With a lot of family super busy throughout the week it is sometimes hard to find a dish that is easy and still has a great amount of flavor. This mexican-style pasta skillet is a great option for an easy dinner since there is only a few ingredients and very easy to find ingredients at the grocery store. The chipotle peppers add a great smokey flavor and a bit of heat that isn't over powering but transforms the dish to what it is. The whole meal can be made pretty much in the time it takes to make the pasta. Check out the recipe below
Some of my favorite recipes to cook are the meals that take time cook slowly over a few hours and fills your house with the sweet smell of what is coming out of the oven or slow cooker. I am not sure if the food just tastes better or just the hunger of me waiting for the food to be ready. I like to believe it the the first part. These easy glazed korean short ribs are nothing but great tasting. The sweetness of the brown sugar and honey mixed with the acid of the soy sauce with a bit of heat from the chili paste just make a great combination that the whole family will love. All of the cooking liquid in crusts the meat so it comes out tender and juicy. Check out the recipe below.
The weekend's to me are the only days I will sit down and actually have a breakfast. Hash browns are a classic favorite as part of a full breakfast. The downside for good hash browns is that you need a lot of oil to get a great crispy crust. For these potato waffles, the waffle iron gives a great golden brown crust while still having a tender and moist interior. The second good part is that you don't need to load the waffle pan with tons of oil so you don't have greasy potatoes like you will normally have with traditional hash browns. Check out the recipe below.
As I write this all I want is a bit of spring to shine through, All we have is more snow and cold here in Minnesota. As cabin fever starts to kick my butt, I decided to make one of my most favorite spring-summer desserts to have a bit of brightness and sweetness of strawberries along side the tangy of the lemon cream puts you in a nice warm weather mindset. The biscuit style shortcakes come out flaky and have a great savory flavor that the normal angel food cake style ones you can find at your local supermarket can't compete with. Check out the recipe below for the recipe and let me know what your favorite spring summer recipes are.
Right now Mardi Gras is happening down in New Orleans and Fat Tuesday being this coming Tuesday. I decided to make one of my favorite dishes from the area, a shrimp po boy. My favorite part of the shrimp po boy is how how simple but delicious the sandwich is. It is a classic sandwich that consist of lettuce, tomato, pickle, mayonnaise based sauce with meat, typically fried seafood. My recipe is close to the version that you could get down there, but I have added my own touches like adding additional spice to the standard remoulade sauce that would normally go on the sandwich to give you a bit of a heat which goes great with the fried shrimp.
It seems like lately that you see people using essential oils to help make their houses smell better and other health benefits that can come along with them. I bring this point for this exact recipe, because with this recipe you are cooking my favorite oil, BUTTER!!! I mean a lot of butter goes into these brownies and then stirring in chocolate on top of more chocolate into it your house becomes pretty good smelling I can so myself. These brownies do have a lot of butter, but these brownies do have very little flour and the texture is kinda like a chocolate souffle or chocolate torte and most of the structure and binding is from the eggs and the condense milk that veins through the brownies makes them super moist for days. Overall these brownies are awesome tasting and smell even better. Check out the recipe below.
As the weather here in Minnesota keeps dumping more and more snow, it makes me want to hide inside and have some great comfort food. This crockpot shredded pork chili is a great alternative to the standard beef chili. The best part of this recipe is that each spoonful had tender chunks of pork. You can easily add jalapeno in place of the green chilies if you like to have a bit more spice to the chili. Check out the recipe below.
For valentine's day this year, I made my wife this wonderful scallop picatta. Scallops is one of those dishes she always leans to when we go out to eat and did her eyes light up when she saw them for dinner. For this scallops picatta recipe you can feed your whole family for the price it would cost for one scallop meal at a restaurant and have similar result with not much effort. The acid from the lemon juice and the richness from the butter that is use to thicken the sauce goes perfect over the scallops. Check out the recipe below.
The art of making a great biscuit is not to over work the dough, you want to mix the dough just until everything moist and incorporated. These cheddar, bacon, and green onion biscuits are fluffy and packed full of flavor. The best part s that they come out huge, they are perfect to be sliced in half and filled with your favorite meats and transformed into a great sandwich, or my favorite way just how they are. Check out the recipe below.
Like most families, it is a struggle to find a healthy and flavorful meal for the typical busy week night that the whole family can enjoy. Unlike the classic chicken cacciatore, which is a long braising of chicken with mushroom and peppers in a red wine and tomato sauce this recipe can be done within 30-40 minutes and still pack a great flavor and tender chicken. The key is the sauce that is cooked down into a thick tomato-wine sauce that makes the chicken cacciatore. Check out the recipe below.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!