It seems like almost ever salad the is served at a backyard barbecue is a pasta salad, potato or the standard lettuce salad. One of the best salads is ones using rice. Rice is a way under used base for a salad. It takes on flavors like pasta salads and is great at holding onto the vegetables as you are spooning it on to your dish or mouth. This thai wild rice salad has the great flavors of both the white and wild rices, plus the tangy thai vinaigrette. Plus the crunch of the vegetables it creates a great all around salad that will have your friends and family raving.
Right after the french fry, the onion rings is one of the most popular sides for the burger in most cases. The crunch from the crispy coating the soft and tender onion makes a perfect balance inside your mouth. Soaking the onions in the cold buttermilk it helps to make the onions more tender and have a sweeter flavor to them. The double battering the onion rings makes a great crunchy coating that sticks to the onions wonderfully and come out perfect every time. The onions inside come out soft and tender that breaks with your bite, no one like when you get all of the onion in one bite the rips out of the coating. Check out the recipe below.
If you are looking for a great side dish that is simple to prepare and can go with pretty much any dish, check out these szechuan green beans. These szechuan green beans are a chinese takeout staple that packs a great amount of heat and flavor from the green beans. The green beans are saute over heat until they are cooked them tossed at the last few minutes with the remaining few and pantry staple ingredients to make the perfect side dish or even main dish.
One of the most common sides is that the french fry. They are typically fried in oil and aren't that healthy, that's when oven baked fries come in handy with as a healthier option. These crispy oven potato fries, the preparation takes less time then the time for your oven to heat up and there is no need to par boil or soaking before baking. The oven baked fries are soft and tender pillows inside and crunchy on the outside with a delicious flavor from being tossed in thyme and ground coriander. They make a great side dish, appetizer or any time snack.
Focaccia is a classic large, round, flat Italian bread is drizzled in olive oil then sprinkled typically with crushed basil or rosemary leaves. Focaccia tends to have a soft texture, airy and full of olive oil flavor throughout. In this sun dried tomato and herb focaccia there is an addition of flavorful sun-dried tomatoes scatter throughout the loaf. Focaccia is a quick and easy type of yeast bread that can be made in a little more than 1 hour. It is a perfect table bread and accompaniment to your next Italian style meal or even any meal. It also makes a great sandwich bread or just a snack.
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.
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.
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!!