lol. I use a Vanilla Coffee Syrup, milk, and coffee. And perhaps a little bit of whipped cream, if I feel like being unusually self-indulgent. And … that’s it. Haha!!!! 😀

Crock Pot coffee drinks are perfect for the lazy and rainy afternoons, busy holiday mornings or weekend brunches. So…let’s go through this checklist together; do you have your Crock Pot? Check. Hot coffee? Check. Easy? Delightful? Cheaper? Check check. Check. What on earth are you waiting for? Hop out of that couch and get busy. Have fun!!!!

Are you a coffee enthusiast?

Crockpot Vanilla Latte

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups milk (I used 2%, but whole is, of course, also delicious)
2 cups very strong brewed coffee
1/2 cup Vanilla Coffee Syrup
Whipped cream (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Combine the milk, coffee, and vanilla coffee syrup into a four-quart Crock Pot. Stir. Cook on high for two hours or until it heated through.
Make sure it doesn’t boil! You may also keep your crockpot on low, but it will take a little longer to heat up. Turn Crock Pot to warm setting to keep latte warm for 2 – 3 hours. You can use low to keep it warm if your slow cooker doesn’t have a warm setting, but keep an eye on it. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn’t scald. Scoop by the ladleful into individual mugs. Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

Kitchen Treaty

Coming up next week

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Salmon Cake Sandwiches Side Dish ?????

Crockpot Frito Pie

Thank you so much for reading! 🙂

Million dollar chicken dinner

So, I know that I’ve mentioned this in one of my last week’s posts that I would not be able to cook crockpot recipes for awhile due to the glass lid shattering. But, I ended up changing my mind and decided to be productive and made a homemade crockpot lid, so I could make the recipe I originally planned on cooking. How did I accomplish this task you might ask??? I covered the stoneware with foil extremely well, put a flat baking sheet on top of the foil next I placed two mason jars on top of the layer. Lol. The result of this crazy idea worked well. 🙂

Now on to talking about today’s recipe.

Your chicken dinner is seriously about to become fabulous!
Make dinner the highlight of your week when you create this insanely delicious Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe! This recipe couldn’t be simpler, and the flavor is off-the-charts delicious!
Not to mention it’s super rich, creamy and ridiculously yummy!
You really can’t go wrong with Garlic and Parmesan… so grab your Crock Pot and let’s begin!

Ingredients

4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, thawed
1 C (2 sticks) of Butter, softened
1 C Duke’s Real Mayonnaise
1 C. shredded Parmesan Cheese
12 Garlic Cloves, finely minced
½ tsp Oregano
½ tsp Basil
Optional: 1 tsp fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
Optional: pinch of Salt

Instructions

1. Grease crockpot with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Prepare the chicken by getting a sheet of wax paper and put it on your kitchen counter. Rinse each breast with water then place them on the wax paper. Pat them dry. Add Chicken to Crock Pot

3. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours {covered}

4. After 3 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW, drain juices from Crock Pot.
In small mixing bowl, combine Butter, Mayo, Parmesan, Garlic, Oregano, Basil & Salt and stir well. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover, and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes more, or until done.

5. ENJOY!!

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Recipe adapted The Frugal Girls 

Dump it & forget it

I’m going to be sharing with you as I promised an easy recipe. This dish is so simple to make you hardly have to put any effort into it for a few hours, and when it’s finished cooking, you’re ready to eat. I know you are most likely thinking I’m about to show you another meal that involves using the pesky oven, my answer for you is today your lucky day because I’m giving you a break from it. Why you might ask??? Cause you’ve been doing an excellent job showing the oven who’s in control, and I am very proud of you. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops

Ingredients

1 lb of boneless pork chops
One can Cream of Chicken Soup
One packet of Ranch Dressing Mix
water (1/2-1 Cups, depending on how thick you like the sauce)
pepper to taste

Directions

Preparing the pork chops

Get a sheet of wax paper and put it on your kitchen counter.
Rinse each chop with cold water then place them on the wax paper. Get a few paper towels to dry them off individually until they are no longer wet. Sprinkle pepper on each pork chop and set aside.

Spray the crockpot with extra virgin olive oil non-stick cooking spray. Get a small bowl stir the can of soup, the Ranch dressing packet and ½-1 full soup can of water until mixed well. Pour some of the soup into the crockpot to coat the bottom.
Place the pork chops in the crockpot.
Cover the pork chops with the rest of the soup. Cover. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Enjoy!

I recommend you turning on a timer, so you don’t accidentally loose track of cooking time or overcook the pork chops. I always do this, especially when cooking with my crock pot. Sometimes I even turn on two timers.

So starting next week, I want to choose only one crock pot recipe, and the other two will require the stove/oven. I understand it might be a little intimidating for some of you, but I also know if I can manage to cook a difficult dish despite my physical challenges then you CAN 🙂 do it too regardless if you have limitations.

What would you like to learn to make/cook or share? It can be anything from smoothies to a favorite meal of yours. Let me know and I’ll write about it.

I haven’t figured out what to cook next week, but when I do, I’ll post the menu plan on my blog’s Facebook page. So be on the outlook Saturday or Sunday for what I plan on cooking next week. Are you on Facebook? If you said ”Yes.” then that’s great! I’d love for you to go to my page and like it so you’ll always know what I’m cooking each week.

Hope you have a great rest of the week and have a fantastic weekend.

 

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Recipe adapted from The Mom Maven