Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cranberry Pork Chops-Incredible

This is a super simple recipe and its outstanding.

Place onions in the bottom of a crockpot.  Place pork chops on top of the onion.  Pour a can of Cranberry Sauce over chops and add salt and pepper.  Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
Remove them from the crockpot and place them on the grill, 3 minutes per side.
This is an amazing and super simple recipe.  You can also use chicken.

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Great Tomato Basil Soup

Here is a 
great recipe for 
Tomato Basil Soup

1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup minced white onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 (28oz) cans crushed tomatoes
3 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup minced fresh basil 
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. minced fresh parsley
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper.

1.  Heat 1 tsp. of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and then add onion and garlic.
2.  Saute for a couple of minutes.
3.  Add crushed tomatoes and chicken broth and bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
4.  Turn off the heat and let mixture cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes or so.
5.   Pour half of the tomato mixture into a blender.  Blend on high for a minute, pour into large bowl, then add the rest of the mixture and repeat.
6.  Pour back into saucepan and then add the remaining ingredients.
7.  Bring back to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Garnish with croutons and shredded Parmesan cheese.