I just went out to check the mail – junk mail, freelance check (Yes! Money!), junk mail, big white envelope from Taste of Home. What the heck is this? Inside is a copy of the August/September issue of Taste of Home Healthy Cooking and a letter. It reads:
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My Grandma would be so proud! Taste of Home was her favorite cooking magazine and the first of many cooking magazines I would eventually subscribe to. I can’t help but think she had something to do with this!
If you have a bounty of fresh herbs in your garden, these pork chops with herb pesto are the perfect meal for taking advantage of summer’s bounty.
Pork Chops with Herb Pesto
- 4 bone-in pork loin chops 3/4 inch thick and 7 ounces each
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon each minced fresh rosemary sage, thyme, parsley and basil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, combine the water, herbs, oil and garlic; brush over both sides of chops. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Using long-handled tongs, dip a paper towel in cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.