Air Fryer Spanish Tortilla
A Spanish tortilla is just as tasty when made in your air fryer. This recipe saves on cleanup and reduces oil from the traditional recipes. Try this nestled in a ciabatta roll with some hot sauce.
Chicken Salad Summer Rolls
I love chicken salad sandwiches but every once in a while for a change of pace will do this gluten-free, low-carb summer roll version, which is as fun to make as it is to eat! A basic chicken salad made with leftover chicken is wrapped with crunchy, colorful vegetables inside a flexible rice wrapper and then served alongside a delicious herb aioli. So addicting! This is a great summertime culinary project for kids.
This is an easy zucchini recipe with Mediterranean roots - all you need is zucchini, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic for this simple vegan side.
Baked Old Bay® Salmon
A super easy way to cook salmon with Old Bay® seasoning. The mayonnaise keeps the fish very tender.
Juicy Peach Crisp
This recipe takes the simplicity of fresh peaches and turns them into a scrumptious dessert!
Simple and Flavorful Balsamic Vinaigrette
It's so easy to make your own fresh and flavorful vinaigrette, you'll never waste your money on the store-bought stuff ever again! This is such a versatile dressing. Try it on mixed green salads, arugula, spinach, tomato slices, or steamed asparagus! Any leftover vinaigrette will keep up to 2 weeks in the fridge. Enjoy!
Fried Green Tomato Parmesan
Rather than the traditional eggplant Parmesan, I found that using fried green tomatoes gives a better flavor and texture!
Grilled Garlic Scapes
I got some garlic scapes in my veg box and wondered if I could just throw them on the grill. Success! They came out yummy and made a nice side dish to burgers.
Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake
This is my own version of the chocolate microwave mug cake. This chocolaty fudgy treat is truly decadent and great for nights when I need a yummy dessert that is ready in less than 10 minutes! Chocolate chips make this recipe even better.
Grandma's Meat and Tater Hotdish
Very good hotdish recipe from my late grandmother that can also be eaten as a meal with a salad.
Microwave Baked Potato
If you want the yummy taste of a slowly baked potato but aren't patient enough, or don't have the know-how to bake it in an oven, this is for you. Give it 12 minutes and get a mouth-watering, taste bud-tingling treat.
Best Strawberry Daiquiri
A frosty blender full of strawberry-citrus slush. You will enjoy this with or without the rum!
Classic Macaroni Salad
This is a salad that everyone seems to love. I always get lots of compliments on this recipe and it is just a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone.
Simple appetizer - the balsamic vinegar gives it a little kick. Best if the mixture has 1 or 2 hours to blend flavors before serving.
This is a great recipe to make your own fajita seasoning. No bouillon cubes means this is perfect for vegetarians too! Make up a larger batch and store in an airtight container for future use.
Joy's Easy Banana Bread
This easy banana bread recipe is quick to prepare, and everyone always comes back for seconds!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This tangy, creamy dip tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings. It's best served hot with crackers and celery sticks. Everyone loves the results!
Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)
"Char siu" literally means "fork roast" - "char" being "fork" (both noun and verb) and "siu" being "roast" - after the traditional cooking method for the dish: long strips of seasoned boneless pork are skewered with long forks and placed in a covered oven or over a fire. This is best cooked over charcoal, but it's important to cook with indirect heat.
Basic Chicken Salad
This basic chicken salad is a family favorite. I like to use baked thighs or breasts that have been sprinkled with basil or rosemary.
Gourmet Mushroom Risotto
Authentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it. Complements grilled meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the center).
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!
Fried Rice Restaurant Style
A quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all you need.
Tres Leches (Milk Cake)
This cake is made with three layers: Cake, filling, and topping. There are 4 types of milk in the filling and topping (whole milk, condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream). This is an excellent cake for milk lovers!
World's Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops
A quick and simple grilled pork chop that everyone will love featuring a simple and easy glaze.
Blueberry Bottom Cake
This cake is light, airy, and super refreshing with a lovely presentation, not to mention super easy to make. Try using different fruits or berries or different flavored gelatin, such as raspberry.
Easy Zucchini Fritters
These fritters are unbelievably easy to make, low in calories, and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies!
Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls
These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces.
