A delectable fruit sauce makes this easy pork chop dish Sunday-special. It's an autumn favorite when the children and grandchildren gather at our place for dinner after church. The chops simmer to a wonderful tenderness in just an hour.
-Bertha Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana
THIS all-in-one dish makes a meal with great flavor. It's perfect if you're cooking for one or two, but the ingredients can be multiplied to serve a larger number.
My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me years ago. Quick and easy to prepare, it has been one of our family's favorites.
-Tina Brown, Chico, California
This was my mother's original recipe, but through the years I've changed is slightly. Now my four daughters enjoy making this family favorite. Before we retired, we raised hogs on a farm in Pennsylvania. I cooked a pork dish at least once a week then, and I still do today.
My mother learned to make this dish when she was a young girl in Germany. Typically, we’d eat it with plain boiled potatoes, but for a treat, she’d serve it with steamed dumplings. Whenever I cook this, the wonderful aroma brings back many warm memories. —Erika Taylor, Hopedale, Massachusetts
Brunswick Stew dates back to the 1860s, when it was served as a complete meal. We now use it as an accompaniment to barbecues. It is delicious picnic fare when served with country ribs, coleslaw or potato salad. When I make this stew, I double the recipe and freeze small portions so we can enjoy it at several meals.
Meet the Cook: Based on the "moist meat" method of preparation my grandmother used, this gets passed around the table a second time. Even people who think that pork is dry like it. I serve it with mashed potatoes, peas and cranberry sauce.
My husband and I have two grown children and four grandchildren.
-Nancy Schilling, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
I've prepared this dish for a tableful of people, but it's also easy to fix just for two. If you like different vegetables, simply add them along with the other ingredients. My side dishes for this meal are toasted bread and salad. —Shirley Lazor
Colorado Springs, Colorado
I've been making these delicious extra-thick chops for over 30 years. It's a wonderful entree to serve company and it also savored by our family on special occasions.—Paula Disterhaupt, Bakersfield, California
"'Mmm, mmm good' is what family and friends say when I serve these juicy chops," says Helen Carpenter of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "I like them for another reason, too—they're easy to prepare ahead of time!"