Sweet Soy Pork

This recipe was submitted by our friends at Be In Love Designs. Considering their unique taste in their Custom Cut Invitations, we are excited to try this recipe.

This is a quick and easy recipe, learned as a kid. Really, almost no need to measure!


  • 2-4 Pork Chops

  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce

  • 4-8 TBS of Apricot Preserves

  • Minced Dried Chives (to taste)

  • 1-2 TBS Minced Garlic (use the preminced in olive oil pepper to taste)


In a casserole dish with lid (or foil), place peppered pork chops inside and fill with soy sauce about half way of the meat's thickness. Sprinkle with garlic and chives. Cover and cook in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, turning over pork chops once halfway through.

Then place 2 TBS of apricot preserves on top of each pork chop. Cook uncovered for an additional 5-8 minutes, or until preserves begin to melt. This dish is best served over rice.
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Betty's Perfect Manhattan

A Perfect Manhattan may possibly be the best alcoholic drink created, but finding someone to make "Betty's Perfect Manhattan" is hard to come by. The requirements for Betty's Perfect Manhattan is 1. Must be served on the rocks 2. Must, I'll repeat, MUST be served in an old fashioned glass or lowball glass AND 3. Must be shaken not stirred. Drink with caution, 1 perfect manhattan made right will do the trick, 2 you may be in trouble.
Serving Size 2 cocktails
Put 4 shots blended whiskey, Johnny Walker Red , 1 shot Dry Vermouth, 1 shot Sweet Vermouth in a shaker filled with ice. Add a few teaspoons of cherry juice. Shake. Pour into 2 lowball glasses filled with ice. Top with cherry. Enjoy responsibly.

Brie Cheese Fondue

Serve with Ideas
Use fresh baguette slices or chunks of flavorful artisan breads, lightly blanched vegetables, fruit (fresh figs and green apples are our favorites), cooked and sliced flavored sausages or chicken, and an array of relishes, jellies (pepper jelly rocks with this), mustards, olives, hot peppers, capers, cornichons, and spreads- whatever you have on hand.

4 servings

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1 lb Brie cheese, rind removed and cubed
  • 1 TBS cornstarch
  • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • salt and white pepper to taste

Rub the garlic all over the inside of your fondue pot, leaving the crushed pieces in the bottom. You can also make fondue in a regular sauce pan and transfer to the fondue pot, but why get two pans all crazy cheesy? Add the white wine and sherry to the pot and heat over medium-low heat.

Toss the cheese cubes in cornstarch to coat. When the wine is hot, add the cheese. Stir slowly with a wooden spoon at first and then use a whisk. Stir constantly to keep it from scorching on the bottom of the pot. When the cheese has melted, remove it from the heat and grate in a little nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper to taste. The fondue should be smooth and coat a wooden spoon. If it seems to runny, add more cheese. If it is too thick, add a splash more wine --sparingly.
Prepare your fondue pot base and keep fondue warm over low heat. Get out the good linen napkins and set the table. This is a meal to be proud of!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Be Mine

24 servings
  • 16 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 2 TBS shortening
  • 1 lb frsh strawberries with leaves
Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.
Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into Styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.

Rockin Oysters Rockefeller

16 servings
  • 48 fresh unopened oysters
  • 1 1/2 cups beer
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • seasoned salt to taste
  • 7 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 (10oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces fonitna cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounce mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 TBS fine bread crumbs
Clean oysters, and place in a large stockpot. Pour in beer and enough water to cover oysters; add 2 cloves garlic, seasoned salt, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, drain, and cool.
Once oysters are cooled, break off and discard the top shell. Arrange the oysters on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in butter until soft. Reduce heat to low, and stir in spinach, Monterey Jack, fontina, and mozzarella. Cook until cheese melts, stirring frequently. Stir in the milk, and season with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce over each oyster, just filling the shell. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake until golden and bubbly, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
***great article on Shucking Oysters click HERE.