A Very Popular BBQ Sauce
This recipe has a lot of sweetness and spice, so if you're looking for a classic BBQ sauce that's easy to make, look no further. It is very popular with users of 'ceramic' type smokers and grills, (i.e. Primo, Kamado, Big Green Egg, etc.)
Perfect Sushi Rice
Here is my recipe for the perfect sushi rice. You can eat this alone or roll into your favorite sushi roll with ingredients of choice. I use strips of carrots, cucumbers and slices of avocado. You can adjust the amount of vinegar in this recipe to suit your taste.
Basic Cream Cheese Frosting
This recipe delivers a basic cream cheese frosting using just butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla.
Old Fashioned Onion Rings
This is an actual recipe from a former employee of a popular drive-in restaurant. Crispy coated onion rings like the pro's make!
Refrigerator Dill Pickles
These pickles taste so fresh and have just the right amount of dill and garlic. They taste great along-side a hotdog on a bun. They also taste great alone as a healthy snack. The pickles should be good for 6 weeks. Enjoy! You can also cut cucumbers into chips if you prefer a pickle chip instead of a spear.
Scott Hibb's Amazing Whisky Grilled Baby Back Ribs
Man, when your guests bite into these at the Memorial Day cookout, they'll savor meat so tender and juicy that it slides right off the bone and gets you the respect you deserve! I have found that the major restaurant chains who make this awesome dish pre-cook their ribs SLOWLY before the quick grilling process.
Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes
Salmon cakes are one of my go-to emergency meals. Every once in a while I like to use fresh salmon. Salmon is one of those products, like chicken, that's very easy to get into a rut with. People generally find a few recipes that work for them, and just stay with those, but this fairly simple preparation should be easy to add to anyone's rotation. Serve with lemon wedge and remoulade sauce. You can use any bread crumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs, if desired.
Marinated Tuna Steak
This mixture of orange juice, soy sauce, and garlic gives this marinade a wonderful taste.
The Best Meatloaf I've Ever Made
When I was growing up, my mom never ever made meatloaf and I always wanted to try it - I finally tried it at a restaurant and loved it. When I moved out on my own I started experimenting with different recipes and creating my own version. I finally came up with the best meatloaf I have ever made, and I wanted to share it.
This recipe was given to me many years ago by an elderly farmers wife and has been one of my 'must do' yearly canning recipes. If you have a large amount of beets, just keep repeating brine until your beets are all gone! Enjoy!
Sauteed Garden Fresh Green Beans
This is a great way to cook fresh green beans. This recipe is very basic, but can easily be jazzed up with some onions, fresh garlic, mushrooms - let your imagination run wild! This recipe also is very good for fresh asparagus.
Grandma's French Dressing
My granny used to make this recipe all the time, she passed it on to my mom, and now it's my turn to make it!
How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla is the king of ice cream flavors. This version without eggs ('American' or 'Philadelphia-style') has a brighter, more pronounced vanilla flavor.
Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
I have used it often. It's easy and uses pantry staples. Always a hit with adults and kids. Serve with basmati rice or quinoa and steamed or roasted vegetables.
Dad's Creamy Cucumber Salad
This was my Dad's recipe and one of our family's all-time summer favorites.
Authentic German Potato Salad
This is my mother's recipe. Everyone, German or not, loves it. It is easy to double the recipe as well. I often bring it to potlucks, and we also have it at home on special occasions. There are usually no leftovers, but if there are, they don't last long!
Garlic-Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs
I love the crunchy chicken skin and brown sugar pan sauce that comes out of this.
Simple Teriyaki Sauce
This simple but amazing teriyaki sauce will take your chicken and rice to the next level!
German Tater Tot® Potato Salad
While this recipe may upset a few Germans, it's a risk I'm willing to take. Tossed with a warm bacon dressing and made easy with crispy, crunchy, frozen potato nuggets, this take on a German potato salad makes an already easy recipe even easier. If you're a fan of Tater Tots®, you'll find this salad to be spectacular in taste, texture, and appearance. Plus, there's no peeling, slicing, or boiling necessary!
Best Spanish Rice
The combination of picante sauce and chicken broth makes this easy recipe very tasty!
Scallops with Pesto Cream Sauce
This delicious scallop dish only takes a few minutes to make and is to die for. Serve the scallops as they are or with some crusty bread, rice, or pasta.
