One of my biggest temptations is Chinese food, so I lightened up one of our family's favorite take-out dishes. It was so quick to throw together and even saved us some calories. —Elyse Ellis, Layton, Utah
"My husband and I can never get enough fresh buttery squash from our garden. These chops cook up sweet and tender in the slow cooker and the classic, comfort-food flavor doesn't take up my whole day to prepare." Mary Johnson - Coloma, Wisconsin
In Sylva, North Carolina, Bonnie Baumgardner simmers pork chops in fruit juice seasoned with orange peel, mustard and red wine vinegar, then tops them with a delightful sauce made with handy fruit cocktail.
I created this recipe after returning home after traveling when I had little food in the house. I used ingredients already available in the refrigerator and pantry. My husband loves this pork dish because it's tasty, and I love it because it's easy. —Allison Gapinski, Cary, North Carolina
Serve dinner from the slow cookermdash;tender pork chops and sweet potatoes flavored with applesauce, cranberry sauce and brown sugar. It’s a wonderful meal for the holiday season.—Doris Branham, Kingston, Tennessee