As life is getting more and more back to normal and being a lot more busy, it seems like I am always looking for a snack that will get me going and not packed with sugar and salt. In these chocolate peanut protein bars, they are packed with protein to give you a boost of energy and a bit of sugar to fix the cravings. Plus these protein bars are super soft and chewy and require not much more than a couple bowls and a spoon to mix everything together. Once you make your own, you will never go back to the store bought ones.
One of the things I love is cornbread muffins right out of the oven. They are packed with a rich and buttery flavor, however what is even better is these honey blueberry muffins. The muffins have a slight crunch and savory flavor of the cornmeal make a perfect backdrop for blueberries, which burst as they bake, creating pockets of juice that keep the muffins tender. They are extremely simple to prepare, about 15 minutes to mix everything up and under 30 minutes to bake.
In these Hawaiian fried chicken, the flavors are endless. The dish is really easy to prepare and everyone will love them. The chicken thighs are marinated in a mixture of soy sauce and pineapple juice, finely chopped ginger and garlic, brown sugar, and sesame oil. Then they are coated in a mixture of cornstarch and baking powder and rested as the excess marinade soaks into the cornstarch mixture. The chicken comes out nicely golden brown and crispy. The dish is finished up with a quick and easy dipping sauce.
As the weather is getting warmer it is time to find some easy desserts that keep us nice and cool. Semifreddo is a perfect dessert to accommodate that. A semifreddo and ice cream are both made with a custard, however semifreddo is not churned so it only freezes to a semi hard state. The texture is close to what you would find in a soft serve ice cream. This lemon semifreddo is packed with lemon flavor and topped with macerated berries making it a great summer treat. A semifreddo is perfect and quick dessert that doesn't require any ice cream making equipment to get a similar texture and flavor, making it perfect for anyone.
Now that memorial day is here, it is officially summer time and time to get the barbecue out and have friends and family over for cookouts. To me, a barbecue is not complete with out a cool and refreshing pasta salad. This creamy Mexican pasta salad is simple to prepare with just a few ingredients.The salad is packed with black beans, cilantro, corn, bell pepper and tomatoes along with the pasta. Then all tossed in a quick and easy creamy southwestern dressing that brings a zesty flavor.
Looking for dinner that has a great summer flavor that is also light and healthy. This peach and chile chicken is packed with a sweet and zesty taste with a mild chile flavor that everyone will love. The marinade takes only minutes to prepare in the morning and the chicken will soak in the flavors of the marinade all day while you are out. The chicken works great cooked on the grill or in the oven in about 20-25 minutes. The dish is refined sugar free making it perfect for a paleo diet.
This orange chicken recipe can be made in the time the jasmine rice takes to cook. All of the ingredients are easy to find, most people have everything in there cupboard and refrigerator. The chicken is not breaded making it a great option for someone that is cutting back on carbs or looking for a light and delicious dinner. It is a great easy recipe that anyone can make and is perfect any day of the week.
Now that the weather is finally getting warm, it is officially time to barbecue and have friends and family over for cookouts. For most people, you can’t have a barbecue party or a backyard party without some delicious pasta salad. This creamy chicken pasta salad is simple to prepare with just a few ingredients.The salad is packed with chicken, bacon, cheese and herbs and vegetables for color. Then all tossed in a great easy creamy homemade dressing.
As this spring has been cool and rainy so far this year here in MN, there is nothing like a smell of cooked cinnamon to warm you up. This cinnamon raisin bread takes a bit of time to make and not the most attractive exterior, however the inside is flavorful and looks amazing and is perfect for breakfast all week (if it last that long). The bread comes out soft and packed with raisins and cinnamon sugar all throughout the loaf. The bread is amazing toasted with just butter, honey, or peanut butter spread over it.
In these hawaiian pulled chicken sandwich, the chicken is pulled then tossed in a sweet and sour sauce that is packed with a soy and pineapple flavor. Then the sandwich is topped with a simple crunchy broccoli pineapple slaw that brings the whole sandwich together. With the use of a precooked rotisserie chicken, the whole meal can easily made in 20-30 minutes. The sandwich will make you think you are sitting on a beach.
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!!