Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup peach preserves
  • 4 boneless thin-cut pork loin chops (2 to 3 ounces each)
  • 3 teaspoons Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 medium sweet orange pepper
  • 1/2 medium sweet yellow pepper
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
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Harissa-and-Maple-Roasted Carrots

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon harissa paste
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2½ pounds small rainbow carrots, scrubbed, tops trimmed to about ½”, halved
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Whisk garlic, oil, maple syrup, harissa, and cumin seeds in a small bowl; season garlic mixture with salt and pepper.
  2. Toss carrots and lemon with garlic mixture in a large roasting pan to coat; season with salt and pepper. Roast, tossing occasionally, until carrots are tender and lemons are caramelized, 35–40 minutes.

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl to combine well. Cover and chill in fridge 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Pour mixture into a 1-quart ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s instruction. Typically about 30 minutes.
  3. Immediately transfer to an airtight container and freeze until ice cream is “set.”
  4. Recipe may be doubled for a 2-quart ice cream maker.

Golden Fruit Punch with Ice Ring

Ingredients

  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • 1 medium navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 small lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 small lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen pineapple-orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 liters diet ginger ale, chilled

Beef Stuffing with Apples & Cranberries

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sliced leeks, white and light green parts only
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) unseasoned dried bread cubes
  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups diced peeled Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and Banana Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips