Juicy Baked Pork Chops

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons EACH: onion powder and garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon EACH: salt, pepper, and oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 – (1 ¼ inch thick) boneless pork chops

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Turn your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and oregano.
  3. Drizzle the 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over both sides of the pork chops. Sprinkle the spice mix evenly over both sides of the pork chops and place them in a baking dish. (see notes) Drizzle them with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. Bake the pork chops for 18 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Once you remove them from the oven, let them rest in the pan for 5 minutes before serving.

Aunt Julie’s Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients:

½ c chopped sun dried tomatoes

1 14oz. Can artichoke hearts, chopped

1 10oz bag frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

8 oz sour cream

¼ c grated Parmesan cheese

4 oz Feta cheese, crumbled

½ c onion, chopped

1/3 c mayonnaise

1 T red wine vinegar

2 garlic cloves, grated

S&P to taste

Directions:

Place sun dried tomatoes into 1 c water in microwave for 3 min. Set aside

Mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, onion, Feta Cheese, S&P together in bowl

Add the Parmesan cheese, artichokes, garlic and vinegar into bowl and mix together

Add in spinach and mix together

Add in tomatoes (drained) with the above mixture

Place in deep dish and bake in microwave on high for 12 minutes or in 350 degree oven 20 min

Serve with veggies or tortilla chips

Baked Chicken Parmesan

INGREDIENTS

  • ▢ 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ▢ 1 large egg
  • ▢ 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ▢ 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ▢ 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • ▢ 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  • Pound out the chicken breasts to an even thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap.
  • Crack the egg into a shallow bowl and add 1 tablespoon of water. Whisk with a fork until combined.
  • Add the Panko, Parmesan, garlic powder, and onion powder to a second bowl and stir to combine.
  • Dip each chicken breast into the egg and then the breadcrumbs, pressing the breadcrumbs into the chicken so that they adhere.
  • Place chicken breasts evenly spaced on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken breasts reach 160 degrees.
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons of marinara over each piece of chicken. Sprinkle evenly with the mozzarella.
  • Bake for 5 more minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  • Serve immediately.

TIPS & NOTES:

For extra crispy chicken, preheat the sheet pan in the oven. Add melted butter to the baking dish instead of non-stick spray. Spray non-stick spray over the tops of the chicken breasts before baking.