Fried Potatoes and Onions

One of the few dishes I remember my grandpa making, however I wasn’t brave enough to try them back then.

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Zucchini Tian (Tian de Courgettes au Riz)

My favorite way so far to eat zucchini, shredded zucchini casserole with cheese and rice. The only thing missing is an episode of Julia Child making it in the background.

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Chicken Pot Pie

The base of this recipe is good enough to eat on its own as a soup. If you add a crust you have pot pie, toss in some biscuits and now you have chicken and dumplings. Don’t be afraid to simplify and use a rotisserie chicken and pre-made pie crusts from the grocery store.

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Scalloped Potatoes (Gratin Dauphinoise)

Scalloped potatoes remind me more of holiday meals, probably because it is a little more involved than what most would take on for a week day meal. Add it to your list for a fancy Sunday dinner for the family.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken parm is one of our favorite hot sandwiches as well as one of my favorites to order at Italian restaurants. This recipe is much easier than pounding out chicken breasts and produces an excellent crisp meatball.

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Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

A friend bought me a small jar of Jerk paste to try out one time and we were really excited to have another way to spice up chicken. This recipe is the closest to date that produces a thick paste for seasoning and marinades.

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Chicken Tikka Masala

For many people Chicken Tikka is the first dish they are introduced to for Indian food, and for good reason. It is flavorful and has a lot of familiar tastes. It isn’t usually spicy and doesn’t have ingredients people haven’t heard of. For me, it continues to be my favorite Indian food and this recipe is my favorite to date.

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Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

With some time and practice you can have crispy diner style potatoes at home. Duck fat has a higher smoke point and allows for the potatoes to cook hotter and increases the browning.

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Sous Vide Egg Bites

No more excuses for skipping breakfast during the workweek, these portable (Starbucks Inspired) egg bites are very rich and have a wonderful texture. Customize and change-up your toppings to add variety every day.

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Chocolate Scones

A significantly healthier option compared to most of the recipes on the site, these scones are moist with a light crunch on top.

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Smoked – Pulled Pork

Pork shoulder is a very forgiving and cheap meat to start with if you are new to smoking. During a long cook it slowly transforms to an incredible tender feast for many people to enjoy.

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Ultimate Granola

This is less of a complete recipe and more of an excellent foundation to build a granola with all of your favorite ingredients. Combinations and add-ins are endless, you may find yourself sneaking some before bed as a treat, seriously.

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Sous Vide Pork Carnitas

This recipe doesn’t get much easier. Super tender carnitas that can be started the night before and ready within 20 minutes for dinner. Add guacamole, cilantro, cheese, sour cream, rice and salsa and you have a full Chipotle bowl at home.

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Seared Brussel Sprouts

It wasn’t until I tried some roasted brussel sprouts and bacon at a local restaurant that they started to get on radar for a new vegetable to add to my diet. We have made this quite a few times and I am always quite pleased with the results.

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are one of my all time favorites: rich, sweet and a soft chewy texture. Don’t worry you can make them all year and not just around the holidays.

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Baked Beans

Baked beans are a relatively new addition to my menu, but I found this recipe and it has way more flavor than the cans or any restaurant ones I have tried.

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Yeast Pretzels

Everyone loves a fresh soft pretzel, the possibilities are endless for mix-ins, dips and toppings. These smell amazing and are up there with the best pretzels I have ever had.

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Apple Crisp

A classic childhood favorite combines my favorite fruit and a crumbly sweet topping. Great by itself or with a scoop of ice cream on top.

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Sous Vide & Smoked Beef Brisket

My love for brisket has only recently come about. A local BBQ restaurant started to offer a full-cut brisket option so I decided to give it a try. It is so tender and juicy, reheats well and is probably my favorite smoked meat to date.

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Pumpkin Cake Donuts

We love donuts at our house, I finally broke down a bought a donut pan. Our first attempt were these moist pumpkin donuts, there will be more on the way like chocolate chip or apple cider.

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Pork Belly Bacon

Bacon is a hero on its own, or add it to a number of meals to take it up to the next level. This is a great way to save some money and have some delicious treats in the fridge/freezer.

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Breakfast Granola Tart

Our family eats a lot of granola and yogurt, this was a simple recipe to make eating and serving it a little more exciting.

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Chocolate Souffle

This souffle is really easy and is very very good. Texture comes out like a gooey rich brownie and is fun to watch rise in the oven while it bakes. Save the $8 at the restaurant and make one at home.

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Pomme Rosti – Hash browns

The bags of frozen hash browns never turned out well for me. This recipe takes a little time, but produces the best hash browns I have had to date.

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French Toast

Next time you see a nice Challah bread at the store, think about picking one up to try out this great french toast recipe. It’s simple, but a great way to have a restaurant style meal at home and save some big money.

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Glazed Sweet Potatoes

My glazed carrots recipe is one of the more popular recipes on the blog so I looked at adding some more options. These glazed sweet potatoes are much easier and reheat well the next day.

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Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs

Surprisingly enough, we struggled to get consistent results when making hard boiled eggs. Using this steam method has made this a foolproof recipe.

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Pie Crust (Pate Brisee)

Nothing beats homemade pie crust and with the help of a food processor it is actually pretty easy. With a 14 cup processor or smaller, you may want to split this into 2 batches.

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Peach Slab Pie

Peach isn’t something I had baked with before so when I saw them on sale I thought I would try something new. I took this to a small cookout gathering and didn’t have much to come back home with, so I would say it was pretty successful.

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Simple No-Knead Bread

This amazing bread, requires no special tools or ingredients and very little effort. The only thing it does take, is a considerable amount of non-active time.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Valentines Day popped up quick. Luckily, I had all of these ingredients on hand and this recipe knocks out an awesome and rich dessert with very little effort.

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Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

What a great way to use up those extra bananas your kid had to have, but then wouldn’t eat. Made with natural fruit so it has to be healthy right?

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Iced Sugar Cookies

I have tried a few sugar cookie and icing recipes and they all were always missing something. I have finally found a recipe that will produce great results, but it is a little more intensive.

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Broccoli Casserole

Another quick side dish for holidays and gatherings, another one of my favorites from my mother-in-law. If I am not careful, I end up eating the whole pan.

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Zucchini Cream Pie

If you have ever been to a family function that includes my mother-in-law, then you have enjoyed this simple pie. Don’t let the vegetables scare you, you can’t even taste them, it’s super sweet and is one of my favorites.

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