During the holiday season, cookies are everywhere and sometimes you feel like you get into a routine making the same old cookies. With these zebra shortbread cookies, you get the full rich and buttery flavor from the cookies. Plus having the control of the layers between the plain and chocolate layers of this cookie, it seems like every single cookie has a unique design that is different per cookie. You can roll the cookies and different color sanding sugar to make the cookies even more unique. The dough can be made up to three days in advance wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and baked to your need.
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that brings the happiness out in people. Seeing family and friends all together enjoying time and my favorite part, delicious food together. It however can be stressful for the ones who are preparing the meal itself. In this apple and walnut stuffing, the recipe is simple and is packed with sweet and savory flavors cooked into the bread. The top of the stuffing is crisp from the added butter to the top while the middle is soft like traditional stuffing.
When it comes to making stuffing, the better bread you use the better the stuffing will turn out. In this recipe, you cube the bread and toast them until golden brown in place of letting the bread dry out over night cutting the start finish time down to a manageable time.
As the holidays are right around the corner. It is time to find a few simple desserts that are easy and quick, but can serve your whole family. These pumpkin pecan pie bars have all of the flavors of pumpkin and pecan pie combine in these delicious dessert bars. They are baked on top of a buttery chocolate shortbread crust. They are definitely a crowd pleaser.
Tater tot nachos or Totchos are simply a twist on the classic nachos. Bringing together two amazing appetizers together to make a great game day snack. The key is to cook the tater tots fully to get the crispy then top with all of the delicious toppings. While standard nachos are a great finger food, these will defiantly need a fork to be enjoyed. They also make a great base for a breakfast skillet by adding eggs to the top for a second reason to try this recipe.
Are you looking to bring big flavor without spending too much time in the kitchen, this heart-warming root vegetable au gratin brings the best of fall flavor into your kitchen with a few, simple ingredients. The rutabaga and potatoes are cooked quickly on the stove top to cut down the baking time and help mend all of the flavors together. Then the vegetables are baked tender covered with fresh creamy fontina cheese. This dish is perfect for a side dish for the holidays and the fontina cheese can be exchanged with fresh parmesan cheese.
When it comes to appetizers, chicken wings are one of the all time most common thing you will find. The tender chicken that is tossed in endless variety of flavors makes it such a great choice. In these honey orange chicken wings, you wont be disappointed. The chicken comes out tender and juicy and the glaze is packed with sweet and slightly spicy flavor that sticks to the wings. In this recipe you can use the dummies or the wings, which ever is easier to find at the time.
As the weather begins to cool off, it become the time of year for some good hearty soups. This southwestern bean and barley soup fits that bill quite well. The soup is packed with beans and barley making you feel filled and the southwestern flavors make the soup taste fantastic. The soup is vegetarian making it a perfect choice for anyone.
When it comes to fried appetizers, it seems like most aren't worth the extra calories. However with fried pickles, they are worth it. The crunch of the exterior and the warm tangy flavor of the warm pickle inside is hard to just eat one. In these fried pickle bites, you get to enjoy the whole thing in one bite. They are great with or without the sauce, but with the addition of the dipping sauce add another layer of flavor to these great little appetizers that is perfect for your next get together or game day.
The ranger cookie history goes back to the 1930’s Texas rangers. The cookies are very similar to the cowboy cookie, which I grew up on all my life. These cookies were a typical dessert for the Texas ranger’s dinner since they were handheld and packed with energy packed ingredients that were perfect for the Texas rangers to keep them going.
Today they make the perfect snack for keeping you going on a hike in the wonderful fall weather or a snack for your mid afternoon energy boost. The cookies come out moist and packed with sweet and delicious flavors. The nuts or chocolate chips can be replaced with raisins for a healthier option.
In the crazy world we are living in, especially if you have hungry kids, there is always the need for an easy weeknight meal that will deliver happy full bellies. In the zesty skillet macaroni with meat sauce is the perfect dish. The pasta is cooked to perfectly tender in a homemade zesty meat sauce that thickens as it cooks and topped with creamy cheese and basil. The best part is the meal takes under 30 minutes and requires 1 skillet with a lid.
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!!