Crispy Braised Red Potatoes

These potatoes are crispy on the bottom and super soft and tender in the middle. Quickly, toss these in the skillet while you prepare other items and have an excellent side ready in no time.

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Yeast Liege Waffles

These are possibly the best waffles you can make. If you can plan in advance and have some patience you will be rewarded with a hand-held delicious breakfast treat.

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Sous Vide Corn on the Cob

The extra effort for this unconventional cooking method is rewarded with a crisp buttery taste that can’t be replicated any other way.

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Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Dip

A quick and easy recipe to whip up a dip for unexpected guests or snack hungry coworkers, this “cookie dough” dip quickly disappears.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Peanut butter may be one of the greatest ingredients and when you combine it with fudge they can make magic happen. This dessert takes all of my favorite things and puts them into one single multilayered bite of goodness.

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Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancakes

Leave the regular pancake mix in the pantry, get out the cream cheese and make a batch of pancakes like you’ve never had before. These cheesecake like pancakes are sure to fill you up and leave you wondering why you didn’t try to mix in cream cheese sooner.

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Cottage Pie

Cottage pie is the beef version of the more well known version of Shepherd’s Pie which is served with lamb. This entree is pretty quick to prepare, easy to add a variety of vegetables to, and the leftovers reheat well. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite entrees lately.

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Baked Oatmeal

Quickly throw this together for a change of pace for your normal breakfast routine. Try swapping out the fruits and nuts on top next time you make it and see what you like best.

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No Bake Chocolate Cookies

This recipe needs no introduction, a childhood favorite for many. Chocolate no bake cookies, a favorite of my wife and one of the few treats I can make anytime and not get in trouble.

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Kolaches

These beautifully golden pillows of breakfast goodness can be filled with anything from sweet to savory. Traditionally, Kolaches are not stuffed and served with a fruit preserve on top – but there are no rules in the kitchen.

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Fruit Roll-Up Leather

Sometimes you get a little crazy and decide to make something that takes more effort than just buying at the store. This is one of those times, however knowing what is in your snack and the extra flavor can maybe make up for it.

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Double-Chocolate Devil’s Food Pancakes

We don’t break out this recipe often, because it is pretty much an actual cake, but made pancake sized and somehow allowed for breakfast.

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Compound Butter

Who says you can’t have a fancy flavored butter like the steak houses do at home? This is just an example recipe, you can swap out the parsley for just about anything, just keep the measurements the same.

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Thai Salad with Peanut Sauce

After visiting a local Thai restaurant, I am on a pursuit to recreate the salad they offer with entrees. This one is a little different, but I like it quite a bit and isn’t as sweet.

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This recipe came to me highly recommended from a friend and it has now been added to our regular rotation of meals. It is a little time consuming, I have reworked the recipe some to reduce the time, but it makes quite a bit of food so you can take a few days off and eat leftovers.

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Simple Breakfast Quiche Lorraine

One thing shared by everyone is a busy morning routine, simplify your life and eat something healthier than a pop-tart. This simple quiche reheats quickly and is calorie dense, change the extras to keep your taste buds guessing.

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Mashed Potatoes

A classic simple side dish that pairs with many main courses, mashed potatoes are a cheap addition to add to your menu.

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you want a little snack, or big snack, but you still want it to be filling and if it is also healthy that doesn’t hurt. So here we are, the cookies aren’t as dry and chewy as traditional cookies, but are still quite good for being made from vegetables.

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Cheddar Ranch Turkey Burgers

These two extra ingredients will ensure that turkey burgers will be in regular rotation during the grilling season. The cheese oozes right out and each bite is loaded with flavor.

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Cinnamon Twist Skillet Bread

What a great way to have breakfast, yeast dough covered and filled with cinnamon and drizzled with icing. The contrast of the bread in the skillet is equally as wonderful.

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Cheese Souffle

This recipe can be made in one large pan or many small individual sizes, both are equally as exciting to eat. Use this as a base recipe and add some extra meat/flavors to keep it interesting.

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Glazed Carrots

Go ahead and file this one under the last carrot recipe you will ever need. If you have had Glazed Carrots at some fancy place, then you know how tasty these are. Don’t like carrots? Try these and you will.

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Cream Cheese Butter Cookies

We recently had some amazing cookies from a local restaurant, this recipe is an attempt to recreate their butter cookies. The flavors aren’t quite up to their standard yet, but it is close.

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Fried Morel Mushrooms

These scary looking mushrooms are covered in little honeycomb pockets to trap all of the butter and flavors. These will be unlike any other mushroom you are used to eating from the grocery store.

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Pepperoni Garlic Knots

These doughy knots cooked in the cast iron skillet, end up being like a deep dish pizza appetizer with individual pieces each wrapped in flavor.

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Pizza Dough

This simple recipe makes a dough that can be used for pizza, breadsticks, garlic knots, calzones etc. Simple, tasty and fool-proof.

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Made famous by Chipotle, this super simple rice is a hit with the family. We make our own burrito bowls, quick nachos or add as a side with steak tacos.

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Grilled Cilantro & Lime Sweet Potatoes

We eat a pounds of sweet potatoes every week, and when it is nice out it is great to fire up the grill. This combines the things we love most, plus cilantro.

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Breakfast Gravy

As crazy as it may sound, this simple recipe was new to me. I have made it twice in the last few weeks and won’t buy the gravy packets ever again.

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Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This may be the easiest and most delicious fruit dip I will ever post. Let the kids make it as a great starter recipe.

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3 Cheese Souffle Casserole

This is the ultimate cheese lover’s breakfast is made with 3 types of cheese and baked into a giant cheesy pillow that will put you right back to sleep.

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Fruit Tart

Sometimes it is worth it to make everything at home and spend the extra time in the kitchen, this is one of them. You can easily scale this recipe to make additional tarts for a few days later.

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Cold-Brewed Ice Coffee

As the temperature warms up, my wife slowly switches from a hot espresso in the morning to an iced coffee to kickstart the day. After trying quite a few ratios, this is where she has landed with consistently good results.

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Creme Brulee

This sweet creamy treat requires some patience, but is easily one of the best desserts out there. A chance to play with a torch doesn’t hurt either.

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Hasselback Potatoes

This is a great dish for having guests over for a casual setting, a whole potato is too much for snacking, but these thin slices work for all appetites. Tell the kids they are potato chips and a watch them disappear.

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