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Pork  Chops with Port Wine and Cranberries

F & L Market has Pork Chops for $1.49 this is a recipe that makes the chops holiday table worthy!
Ingredients
  • 6 1-inch thick boneless pork chops
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup port wine
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 ½ tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste and the chopped rosemary.
  3. In a large oven proof skillet or cast iron pan, heat up the olive oil. Add the pork chops and cook each side until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. (see notes)
  5. Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the pork chops to a platter. Cover them loosely with aluminum foil and let them rest while you make the sauce.
  6. Pour off any excess fat from the skillet. Return the skillet to the stove top over medium high heat. Pour in the port and stir scraping the bottom of the pan. 
  7. Add the cranberries and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the liquid reduces by half. Lower the heat to medium low and add the hoisin sauce. Stir and simmer for about 3 minutes. Whisk in the butter until well combined.
  8. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning. (you can add extra hoisin sauce to your taste).
  9. Return the pork chops to the skillet and coat them with the sauce. Serve.

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Holiday Ham Sliders

F & L market has Vernon Manor Smoked Hams .99 a pound. This is a classic Christmas appetizer that disappears fast!
Ingredients
  • 1 Package Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls (12 count) or roll of choice
  • 9 slices deli black forest ham
  • 12 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter – melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut rolls in half. Transfer to baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl mix together: poppy seeds, Dijon, butter and Worcestershire.
  4. Layer ham on top of bottom of rolls then top with Swiss cheese slices.
  5. Replace the top of the rolls.
  6. Pour or brush sauce over rolls. Cover with aluminum foil and let sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  8. Uncover and cook for additional 2 minutes OR until tops are slightly browned.
  9. Cut and serve warm.

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New Orleans Oyster Dressing

F & L Market has Butterball Turkeys for .99 a pound and Fresh Chesapeake Oysters for $12.99 a pint. Together you will make the perfect Holiday meal!
2 1/2 cups (about 1 1/2 pounds) finely chopped turkey
3 French bread loaves, about 9 ounces each, torn
Oil for sauteing
1 pint oysters, chopped, and their liquid
1 to 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/3 cup chopped shallots
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1/3 cup green pepper
3 tablespoons parsley flakes
Salt , pepper Cajun seasoning
2 eggs, beaten
Put the cooked turkey finely chopped along with a mixture of turkey broth and oyster liquid , and soak the French bread in it. Add water if more liquid is needed.
In a large skillet, saute the onions in oil. When brown, add shallots and celery. Continue to saute. Add green pepper to the sauteed vegetables, then add ground giblets, followed by chopped oysters. Cover with 6 cups of turkey broth and oyster liquid. Allow to simmer
Add the bread to other ingredients, along with parsley flakes and salt and pepper seasoning I also toss in some cajun seasoning for good measure! . Remove from the heat and quickly stir in the eggs. May also be cooked in a large greased casserole dish and cooked at 350 degrees until heated throughout.

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Caeser Holiday Dip

F & L Market has some great sales this week including Kraft Shredded or block cheese 2 for $4 , Kraft dressing 16 oz bottles 2 for $4. Use them to make this deliciously different party dip.

Ingredients

Select ingredients:
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup KRAFT shredded Parmesan Cheese, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Classic Caesar Dressing
  • 1/2 cup croutons, broken into smaller pieces
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, if desired
  • Assorted crackers and veggies, for serving.

Directions

  1. Beat cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and dressing with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  2. Spread onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate or shallow bowl; top with extra Parmesan, croutons, and a few turns of black pepper.
  3. Serve with assorted crackers, or fresh veggie sticks.

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Holiday Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

F & L Market has beef tenderloin for $5.99 lb. This recipe will have it Holiday table ready in no time at all!

Ingredients

  • beef tenderloin roast
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 170 g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, chopped, or 2 spring onions
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1½ cups dry red wine, such as Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to400
  2. Rub roast all over with the garlic clove halves; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the tenderloin in an open shallow pan for about 30 to 35 minutes. until internal temp reaches 140 degrees.  It will rise upon standing.
  4. Remove from oven and remove roast to a warm platter and let rest.
  5. Add oil, mushrooms, chopped shallot or spring onion, and minced garlic to pan drippings; place over medium heat and sauté until tender.
  6. Stir in flour until well blended; add the red wine and stock. Simmer until reduced by about ¼ to ⅓. Add thyme and salt and pepper to taste. Serve alongside sliced tenderloin.

