Monday, November 13, 2017

Zesty Zoodle Salad

Hello All!

Fall is here!  How exciting, we made it!  This is Chef's favorite times of year.  He loves fall and fall cooking!  We wanted to start off with a fun and healthy dish!  This salad is not only very simple to make but very tasty as well.  You can make this any time of year and we suggest to make sure you purchase a Veggitti.  They are so simple to use and cheap to purchase!

We do hope you enjoy this video! 

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 0.0 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients: 2 Zucchini 2 Table Spoons of Basting or Seasoned Oil 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, drizzled in seasoned oil. 1/2 Cup Small Mozzarella Balls, drizzled in season oil. 2 Table spoons Balsamic Vinegar. Salt and Pepper

Take a few Zucchini's and use them on the Veggitti to spiral them out.
Place them in a large bowl and add basting or seasoned oil.
Add Salt and Pepper
Toss and Mix.
On a side plate cut some small cherry tomatoes and Mozzarella into pieces.
They can have oil on them too.
Mix with the salad and toss again.
Drizzle the Balsamic Vinegar and toss one more time.
Serve up!

Here it is!

     We think you really enjoy this dish.  It is light, healthy and very simple to make!  Try something new and make a fun spiral dish like this with some beautiful color and taste! Make sure to check our the video below!

     Thank you so much again for joining us today and we do hope you check out this video as well as others we think you will enjoy! This is Gluten Free as well  you can make it Vegan if you don't use the cheese.  Some different options would be to use other veggies to put in this as well.  That is up to you!  


Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hot Dog Slammer!

Hey all!
     We have a dish for you!  The Hot Dog Slammer!  This is a fun and unique way of cooking a hot dog.  Why just put it on the grill when you can do so much more!  We wanted to give you either the choice of making it open face or not.  Your choice, however you make this you will love it.  Loaded with cheese, onions and bacon!  With a side of seasoned fries you will make your guest so happy.  This makes a great end of summer or fall dish too. 
     We also showed a quick pic of Chef, his wife and Ro Pansino.  They got to meet Ro back this summer.  They went to a local Wal-Mart where she was selling some goods and doing a meet and greet!  They said she was super nice and chatted for a bit!  It's really cool to meet other YouTubers especially ones at the top of the cooking game!  So lets see what we are making!

Serves: 2-4

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients: Hot Dogs-(Red and White!) Bread (Italian or Sub Rolls) Sliced Onion Bacon Strips Sharp Cheddar Cheese Fires make a great side!

Cook up your bacon first and set aside.
Heat up a flat cast iron skillet on your grill or stove top on medium.
Add butter and let melt.
Place the bottoms of your rolls or bread on the skillet and let cook.

Place the sliced onions on the grill. Make sure you salt, pepper and a bit of oil on them first
Make a slit down your hot dog and then place them on the grill.
Switch the bread and put the tops on the skillet let continue to cook.
Flip the hot dogs when needed.
Place the hot dogs on the bottoms of the brad when all are cooked.
Top with onions, bacon and cheese.
Place the top of the bread on and let continue to cook.
Use something heavy if you are using Italian Bread to push it down.
Carefully remove and serve up with a side!

Here is your final product!

     We think you really will enjoy this dish because it is new and different!  With a lot of flavor, why just put the hot dog on a role, sup it up!  Below is the video and we ask you check it out to see how chef puts this all together!  We had a fun time making this and chef had a great time just coming up with this!  Kind of his own idea...

     A big thanks to Ro Pansino for spending time with Chef and his wife!  Well she technically came to our town but we like to think she came for us.  Chef said it was really cool meeting her and she was so nice.  Check our some of her videos and be sure to check out some more of ours...

Ro's Site!


Cooking should be FUN have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner

~Blog Team

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Butternut Squash and Carrots

Hello everyone!

     We wanted to put a fun and healthy dish out to celebrate the fall season!  This dish is so simple to make and packed with good foods for you!  Sometimes sides are hard to find or at least new ones at least.  So try out this very festive veggie side you and your family will love!  Butternut Squash and Carrots are packed with vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy.  With some honey and oven time you will have such a delicious and nutritious side!

