Grilled Maple Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1-1/2 inch thick and 12 ounces each)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk syrup, vinegar, salt and pepper until blended. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork chops; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour. Reserve remaining marinade for basting.
  2. Drain pork chops, discarding marinade in bag. On an oiled grill, cook pork chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 13-17 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°, turning occasionally and basting with reserved marinade during the last 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Marinated Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 8 ounces each)

Strawberry Party Punch

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed
  • 3/4 cup thawed limeade concentrate
  • 1 can (6 ounces) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 4 cups chilled lemon-lime soda
  • Ice cubes, optional

Directions

  1. Place strawberries in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Stir in limeade concentrate and pineapple juice. Chill until serving.
  2. Transfer to a punch bowl. Just before serving, stir in soda. Serve over ice if desired.

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

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

Pork and Asparagus Sheet-Pan Dinner

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups diced new potatoes
  • 3 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large gala or Honeycrisp apple, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1 inch thick and about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons southwest seasoning