Cajun Pork Chops

BlogRecipe-CajunPorkChops

Ingredients:
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. sage
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. pepper
4 pork chops
1 small onion, sliced
1 Tbsp. margarine
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
2-3 drops hot pepper sauce

Directions:
Combine paprika, garlic powder, thyme, mustard, sage, cumin and pepper on waxed paper. Coat both sides of pork chops. Arrange chops in single layer in a baking pan. Place onion slices on top of each chop. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour.

Prepare sauce: Combine margarine, parsley, garlic powder and pper sauce in a small glass bowl. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds, or until melted. Spoon over chops before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

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Apple Dip Recipe

Ingredients:
8 oz. package cream cheese
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz. bag Heath English Toffee bits
Apples, sliced

Directions:
Beat together cream cheese and brown sugar. Set aside for 30 minutes. Then add white sugar and vanilla and beat together. Add bag of Heath Toffee bits. Serve with apple slices.

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Ham and Cheese Quiche

Recipe-QuicheBlogIngredients:

  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack
  • 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup Bisquick
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika

Directions:

Sprinkle ham, cheese, broccoli, onion and green pepper over the bottom of a greased 10-inch quiche pan or glass pie dish. Set aside.

Place Bisquick in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour Bisquick mixture over ingredients in quiche pan. Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake in a preheated 375° oven for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of quiche comes out clean.

 

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Ranch Oyster Crackers

Recipe-RanchOysterCrackersIngredients:

  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing dry mix
  • 12-16 oz package plain oyster crackers
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 c. oil

Directions:

Combine dressing mix and oil. Add dill weed, garlic powder and lemon pepper. Pour mixture over crackers. Stir to coat. Place on baking sheet in warm oven, approximately 200-255°, for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

 

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Summer Vegetable Lasagna

Recipe-SummerVegLasagnaIngredients:

  • 6 oz. mini lasagna noodles, cooked al dente and drained
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded or finely chopped
  • 12 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 12 oz. ricotta or cottage cheese
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°. Squeeze or press the shredded zucchini to remove some of the moisture. Layer the following into an 8×12-inch (or similar) non-stick lasagna pan:

  • 1/2 of the cooked lasagna noodles
  • 1/2 of the grated mozzarella cheese
  • All of the spaghetti sauce
  • 3/4 of the chopped tomato
  • All of the garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 of the zucchini
  • All of the ricotta or cottage cheese

Press the remaining ingredients firmly into the pan. Top with the remaining noodles, tomato, zucchini, and mozarella cheese. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Serves 6.

 

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.