    Not only is this dish healthy and easy to make, it is Gluten Free as well!

Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes

1 Lb Butternut Squash
1 Package of Baby Carrots 3 Tablespoons seasoned Oil, basting oil. You can buy at store. Pure Honey Brown Sugar Salt Pepper
Cut up your butternut squash into about 1 in pieces.
Place them in a large bowl and add the carrots.
Add the oil and mix together.
Season with Salt and Pepper
Heat your oven to 400 Degrees.
Place them on parchment paper on a cooking sheet in the oven.
Cook for 20 Minutes then take out.
Glaze with a bit of honey and raise to oven to Broil.
Cook for 5 more minutes.
Take out and place in a bowl. 
Sprinkle some brown sugar over top and serve.

Here is the end result!

     As you can see they have a nice golden brown tint and some nice slightly darkened edges.  Below is our teams video and we do hope you check it out to see how Chef does put this together!  This again is just so simple and has a great unique taste! 

     We do hope you had time to watch our video and learned how to make this fun and simple dish!  You can serve it at dinner or at a holiday!  Try something new!  


Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Hello all!

     With Fall here its time to prep some fun game foods!  We know there are sporting events all year but Football in America has a special place for gatherings and food!  We wanted to kick things off.  Chicken wings are such a classic appetizer for a fun game on a cool day!  We wanted to do something different and cook these in the oven!  Now most wings yes are deep fired but with this oven baked idea you don't have to leave your kitchen or miss any of the big game by frying outside or downstairs perhaps.  Oven baked wings also have a very delicious taste and can be very crispy.  They also have a healthier side then putting them in the oil. 

     We also had chef show you an entire chicken wing and how to cuts it apart.  You will notice the wing tip is still attached and this you can remove.  He wanted to do something different and keep it on for effect.  This dish is so simple and anyone can do it so check out who we did this below!

Serves: 6-8 (Depending on how many wings you make)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients: Fully thawed Chicken wings. (Typically 3-4 per person) 3 Cups Flour 2 Table Spoons Garlic Powder 2 Table Spoons of Onion Powder 2 Table Spoons of Paprika 1 Table Spoon Salt 1 Table Spoon Pepper
1 Cup BBQ Sauce
1 Cup Honey Blue Cheese and Celery for sides. Pizza makes a great pair too.

Make sure your wings are fully thawed and drained.
Separate the drumsticks from the wings if they are attached.
Mixed your four and seasonings in a zip lock bag.
Shake and mix.
Add a few wings and coat. Shaking the bag so the wings are fully covered.
Set your oven to 400 Degrees.
Place the wings on a cooking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.
Take them out and flip them over, cook for another 20 minutes.
As they are cooking mix your BBQ Sauce and Honey.
Remove the wings after the second 20 minute flip and coat them in the sauce.
Raise the oven to 500 Degrees
Place them back on the cooking sheet.
Cook for about 8-10 minutes.
Remove and serve up!

They look awesome!  Great color and some charred tips! 

     We do hope you really try this video.  This appetizer is so easy to make and anyone can do it!  You can serve hot and very tasty wings and everyone will wonder how you made them!  Do check our our video below to see how Chef put them together.

     Thank you again for joining us and we do hope you enjoyed this video!  Be sure to check out our blog for other great and very easy ideas!  Next fun event or game day put these very delicious wings out and watch them disappear!  You can also serve them with some celery, blue cheese and pizza! 


Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet

Hello all!

     Breakfast is so important so why not show your guest you know how to cook an amazing and easy one!  Cast Iron Skillets are great to have around because they are so useful and can make an amazing meal!  This breakfast dish is simple to make, you can do it all in one pan and it will come out with lots of flavor, giving you the energy you need for the day!  You can also substitute different ingredients you want so feel free to make this with other things!

     Cast iron is useful in so many dishes and gives you that extra iron you body can use!  It is durable, easy to clean and just will last and last!  Remember when cleaning do not use soap, just hot water and a scrub brush.  Fully dry it and then put a bit of vegetable or canola oil in the bottom and rub it around to seal it.    We really think you will enjoy this dish because of how easy it is to make and how such a great flavor this will have. 

