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Finding Incredible Local Restaurants

When my husband and I moved to a new city, we realized that we didn't have any friends or know any great local hotspots. Instead of biding away our time in our cramped little apartment, we decided to get out in the city and try some new restaurants. This simple practice helped us to develop quite a long list of great local restaurants, and we even decided to set up a blog dedicated to great eating. This website contains all kinds of articles about food, cooking, and eating, so that you can become a fun foodie like us. Check out this blog for a little fun.

Two Pork Chop Recipes That Are Great For A Crowd

When you're hosting a banquet for a large group of people, you need recipes that come together quickly and can be prepared in large batches while also appealing to a wide array of palates. Pork chops are a great choice when feeding a crowd since they have a neutral flavor that you can jazz up with many different types of seasonings. Here are two pork chop recipes that are perfect for catering or feeding large groups. You can easily double or triple these recipes if needed.

Creamy Ranch Pork Chops

Serve these chops with sides of mashed potatoes and green beans for a classic, hearty meal. The creamy sauce is addictive.


  • 30 boneless pork loin chops
  • 4 packets dry ranch dressing mix (or 1/2 cup if you buy this in bulk)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder


Season the pork chops with the salt and garlic powder. Arrange them in a large baking dish, and place the dish in a 375 degree F oven. Bake for 20 minutes.

While the pork chops are baking, combine the vinegar, mayonnaise, chicken stock and ranch dressing mix. When the 20 minutes of baking are complete, spread this mixture over the pork chops. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, and transfer to a chafing dish or serve.

Simple Oven Barbecue Pork Chops

You don't need a grill to get great barbecue flavor. These oven barbecue chops will impress your guests -- and they'll never guess the secret ingredient (cola). Serve them alongside sweet potatoes or even sweet potato fries for a delicious meal.


  • 30 boneless, skinless pork loin chops
  • 3 cups bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cans cola
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder


Arrange the pork chops in a large baking dish, and sprinkle them with the seasoned salt and onion powder. Place them in a 375 degree F oven, and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven, and pour the barbecue sauce and cola over the chops. Sprinkle the brown sugar over over them. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F, and return the pan to the oven. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, stirring the sauce once during cooking. Remove from the oven, and transfer to a chafing dish or serve. If you don't feel comfortable making your own pork chops, contact a catering company.