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.
Banana cake is one of my all time favorite kind of cake. To me its one of those cakes that has fruit so it seems like it is healthy and has the rich sweet taste from the cooked bananas that makes banana bread so good, but in cake form. The banana walnut cake comes out super moist and fluffy, great balance of sweet and richness and is topped with a great cream cheese frosting that isn't over sweet. Banana cake tastes even better after it has been in the refrigerator and is cold on a hot summer day like today. Check out the recipe below in post.
Snickerdoodles are a popular cookie that is rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. The cookies come out thick, super soft, buttery and full of flavor. They are one of my favorites with the ease of preparation as they can be made start to finish in about 30 minutes. They come out perfect every time and everyone loves them. Check out the recipe below in post.
A galette is a term in french cuisine for a flat cake or pie that is normally filled with fruit or a savory filling. As of right now, in the heat of the summer is the prime time for ripe fresh peaches and lucky for me its my favorite fruit. The sweet and tender peaches and the thin flaky pie crust is a perfect summer dessert with a side of vanilla ice cream. The peaches can be substituted for equal amount of apples, berries, plums, nectarines. Check out the recipe below in post.
When you hear about rhubarb in the summer, the first thing that comes to mind is the classic strawberry rhubarb pie. That is a classic summer pie and great dessert but raspberry and rhubarb is an even better combination as the two flavors mend together perfectly. Both have pretty equal tart to sweetness ratios that work great. These raspberry rhubarb bars have the great flavor of both with a crisp cookie crust on the bottom and a sweet pecan crumb on the top make it a perfect little dessert square. The raspberry preserve add the right sweetness and keeps the mixture thick so the crust will never be soggy even when not par baked like in this recipe. Check out the recipe below in post.
These chunky peanut butter cookies are packed with bold peanut flavor that packs a great sweet and salty balance. The cookies come out very moist, soft and will last for days in a sealed container. The dough does not require any refrigeration, it can go straight from the mixing bowl to the baking sheet and 15 minutes later you have a great crowd-pleasing cookie that will have friends and family lining up. The recipe is very easy so it makes a great recipe to make with kids. Check out the recipe below in post.
These white chocolate macadamia nut cookies with cherries is a great twist to the traditional version. The dried cherries add a but of sweet and tangy to the cookie that adds to the sweetness of the white chocolate chips and the richness of the macadamia nuts. The cookies come out thick, soft and chewy that requires no refrigeration to achieve that. Check out the recipe below. The recipe will make 2 dozen cookies and can be in the oven in 15 minutes.
Some of the best desserts have a sweet and savory flavor and cookies are a great example of where this statement comes true. Some of the most classic cookies have the great mixture of both sweet and savory and the classic butter cookie is one that is a crowd favorite. With the addition of the lemon and thyme brings the cookie to a new level of deliciousness. The replacement of the granulated sugar for confectioners sugar or powdered sugar makes the cookie have a great light crumb to them. Check out the recipe below.
The classic spring dessert is the classic carrot cake. Most recipes for carrot cakes come out dry or so moist they just fall apart so why not just make it easy and make them into small cookies that have the flavor. These carrot cake cookies have the same flavor, are moist and topped with a generous portion of light and fluffy cream cheese frosting. These are great to make with kids with the ease of the preparation and the fun of decoration them in spring theme or just the classic carrot shape that is the norm of carrot cake. Check out the recipe below.
It seems like lately that you see people using essential oils to help make their houses smell better and other health benefits that can come along with them. I bring this point for this exact recipe, because with this recipe you are cooking my favorite oil, BUTTER!!! I mean a lot of butter goes into these brownies and then stirring in chocolate on top of more chocolate into it your house becomes pretty good smelling I can so myself. These brownies do have a lot of butter, but these brownies do have very little flour and the texture is kinda like a chocolate souffle or chocolate torte and most of the structure and binding is from the eggs and the condense milk that veins through the brownies makes them super moist for days. Overall these brownies are awesome tasting and smell even better. Check out 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!!