Serves: 6-8

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time:  35 Minutes

Ingredients: 1 bag of Tater Tots 10 Bacon Strips (Cooked and crumbled) 3 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese 7 Sausage Links (Cut up) 6 Eggs Pinch of Salt Pinch of Pepper 1 Tablespoon of Butter

In a clean and ready cast iron dish.
Place The Tater Tots around the side facing up. Then line the bottom with them on their sides.
Place them in the oven for 15 minutes around 400 degrees.
Have the bacon in the oven cooking along side this as well.
While cooking scramble up your eggs but do not cook them through.
Heat up the sausage as well. The cut them in to smaller pieces.
Take out the skillet and place some cheese on the top just to cover the inside.
Then place your eggs and sausage mixture.
Place the rest of the cheese over top covering the entire dish.
Break up your now cooled bacon pieces and place them on top.
Place back in the oven for about 10-15 minutes.
Remove and let cool.
Cut into pie form and serve!

Here it is!

     You want to let this cool or it will fall apart, you can still cut and serve it hot but it won't have that pie form you may want.  Also below is the video we encourage you to watch per you can see how chef makes it fully.  We think you really will enjoy the video so please do watch it!

     That you again for joining us and we do really hope you try this dish out!  Cash iron is so simple to work with and this dish is absolutely easy to make!  You only need a pan or two and this is ready to go!  We do hope you invest in a few different cast iron skillets because you can cook so much on them and they will last as long as you take care of them.

Thanks again everyone and remember,

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bison Burgers

Hello All!
     We have a special treat for you.  A Bison Burger, we wanted to try something new and share a different approach to a regular burger.  Bison is typically grass fed and has a lot fat count.  The meat is very red which is good.  With a smaller fat count however you do need to watch the burger more closely as it can dry out or burn easier.  It is a bit more expensive however depending on where you live but try something new chef says.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 Minutes  *(Burgers can sit up to overnight in the fridge)
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients: 1 Lb Bison Ground Meat. (1/4 Lb per person) 1 Tomato 1 Onion 1 Package of Soft Rolls 1 Egg (to mix with meat before patties are formed) Salt Pepper Any other toppings. Ketchup Mustard Mayo Fires make the best side!

Take out the bison meat and place it in a bowl.
Add one egg and mix well.
Form up 4 patties or use a patty maker.
Place back in the fridge for 10 Minutes, up to over night.
Always remove your burgers about 10 minutes before your grill them, let them warm up a bit.
Before you grill, cut up all your toppings and get everything ready, once the burgers are cooked you don't want to waste time.
Lightly Salt, Pepper and olive oil each side of the burgers and edges.
With your grill hot place the burgers on it.
*Note place burgers that are meant to be cooked more on your grill sooner.
Salt, Pepper and lightly oil your onion slices.
Place them on the grill as well.
Lightly oil the bottoms of the buns.
Place them on the grill.  (Sooner you do, more crispy the buns will be)
Flip your burgers after the 2 1/2-3 minute mark.
After about 3 minutes on each side brush some butter on the tops, let cook for 2 more minutes.
Flip, butter again and let cook longer for about 2 minutes.
Take off the buns and onions from the grill.
Place cheese on the burgers. (If you want it)
Place a bit of mayo on the bottom of the buns.
Add Lettuce, Tomato.
Place now the burger on the buns.
Now place the onion on the burger.
Serve up and let your friends and family add whatever else they want.

As you can see, this burger will go fast!

     We think you really will enjoy this meal and if you cook Bison or regular Beef feel free to use this style of how to grill it.  We think we will do a Beef Burger video still.  The burger had a great taste to it and the way Chef cooked and put it all together was amazing.  Pair this with some homemade french fries and you have a dish!  Check out the video below to see how Chef puts this all together!

     Thank you so much for checking our site out and we do hope you watched our video.  There are some great tips in the video as well as you get to see first hand how Chef makes it.  So try something new, try a Bison Burger!

