The State fair up here in Minnesota is a serious deal around here. You can get 100's of different dishes and everything under the sun deep fried for your enjoyment. Unfortunately this year we will have to be missing is due to the status of the world and other things. This state-fair funnel cake is a simple little dish that is fun for both and kids to make. The batter is only a few ingredients, almost all are staples in everyone's kitchen and they fry up within minutes. My daughter loves watching them fry and puff up into a fun web design then drenching them in powder sugar and other sweet tasty toppings.
One of the best appetizers are crab cakes. They are extremely easy to make and always have the appearance of being a high end appetizer, at least in landlocked Minnesota. The chunks of lump crab meat and the crisp outer crust make a great summer dish. These Jalapeno crab cakes are extremely flavorful and a little bit spicy, however these will make a great impression on your friends and family. Serve it a few lemon wedges and sour cream to help mellow out the spiciness.
As the season for peaches is in full swing and hot outside, it is the perfect time for some cool and refreshing peach salsa. This fresh peach salsa is simple to make, only taking about 15 minutes to prepare. I like that peach salsa is a little more sweet from the ripe peaches and plus it is a bit less acidic than a regular tomato salsa. Not only is it delicious as an appetizer with tortilla chips or it is also really good as a topping for chicken, fish and pork.
These Bacon Jalapeño Popper Meatballs are perfect for game day or your next get together. The meatballs are packed with the same amazingly decadent flavors you find in your favorite jalapeno poppers, but in a perfect bite-sized meatball. The preparation of the meatballs is simple and can be made within 30 minutes and come out moist and tender.
A key to a great chicken wing is a sauce the grips onto the chicken wing and is in very bite. In these honey chipotle chicken wings, the marinade gives the chicken a great balance of sweet and heat making it one delicious chicken wing. As the chicken wings the marinade gets real stick and doesnt come off. The wings take almost no time to prepare and they grill perfectly charred on the grill. These chicken wings are a true crowd pleaser and is perfect for your next get together with friends and family.
Looking for a quick and easy appetizer or even simple meal. Then you need to check out this sizzling roasted shrimp scampi. The shrimp takes less than 10 minutes to back and the preparation is about the same length. The ingredients are very simple and there is no wine or alcohol in the recipe making it perfect for anyone to make. The shrimp are cooked in a garlic, lemon and herb infused butter that bakes into the shrimp coming out super tender. Serve it over rice or toss in pasta and it will be a simple dinner too.
When it comes to party appetizers, there is nothing easier then pizza rolls. They are always crowd pleasers and they are super easy to prepare. In these Philly cheesesteak pizza rolls, there is fresh sauteed beef, tender green pepper and onions in every bite. Plus there is delicious provolone cheese oozing out. They are perfect for a party or just as a easy dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and bake.
Looking for something simple and easy to serve as an appetizer for your next gathering that uses a handful of very common ingredients that are found at all grocery stores.
These sweet and spicy chicken lettuce wraps are the perfect answer. The chicken takes only minutes to cook and the sauce is even quicker. The sauce has a great sweetness from the honey and some heat from the chili sauce and red pepper flakes. The chicken is even great served over vegetables or rice for a quick and easy dinner option.
One of my most favorite sandwiches is the classic Cuban sandwich. A classic Cuban sandwich is typically made with roast pork, ham, Swiss, pickles, and mustard on Cuban bread, then heated and melted on a panini press. Is a great simple sandwich that is perfect to make into a quesadilla. In this recipe below I took the simple flavors in a quick and easy Cuban quesadilla. The quickly cooked pork, dill pickles and melted swiss cheese is defiantly a good representative of the classic sandwich.
As the big game is coming up this weekend, it is the unofficial day of appetizers. These steak taco wonton cups are a perfect contender for the appetizer table. The wonton cups are packed with juicy and tender steak bites. The wontons get nice and crispy as the creamy cheese melts over the steak and tomatoes. It is a quick and easy recipe that will wow over your guests.
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!!