4 strips raw bacon (we like maple bacon)
2 boneless center loin pork chops
2 slices Swiss, Provolone, OR Mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper – to sprinkle
2 tbls. olive oil
1/4 cup butter
1 Tbls. crushed garlic
salt and pepper – to taste
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1 cup frozen peas
Place a strip of bacon in the middle of each pork chop. Place a slice of cheese on top.
Fold over the chops and wrap a piece of maple bacon around each. Secure with a toothpick pierced through the middle.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Coat a small baking dish with olive oil and lay chops on top.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Combine butter, garlic, salt and pepper, and parsley; melt in microwave.
Remove chops from oven, pour peas into baking dish, pour butter mixture over all.
Return to oven for 10 minutes.
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa or HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Line 8-or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil.
Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in heavy 4-quart saucepan; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to full rolling boil. Boil, without stirring, until mixture reaches 234°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water, forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water. (Bulb of candy thermometer should not rest on bottom of saucepan.)
Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. DO NOT STIR. Cool at room temperature to 110°F (lukewarm). Beat with wooden spoon until fudge thickens and just begins to lose some of its gloss (about 7 minutes). Quickly spread in prepared pan; cool completely. Cut into squares. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature. About 64 pieces or 1-3/4 pounds.
NOTE: For best results, do not double this recipe. This is one of our most requested recipes, but also one of our most difficult. The directions must be followed exactly. Beat too little and the fudge is too soft. Beat too long and it becomes hard and sugary.
NUTTY RICH COCOA FUDGE: Beat cooked fudge as directed. Immediately stir in 1 cup chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts and spread quickly in prepared pan.
MARSHMALLOW-NUT COCOA FUDGE: Increase cocoa to 3/4 cup. Cook fudge as directed. Add 1 cup marshmallow creme with butter and vanilla. DO NOT STIR. Cool to 110°F (lukewarm). Beat 8 minutes; stir in
1 cup chopped nuts. Pour into prepared pan. (Fudge does not set until poured into pan.)
HIGH ALTITUDE DIRECTIONS:
— Increase milk to 1-2/3 cups
— Use soft ball cold water test for doneness OR Test and read thermometer in boiling water, subtract
difference from 212°F. Then subtract that number from 234°F. This is the soft ball temperature for
your altitude and thermometer.
1⁄3 cup maraschino cherry, finely chopped, well drained
1⁄2 cup butter (1 stick)
3 2⁄3 cups powdered sugar
1⁄2 cup hershey’s cocoa or 1⁄2 cup hershey’s special dark cocoa
1⁄4 cup evaporated milk
1⁄3 cup pecan pieces
1 teaspoon almond extract
maraschino cherry, halves well drained (optional)
slivered almonds (optional)
Line 8-inch square pan with foil.
Lightly press chopped cherries between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.
Place butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 minute or until melted; stir in powdered sugar, cocoa and evaporated milk until well blended. Microwave at HIGH 1-1/2 minutes; stir vigorously. Microwave at HIGH an additional 30 seconds at a time, until mixture is hot, slightly thickened and smooth when stirred. Do NOT boil.
Stir in chopped cherries, pecans and almond extract.
Spread mixture into prepared pan. Cover; refrigerate until firm.
Remove foil; cut into squares.
Garnish with cherry halves and slivered almonds pressed lightly onto fudge, if desired.
Serve cold; refrigerate leftover fudge.
NOTE: For best results, do not double this recipe.
2 1/4 cups all- purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
¼ cup molasses
2 to 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, for rolling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl mix together the flour, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and the salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer cream together the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg, the tablespoon of water and the molasses and mix just until combined. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
Shape into rounded tablespoon size balls, roll in granulated sugar and place 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
All to cool for 5 to 7 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire wrack to cool.