Frittata is a great choice if you are cooking breakfast or brunch for a larger group. Its like a omelet with all of the fillings, but you don't have to deal with perfectly executed flipping. These muffin tin frittatas are great since each is pre-portioned to a perfect size and can be customized to each persons preferences. The fillings choices are endless, I prefer the classic Western/Denver-Style filling of green pepper, onion, cheese and ham.
When you hear about rhubarb in the summer, the first thing that comes to mind is the classic strawberry rhubarb pie. That is a classic summer pie and great dessert but raspberry and rhubarb is an even better combination as the two flavors mend together perfectly. Both have pretty equal tart to sweetness ratios that work great. These raspberry rhubarb bars have the great flavor of both with a crisp cookie crust on the bottom and a sweet pecan crumb on the top make it a perfect little dessert square. The raspberry preserve add the right sweetness and keeps the mixture thick so the crust will never be soggy even when not par baked like in this recipe. Check out the recipe below in post.
JoJo potatoes are seasoned potato wedges that a coated in a seasoning and breaded. JoJo potatoes are a grocery store deli classic here in the Midwest and the rest of the western US and Canada and is tend to be cooked along side of fried chicken. This recipe is done in a oven vs the traditional frying method or broster, but still come out soft and tender inside with a crisp flavorful coating on the outside. They make a great snack or side for lunch or dinner. Check out the recipe below in post.
Morning glory muffins are the classic fruit cakes long lost cousin, however ended up much better tasting and enjoyable to eat. However do not let that scare you away so quick. Morning glory muffins are probably one of those muffins your grandmother would make when you were a little kid and still be considered timeless and are still very enjoyable today. Morning glory muffins are loaded with all sorts of fruits and vegetables, from carrots to apples, pineapple to raisins to name a few. The muffins are very savory but does have sweetness and are moist, especially when eaten warm. They are the perfect on the go treat and a great way to get a picky kid to eat his or her fruits and vegetables. Check out the recipe below in post.
Burritos are one of the most recognizable Mexican-style food. Burritos are found frozen in a gas station to award winning restaurants. The filling is normally rice with some form of protein, beef or beans being the most common. A wet burrito is a burrito that is covered in a chili based gravy that is similar to enchilada sauce but thicker and typically wrapped in a flour tortilla instead of corn which enchiladas are made with. Check out the recipe below in post.
Broccoli salad is one of the most common potluck and picnic salads. The broccoli has a great crunch and goes great with the raisins, walnuts, cheese and onion. The salad is topped with a classic mayonnaise and vinegar sauce that covers the ingredients, but doesn't pool on the bottom that needs consistent stirring. This broccoli salad is very easy to make and only has a few steps that can be done within minutes. Check out the recipe below in the post.
In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper. Mix until combine. The recipe I use does not have any sugar added like typical dressing. It still has a great flavor with the addition of salt and pepper that the sugar is not missed.
In a large bowl, add the broccoli, raisins, shallot, bacon, walnuts and cheddar cheese.
Pour the mayonnaise sauce on top and toss until evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper if needed. The dressing should be just be enough to cover everything without a lot of excess.
When you think of an old time diner one of the first dishes you think of is a patty melt. A patty melt is the perfect blend of a cheese burger and a grilled cheese. A patty melt is a great sandwich which puts a beef burger, caramelized onions and melted swiss cheese in between two slices of toasted rye bread. It is not a great meal if you are trying to stay low fat, but everyone needs to cheat meal every once and awhile. Aren't I right?? Check out the recipe below in post.
Chimichurri sauce is an Argentina sauce that is great for marinating and as a condiment on top of grilled meat. The chimichurri sauce is a very vibrant green color and is very similar to a pesto that uses cilantro and parsley in place of basil. With these grilled shrimp you use the chimichurri sauce for a marinate then use it as a finishing sauce that packs the shrimp with great flavor inside and out. It is perfect as a meat portion of a meal or as an appetizer. Check out the recipe below in the post.
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.
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!!