Looking for a great easy dessert on these warm summer nights. These chocolate dipped frozen banana bites are the perfect kid-friendly treat. when the bananas are frozen they become very sweet making it a great alternative for the person with a major sweet tooth. The toppings are endless with your favorite candy bars, nuts, coconut, cookies and cereals making each person in your family have their own special treat.
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.
These greek meatball sandwiches have the flavors of the classic gyro sandwiches and are simple to make at home. The meatball are made with simple ingredients and are baked in the oven so the preparation is quick and the cooking is completely hands off. The meatballs are wrapped in a pita with tomato and lettuce then drizzled with tzatziki sauce. It is a perfect quick weekday dinner that anyone can make.
When it comes to cookies, there is two sides you can be on, the soft and chewy or then thin and crispy side. Me personally, I love the thicker and soft cookies that are chewy. These old-fashioned oatmeal chocolate chip cookies come out chewy and stay chewy for days after you make them. The cookies are packed with chocolate chips and rolled oats (doesn't that make these healthy). The cookies are extremely simple to prepare and make in minutes. I am not a huge sweets person, but I love these cookies!!
During the heat of the summer, I always lean to light dinners that have a bit of a kick of heat and packed with light fresh flavor. Due to the heat of the past few weeks, my garden was packed with fresh red tomatoes ready to jump into a delicious meal. This pan-seared shrimp with tomatoes and avocados is the perfect dish for those warm night. The chili give it a great smoky flavor along with a slight kick of heat and the tender shrimp tossed with the soft ripe tomatoes is perfect meal. This is a must try meal for everyone, as what my wife tells me.
Chicken is a big staple for dinner since it is a healthier source of protein for most people versus beef and other red meats. The problem is either it is covered in heavy soup based sauces or are cooked to be dried out. In these Spanish chicken breasts, they are patted thin to cook quick and coated in yogurt then breaded lightly. The yogurt works as the marinate and the sauce base for this dish. The sauce is thick, but light with the use for the yogurt and the smoked paprika provided a rich, smoky flavor, but we found that sweet paprika worked just fine if we couldn’t find smoked paprika.
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.
The classic stir fry is a staple in almost every home. It is a simple dish that takes very little effort and is affordable to feed the whole family. The problem with most store brought sauces are full of salt and sugar that is very healthy. In this quick and easy pork and broccoli stir fry, the pork comes out juicy and extremely tender while the broccoli come out in a vibrate green and bring a little bit of a crunch to the meal. The simple sauce sticks to the pork and broccoli and is made with simple ingredients. The dish can be made within 30 minutes and your family will enjoy it.
The burger is one of the most popular sandwiches around the world. Burgers tend to be greasy and not very healthy for you. Replacing the ground beef with ground turkey helps making the burger much healthier, but tends to be more bland. In this ranch turkey burger, the burger comes out juicy packed with flavor from the ranch mix and garlic blended into. The recipe is very simple and takes no time at all to prepare and the burgers are very healthy.
When you think of Quick breads they are usually full of some type of fruit and filled with sugar. With this bacon and cheese quick bread, the bread is a savory loaf that is packed with salty bacon and creamy swiss cheese. It is perfect for those occasions that you need to have something salty and savory. As it being a quick bread, it is very easy to make and is delicious with only about 20 minutes of preparation.
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!!