Thai Pasta with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) whole wheat linguine
  • 1 jar (11-1/2 ounces) Thai peanut sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 5 green onions, sliced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
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Chipotle-Raspberry Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, cook and stir preserves and chipotle pepper over medium heat until heated through. Reserve 1/4 cup for serving. Sprinkle pork with salt; brush with remaining raspberry sauce.
  2. Lightly grease a grill or broiler pan rack. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°.
  3. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with reserved sauce.

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)

Chicken Puttanesca with Angel Hair Pasta

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups tomato-basil pasta sauce (such as Muir Glen Organic)
  • 1/4 cup pitted and coarsely chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) preshredded Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil or basil sprigs (optional)

Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef Short Ribs
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) double-strength beef broth or beef consommé
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 small onions, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup dry red wine

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream III

Ingredients

Blueberry Sauce:
  • 1 1/4 C blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 Tb cornstarch
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1 Tb lemon juice (bottled is fine)
Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • Cheesecake Ice Cream:
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 C milk
  • 4 C heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant cheesecake pudding mix