Month: October 2011

Whisky Mustard Chops

I had some pork chops in the fridge but was uninspired on what to do with them.  I did some browsing and came across the recipe for whisky mustard chops.  I tweaked it a little bit but owe most of the credit to James Martin.  Here is his original recipe: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/whiskymustardcrusted_93746 Here is my version: {Whisky Mustard Chops} 2 boneless pork chops Salt & Pepper 3 tbsp. whiskey 1 tbsp. honey 1 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tbsp. whole grain mustard 1 tbsp. dijon mustard 2 tbsp. apple cider (or water) 1/4 c. bread crumbs 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 1 tbsp. butter 2 tsp. olive oil Heat oven to 400°.  Pat the pork chops dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper; set aside.  In a small saucepan combine the whiskey, honey, lemon juice, both mustards, and the apple cider.  Heat to boiling and lower to a simmer. Let reduce down to half of the liquid.  Remove to a shallow bowl (for coating the chops) and let cool. Mix the breadcrumbs and thyme together.  Heat the butter …






Smoky Sweet Popcorn

I love popcorn…a lot.  I came up with this combination after I discovered smoked paprika a few years ago. Consider this fair warning that this recipe is highly addictive.  This recipe is for a lot so feel free to cut it down for just yourself or a few people…that is if you feel like sharing! PrintSmoky Sweet Popcorn 6 servings You could also pop a microwave bag of popcorn and make the same butter mixture for a shortcut versionIngredients3 tbsp. vegetable oil 1/2 c. popcorn kernels 1/2 stick butter (4 tbsp.) 2 tbsp. brown sugar 2 tsp. smoked paprika (gotta use smoked!) 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. kosher salt InstructionsPlace oil and popcorn kernels in a large pot with a lid over medium high heat. Shake the pan to move the kernels and prevent burning. Once the popping slows and then stops, remove from the heat. In a separate bowl melt the butter and add the brown sugar, smoked paprika, chili powder, and salt. Mix together and drizzle over the popcorn. Toss to coat the kernels …