As the holidays are coming to an end its is time to get back into work mode. One of my go to morning breakfast if the classic muffin. It is just so simple to make and easy to grab as you are walking out the door on a busy morning. These raspberry coffee cake muffins are insanely easy to make and soon enough your home will be filled the smell of fresh baked goodness. These raspberry coffee cake muffins don't just have one layer of great streusel topping, but has an additional layer in the middle that give an extra crunch (plus who doesn't like more streusel topping) and great flavor of the fresh raspberries.
So this Christmas season brought me into the crazy world of instant pots, since that is what Santa got me this year. As a chef for many years I have used all sorts of pressure cookers,steam cabinets and combination ovens that to the normal population will scare people but was everyday. These instant pots are all of high dollar equipment that was a day to day tool in my professional life into a small compact cooker that is going to make my life so much easier I believe. So the first thing I was going to do was make this chuck roast chili which will take hours if doing it on the stove top or in the oven, but in the instant pot it takes 35 minutes to cook. The flavors of the tender beef roast meat and the firm but soft beans in the chili infused sauce was incredible flavor and very hearty after a day playing in the snow.
If you are looking for a new and fun way to make chocolate chip cookies you got to check these cookies out. These raspberry and white chocolate cookies are soft, chewing and busting with delicious flavors from the white chocolate and fresh raspberries. Also the raspberries don't just add flavor to these cookies it also brings a beautiful red color swirled throughout the cookies. These cookies are very easy to make and can be made in well under 30 minutes from start to finish.
If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer, you have to try this recipe. This crab and cheese bread loaf is packed with a cheesy crab filling that sticks to the toasted bread loaf. The crab and cheese bread loaf can be made from start to finish in under 30 minutes and is a crowd pleaser for your next family gathering or game day. Check out the recipe below in post.
The standard weekday meal consist of the same old flavors and tend not to be healthy and flavorful, it seems to be one or the other. This balsamic rosemary cranberry chicken is packed with flavor and only take one pan to make the whole meal. It only needs a few minute of preparation in the morning to marinate the chicken and about 30 minutes to cook at night. The tartness of the cranberries and the sweetness of the honey really complement the chicken amazingly.
A classic style of cookie is the sandwich cookie which uses two cookies and fills them with variety of different filling. In the holiday season it tends to be two sugar cookie with a jam filling. In these blackberry walnut sandwich cookies, I use two buttery, nutty shortbread cookies packed with finely chopped walnuts then filled with tart blackberry jam between. Then finished off with a dusting of powdered sugar. Check out the recipe below in this post.
Looking for a great meal for the holidays. These cranberry apple stuffed pork chops have a great sweet and savory flavor. The easy cranberry apple stuffing is a breeze to make and cooking the pork chops take only a few minutes to have great easy dinner. If fresh cranberries are not available you can rehydrate dried ones in some hot chicken stock or water. Check out the recipe below in the post.
Brownie are the one of the most common desserts that can be loved at any time and these caramel turtle brownies are to die for delicious. These caramel turtle brownies are soft and gooey, packed with a rich chocolate flavor, filled with fresh homemade caramel and topped with crunchy pecan pieces. If the caramel making processed seems hard, don't worry it is really simple as long as you keep an eye on it and is totally worth it at the end. Check out the recipe below in this post.
A great appetizer for a holiday party or a game day party is the classic chicken wings. These baked garlic parmesan wings are baked instead of fried but they still as crispy and delicious as ever and loaded with a mouthwatering butter garlic parmesan sauce. The key is to broil the chicken right after they are baked to get the skin super crispy and browned then toss them in the sauce right before serving them. They will be the hit at your next gathering. Check out the recipe below in this 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!!