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Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

Last night for dinner we had one of my husbands favorites, pork chops.

This is one of our families favorite pork chop recipes, it is so easy and delicious.


Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

A tender and juice pork chop with a sweet glaze and a nice spicy undertone. A family favorite!

-Thick cut pork chops (4)-1/3 cup brown sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
-1/2 teaspoon paprika
-1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon pepper

1. Mix brown sugar and spices together in large bowl.

2. Place pork chops in brown sugar mixture and coat both sides.  Being sure to use all mixture.

3. Heat olive oil in skillet over high heat.  Place chops in skillet and sear each side until brown (about 7 minutes).  Check regularly.

4. Place in baking dish and bake at 350 for 5 minutes after searing.

5. Take out of oven and serve.


They are so easy and so delicious.  Let me know what rubs you like using for your pork chops.

Happy eating!


Homemade Ice Cream


The other day my cousins and I were talking about Christmas goodies and our mouths started to water.  At Christmas we always have pie, my favorite is strawberry rhubarb! (YUM!!)  My cousin said pie with a little ice cream sounded to die for and then the cravings set in.  I couldn’t kick it.  So today I got busy and my some homemade vanilla ice cream!

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1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt2 1/2 cups milk (I used 2%)
7 egg yolks, beaten
3  Tablespoons vanilla
4 cups whipping cream

1. Add sugar, salt, and milk to a medium saucepan and cook on medium heat.2. Beat eggs yolks and add to the milk mixture.  Cook on medium heat. Stir constantly.
3. When bubbles appear around edge (around 10 minutes) take mixture off heat.
4. Cool milk mixture to room temp.  You can do this creating an ice bath by filling one bowl with ice water and placing your pan in the water.
5. When mixture has cooled mix in vanilla and cream.
6. Strain mixture into ice cream canister.  (Straining helps to reduce clumps)
7. If you wanted something other than vanilla now would be the time to add it.  Cookies, chocolate, or candies.
8. Place canister into ice cream maker (if using the rock salt kind) pack ice and rock salt in alternating layers along the sides of the canister.
9. Plug in and let it make some yummy ice cream!

This recipe is to amazing!  Let me know if you give it a try!

Happy Eating!