As winter is coming it is nice to be able to have a warm hearty meal that is easy to make and flavorful. This chicken lentil soup is very easy to make, has very simple ingredients and can be made in about an hour or so. This soup is perfect for the occasions you have a leftover chicken or can use leftover turkey in place for an after thanksgiving meal. Lentils are a very healthy legume that is packed with fiber that help thicken the soup slightly and make this soup very filling. Check out the 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.
Cornbread is one of the best accompaniments to a meal. The flavor of from the corn meal makes it a totally different experience the the standard bread. This honey cheddar cornbread its my all time favorite with the sweetness of the honey and the addition of the cheddar creaminess boosts the flavor. The cast iron pan adds a great crust. This recipe can be made in muffin tins, check the recipe below.
As from Minnesota, we are a big art of the discovering different kinds of apples especially for northern climates. The most popular is the Honeycrisp, but almost every one is great flavored apple. The best Minnesota apples to bake with are haralson and zestar. This apple upside-down bread is a fantastic apple dish. It can make a great breakfast but also can make a great dessert warm with a side of cold vanilla ice cream. The apples come out caramelized and the sugary glaze hardens slightly when it cools and covers all the sides as you flip it over onto a dish. Check out the recipe below in post.
As the first week of fall hits, it is the unofficial start of soup season. Broccoli and cheddar cheese soup has been a classic comfort food that has a hearty and cheesy base and is packed with broccoli flavor. Broccoli and cheddar cheese soup is a great easy dinner that takes little to no effort with very minimal ingredients for the upcoming cold nights. Check out the recipe below.
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.
As fall starts to creep in and the temperatures outside start to fall, there is nothing like a great bowl of hearty chili to make you feel warm inside. This quick and easy beef and bean chili is great way to fill that void. The chili has a great chili taste you expect and is full of beef, beans and vegetables cover by a thick rich sauce. The bonus is that chili is mostly made with ingredients that most pantry's already have and pretty much any of your favorite beans can be used. If you are looking for vegetarian option, just replace the beef with double the beans. Check out the recipe below.
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!!