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Oven Baked Haddock

Hello all!
     We wanted to give you our healthy version of a "Fish Fry".  This one however is oven baked!  Eating fish on Friday's is one many love to do however with this meal you can eat it anytime because this one is oven baked!  Same great taste and easy to make.  Fish also is so healthy, wild caught Haddock especially.  It is lean and filled with nutrients.

     We wanted to expand our seafood videos as well as show we do love healthy meals.  We think you really will enjoy this one!

Serves: 1-2
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes

Fresh Haddock (1 filet per person)
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs
4-5 Eggs
1 1/2 Ounces Milk
1 Table Spoon Smoked Paprika
1 Table Spoon Onion Powder
1 Table Spoon Garlic Powder
1 Table Spoon Italian Seasoning
Salt and Pepper
1 Lemon
Tarter Sauce

Take out your piece of fresh Haddock lightly salt each side.
Setup your 3 stations.
Flour in the first
Egg and milk in the other
Italian Seasonings in the last.
Season the bread crumbs with the Paprika, Onion powder, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
Dredge the fish through the flour and get a good coat.
Dip it in the egg wash and coat each side.
Move it to the bread crumbs making sure each side was coated.
Let the fish sit for about 5 minutes to let the bread crumbs settle on the fish.
Place in the oven at 375 Degrees for about 20 Minutes, checking every so often.
Cut up a lemon.
Once cooked remove and plate up with some tater sauce.

As you can see it really has a great look to it.

     We do hope you enjoy this post and try this meal out.  It has such a great flavor and is healthy for you!  Adding some nice colorful sides you can have a restaurant meal in your kitchen!  Fish dinners are something you can make, you don't have to go out to eat!  Check out the video below however to see chef make.   We think you will enjoy it.

     Thank you again for stopping by and checking out our site and we do hope you watched the video on how to put this together.    We do hope you enjoy this meal and if you never made fish before, try it!  This meal is not hard to make and we really think you will enjoy it. 

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"Not'Cho" Cheese Taco Salad

Hello all!
What do you call cheese that's not yours!? "Nacho" Cheese! We think you will really enjoy this video and dish! This can be made for one person or a dish to pass. This dish was so fun to make because the team never made it before, it was totally new to us and very enjoyable! With so many different dips and salads that people share this one is very different and the uniqueness is what is so special.

Serves: 8-10
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

1 Lb Ground Beef
3/4 Cup Water
1 Package Taco Seasoning
Pinch AP Rub
3/4 Cup Black Beans
1 Cup Leafy Lettuce
1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup Chopped Tomatoes
Catalina Dressing
Cheesy Corn Chips

Brown up 1 lb of ground beef.  Use something with less fat like 90/10 or  95/5.
Once cooked add one package of taco seasoning and 3/4 cup water.
Continue to cook till the water is gone and the beef is now seasoned.
Put the beef in a separate bowl aside.
Add Beans
Add Tomatoes
Add Lettuce
Add Cheese
Drizzle the Catalina Dressing.
Mix all together.
On a serving plate, lay down your corn chips as a bed.
Spoon out the salad on top.
Serve and enjoy!

Here is the result!

     We think you really will enjoy this meal and feel free to add or subtract other ingredients, this is one thing we always say to our readers/viewers!  If you want to see how we made this meal, check the video below!  Sometimes the video makes it easier to follow the directions as you see how we make it.

     We hope you did enjoy this video and blog about this fun and unique cheesy taco salad!  Try something new and make this dish.  Bring it to a party or serve it up at home during a party or big game!  We really hope you do try this dish because one of our goals is to continue to make meals that we think you would enjoy and easy enough to make too!

Thank you all!

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner

~Blog Team

Monday, September 25, 2017

Veggie Spaghetti

Hello all!
   Looking for an amazing and healthy dish!  Keep reading then!  This dish is our Veggie Spaghetti, it is such a flavorful and healthy dish you won't believe you are eating vegetables!  Our team has been using the Veggetti for a while now and Chef really enjoys it.  It is very simple to use and can be used on so many different food groups!  The price is very well set and the product is easy to clean.

    In a day and age were healthy is important this meal is one we think you would really enjoy!

*This meal is Vegan if you just do not add the Cheese!  If you are interested, just drop that and check the sauce labels you use to of course.  

Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes

1 Large Yellow Squash
3-4 Green Zucchini's 
1-1 1/2 cups chopped Onion
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
3-4 Table Spoons Olive Oil
Fresh Mozzarella, sliced 
Red Sauce
Shredded Parmasean Cheese
Chopped Parsley 

Wash all veggies and dry.
Cut both ends off your Zucchini and Squash
Place them in the Veggetti and spin them over a bowl to catch the pasta.
Heat up your oil and then cook the chopped onions, and garlic till brown.
In a steamer pot steam the pasta.  Steam them for only a few minutes so they are still crispy.
Cut your fresh Mozzarella cheese and heat up some red sauce.
After several minutes dump the pasta in the pan with the oil and onions/garlic.
Mix all together.
Place in a bowl.
Add some red sauce on top.
Place a piece or two of Mozzarella cheese on top.
Sprinkle with Shredded Parmesan cheese and parsley.
Garnish with Basil. 

What a view!!!!

    This dish is so delicious and such a healthy treat too.  It's fun to eat treats and tasty that may not be the best for you, but they will take a toll on your body.  Give your body a delicious meal some days and treat it to this!  We do hope you try this meal out is is very healthy and has an amazing taste to it!   Be sure to check our the video below!

    We do hope you enjoyed our video and our site.  We are trying to help others cook and cook fun meals you may enjoy!  This meal is so healthy and taste great!  Check others out that we think you will enjoy!  

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner

~Blog Team

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Crispy Pork chop Cutlets

Hey all!
     Looking for a quick and very delicious meal!  Breaded and pan seared pork chops!  These came out so good and placing them over some creamy mashed potatoes with a veggie side!  You will be the absolute HERO at dinner!  This dish can really be done with a lot of things, like chicken, beef, even some vegetables.  One of the key's is to get very fresh and thin Pork Chop Cutlets.  Chef found some at his local grocery store that looked absolutely amazing so he picked them up and said this is our meal!

    One of the best things about this dish is just how easy it is.  Chef said to really look into getting a set of pans like he uses to flour, egg and then finalize them with breadcrumbs.  Three process pans actually sell together for this reason and you can find them all over.  The process is not difficult and the clean up is moderately simple as well.  However if done correctly you will have golden brown and very crispy cooked chops!  Please see below on how we did it!

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

1 Package Thin Sliced Pork Chop Cutlets 3-4 Cups Flour 5-6 Eggs
2 Table Spoons Milk
Oil, just enough to coat the pan
3-4 Cups Italian Bread Crumbs 2 Table Spoons Parmesan Cheese 1 Table Spoon Smoked Paprika
1 Table Spoon Italian Seasonings Garlic Powder Salt and Pepper

Take out your pork chops and make sure they are fresh or fully thawed.
Season them with salt, pepper and Garlic powder on both sides lightly and let rest.
Setup you 3 stations.
1 pan with Flour, one with Egg wash Scrambled eggs and milk), last with seasoned breadcrumbs.
Make sure all three pans are seasoned and mixed. (See Video for help)
Dredge the chops through the flour and get a good coat.
Then dip them in the egg mixture, again fully coated.
Then place them in the bread crumbs and fully coat.
If you want after to use a rolling pin lightly to press down on the chops you can but its not required.
Place the fully breaded chop aside and continue till all are done.
In a medium pan heat up some oil. Just enough to coat the bottom. You want to pan sear them not fully submerge the chops.
Once the oil is hot lay the chops on the pan and bring the oil down to medium.
Let them cook on medium for about 2 minutes, depending on thickness.
Once the edges start to show browning, place a small amount of butter in the pan. 3-4 small slices. This will darken the chops and really make them crispy.
Then flip them slowly and let cook again fro about 2 minutes.
Remove the chops and place on a cooking rack to drain and continue.
When cooking the rest remember to remove the oil and add fresh oil!
Adding fresh oil will make each batch golden brown.
Place the chops on some homemade mashed potatoes and have a side ready to go.

Here is our result.

