In the summer, some of the best foods are the ones that are light and bright. This asparagus, potato and corn salad is full of colorful vegetables that are tossed in a lemon olive oil dressing. The salad is topped with a parmigiano cheese that gives it a bit of richness and flavor. The salad is perfect for a large dinner since the salad remains the same consistency through as people are digging in. The dressing is very light which is perfect for a hot summer night. Check out the recipe below in the post.
The best complement for any cut of pork is sugar. It helps bring out the natural sweetness that is found in the pork. The combination of the sugar seasoning coating and the honey and maple syrup complement the natural sweetness of the pork chops without becoming over sweet. These honey-maple glazed pork chops have a great smokey char that gets in cased in the sweet honey-maple glaze. The addition of the mustard and vinegar help make the glaze stick to the pork chops unlike most glazes that get melted right off while on the grill. Check out the recipe below in post.
Tired of having the same old salads at every backyard barbecue or picnic? This grilled ratatouille vegetable salad is a great colorful and very healthy salad that is a great choice for a change. The grilled ratatouille vegetable salad is much lighter then the standard potato or pasta salads that are the norm, but still pack a great flavor from the vegetables and the light vinaigrette dressing and fresh herbs that the grilled vegetables are tossed in. The salad takes very little time and can be served either hot or cold. Check out the recipe below in post.
These chunky peanut butter cookies are packed with bold peanut flavor that packs a great sweet and salty balance. The cookies come out very moist, soft and will last for days in a sealed container. The dough does not require any refrigeration, it can go straight from the mixing bowl to the baking sheet and 15 minutes later you have a great crowd-pleasing cookie that will have friends and family lining up. The recipe is very easy so it makes a great recipe to make with kids. Check out the recipe below in post.
It is the season for backyard barbecues and get together, these barbecue asian drumsticks have a great sweet, sticky and peppery flavor that will have people coming back for more. The drumsticks are tossed with chinese five spice then covered with a great asian-inspired barbecue sauce that has oyster sauce, ginger, chili paste rice vinegar and sesame oil. these are a perfect addition to any party. Check out the recipe below in post.
The easiest thing to do for lunch prep for lunches throughout my week is to make a big batch of soup and a salad which is super easy a finished within 1 hour for the whole week. This rustic chicken chowder is packed full of chicken and healthy vegetables. The half and half can be substituted for milk for something healthier or heavy cream for a richer and creamer soup. The vegetables can be substitute for others to fit your personal tastes. Check out the Recipe below in post.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Muffins are the perfect snack or breakfast for the person on the go. These muffins come out light and fluffy and pack with banana and peanut butter flavor and have no added refine sugars to them. The protein powder helps give you energy to the start of your morning as breakfast or get through the mid day slump as a snack or post workout treat. The all-purpose flour can be substituted for whole wheat flour for the people who are looking for more whole grains in their diet. Check out the recipe below in the post.
Looking for a great recipe for your next backyard BBQ that doesn't involve much effort and you can spend more time with your friends and family instead of away cooking? This slow-cooker pulled pork is the perfect recipe for you. It has a great sweet and sour vinegar cooking liquid that cooks the pork to a super tender texture. The pork actually breaks apart with two forks with no issues and the flavor is amazing!!! Check out the recipe below in this post.
As I sit here writing this it is the week before the unofficial start of barbecue season, memorial day here in the states. One of the biggest staples of any backyard barbecue is the classic potato salad. This barbecue potato salad recipe has all of the flavors of the classic red potato salad with the addition of BBQ sauce and flavorful tarragon. The tarragon had a great bold fresh flavor that really spices up the salad and bring it to a new level and the barbecue sauce adds a sweet and smokey flavor that goes great with grilled accompaniments. Check out the recipe below in the post.
As spring is finally coming along and summer is on the horizon, the one plant in my garden that keeps showing up is tomatoes (even if I don't plant them haha). In about about a month or two I will have so many I will have no idea what to do with them since they do tend to show up all at once. This fresh tomato and spinach pasta is a great way to use those tomatoes that come all at once. The fresh tomato and garlic make the prefect light tomato sauce that is packed with flavor and vital nutrients. The meal can be made in under 30 minutes from start to finish and will make your house smell like a little bistro in Italy. Check out the recipe below in post.
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!!