Apple hand pies are a great fall dessert. they are similar to a apple turnover, with the exception of using a pie crust instead of puff pastry like a turnover. These apple hand pies are coated in a sugar glaze that gives a great boost of sweet as you bite through the buttery and flaky crust. They are great for a occasion where you are on the go or a fall picnic where you don't want to use plates. I enjoy them for a easy breakfast when I am going out the door, its a great wake me up. Check out the recipe below.
In the all butter pie crust, the crust comes out super flaky and packed with buttery flavor that comes out great each and every time. With an all butter crust you don't get that greasy flavor and mouth texture. The key for this recipe is to freeze the butter slightly so the butter is very firm and never gets warm throughout the mixing. The dough should be specked with butter chucks. As the dough bakes it gets golden brown even without a wash before baking.
Spatchcocking is a form of butterflying technique for preparing poultry. It involves removing the backbone but also popping the breast bone out to secure the bird in a flat position. It is a fantastic way of cooking poultry so everything comes out equally tender and you don’t have to rotated the whole bird to ensure no dry spots. It is also great because it can cook in a shorter space in the oven, which is great for holidays like thanksgiving when the oven is full of different foods.
Chicken francaise is a american dish that is full of italian and french influences. The dish is pan fried chicken cutlets that are rolled in flour then egg then straight into a pan skipping the last flouring step. The egg coats the chicken in a thin layer and leaves a great browned color on the outside and sealing the juices inside making the chicken very tender. The final step is it is coated in a lemon butter sauce with capers and fresh thyme. Since the chicken is pounded thin, it cooks quickly which makes it a fast dinner that tastes like it takes double the time. Check out the recipe below in this post.
As winter is coming it is nice to be able to have a warm hearty meal that is easy to make and flavorful. This chicken lentil soup is very easy to make, has very simple ingredients and can be made in about an hour or so. This soup is perfect for the occasions you have a leftover chicken or can use leftover turkey in place for an after thanksgiving meal. Lentils are a very healthy legume that is packed with fiber that help thicken the soup slightly and make this soup very filling. Check out the recipe below in this post.
The Waldorf salad was introduced at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel back in the 1890's and has become a classic american salad that is still very popular. The Waldorf salad is a fruit and nut salad that is covered with a creamy dressing served traditionally with a bed of lettuce. The Waldorf salad has had many different variations over the years. Many use dried fruit like raisins with the apples or fresh grapes that give some extra juiciness and sweetness that goes great with crunch of the walnuts and crisp apples. Check out the recipe below at the bottom of this post.
Garlic knots are a simple dinner roll that is made with a simple pizza dough with roasted minced garlic and covered in a garlic infused butter that gets baked in. They are very popular in pizza parlors all over the USA. The recipe is simple to make and proofing the dough is a breeze in a preheated oven. These garlic knots are soft and doesn't have a tough outside. If you want to change it up, sprinkle parmesan over the top during the second brushing of butter at the end. Check out the recipe below in post.
The classic Cobb salad is a classic American salad. There is many different ways of making it but it tends to be made with chopped salad greens, tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort or Gorgonzola cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette.
This autumn Cobb salad takes the classic salad and adds some seasonal changes that makes it just as good as the original. In place of the simple red wine vinaigrette, there is a creamy pecan maple dressing that is full flavored and complements the salad completely. The salad can be made as one large salad or can be made into many separate salads. I make this salad as simple food prep lunch for the week with the dressing on the side. Check out the recipe below in the post.
The standard chips and dip is the essential game day snack that you need at every sports party. This chipotle onion dip is a great change from the standard prepackaged that is found in refrigerated sections all over the country. The addition of the chipotle chili powder adds a but of spicy and smokiness to the dip and really brings it to a new level. The toasted pita chips are simple and take minutes to make and come out crispy that you expect. Check out the recipe below in post.
Cornbread is one of the best accompaniments to a meal. The flavor of from the corn meal makes it a totally different experience the the standard bread. This honey cheddar cornbread its my all time favorite with the sweetness of the honey and the addition of the cheddar creaminess boosts the flavor. The cast iron pan adds a great crust. This recipe can be made in muffin tins, check 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!!