As the spring comes around and lent is in full force for many people, these easy mini crab cakes are a great appetizer for any gathering and is a true crowd pleaser. The mini crab cakes are full of lump crab meat, which is a necessity for any crab cake and is full of citrus flavor. The recipe also uses a cream cheese base in place of the mayo that helps the crab cakes firm up when they are baking. Baking the crab cakes make all edges nice and crispy with no effort and wont need to spend time frying them each.
The Orange Blossom Muffin is classic muffin that is simple to prepare and full of citrus flavor and crunchy pecan pieces. It's a great muffin if you are not a big fan of over sweet muffins but still has enough sweetness to enjoy. The muffins take about 10 -15 minutes to prepare and about an additional 15 minutes to bake and come out moist and fluffy. In a air tight container, they will last for a few days.
Bananas and peanut butter is a classic combination. In this Banana Peanut butter bread, the standard banana bread is brought to the next level, especially if you are a peanut butter lover. (I have two of them in my house) The bread comes out super moist and tender, exactly what you are looking for in a loaf of banana bread. Plus the peanut butter adds a sweet and salty flavor that elevates the already great banana flavor. It is a great change up to the classic banana bread to make it unique but also delicious change that your family will love.
A breakfast casserole is a great easy breakfast that typically is made the night before and cooked in the morning. If you have a busy family, finding time to set the night before to prepare the breakfast dish can be difficult. With this breakfast skillet casserole, the whole dish can be made within 30 minutes from start to finish and is just as simple as the tradition way. The eggs come out creamy and fluffy packed with flavor from all of the added ingredients. The cheese can be exchanged for equal amounts of your favorite kind or can be removed all together also.
On thanksgiving, there tends to be a bright and vibrate red colored dish known as cranberry sauce or jelly. This dish has a great sweet and tart flavor that goes amazing with turkey. Most of the time it comes from out of a can, most likely with the imprint of the can still noticeable. This classic cranberry sauce recipe is so simple and easy that you will move away away from the pre-made stuff back to the much more flavorful version in this recipe. The hints of cardamon in the recipe really bring another level of flavor to the whole thanksgiving plate. Check out the recipe below in this post.
As the holidays are here, families and friends will be coming together to spend extended time together and the need to feed many people at once is a difficult task to overcome. These pumpkin cranberry sheet pan pancakes are a great, hassle-free breakfast that makes many portions at once. The pancakes come of thick and fluffy and packed with great flavor. The preparation is only a few minutes and the oven does the rest. Check out the recipe below in this post.
As the holiday season is coming up and families coming together, you need a good easy breakfast that is filling and delicious. Overnight french toast is a great hassle free breakfast that keep everyone together in the morning. Its is very little prep to set up the night before and is only a few minutes in the morning putting it in the oven. The cranberry overnight french toast has the perfect blend of tart from the cranberry and richness of the custard, then topped with a sweet streusel that really finishes it off. The hardest part is smelling it cook as you are hungry in the morning, 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.
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.
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.
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!!