The classic Potato skin is a staple in bars and restaurants across the country. These simple crispy baked potato skins are baked tender then hollowed out, then topped with cheese and baked crispy under a broiler. These are a serious crowd favorite as a game day or family friendly snack. It is a save bet to start off making two batches from the start. Check out the easy 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.
Garlic knots are a simple dinner roll that is made with a simple pizza dough with roasted minced garlic and covered in a garlic infused butter that gets baked in. They are very popular in pizza parlors all over the USA. The recipe is simple to make and proofing the dough is a breeze in a preheated oven. These garlic knots are soft and doesn't have a tough outside. If you want to change it up, sprinkle parmesan over the top during the second brushing of butter at the end. Check out the recipe below in post.
The classic Cobb salad is a classic American salad. There is many different ways of making it but it tends to be made with chopped salad greens, tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort or Gorgonzola cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette.
This autumn Cobb salad takes the classic salad and adds some seasonal changes that makes it just as good as the original. In place of the simple red wine vinaigrette, there is a creamy pecan maple dressing that is full flavored and complements the salad completely. The salad can be made as one large salad or can be made into many separate salads. I make this salad as simple food prep lunch for the week with the dressing on the side. Check out the recipe below in the post.
The standard chips and dip is the essential game day snack that you need at every sports party. This chipotle onion dip is a great change from the standard prepackaged that is found in refrigerated sections all over the country. The addition of the chipotle chili powder adds a but of spicy and smokiness to the dip and really brings it to a new level. The toasted pita chips are simple and take minutes to make and come out crispy that you expect. Check out the recipe below in post.
When you normally hear of salt and vinegar chips you think of the classic fish and chips. Normally are a french fried style potato covered in malt vinegar. These smashed roasted salt and vinegar potatoes are a cooked in a highly salted bath that gives them a great salty flavor coating without being over baring and brushed with the tangy malt vinegar that adds flavor to the tender inside. 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.
Baked beans over time have had less and less meat added to the beans. These meaty baked beans are loaded with tender pork that is pulled and combined with the beans can be a hearty meal in itself or a great side dish. Homemade baked beans are a very easy dish to make and tastes better then the pre-made ones you can get in the store. With the addition of the brown sugar adds a sweet flavor that is balanced out the the tangy spice of the dijon mustard. Check out the recipe below in post.
Zucchini fritters are very similar to the style of a potato pancake. They are very vibrant in color and are a great choice to make once you garden is overflowing with zucchini's in the late summer. These zucchini fritters come out tender and light with a crispy exterior. The creaminess of the feta adds a great boost in the flavor and goes great with the zucchini and herbs within the fritters. The fritters go great with marinara sauce or the more tradition yogurt style dipping sauce that most recipes include. Check out the recipe below in post.
JoJo potatoes are seasoned potato wedges that a coated in a seasoning and breaded. JoJo potatoes are a grocery store deli classic here in the Midwest and the rest of the western US and Canada and is tend to be cooked along side of fried chicken. This recipe is done in a oven vs the traditional frying method or broster, but still come out soft and tender inside with a crisp flavorful coating on the outside. They make a great snack or side for lunch or dinner. Check out the recipe below in 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!!