Tomato-Basil Appetizers


2 Pillsbury® Grands!® Frozen Flaky Layers Biscuits (from 22.1-oz bag)
2 tablespoons herb-flavored cream cheese spread
1/4 cup diced seeded tomato
Chopped fresh basil leaves

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place biscuits on microwavable paper towel. Microwave on Medium (50%) 25 to 30 seconds, turning over halfway through microwave time. (Biscuits should be slightly frozen for easier slicing.) Slice each biscuit horizontally, carefully separating into 2 layers.
Place biscuit halves cut sides down on cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool 5 minutes.

Spread cream cheese spread on biscuits. Top with tomato and basil.

Serves 2

Barbecued Pork Chops for Two


2(1-inch-thick) boneless pork loin chops (about 3/4 lb.), trimmed of fat
2 slices onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Place pork chops in 2 to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Top each with onion slice. Sprinkle with garlic. Pour barbecue sauce over pork.

Cover; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours.

About 5 minutes before serving, remove pork from slow cooker; place on serving platter. Top each chop with onion slice; cover to keep warm.

In 2-cup glass measuring cup or small microwave-safe bowl, blend water and cornstarch until smooth. Pour juices from slow cooker into cornstarch mixture; mix well. Microwave on HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens slightly, stirring once halfway through cooking.

Serve sauce with pork.

Ginger Substitution


crystallized ginger (1/2 cup minced crystallized ginger for every 1 teaspoon ground ginger. Rinse sugar off ginger first. Excellent substitution in baked goods.)

OR

ginger root (2 tablespoons grated ginger root for every teaspoon ground ginger called for in recipe. For best results, substitute only half the ground ginger in recipe with fresh ginger.)

OR

cardamom

OR

allspice

OR

cinnamon

OR ger

mace

OR

nutmeg can be substituted for gin