As you can see they are golden brown. We did get to try them and yes the moisture held making them very tender and not try at all. They cut very easily and just had that amazing crunch to them. This was one of our fav's per how simple it is to make but also how delicious they came out. This dish is honestly very simple to make and we hope you do try it!

Please check out our video to see how chef makes it and for any other questions you may have!

     Again, thank you so much for joining us. This meal is simple to make and has such a great taste please do try it!  Cooking is something we all can do chef always says so don't ever be afraid to try!


Cooking Should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner 
~Blog Team

Monday, September 18, 2017

Smoked Chuck Roast

Hello all,
     We wanted to give you a more experienced BBQ/Smoke dish if you want to step up your game!  This smoked chuck roast is perfect for a lazy day where you can check the grill every so often.  When done you will have this beautiful smoked roast that you can slice up and serve on some beautiful onion roles.

     This roast will take a few hours to cook but in the end you will have this great smoky meat that goes great with a vegetable and a potato.  Your family and friends will really love it.

Prep Time:  30 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Hours
Total Time: 5 1/2 hours

Ingredients: 2 Chuck Roast Beef Rub (you can make your own or buy) Beef Broth 1 Package of Onion Rolls Horseradish
1-3 Onions
3-4 Table Spoons Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper Mayo Any sides you see fit

Take your chuck roast out, make sure they are not frozen.
Season them with Beef Rub on both sides and all around the edges.
Let them res out as you get your charcoal started.
Set your grill for indirect heat and throw some wet chips in for smoking. We used Hickory
You can add a water pan if you like to
Make sure the temp is around 250 Degrees
Place both of the chucks on the indirect side, opposite the coals.
Cover and monitor for an hour and a half.
After flip them and rotate if needed for another 1 1/2 hour.
After you will be at the 3 hr mark.
Take them off and place them in a tin foil pan. Side by side.
Fill the pan with warm beef broth. Till they are almost submerged.
Cover the top with tin foil and back on the gill they go.
Let cook for 2 hours at around 200-230 degrees.
After 2 hours, remove from your grill and lift up a corner of the tin foil, let the steam out for about 5 minutes.
Recover and let sit. 1-2 hours rest.

While resting cook onions.
In a cast iron pan heat up butter.
Once the butter is hot add onions. Cut them to ring form.
Add 2 table spoons oil and salt and pepper.
Let them cook checking them every so often to stir.
Once they cooked down add a few table spoons of Balsamic vinegar continue to cook.

Remove the beef from the pans and slice up the beef.
Place it on an onion role and add onions to the top.
You can add a bit of mayo to horseradish to cut it a bit or not..
Put this on top to have a beautiful smoked Chuck Roast Sandwich.
Serve with some sides you enjoy!

Here it is!

As you can see it has a great red ring color from cooking and the smoke. The meat had a great smokey flavor and everyone enjoyed it. It may take a bit to prepare but it was worth it. Again this is a dish for those who may have smoked meats before, or even if you want to start its not a hard one. Check out our video below to see how Chef made this!

     We do hope everyone enjoyed this and hope you do try this meal!  We named it "The Deno" after a family of Chef's.  For more videos and other ideas please check out our site and even though this dish looked difficult it wasn't that bad!  We hope you try it!

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Friday, September 15, 2017

Veggie Roll Up's!

Hey Everyone,

    So the team knows we are so behind on posting meals but this meal we did a few weeks ago after our short break.  We took some time to get new equipment and just rest up a bit.  The life of a big YouTuber (423 Subs, lol) is very hard!  We honestly just wanted to rest and get new ideas.  The community was so nice and accepted us back with open arms!

     We came back with this great veggie roll up.  This very easy and fun appetizer will leave your guest wanting this site!  Please give us credit...  With nothing to heat up this meal can be made very quickly and refrigerated before the event!

