Winter is coming to a close, but before Spring officially arrives, we would like to treat you to some of our favorite recipes!
Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast
1 (3 pound) boneless pork roast
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Prepare slow cooker crock with cooking spray. Lay pork roast into crock.
Whisk Parmesan cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, garlic, oil, and salt together in a small bowl; pour over the pork roast.
Cook until roast is cooked completely through, 6 to 7 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove roast to a cutting board to rest a few minutes.
Skim fat from the cooking juices; discard. Ladle remaining juice to a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
Whisk cornstarch into cold water in a bowl until dissolved; pour into boiling liquid in saucepan. Cook the liquid, stirring frequently, until thickened into a gravy, about 2 minutes.
Slice pork roast and serve with the gravy.
Photo and Recipe Credit: allrecipes.com
Jalapeno Popper Dip
1 4oz can diced jalapenos, well drained OR 4-6 fresh jalapenos, roasted and diced (include seeds if you like it really spicy)
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
¾ cup + ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon dried parsley
In a mixer or by hand, combine cream cheese and sour cream.
Add cheddar cheese, ¾ cup parmesan cheese, and diced jalapenos, mix well.
Spoon into 8x8 baking dish, spreading evenly.
Blend bread crumbs, melted butter, ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese, and dried parsley, using a fork or your fingers, until crumbly.
Sprinkle the buttery crumb topping evenly over the cream cheese mixture.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, or until hot and breadcrumbs are golden brown. Do not overcook.
Serve with bread or crackers.
Photo and Recipe Credit: spendwithpennies.com