Spotlight Recipe: Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops

A splash of orange juice with barbecue sauce creates the delightful flavor in these pork chops. If you’re watching your salt, make sure to check the labels on your barbecue sauce (you'd be surprised how much is lurking). Leftovers make a perfect sandwich or slice leftover pork over mixed greens.

A splash of orange juice with barbecue sauce creates the delightful flavor in these pork chops from EatingWell. If you’re watching your salt, make sure to check the label on your barbecue sauce (you'd be surprised how much is lurking). Add leftovers to a sandwich or slice the pork over mixed greens.

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Spotlight Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

I got spoiled this summer, getting to come home and have access to fresh ingredients, a full kitchen and, of course, free time to cook. However, going back to school doesn’t mean we college students can’t still enjoy a good, healthy meal! Pasta is a good ol’ standby, but this year, ditch the buttered noodles or Ramen packets and try this easy dish – it’s sure to earn you an A from your roommates or friends. Make it in bulk you and eat for a few days. Capers, anchovy paste and arugula might not be usual pantry staples, but you shouldn’t have trouble finding them at the local supermarket.

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