Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Food Blogs!

I've been out of blogging lately....way out actually, both personal and food blog! I went back to school to finish my B.A. in Psychology but I'm off for the summer and my kitchen is hopping like a full blown restaurant! I love being a part of this food blog and I have found some others I enjoy as well. I would like to share them with you all. (or maybe you already have them)...anyway...happy cooking!




Buttermilk Waffles


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup canola oil

(I added 1 tsp vanilla)

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, add buttermilk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients, just until combined.

Bake in a preheated waffle iron until golden brown (or desired setting). Top as desired.

Yield: 16 waffles (4 inches)

Stuffed Pork Chops

2 oz smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 (2 1/4 thick, center-cut, bone-in pork chops
1 tsp olive oil
ground black pepper

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat

In a small bowl, combine the cheese, bacon parsley and 1/8 tsp black pepper

Lay the chop flat on the cutting board, and with a sharp knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, going all the way to the bone, but leaving sides intact. Stuff cheese mixture into pocket, and close with a wooden toothpick. Brush meat with oil, and season with salt and more pepper.

Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until pork is done. (Careful not to overcook! We bought a meat thermometer that has a remote digital read out, which is totally worth it if you grill or smoke meat a lot).