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F & L Market has Gwaltney Sausage 2 for $3. Keep this recipe handy. A delicious strata you can make ahead and take it easy on Christmas morning!
Ingredients
6 English muffins, halved
1 lb ground maple sausage
1 sweet onion, diced
2 apples, cored and diced 8 sage leaves, minced
8 eggs
2 cups half and half
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup shredded provolone cheese 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish. Line the bottom of the dish with english muffin halves, cutting them as needed to fit.
2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the ground sausage with the onion until sausage is brown. Add in diced apple and sage and cook another 3-5 minutes.
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, salt, and pepper. Stir in shredded cheeses.
4. Stir sausage mixture into egg mixture and pour over english muffins.
***At this point you can cover the dish and refrigerate it over night.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until set.

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F & L Market has ground beef for $1.99 a pound, beautiful ground pork and everything else you need to make this fabulous one dish meal  Perfect for a snow day!
Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. ground beef 
1 lb. ground pork
2 (1.75-oz.) packets chili seasoning
1 (14-oz.) can diced tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 c. chicken broth
2 (8.5-oz.) boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 
2 eggs
2/3 cups milk
1 cup frozen corn
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 (16-oz.) can kidney beans, drained
Optional Toppings
Fresh salsa
Chopped green onion
Sour cream
Shredded cheddar cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a 9- or 10-inch cast-iron skillet or sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the onion and sauté for 1 minute before adding the garlic. Sauté for another minute and add the ground beef and pork, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon and stirring until the meat is brown.
  3. Drain off any excess fat and stir in the chili seasoning, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Mix over medium heat for 1 minute, then pour in the chicken broth. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the meat simmers, make the corn bread mixture: Stir together the Jiffy mix, eggs, and milk in a mixing bowl until just combined (do not overmix). Stir ½ cup of the frozen corn and the cheese into the corn bread batter and set aside. Stir the remaining ½ cup of corn and the kidney beans into the meat mixture.
  5. If using a baking or casserole dish, transfer the meat mixture from the stove top to the baking dish. Pour the corn bread batter over the meat mixture and bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving with optional toppings such as salsa, green onion, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

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Low Carb Sausage Balls

F & L Market has Gwaltney Sausage 2 for $3. Sausage Balls are a Holiday favorite for most people. If you are watching your carbs, try this version for your Sausage Balls this Christmas!
  • 1 lb. Breakfast Sausage
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Cup of Almond Flour
  • 8 Oz Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Keto Sausage Balls Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Add eggs and spices to a bowl and beat until well combined
  3. Add all other ingredients to egg mixture
  4. Using a cookie scoop and your hands roll sausage mixture into 20-25 sausage balls (I made 23)
  5. Place sausage balls on a cookie sheet
  6. Bake for 16-20 minutes

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Enchilada Meatballs

F & L Market has ground beef for $1.99 a pound. Use that as the basis of these yummy Cheesy Mexican Meatballs. Serve with Spanish rice or cauliflower rice.
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces red enchilada sauce divided
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup oats (I measure them then grind them in my blender until they are coarsely ground.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce optional
  • 2 cups grated cheese (cheddar, monterey jack, colby jack, and pepper jack are all good choices)
  • cilantro for garnish, if desired
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13″ inch baking dish.
  2. Mix 1/4 cup enchilada sauce, ground beef, oats, eggs, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, oregano, cumin, chili powder, and hot sauce. I use my hands to combine them.
  3. Form meatballs by hand or with a cookie scoop. (I like to use a medium sized cookie scoop, about 2 tablespoon size.) Drop meatballs into the 9 x 13″ pan. (Most of the time I leave the meatballs in the rustic shape of the cookie scoop. Once in awhile I do roll the meatballs until they are perfectly round. They taste the same either way!)
  4. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over meatballs. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Uncover and sprinkle cheese over meatballs. Bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve right out of the oven!

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Bourbon Banana Walnut Bread

F & L Market has banana’s for .29 a pound. Use them to make this amazing banana bread, dressed up for the holidays!
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon fine grain salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 1/3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 very ripe bananas mashed
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
Instructions
  1. Have all ingredients at room temperature. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan, and set aside.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients (flour through baking powder) together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together using a sturdy fork or in a Kitchen-aid until it’s lightened in color and texture. Mix in the flour mixture until well blended and the consistency of brown sugar. Gradually beat in the eggs.
  4. Fold in the mashed bananas, walnuts, and bourbon. Scrape the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350° F for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 – 10 minutes before unmolding to cool completely.
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