If you’re looking for a way to jazz up dinner or an after school snack, but think it requires a ton of effort, it doesn’t. You can whip up these cheesy breadsticks as a gorgeous side or snack in just a few minutes. It won’t even take a call to your local pizza joint.… Read the rest
As a former Californian and a current Texan, there are few foods in the world that scream warm weather like a heaping dish of cool, refreshing, chunky guacamole. It’s one of the first things put on your table in most good Tex Mex restaurants, will always be found at a cookout or tailgate party.… Read the rest
Using salt to preserve foods is a practice that spans centuries, and the world as a whole. The Japanese have turned this process into a cultural phenomenon called tsukemono. Trust me on this one, guys. It’s a good thing. A very good thing. … Read the rest
These leftover turkey recipes are guaranteed to put a new spin on that leftover holiday bird. Some take just minutes to make, while others are more involved and adventurous. Fear not! Regardless of the amount of time you have or your level of leftover mastery, you’re definitely going to find several new family favorite leftover turkey recipes here.
This is a collection of the best turkey leftover recipes from our kitchen.… Read the rest
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It’s that time of year again folks. Time to deck up the munchkins in their favorite costumes and head into the night or, if you’re from our neck of the woods, it may be time to visit the family gravesite before heading out for the Dia de los Muertos celebration downtown.… Read the rest
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Halloween means different things to different families. For some, it’s about trick-or-treating, for others it’s about parties and get togethers. Some folks love to head to the local haunted house for a little scare-therapy. For us, it’s about cheesy scary movies and crazy good treats like these Butterfinger Skillet Brownies.… Read the rest
Every once in a blue moon you stumble onto a recipe so simple, yet so versatile that it’s mind altering. This 5 minute pizza dough is one of those recipes. “Wait!” You say. “It’s pizza dough. Ok, so it’s 5 minute pizza dough, but what’s special about that? It’s for pizza, right?”
Yes. And at the same time, a definitive and resounding no.… Read the rest
Slightly sweet, chewy, and satisfying. That’s how I would classify the banana nut cookies we made for my oldest son’s visit home from school. They’re excellent as an after school snack or even as a quick grab and go breakfast.
If you’re a banana nut bread fan, or if you have one in your life, these banana nut cookies are going to be your new best friend.… Read the rest
By now a lot of you know that I have an interest in using chips in my cooking. (O.K. it’s more like an obsession.) I make Frito Pie, Frito Pie Dogs, Frito Pie Burgers, and drinks made with Doritos. This time around I decided that I wanted an insanely crispy oven fried chicken recipe with a twist.… Read the rest
Summer’s here folks, and it’s hot. Way too hot for the oven, or for heavy soups and stews. Yep, summer calls for something you can toss on the grill while you keep in the shade.… Read the rest
I asked some other food bloggers if they had any easy chicken recipes. They had a few. Well. More than a few. I actually had to curb the list at 100 recipes because I figured that 100 was a good place to stop. Seriously, this collection could be a cookbook all its own. (And probably should be.)
Because this list is so long, and I feel that there should be an image associated with each of these amazing recipes, I’ve broken this down into 5 parts.… Read the rest
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It’ Summer. For the kids, that means time to relax, play games or hang out with friends. It’s a time for staying up late and sleeping in. Summer is about letting go of the pressures of school life and just having the chance to express the children that they are inside.… Read the rest
When it’s hot outside you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen putting a meal on the table. You want to sit back, relax and eat. Enter zaru somen (Literally: basket noodles.) Chilled Japanese noodles, a delightfully light and mild sauce to dip them in, and some refreshing, crisp green onions make this the perfect dish for a hot afternoon or evening.… Read the rest
Mentsuyu is a Japanese soup base used most often for soba and udon noodle dishes. (The name literally means noodle sauce) It’s name is a little misleading, though. Mentsuyu is a base sauce and like any base, it’s used for just about anything in Japanese cooking. With just a few additions here and there. I actually used it as glaze for a chicken earlier today, and it was crazy good.… Read the rest
Maybe not so much a recipe as a concept, these chocolate dipped cookies with peanut sprinkles are sure to take any normal afternoon and make it pretty darned special. They’re simple to make. Just some melted chocolate, some cookies of your choice and some chopped peanuts. It’s what happens when you bring these things together that makes magic.
Another serious plus to these is that little fingers can quite happily help in either the dipping or in sprinkling the nuts.… Read the rest
Lazy Sunday mornings call for time with the people closest to you. For taking in a little peace, and of course good food and drinks. One of the best ways I know of to finish off brunch with family or friends is by sipping on a classic Bloody Mary. It’s iconic, refreshing and, if you happen to be feeling a little under the weather from a late Saturday, helps clear the fog a bit.… Read the rest
Guys, I’m seriously stoked about this post for several reasons. First, I’ve been wanting to share my wife’s insane turkey burger recipe with you for a very long time, and now I get to. Second, we got to make it on an awesome grill provided by Char-Broil.… Read the rest
So you’ve googled “chicken wings recipe” and now you’re overwhelmed. Everything that pops up is spicy as heck or difficult to make. If you’re looking for a sure-fire crowd-pleaser for your next game day event or movie party, look no further, you’ve found it. Our sesame-apricot chicken wings will wow you for sure, and they couldn’t be simpler.
Moist, succulent chicken glistening with a sticky, sweet, tangy apricot glaze and speckled with toasted sesame seeds for a bit of texture.… Read the rest
Dashi is one of the fundamental ingredients in Japanese cooking. It’s used as both a tea and the base for hundreds, if not thousands of recipes in Japan. Dashi stock is so common, in fact, that most written recipes that call for it simply state, “add dashi”. The assumption is that everyone already knows how to make it, or has it on hand at all times (Kind of like chicken broth in America.).… Read the rest
If you’re looking for a quick and painless weeknight meal that goes together easily but still packs in a serious dose of wow factor, this is it. Our Japanese rice and chicken stuffed bell peppers fit the bill ever time. Prep takes just minutes, it cooks in about a half-hour, and you can make it with leftovers. (Yes, leftovers.)
This dish is a twist on several recipes that I know, and is the sort of thing that you’d be likely to find in a bento, or Japanese box lunch.… Read the rest