Sweet & Tangy Pork

Mary Ellen Prybil, Linn County

1 tbsp. oil
4 boneless pork steaks
10-3/4 oz. can tomato soup
2 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar

8 oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained and 1/4 c. juice reserved


Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add steaks and cook until golden on both sides; drain. Stir soup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, pineapple and reserved juice into skillet. Cover and simmer over low heat 5 to 10 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Makes four servings. Serve over cooked rice. 

Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops

Rose Marie Ambrosy, Jackson County

1 lb. boneless pork chops

1 (14.5 oz) can cream of chicken Soup
1 packet dry ranch dressing mix

In crockpot, layer the pork chops, add the soup and sprinkle dry ranch dressing all over chops. Cook on high for four hours or six hours on low. The chops will be very tender, and the flavor amazing. You may have enough gravy for mashed potatoes
*Note: You can also add one-half to a full soup can of water depending on how thin you like the sauce. 

Black Forest Cake

Phyllis Vander Linden, Osceola County

1 package devil’s food cake mix
1 can cherry pie filling
1 tbsp. almond flavoring
1-3.2 oz instant vanilla pudding
1 c. milk
2 tbsp. vanilla flavoring
8 oz. non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
Chocolate sprinkles or shaved chocolate
Maraschino cherries


Bake cake according to directions on box in a 9x13x2-inch pan. Mix pie filling with almond flavoring. While cake is warm, poke top of cake with a handle of a wood spoon, and spread pie filling over cake. While cake cools, prepare pudding with 1 cup milk and vanilla flavoring. Fold in whipped topping. Spread pudding mixture over cake, carefully covering cherry pie filling. Decorate with chocolate shavings or sprinkles and maraschino cherries. Cover and refrigerate. Serves 10 to 12.

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