Serves: 10-12

Prep Time:  15 Minutes
Cook Time: 0
Total Time: 15 Minutes

2 Packages of soften Cream Cheese. (Chef says use 1.5) 1 Package of dry ranch Salad Dressing Mix 5 Chopped Green Onions 1/2 Can Chopped Green Drained Chilies. (Chef says use .5 can) 1 Chopped Celery Stalk. 3 Table Spoons of real Bacon Bits. 1/2 Cup Finley Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. 10 Inch Tortillas (Your choice on flavor)  

In a large bowl start with soften cream cheese
Add Dressing Mix and stir
Add Green Onions and mix
Add 1/2 can Chopped Green Drained Chilies and mix.
Add Chopped Celery and mix.
Add Bacon Bits and mix.
Add Cheddar Cheese and mix.
Place a tortilla down and place the now mixed ingredients in the tortilla.
Use a spoon or spatula to spread the mixture around till the tortilla is lightly covered.
Roll up the Tortilla tightly and cut the ends.
Make 1/4 to 1/2 in slices.
Place in the fridge for several minutes to harden then serve!

As you can see they look great!

We do hope you try this out, there is no meat to this meal so it is vegetarian friendly.  It has a great taste to it with all the veggies and the cram cheese plus it really is fast to make!  Please check out the video below to see how we did it and other videos for great ideas!

Thank you for checking out our site and this video!  Try this one out and be the person who brings something different to the party!


Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cube Steak (Poor Man's Steak)

We're not Poor!  Were Financially Inclined!!!

      Cube Steak or Poor Man's Steak as other call is is a tougher steak even when cooked perfectly.  It looks more like hamburger meat than the typical smooth steak you will normally see.  We first tried it after we and some friends went in on 1/2 cow one of our friends parents sold.  There were many great cuts and with them the cube steak came.  We cooked them different ways when this way came to me. Since the cuts aren't as good as the others we decided to try to shake things up and try something new. It got the nickname poor man's steak because how how cheap it was, people with less incomes could afford it and cook with it.

     The dish did taste good and we did fill it with vegetables.  I would recommend trying this if you are on a budget or interested in trying something new!  You can use anything you wish to stuff the cube steak and try all different kinds variety!  We are also looking into different steak cuts to try this on so stay tuned!

     The video is below and we hope you enjoy!

Stuff Cube Steak:

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time:  40 Minutes
Serves 4-6 depending how many you make.

Cube Steak: Typically one package comes with two pieces. (We got two packages)
Cheese: Either Cream cheese, blue or Feta.  I thought the Feta worked best.
1/2 Cup Green Onion
1 Cup Spinach
2 Table spons oil.
4 Table spoons AP Rub (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder)
2 Table spoons course rub. (Salt, Pepper, Garlic)

Take out the cube steak and season with your fine AP rub.
Just sprinkle each top side lightly.
Add whatever cheese you liked best to the tops and let sit.
Heat up your oil and add your filler.  What ever vegetables/other ingredients you like!
If you are cooking spinach it wilts fast so watch it carefully!
Once partly cooked place your filler on top of the one piece of cube steak.
Place the other part on top and square off.
With string or cooking twine tie up the cube steak to hold it together.
Sprinkle again both sides with fine AP rub.
Sprinkle each side with your course rub.
Heat up your grill/oven to 350 degrees. If you are using the grill have a direct and indirect side.
Place the meat on the grill and let sit for 2-3 minutes then flip for another 2-3 minutes.
After move to the indirect heat side and let cook for about 15-20 minutes or when the steaks are cooked to your liking.

Take off the grill and let stand for 5 minutes.
Cut off the strings and slice with a sharp knife.  I used a bread knife only because the serrated edges worked best.

Place on a plate with a side you would enjoy and serve.  You can also serve over homemade mashed potatoes.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and video!
Always Remember Cooking should be fun so have fun doing it!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Honey BBQ Chicken Tenderloins

Hey everyone!

