In the crazy world we are living in, especially if you have hungry kids, there is always the need for an easy weeknight meal that will deliver happy full bellies. In the zesty skillet macaroni with meat sauce is the perfect dish. The pasta is cooked to perfectly tender in a homemade zesty meat sauce that thickens as it cooks and topped with creamy cheese and basil. The best part is the meal takes under 30 minutes and requires 1 skillet with a lid.
One of the most dredged vegetables out there is the brussel sprouts. It feels like most kids are tortured to eat these growing up. It seems like I was one of those kids that wasn't lucky, probably one of the reasons I enjoy eating them. Brussel sprouts are full of nutritious fiber, fatty acids and rich in antioxidants.
These Firecracker Brussels sprouts have a great pop of chili flavor, but does not overwhelm the taste of the brussel sprouts.. They are oven-roasted and full of flavor and crisp around the edges but tender inside. If you are ever on the verge of trying them, this recipe is a good one to bring them back to your plate.
When looking for a great mid week dinner, the ease of cleaning up after is just as important as the time it takes to cook. In this creamy pasta with baby spinach, the whole dish is made in one single pan, which makes the clean up just as quick. The pasta comes out perfectly cooked and packed with fresh spinach all covered in a cream sauce that makes it self with the cream and parmesan cheese. The whole dish can be made in under 30 minutes.
As it goes with asian inspired food, the go to is a simple stir-fry. It seems like everyone has a certain recipe that they love and can be made in minutes. This beef and pepper stir fry is no different. The stir fry can be made in under 20 minutes and is packed with flavors from all of the spices and cooking liquids the stir fry is tossed in at the end. The stir fry is served with simple to use pad thai noodles that made a great substitution for the standard rice.
With the temperatures going down, its time to buckle down with some great fall meals. Shepard's pie is a great hearty meal that is typically made with lamb, but ground beef is a great replacement if ground lamb is not available. In this easy and delicious sweet potato shepard's pie, the meal packed with meat and vegetables and topped with a sweet and delicious sweet potato topping. The dish is very easy and healthy meal that is perfect for any family. The ingredients are very simple and easy to find anywhere.
When it comes to weekday meals, everyone thinks you can have a restaurant-style meal at home within minutes. This Italian stuffed chicken breast is a super quick and easy recipe that is overflowing with flavors that takes minutes to prepare and cooks in under 15 minutes. The chicken comes out juicy and tender and pairs amazing with the mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and of course the gooey mozzarella cheese.
Here is Minnesota, the whole summer is ended by one of the largest state fairs in the county. The Minnesota state fair brings millions of people yearly (the largest single day is in the 270,000 people). Every year there is new and unique dishes that show up. For me, my favorite is the classic corn dog. The sweet corn breading around the hot dog is the perfect summer snack. Sadly this year it was cancelled due to the current situations going on so i had to make myself my own corn dogs. This recipe is very close to what you would get at the state fair. The preparation is simple and takes on a few minutes to make from start to finish. The honey give the corn breading a golden brown color and a perfect level of sweetness. Check out the recipe below.
As when it comes to steak, I prefer the steak well seasoned in placed of having steak sauce all over the steak. However with this sweet and spicy hoisin sauce, the sweet and spicy flavor is perfect with the grilled beef. The sauce is a mix between different regions around the world. It is very high in asian flavors with the soy and hoisin sauce and the ginger. With the butter stirred in at the finish is very french inspired adding much richness making this sauce delicious over the sliced steak.
If you are looking for a great recipe to use up those summer squash, this summer squash and sausage pasta skillet is the perfect recipe to use. The pasta is cooked directly in the sauce so the pasta is filled with all of the flavors from the sausage and tomatoes. Then is topped with creamy parmesan cheese and bright bold flavors of the freshly cut basil. It is the complete one dish meal from start to finish so clean up is a breeze and preparation and cooking takes less than 30 minutes. The squash can easily replaced with zucchini with no changes to the recipe.
The classic breaded pork chops is a dinner pretty much everyone has. The problem is they tend to be dry, tough and flavorless. In these honey mustard breaded pork chops, the pork chops are pounded thinner tenderizing them. After that the pork is dredged in a honey and mustard egg wash then coated in bread crumbs, then fried to a golden brown. The pork chops comes out tender and juicy and the coating is flavorful and crispy.
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!!