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updated 3/4/2013 10:20:57 AM ET 2013-03-04T15:20:57

Recipe: Buttermilk marinated pork chops

Ingredients
  • 4 6-ounce center-cut bone-in pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • olive oil for brushing
Preparation

Place pork chops in a plastic bag. Pour the rest of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Pour the marinade on the pork chops and marinate overnight in the fridge turning occasionally. When ready to cook remove pork chops from marinade and pat dry. Brush a little oil on each side and season with salt and pepper. Grill each pork chop for about 3 minutes each side turning once.

Serving Size

Serves 4

Recipe: Creamy smoked mac n cheese

Ingredients
  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 pound smoked cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • The topping
  • 1 tbspn garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbspn parsley, minced
  • salt
  • pepper
Preparation

Boil pasta in salted water in a large pot. Meanwhile make the cheese sauce. In a large sauce pan melt the butter then add the flour and whisk until it starts to foam about 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk, heavy cream and garlic powder and continue to whisk until there are no lumps and it thickens. Never let it boil. Once it thickens, slowly add the cheese in small batches at a time. Whisk until sauce becomes creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drain the cooked pasta. Toss the pasta and cheese sauce together and stir to mix well.

For the topping: In a sauté pan on low heat melt the butter. Saute the garlic until it becomes fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the breadcrumbs and toast until golden brown. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a bowl. Add the parmesan cheese and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Sprinkle on top of mac and cheese.

Serving Size

Serves 6

Recipe: Strawberries and balsamic cream

Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup pure cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, tops removed and sliced
Preparation

In a bowl whisk the heavy cream, sugar and balsamic vinegar together until stiff peaks form. Divide strawberries into 4 bowls (1/2 cup per person) and scoop whipped cream on top.

Serving Size

Serves 4

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