     Grilling season is still underway and we wanted to show you a great healthy chicken dish!  Chicken Tenderloins are very delicious and healthy for you!  High in protein and low in fat these strips make a great meal in a matter of no time!  Most people won't think to grill the Tenderloin but try something new!  These are chicken finger size and shape so they are very easy to eat and will they ever be eaten!  We really think your family will enjoy this and it different from just your average chicken breast on the grill.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 4

1 Package of Trimmed Fresh Chicken Tenderloins
Pinch of AP Rub
1/4 Cup Olive Oil mixed with Seasonings (Store usually sells)
1 Cup BBQ Sauce
1/2 Cup Honey

Take your chicken tenderloins out of the fridge and place on a plate, make sure they are thawed.
Season both sides with AP rub.  Salt, pepper, garlic powder.
Rub a little seasoned olive oil on both sides then let sit for about 10 Minutes.
Mix your BBQ sauce and honey together and place aside.
Get your gill nice and hot and use grill covers if you have them, they will protect your grill and chicken.
Heat only one side of the burners, leave one side off.
Place the strips down and shut the lid, let cook for about 5 minutes then flip.
After about 10 minutes total move them to the other side of the grill where the burners are off.
Coat each side with the BBQ and Honey mixture then place back down on the side of the burners not on.  Let sit another 5 minutes.
Take off ans serve up with any two sides you enjoy!

Looks great!

  As you can see they look amazing! A nice coat of BBQ and grill marks. The reason we cook our chicken then move them over to glaze in the BBQ Sauce is actually because the sauce will not crisp up like a shell and side off. If you glaze while cooking this will happen. Putting BBQ on cooked chicken will just add that flavor as it rest a bit on the not as hot side of the grill. Check out our video to see!

We do hope everyone enjoyed this post and that you really do try this meal out!  Thanks again for joining us and be sure to check out other meals we do!


Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner

~Blog Team

Monday, August 7, 2017

Green Beans Almondine

Hey All!  You need to eat more beans!?  Of course you do!

    This amazing side dish can almost be a meal.  One dish everyone will ask for seconds on.  Beans are so healthy for the body and mixed with almonds they are even better!  In this day and age however it is hard to get kids to eat their beans.  One of the reasons so many people love this dish is because of how great it taste and how easy it is to make!

     You can pair this as a side to chicken, beef, seafood, pasta or pretty much anything!  If you want a light meal you can make this alone too.  The meal is filling and french cut green beans are light and easy to digest.  Check out how simple this is below and you will be amazed how the kids ask for seconds!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

1 Bag of French Cut Beans.  Use Fresh or Frozen, not canned.
3 Table spoons of Sliced Almonds
3 Table spoons of Butter
1 Cup of Water
Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Place 1 bag of french cut style green beans in a pot of boiling water.
On a separate pan heat up butter.  (Or oil to make it vegan)
Once the butter is melted down, add in the sliced Almonds.
Stir around till browned.
Drain Green beans.
Add the green Beans to the butter/almonds.
Mix around.
Place in a nice bowl and serve!

You can garnish with some uncooked chopped almonds.

We have to say, they really have a beautiful look to them.

We do hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to watch the video below!  This meal really has a wonderful taste and will give your body the energy and nutrients it needs!

Thanks everyone for joining us on this post and we really do hope you try this out!  Sometimes in cooking the simplest dishes are really the best.  We do hope you try this out we think you will enjoy it and add it to your list of regulars!

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Friday, July 28, 2017

Cheeseburger Wraps

Hello all!
Aren't Cheeseburgers just amazing!  These hand held burgers are fun for on the go or just staying in and trying something new!  The handheld wrap makes them fun to eat and make!  Try something new in live even if it is an old classic.  Our family and friends love when we make these and kids to do!  Being creative is what cooking is all about!  This also opens the door to many different ideas to make wraps with different foods.  Below are all the ingredients and steps!

Prep Time:  5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes

Serves 4-6

1 Pound ground beef.
1 Package of medium Wraps
1 Onion (chopped)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Any condiments you enjoy 

Brown up your beef in a skillet.
Lay out each wrap and place a few spoonfuls of cooked ground beef towards the middle.
Add anything else you would enjoy like Cheese, Onions, Pickles, ect...
If you would like you can even add your condiments or use them for dipping if you want.
Fold over the wrap and then fold in the sides.
Use a Panini Grill or oven to cook these up.
Serve hot! 

Make sure you check out the video below to see how we put this all together!  This dish really is fun and unique to try.  Kids will love it and in a world like ours this is portable so you can be on the go!  This would be a hit at any dinner just for the creativity alone!

We hope you really get to try this out and check out our other videos for more great ideas!

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

Chef Chris