To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo
This is a recipe that I created by modifying my mother's recipe. My boyfriend is a fettuccine Alfredo connoisseur and he scrapes the pan every time! I get nothing but rave reviews when I make this dish. I must warn you, this recipe is not for the health conscious. Enjoy!
Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)
My version of this classic Thai dish has spectacular taste even with regular basil instead of Thai or holy basil. The sauce actually acts like a glaze as the chicken mixture cooks over high heat. The recipe works best if you chop or grind your own chicken and have all ingredients prepped before you start cooking.
Bread Pudding II
My family LOVES bread pudding, and this recipe is one that I have fine tuned to their taste. I have to double this recipe, and bake it in a 9x13 inch pan for my family! It's great for breakfast or dessert and is delicious with milk poured on top! Enjoy!
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs
Honey chicken kabobs with veggies. You can marinate overnight and make these kabobs for an outdoor barbecue as a tasty alternative to the usual barbecue fare! Fresh mushrooms and cherry tomatoes can also be used. (This can also be done in the broiler.)
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Creamiest Rice Pudding
OK, so it's a little time-consuming to make this on the stovetop, but for a real rice pudding fan, it's worth every minute. My husband says it reminds him of the rice pudding he used to get as a child at a restaurant.
A delicious, classic chicken dish -- lightly coated chicken breasts braised with Marsala wine and mushrooms. Easy and ideal for both a quick weeknight entree AND serving to company.
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Cheddar Cheese Muffins
Nice bread-like cheese muffins. Not overly cheesy, but feel free to add more. One of my favorites!
How to Make Perfect Polenta
Polenta is nothing more than coarsely ground cornmeal. The classic ratio is 1 part polenta to 4 parts water, but I like to measure the polenta just a little scant of a full cup. I often use chicken broth instead of water. It's a perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
I modified Beatrice's Excellent Oatmeal cookies very slightly. I came up with something that my boyfriend went CRAZY over! I've never seen him enjoy cookies to that extent! He said I blew his mother's recipe away.
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
This is a great recipe that I found in my Grandma's recipe book. Judging from the weathered look of this recipe card, this was a family favorite.
Blueberry Zucchini Bread
Blueberries and zucchini baked up into delicious little summertime bread loaves!
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Easy Fried Zucchini
These are delicious, easy, and can be made from ingredients you already have in the kitchen. They are always a big hit in our home.
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy
An easy-to-make classic featuring tasty hamburger 'steaks' smothered in gravy and onions. Traditionally served with hot white rice or potatoes, it's a great way to dress up a pound of ground beef and you probably have all the ingredients on hand!
Salty and savory, the roasting method kills the natural bitterness of asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.
Lemon Pepper Cod
Sauteed cod fish fillets seasoned with lemon juice and black pepper. Serve with a buttery rice pilaf and a green salad.
Basic Air Fryer Hot Dogs
Perfectly crisp hot dogs and toasted buns made in minutes with the help of your air fryer. Top with ketchup, mustard, relish, chili, or condiments of choice.
Black Bean and Salsa Soup
This soup is one of those last minute things I tossed together one night. It's very simple and it takes about 5 minutes to put together.
Creamy Rice Pudding
This is my mom's recipe for Rice Pudding. It's the best I've ever tasted and it gets rave reviews from everyone I serve it to. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon, if desired. For creamier pudding, use short or medium grain rice.
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Grandma's Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy
This is my Grandma's recipe that she gave me when I got married. Pork chops are baked then served with a rich mushroom sauce. It takes a little bit of work, but is great for a special dinner - my husband loves it!
Banana Banana Bread
Why compromise the banana flavor? This banana bread is moist and delicious with loads of banana flavor! Friends and family love my recipe and say it's by far the best! It's wonderful toasted!! Enjoy!
The Real Mojito
This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It's a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! Tonic water can be substituted instead of the soda water but the taste is different and somewhat bitter.
Grandma's Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage, Slow Cooker Variation
This is a recipe passed down from my great-grandmother, with a few shortcuts she approved of.
Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob
My mother-in-law gave me this quick and easy recipe for the sweetest, tastiest corn cobs!
Absolute Best Liver and Onions
This recipe will turn liver haters into converts. Very simple! The three things that will set your liver above all others are: 1) soak in milk, 2)turn liver as little as possible and 3) don't overcook!