As from Minnesota, we are a big art of the discovering different kinds of apples especially for northern climates. The most popular is the Honeycrisp, but almost every one is great flavored apple. The best Minnesota apples to bake with are haralson and zestar. This apple upside-down bread is a fantastic apple dish. It can make a great breakfast but also can make a great dessert warm with a side of cold vanilla ice cream. The apples come out caramelized and the sugary glaze hardens slightly when it cools and covers all the sides as you flip it over onto a dish. Check out the recipe below in post.
As the first week of fall hits, it is the unofficial start of soup season. Broccoli and cheddar cheese soup has been a classic comfort food that has a hearty and cheesy base and is packed with broccoli flavor. Broccoli and cheddar cheese soup is a great easy dinner that takes little to no effort with very minimal ingredients for the upcoming cold nights. Check out the recipe below.
When you normally hear of salt and vinegar chips you think of the classic fish and chips. Normally are a french fried style potato covered in malt vinegar. These smashed roasted salt and vinegar potatoes are a cooked in a highly salted bath that gives them a great salty flavor coating without being over baring and brushed with the tangy malt vinegar that adds flavor to the tender inside. Check out the recipe below in post.
As fall starts to creep in and the temperatures outside start to fall, there is nothing like a great bowl of hearty chili to make you feel warm inside. This quick and easy beef and bean chili is great way to fill that void. The chili has a great chili taste you expect and is full of beef, beans and vegetables cover by a thick rich sauce. The bonus is that chili is mostly made with ingredients that most pantry's already have and pretty much any of your favorite beans can be used. If you are looking for vegetarian option, just replace the beef with double the beans. Check out the recipe below.
Since it is that time of year when everyone grabs snacks and sits in front of watch football every Sunday. I thought it might be nice to share with you these Hawaiian chicken wings. The Hawaiian chicken wings have a great sweetness with a bit of spice from the sriracha sauce in the marinade. The preparation is simple and cook in 20-25 minutes in the oven so you wont miss a play making these wings. Check out the recipe below in the post .
Chinese restaurant-style fried rice is a simple, quick and easy dish that can be made with leftover meat and rice. You can make this fried rice with chicken, beef, pork or even tofu as a vegetarian option. Fried rice has ingredients that most pantry's have and can be made in under 20 minutes to feed a whole family and tends to be a money conscious dish. Check out the recipe below in post.
A twice baked potato is a great side dish for majority of meals. The replacement of the sweet potato for the standard russet potato is a change that works great with the addition of the bread crumb topping that gives a great brown top and crisp to the sweet potatoes. The soft texture of the sweet potatoes go great with the creaminess of the parmesan cheese that your family will love. The key for this recipe is to find small evenly sized sweet potatoes for even cooking. If you are in a hurry, the sweet potatoes can be cooked quickly in a microwave for about 10 minutes, turning them every few minutes so they cook evenly. Check out the recipe below in this post.
Pork tenderloin is always a big hit around my house. The ease and endless possibilities that can be done with a pork tenderloin is hard to get bored of it. This pineapple glazed pork is a great balance of a sweet from the pineapple juice and sugar and spicy flavor from the jalapenos makes the flavor of the pork pop out. This pineapple glazed pork can be made in about 30-40 minutes which makes it great for the weekdays or even special occasion. The glaze can be made ahead of time if needed.
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!!