Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing

Originally prepared for Battle Apples. Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing Servings: 4 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients 2 teaspoons chopped onion 2-2/3 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 cups fresh bread crumbs 1-1/3 cups chopped apples 2-2/3 tablespoons chopped celery 1-1/4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 pork chops (> 1 inch thick) salt and pepper... Read more

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Prepared for Battle Apples. Sweet Potato and Apple Soup Servings: 6 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, quartered 2 large tart apples (we like Ginger Gold), peeled and cored 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped 1 bay leaf 5 cups chicken broth 1 cup cream 1 lemon, zested... Read more

Battle Apples

We spiced things up this week and asked Mrs. Megan Wiley to choose the secret ingredient. She chose a seasonal item: apples! The Culinary Couple teamed up for this one, so as you can imagine it was nothing short of perfection. The menu: First course was a hearty soup of Ginger Gold apples (mild and spicy), sweet potatoes, celery, onion,... Read more

Peanut Butter Salad Dressing

Prepared for Battle Peanuts. Peanut Butter Salad Dressing Servings: 6 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients for Peanut Sprinkles 3/4 cup peanuts 1 egg white 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Directions for Peanut Sprinkles Toss together peanuts and egg whites. Strain. Place on well-oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle with spices. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ingredients... Read more

Peanut Butter Pork Stir Fry

Prepared for Battle Peanuts. Peanut Butter Pork Stir Fry Servings: 6 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger root 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup chicken broth 4 tablespoons peanut butter 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into strips 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1 onion, chopped... Read more

Battle Peanuts

My turn on the chopping block. This week, Nick chose “peanuts” as the secret ingredient, and I produced a most delectable meal of Asian influence. My sous chef arrived in State College in time to accompany me to Wegmans for ingredients selection. Though not as refined as the Wegmans south of the Mason Dixon line, we found the items needed... Read more

Lime Cupcakes

Prepared for Battle Limes. Try this recipe with any flavor of JELL-O! Lime Cupcakes Servings: 24 cupcakes (Print this Recipe) Ingredients 1 package lime JELL-O 1 package white cake mix 1/4 cup melted butter 2 tablespoons milk 2 cups confectioner’s (10x) sugar Directions for Cupcakes Prepare one package of white cake mix per instructions. Add 1/2 package JELL-O to the... Read more

Southwestern Cob

Prepared for Battle Limes. Southwestern Cob (Print this Recipe) Ingredients corn on the cob, shucked lime juice chili powder salt and pepper crema Mexicana Directions Spritz lime juice over the raw corn on the cob. Rub on chili powder, roughly 1/4 teaspoon per cob. Repeat with salt and pepper to liking. Grill for ~10 minutes. Pour on crema Mexicana and... Read more

Lime Marinade

Prepared for Battle Limes. Lime Marinade Servings: 4 (Print this Recipe) Ingredients beef skirt steak or chicken 2/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup lime juice Directions Marinate meat for 2 hours. Grill. Slice thin. Serve on tortilla shell with sautéed onions and peppers, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, and whatever else fits your fancy. Read more

Battle Limes

The inaugural Iron Chef Battle was Emily’s attempt to test my creativity with limes. I kicked-off the meal with blue corn tortilla chips served aside a mouthwatering pico de gallo of ripe tomatoes, onions, and cilantro in lime juice. Note: I had to whip up a second batch after someone (ahem, Emily) finished it off while I was tending to... Read more