Monday, October 17, 2022

Deviled Pork Chops

On American Test Kitchen they made this recipe from Cook's Illustrated.

  The recipe is very good, enjoyed and will make again.

Deviled Pork Chops


 2 tbsp. unsalted butter

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

salt and pepper

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1 tsp. packed brown sugar

1  1/2  tsp. dry mustard

1/2 tsp. garlic, mined to paste

1/4 tsp. Hungarian paperika

4 boneless pork chops


Preheat oven to 275F and put rack in middle position.

 Melt butter in 10" skillet over medium heat.

Add panko and cook, stirring frequently until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Transfer to bowl and sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. salt.

In another bowl combine Dijon, sugar, dry mustard, garlic, paperkia, 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper until smooth.

Pat pork chops dry with paper towel. 

Place chops on baking pan, brush mustard mixture onto the tops of the chops. 

( leave bottoms uncoated)

Spoon the toasted panko evenly over the top of each chop and press lightly to adhere.

Roast meat until it registers 140 degrees, 40 to 50 minutes. 

Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Peach, Blueberry Crumble

This recipe came from Ina Garten 


 Peach, blueberry Crumble


For the Fruit filling 

2 pounds firm, ripe peaches (6 to 8 peaches)

2 tsp. grated lemon zest

2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup flour

1 cup fresh blueberries (1/2 pint)

For the crumble

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup cold butter, diced


Directions for fruit filling

Preheat oven to 350F

Peel and slice peaches into wedges and place in large bowl. 

Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar and flour.

Toss well.

Gently mix in blueberries.

Allow the mixture to set for 5 minutes.

Spoon the mixture into ramekins or small baking dish.

Directions for the topping

Combine flour, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and butter into a bowl.

combine until mixture resembles peas.

Sprinkle evenly over fruit.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until tops are evenly browned. 

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Cinnamon Roll Cake

I saw this on Reddit and had to  try it.  

Cinnamon Roll Cake

2 cups self rising flour

4 eggs

1/2 cup crisco

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup milk or buttermilk or a mixture of both

2 tsp. vanilla

Beat sugar and crisco, add eggs and beat.  Add flour,  milk and vanilla, beat 1 to 2 minutes.  Spread 1/2 of this into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.


1/2 cup brown sugar

4 tsp. cinnamon

Mix this and sprinkle evenly onto layer in pan.  Then pour and spread rest of batter on the filling. Swirl with a knife.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.


2 cups powered sugar

3 tbsp. butter

1/4 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 cup cream cheese (I added, it needs this)

Heat milk and butter, add sugar and vanilla.   Poke holes in the cake. Pour icing over warm cake.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Meat and Pickle Sandwiches


Deviled Ham and Pickle


1 1/2 cups chopped ham (1/2 pound)

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 teaspoons grainy mustard

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

1/4 cup minced cornichons


Using a chopped add the cubed ham and pulse until minced.

Add to a medium size bowl.

Add the cornichons to chopper and mince.

Add to the bowl with ham.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well store in container and store in frig.



Saturday, January 15, 2022

Nuts & Bolts recipe






Nuts & Bolts


1/2  box shreddies

1 box rice chex

1 box cherrios

1 lb. mixed nuts, I use cashews

1 bag bugels

1 box pretzel sticks

2 cups butter for margarine

1 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. worchestershire sauce

1 tbsp. garlic powder


Melt butter in medium pot, add seasonings.

Mix all the cereals in large container.

Pour the butter mixture over cereal and mix really well.

Place in a shallow baking dish, I used large baking aluminum foil roasting pans from dollar store.

Bake at 250F for 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes.

Store in jars.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Chocolate Depression Cake with Chocolate Frosting

 I saw this recipe on Facebook.  We enjoyed the cake, it makes a small 8X8". The link to the recipe:

The only thing I would change in this recipe, I will add espresso powder, about 1/2 to 1 tsp.

Chocolate Depression Cake with Chocolate Frosting


Chocolate Cake

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 to 1 tsp. espresso powder, my addition 

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. white vinegar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup water


3 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. espresso powder

1 tbsp. honey

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup icing sugar

3 tbsp. milk or cream

Round sprinkles on top


Preheat oven 350F

Chocolate Cake

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, salt, and baking soda. Whisk to combine.

Add vanilla, vinegar, oil and water to dry ingredients and stir with whisk until ingredients are fully combined.

Pour into prepared (greased or parchment lined) 8 X 8" pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. When a toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs. Let cool while you make frosting.


With mixer combine butter, cocoa, espresso powder, honey, vanilla, and icing sugar.

Turn mixer on low and combine for about 30 seconds.

Slowly add milk 1 tbsp at a time, until you reach the desired consistency. 

Spread over cooled cake.

I added round sprinkles on top.

Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Drumsticks

 I found this recipe on Facebook.   Here is the link to the recipe:  It was a great recipe I will make it again.

Honey Mustard Baked Chicken Drumsticks


12 chicken drumsticks

1/3 cup raw honey

2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 tbsp. whole grain Dijon mustard

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

2 tsp. smoked paprika

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Fresh parsley leaves, chopped as garnish


Preheat oven to 375F.  Lightly grease or spray baking dish with oil.

Pat chicken drumsticks dry with paper towels.

Place chicken drums into prepared pan and season with salt and pepper. 

In small bowl, whisk mustards, honey, paprika and garlic and onion powder until smooth.

Pour this sauce evenly over chicken and toss gently to coat well.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cooked through (internal temp should read 165F).

Turn on broiler and broil chicken for additional 2 to 3 minutes until they crisp up and get a glazed top.

Remove from oven serve with parsley garnish.


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