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.
A quick and easy way to cook fish is to broil it in the oven. It is a hassle free way that takes very little effort and can be done in under 10 minutes. With the addition of the mayonnaise, the fish gets a nice golden crust and holds in the lemon-thyme flavor along with keeping the fish fresh and moist. 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.
When you typical hear about barbecued chinese pork you think of the red tinged pork that is a staple in every takeout chinese takeout place all over the states. This chinese barbecue pork is different preparation then typically done, but is still packed with flavor as it rubbed in the dry marinate then cooked slow for few hours and covered in a sweet glaze that caramelizes at the very last minutes. It is definitely worth the few hours to have this incredibly tasty, juicy and tender chinese barbecue pork. Check out the recipe below.
One of the easiest meals to prepare for a family or large gathering is a simple pasta dish. Pasta dishes are easy and very inexpensive to prepare and goes a long way. This Sausage and mushroom penne gratin is a great substitute for the standard pasta bake. It is quick to make since you cook everything on the stove top and bake really quick under a broiler to get the brown and bubbly you enjoy from a dish that has baked for a long time in the oven. 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.
In a biscuit, there are a few things you look for in one: A soft flaky texture that is moist, tender and rich in a buttery flavor. These buttermilk potato biscuits have a great savory flavor with the light, flaky texture and are rich which is a great biscuit. The potato flakes have starches that cut into the gluten structure which help keep them tender and light without having the extra water you would have in fresh potatoes. The plus is you can get potato flakes in a wide variety of flavors so you can have different flavors without tweaking the recipe much. Check out the recipe below in post.
Frittata is a great choice if you are cooking breakfast or brunch for a larger group. Its like a omelet with all of the fillings, but you don't have to deal with perfectly executed flipping. These muffin tin frittatas are great since each is pre-portioned to a perfect size and can be customized to each persons preferences. The fillings choices are endless, I prefer the classic Western/Denver-Style filling of green pepper, onion, cheese and ham.
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.
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!!