Easy Dinner And Desert Recipes In Under One Hour

Let’s face it, a lot of times, we all have much better things to do then spend hours in the kitchen, especially as we squeeze out those last days of summer. For those quick fix dinners these smothered pork chops are an awesome fix. They are so fast and easy to make with many of the common ingredients you would have around your house. The smashed potatoes to go with them, you’ll be blown away with how I made them. (Hint: I used the Microwave!) 

You can never leave out dessert. This chocolate pie is so delicious and rich. I even ate is as a warm chocolate pudding with the excess “batter”. It is great for entertaining last minute also. Although semi-homemade with the store bought crust it will definitely leave everyone impressed. 

Smothered Pork Chops and Smashed Potatoes

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons butter plus 2 tablespoons oil in each of 2 skillets over medium heat.
  2. Put the onion and pepper slices in one skillet and cook until browned and caramelized, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the seasoned salt, lemon pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper and 1/2 cup of the flour in a pie plate. 
  4. Dredge the pork chops in the flour mixture.
  5. Fry the chops in batches in the other skillet until well browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. 
  6. Remove the chops from the skillet and set aside.
  7. To this skillet, add the remaining 3 tablespoons butter and 3 tablespoons flour. 
  8. Stir and cook until the roux gets some color on it, about 2 minutes. 
  9. Whisk in the stock a bit at a time, working out all the lumps, then add the cream. Add the onions and peppers, coating them in the sauce.
  10. Serve with plenty of sauce and the caramelized onions/peppers and accompany with the Smashed Red Potatoes. 

Smashed Red Potatoes



  1. Put the potatoes in a glass or microwavable bowl and microwave according to the manufacturer’s instructions, 5 to 10 minutes
  2. . Carefully remove the bowl and smash the potatoes with a fork.
  3. Add the butter, salt and pepper, then smash again.
  4. Cover with a towel until ready to serve.

Chocolate Pie



  1. n a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and salt.
  2. Pour in the milk, then the beaten eggs.
  3. Cook, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate, butter and vanilla.
  5. Stir until the chocolate is all melted.
  6. Pour into the baked pie shell and chill in the fridge for several hours until set.
  7. Add desired toppings

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