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.
Crab rangoons are basically crab and cream cheese wontons. They are popular appetizer in Chinese restaurants all across the country and are one of the easiest things to make. Crab rangoons are packed with fresh crab taste and super creamy cheese oozes out as you bite into them. You can substitute the rangoons with imitation crab to get more of the fast food chinese restaurant flavor, but in opinion the real crab is so much better. These are really fun to make with the whole family, just don’t let the little kids around the oil! The crab rangoons can be made a ahead and even frozen for dinners or snacks down the road. Check out the recipe below in post.
Looking for a easy and flavor full chicken that is packed with flavor that your whole family will love. This roasted honey lime cilantro chicken is a super easy recipe that comes out perfectly moist every time. All of the bold flavors melt together and work perfectly together while it is hands free roasting in the oven. The recipe will take ten minutes to prep and will be out of the oven in 35-40 minutes. It can easy made for a weeknight meal for the busiest family. Check out the recipe below in the post.
These white chocolate macadamia nut cookies with cherries is a great twist to the traditional version. The dried cherries add a but of sweet and tangy to the cookie that adds to the sweetness of the white chocolate chips and the richness of the macadamia nuts. The cookies come out thick, soft and chewy that requires no refrigeration to achieve that. Check out the recipe below. The recipe will make 2 dozen cookies and can be in the oven in 15 minutes.
Once again we are back to the eve of cinco de mayo and what else do you make for the holiday, TACOS. These chili rubbed salmon tacos are packed with heart healthy salmon, avocado, and a lime mayonnaise sauce all wrapped in a corn tortilla and finished off with your favorite toppings. The preparation is simple and takes no more then 20 minutes to table and enjoying them. Check out the recipe below and let me know what your favorite taco is.
Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea that takes less then 20 minutes? This spring chicken and vegetable stir fry is packed with vibrant green vegetables and tender chicken breast with a home made sauce made from fish and oyster sauce, fresh squeezed lime juice and a touch of chicken stock. This stir fry is finished off with fresh herbs and a bit of crunch from the cashews. Check out the recipe towards the bottom of the post and feel free to share with anyone you know looking for a light and healthy dish that is packed with great flavor.
The classic chicken parmesan is know for the crusty crust the is covered with cheese and tomato sauce. This chicken parmesan burger has the same crusty exterior, but full of moisture (no dry chicken here) and packed with flavor. Topped with slices of mozzarella and marinara sauce on toasted french bread makes a great meal that your family will love. If you can not find ground chicken in your grocery store, you can substitute turkey or shred chicken breast chunks in a food processor. This meal is can made in about 30 minutes time. Check out the recipe below in post.
There is two basic ways of making barbecue chicken. The first way is to use a dry rub and the second is using a wet sauce. Both have their ways of being great and bad. Both methods are very easy and simple but with dry rub you need to coat the chicken a second time or keep applying extra seasoning as you cook and with using a wet sauce the sauce either doesn't stick to the chicken or it will start to burn as it cooks. With this barbecue rubbed chicken recipe, you start by making a dry rub then turn it into a paste the will stick well to the chicken locking in the moisture and with caramelize into a glaze like you will get with the traditional dry rub. Check out the recipe at the bottom of the post.
Some of the best desserts have a sweet and savory flavor and cookies are a great example of where this statement comes true. Some of the most classic cookies have the great mixture of both sweet and savory and the classic butter cookie is one that is a crowd favorite. With the addition of the lemon and thyme brings the cookie to a new level of deliciousness. The replacement of the granulated sugar for confectioners sugar or powdered sugar makes the cookie have a great light crumb to them. 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!!