American

Baked Tabasco Chops

July 28, 2017
Cuisine
Serves 4 4
Equipment
Glass Cake Pan
Prep time
5m
Cook Time
30m

Baked Tabasco Chops – Pork Chops to Make you Drool!

Baked tabasco chops are super easy, yet incredibly delicious and a real crowd pleaser.  Cooked with a layer of flavorful spices and cracker crumbs, they will make your mouth water.

These baked tabasco chops are a bit spicy, but incredibly moist and delicious.  They retain all the fat, which is why they are so wonderfully moist.  If you are on a low fat diet, these are a no-no, but for a tasty treat that will please both the palate and the brain (brains need fat!), these are quite wonderful, as well as wonderfully simple.

For a leaner alternative, the fat can be trimmed and the chops drenched with olive oil.  Meat from wild game, such as deer, is also much leaner.  Just remember, they need a little fat or oil to produce the wonderful, savory and  crunchy layer on top.

For a truly decadent alternative, fry up some bacon until it is limp but not crisp.  Drain slightly, wrap it around the chops, pin with toothpicks, then add the spices and crumbs.  Yum!

Elderberry Jelly

September 9, 2014
Serves 4 - 5 1 Cup Jars
Equipment
2 Large Stainless Steel Pots
(Optional) jelly thermometer
Jelly bag and hanger
5 - 1 cup jars and lids
Large glass measuring cup

Elderberry Jelly,  a taste beyond compare

by Dave Cottrell

Elderberry jelly is a wonderful treat, and it’s not a hard to make as some think.  It is also very good for you!  It’s easy to make delicious elderberry jam if you remember these few things.

One thing that must be realized about elderberries is that their sugar content can vary greatly from season to season.  For example, this year we had an unusually sunny and hot summer, for the coast, and the sugar level is much higher than usual.

Because of that, the jelly I made with them is, while still having reasonable clarity, very thick.  You can scoop a full spoon full out of the jar and hold it upside down indefinitely. (more…)