When it comes to cookies, there is two sides you can be on, the soft and chewy or then thin and crispy side. Me personally, I love the thicker and soft cookies that are chewy. These old-fashioned oatmeal chocolate chip cookies come out chewy and stay chewy for days after you make them. The cookies are packed with chocolate chips and rolled oats (doesn't that make these healthy). The cookies are extremely simple to prepare and make in minutes. I am not a huge sweets person, but I love these cookies!!
During the heat of the summer, I always lean to light dinners that have a bit of a kick of heat and packed with light fresh flavor. Due to the heat of the past few weeks, my garden was packed with fresh red tomatoes ready to jump into a delicious meal. This pan-seared shrimp with tomatoes and avocados is the perfect dish for those warm night. The chili give it a great smoky flavor along with a slight kick of heat and the tender shrimp tossed with the soft ripe tomatoes is perfect meal. This is a must try meal for everyone, as what my wife tells me.
Chicken is a big staple for dinner since it is a healthier source of protein for most people versus beef and other red meats. The problem is either it is covered in heavy soup based sauces or are cooked to be dried out. In these Spanish chicken breasts, they are patted thin to cook quick and coated in yogurt then breaded lightly. The yogurt works as the marinate and the sauce base for this dish. The sauce is thick, but light with the use for the yogurt and the smoked paprika provided a rich, smoky flavor, but we found that sweet paprika worked just fine if we couldn’t find smoked paprika.
It seems like almost ever salad the is served at a backyard barbecue is a pasta salad, potato or the standard lettuce salad. One of the best salads is ones using rice. Rice is a way under used base for a salad. It takes on flavors like pasta salads and is great at holding onto the vegetables as you are spooning it on to your dish or mouth. This thai wild rice salad has the great flavors of both the white and wild rices, plus the tangy thai vinaigrette. Plus the crunch of the vegetables it creates a great all around salad that will have your friends and family raving.
The classic stir fry is a staple in almost every home. It is a simple dish that takes very little effort and is affordable to feed the whole family. The problem with most store brought sauces are full of salt and sugar that is very healthy. In this quick and easy pork and broccoli stir fry, the pork comes out juicy and extremely tender while the broccoli come out in a vibrate green and bring a little bit of a crunch to the meal. The simple sauce sticks to the pork and broccoli and is made with simple ingredients. The dish can be made within 30 minutes and your family will enjoy it.
The burger is one of the most popular sandwiches around the world. Burgers tend to be greasy and not very healthy for you. Replacing the ground beef with ground turkey helps making the burger much healthier, but tends to be more bland. In this ranch turkey burger, the burger comes out juicy packed with flavor from the ranch mix and garlic blended into. The recipe is very simple and takes no time at all to prepare and the burgers are very healthy.
When you think of Quick breads they are usually full of some type of fruit and filled with sugar. With this bacon and cheese quick bread, the bread is a savory loaf that is packed with salty bacon and creamy swiss cheese. It is perfect for those occasions that you need to have something salty and savory. As it being a quick bread, it is very easy to make and is delicious with only about 20 minutes of preparation.
There are some days you want the great flavors of the barbecue, but with bad weather sometimes its just not in the cards. These slow-cooker barbecued beef skewers have the great lightly chard flavors from the quick sear in the pan prior of going into the slow cooker The skewers are cooked elevated so the cooking is even all around, which makes the beef tender. Plus while the beef is cooking, the homemade sauce is cooking right below filling with the wonderful beef juices.
As we are in the middle of the summer, the super hot weather we are having here is making the zucchini grow at a crazy rate. These double chocolate zucchini muffins are the perfect way to use some of them up. The muffin come out sweet and rich of from the chocolate and moist from the tender zucchini speckled throughout. Like most muffins they are super quick and easy to make and they freeze fantastic in a air tight container for a few months, but they tend not to last very long once baked.
If the struggle of finding easy and new recipes that are perfect for weekday family dinners. Check out this egg roll in a bowl. Egg roll in a bowl is a super easy and healthy dinner that is packed with wonderful asian flavors that your whole family will love. The recipe only takes minutes to prepare. The dish is packed with lean protein that will fill you up unlike most healthy recipes. The turkey can easy replace with any other ground meats or vegan proteins to make it meatless meal.
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!!