Spiral Sugar Cookies

This design really caught my eye and I kept saying I was going to make it. When I finally did, it was easier than I expected. There are a lot of varieties of colors you can use to theme it for the occasion.

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Mongolian Beef

I didn’t have high expectations for this dish, I have tried similar recipes and have never been impressed. However, this one is a keeper, and it is simple.

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Summer Vegetable Casserole

This rainbow of color is sure to spruce up your table and provide a change of pace compared to a regular vegetable spread. When done properly the layer of cheese makes this smell like a delicious pizza.

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Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Anytime my son asks for anything that includes peanut butter and apples is going to be an easy win for him. This is about as healthy as cookies come, add your favorite toppings to make it more or less healthy.

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Simple Homemade Ice Cream

This sounds too good to be true, but its not. You may never buy ice cream at the store again. 3 ingredients, endless combinations.

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Cloud Eggs

While this wasn’t quite as delicious I had hoped, it is an interesting dish that should be tried at least once.

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Bread Pudding

This recipe is fairly straight forward and tastes a little like a fancy french toast. If you are making your own pain au chocolat, I recommend doing these recipes over the course of a few days.

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Caramelized Apple Tart

Desserts that include apples are probably my favorite. This recipe can be knocked out quickly and looks fancy.

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Cinnamon Yeast Pull Apart Bread

This recipe is a little time consuming, but I like the looks and taste of the finished product. I could see trying the slices in different patterns for even more options.

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Cinnamon & Sugar Churro Pies

I brought these hand pies to work for a pitch-in and got quite a few compliments. They look fancy, but require very little skill or attention which is the best recipe for a work pitch-in.

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Crispy Roasted Sweet Potato Spiral

I made these unconventional Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving and hope to keep them in a regular rotation. If not only for taste, but for presentation.

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Banana Almond Flour Pancakes

These paleo friendly pancakes are a hit for all ages. They don’t fluff up like others, but are just as tasty.

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Macaroni & Cheese

Warning, this isn’t a mac and cheese made for children. This will take much longer than the stuff from the box, but the taste is much better and there are some good techniques to practice.

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Loaded Smashed Potato Skillet

My wife loves potatoes more than any other food. She even named her cat Tater. This recipe is often requested and I can’t blame her.

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Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

A family favorite that has a healthy side, but is still tasty enough to keep it in the regular rotation.

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Sweet & Spicy Chicken Bacon Wraps

Another quick game night inspired appetizer, but we have also found that kids love it too!

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Quinoa and Black Beans

One of our favorite dishes that features Quinoa. This dish also reheats pretty well and makes for a healthy addition to the lunchbox.

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Shredded Buffalo Chicken

While this isn’t one I particularly love, everyone else does. Me and Buffalo sauce aren’t really friends. Quick and easy, great for a large group – and it’s cheap!

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Restaurant Style Salsa

The quest for restaurant quality salsa is over. No more terrible purchases from the grocery store that are always missing something.

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus is one of those items I never came near, however my wonderful wife has helped prepare these in a variety of ways and now I look forward to eating them.

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How to Cook the Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Often noted as the technique that made people fall in love with Scrambled Eggs all over again.

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How to Best Cut Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes

Watch Alton Brown figure out the best way to cut potatoes for mashed potatoes. This pie-shape cut allows a range of doneness and starch gelatinization optimal for mashed potatoes.

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How to Cut A Bell Pepper

Gordon walks your through a great technique for cutting peppers. He also shows you how to identify the perfect pepper.

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Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Peppers

This was one of our first recipes to try out from the Home Cooking Cookbook, and while it is a little more intensive, it produces great results. The techniques learned here we have used for other dishes.

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Butternut Squash Puree

This is an easy side dish that we pack fairly often in our lunches. It is pretty neutral and goes with a variety of main dishes. I prefer to eat it with a taco meat or sloppy joe and slightly mix it together.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

What if you could eat cookie dough, without worrying about the raw eggs. Well the future is here, and now you can with sous vide cooking.

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Homemade Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

I guess you could call it a tradition now, each Christmas for breakfast we have homemade cinnamon yeast rolls. It also makes the whole house smell amazing, and who doesn’t need a sugar boost for unwrapping gifts.

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Spicy Drunken Chicken

After falling in love with the Drunken Chicken at Yats, I had to find something similar. This recipe is super simple and lasts for quite a few meals and scales nicely for larger groups like a board game night.

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Stir Fry Chicken and Rice Noodles

This has become one of our favorites, we chop all of the ingredients in advance and then when we get home dinner can be ready in about 30 minutes, cooked fresh.

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