Welcome back for a super fun TMST. Cambria has picked the perfect question to tie into my week long Food Court Carnival event. Everyday I am posting fun carnival recipes. If you are new to this meme, it happens every week. Cambria asks a fun question to answer. It is a great way to get to know bloggers. Cambria has next week's question posted. Do your own post and link up.
This week's question:
What is your most favorite thing to eat? How about to make? Feel free to share a recipe!
Wow! Where do I begin. I, of course, love anything chocolate and cheesecake is one of my top picks for desert. Have you ever had the Cheesecake Factory cheesecake? It is phenomenal! I really love good salty foods like popcorn and chips. In fact popcorn has to be one of my all time favorite foods. Back in the nineties my Grandma gave my parents a microwave popper called Presto Pop. I remember enjoying making popcorn in it and finding it a healthy alternative to traditional microwave popcorn. On a visit to my parents, I found the popper destined to be given away. I rescued it and starting again popping popcorn in it. Really and truly this makes some of the best popcorn. It is light, crispy and perfect. Pour on a bit of melted butter and then add some Kernel's seasoning (my favorite is white cheddar. You can sometimes find it in your grocery store, or order from their site, I get mine from Amazon) and you have a gourmet treat. My toddlers go nuts over it. Plus popcorn is a healthy snack. I highly recommend this popper if you are a popcorn fanatic.
One of my favorite dishes is for Parmesan Porkchops. I discovered this recipe in Country Magazine (an excellent cooking magazine) and have made it countless times. It is delicious (see recipe at the end of post). Recently, I discovered a tasty recipe for Pretzel Chicken it is tangy, crunchy and really good.
I am a die hard lover for chocolate, so I went through my recipes looking for something yummy and I grabbed two for you, I love the titles. Slutty Brownies and Knock You Naked Brownies. I have yet to try the Slutty Brownies. The Knock You Naked Brownies are delicious! Highly recommend.
I tend to spend more time drooling over good recipes, rather than making them. You can't have decadent sweets all the time but somehow just looking at the recipes satiates my appetite. Some of
my favorite recipe sites are: Pioneer Woman, Martha Stewart, Simply Recipes and now thanks to Missie and Felicia, Pinterest.
I have an amazing app for my ipad called Paprika. It makes it super simple to download recipes from the internet and keeps them all organized. This app has been a life saver. Yes, it took awhile to convert all my recipes but it was so worth it. I love having all my recipes right at my fingertips and it even creates shopping lists. Seriously, this is the bomb and I can easily email out any recipe in my files. Ask Jen, In the Closet with Bibliophile, she asked me for some recipes and now I am constantly emailing them to her.
Hope you enjoy the treats. Make sure you check out my carnival posts all week for more fun recipes and don't forget to enter for your chance to win a great food themed book.
Here is the recipe for the parmesan porkchops:
Parmesan Crust Baked Pork Chops
Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 22 minutes | Servings: 4 | Difficulty: Easy
- 1 5oz box Melba Toast
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tbs chopped fresh sage ( dried will work)
- Salt and pepper
- 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp grated lemon zest
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 4 pork chops cut to 3/4-1 inch thick
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pulse Melba toast, Parmesan, 2 Tbs. Mayo and sage make sure Melba toast is not too fine. Transfer to shallow dish. Whisk remaining mayo with mustard, lemon zest and juice in another shallow dish.
Dredge pork chops first in mayo mixture and then press firmly into bread crumbs until coated completely. Place on a wire rack inside a baking sheet. Bake until crust is golden bread and meat registers 145 degrees about 16-22 minutes. Serve.
Recipe courtesy of Cook's Country.
Enjoy! Don't forget to come back tomorrow and the rest of the week for more great Carnival Food Recipes.