Sunday, April 23, 2017

Creamy Linguine

Hello all!
We have a great dinner for you today!  This is a creamy linguine, kinda like Alfredo sauce but with a few differences.  We think you will enjoy this dinner because it not only is very easy to make, it also is a quick dish to make!  A nice warm pasta dish with some Spinach and Bacon, you can't go wrong!
Below is the info on this great dish we hope you try it out!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time:
Serves: 4-6

1 LB Linguine
1/2 Pound of Bacon, cooked and diced.
5-6 Cups of Baby Spinach
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/4 Cups Milk
1 (8 oz) Package of Cream Cheese, warmed.
2 Tablespoons butter 
2 Table Spoons of Olive Oil.
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
Pinch of Nutmeg. We said Paprika but its Nutmeg!

Cook the linguine in a pot, add some salt and oil to help with the process and to keep the pasta from sticking together.
On a cooking sheet place tin foil down, then place about 1/2 pound of bacon strips down.  Cook at 400 degrees until done.
In a sauce pan heat up the olive oil, onions and spinach.
Cook and stir around on medium to high heat till the spinach cooks down.
Add the milk, cream cheese, butter, salt, pepper and nutmeg. 
Stir and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes. So the sauce can thicken.
Add about a spoonful of pasta to the cream sauce till you feel comfortable at the mixture.
Take out the pasta and serve on a plate, with a nice salad!  Or Bread sticks, but don't burn them like we did.  

Here is the result.

The dish came out really well and we enjoyed it very much.  There are so many fun pasta dishes out there but we do hope you try this one.  It really wasn't that hard to make and didn't cost much at all for the ingredients.  This dish wasn't has heavy as an Alfredo sauce but still has a great creamy texture and very flavorful taste.
Check our our video below!

Thanks for joining us for this dish and we do hope you try it out.  With so many different ideas we really just thought this would be fun.  We enjoyed making this dish and it really can feed a good sized dinner party.  Try it out, we think you will enjoy it!


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~Blog Team

Friday, April 14, 2017

Bacon Grilled Cheese

Hello everyone!

     We hope you are having a wonderful week and wanted to share a fun and very easy dish to with you!  Everyone knows the popularity of Grilled Cheese so we wanted to finally show you our take!  This Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich is so very easy to make and you can have make it a  lunch or dinner out of it!  One of the reasons this dish is so popular is because of how easy it is to make it also doesn't cost much either.  Grilled cheese is a staple in our society!  Kids and adults love it and we think you will love our take on it!

Below the post is for one sandwich but just alter the measurements for more, its very simple!

Prep Time: 8 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 18 Minutes

2 Slices of Bacon
2 Slices of Bread 
2 Slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese Sliced
2 Table Spoons Butter
Side of your choice, tomato Soup is mainly used.

Line a cooking sheet tray with tin foil and place the bacon on top.
Set your oven to 400 Degrees F.
Cook the bacon almost all the way, about 8 or so minutes and remove.
Place the bacon aside.
Lay out your bread and cut the Sharp Cheddar Cheese to fit the bread and place on the one side.
Do the same with the bacon.
Place another layer of cheese on the bacon. and place the other piece of bread on top.
Heat up a cooking pan and use about 1 table spoon of unsalted butter.
Once heated up and bubbling place the Sandwich on and let cook for a few minutes.
Once the bottom piece of bread is golden brown, place the whole pan in your oven, keeping the temp at 400 degrees.
Please make sure the pan is oven safe!
Let cook for about 5 minutes and carefully remove.
Remove the sandwich and place a think slice of butter back on the pan and let heat up on the stove.
Flip the sandwich now so the uncooked side is down.
Let cook another few minutes and remove.
Cut and serve with a side dish!

Here it is!

      It really came out amazing.  Chef used to just flip his grilled cheese but using the oven now allows the cheese to melt evenly.  If you just flip it on the stove it may not cook the middle of the cheese!  The oven also cooks the rest of the bacon as well.  Please be sure to check our video below to see how we put this awesome and easy dish together!

      We do hope you watched our video and enjoyed it!  Again this dish is so simple to make and when you are strapped for an idea or money this is the dish to make!  You can also use different fillers if you do not like or can't eat bacon.  You can also make it classic and just do cheese and bread!  No wrong way, just have fun with it!  

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Egg Noodle Lasagna

Hello all!
  We are closing out our Low and Slow Playlist for a bit as the weather gets warmer out and we start our BBQ Section!  We wanted to make you something we think you would really enjoy and try out with your family!  This dish has a little bit of prep time and some easy slow cooker time.  However when done you will have a meal that can feed your family, and probably a few more!

     We really enjoyed this dish because it was so easy to make and the Egg Noodles were a unique spin on things!  The dish came out a bit messy however it really had a great taste to it.  The biggest thing is just how easy this can be.  It was a bit of a handful to remove per it was so tender but once the first serving was out the rest came easier.  

Here is all the info you will need!

Serves 8-12

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 3 Hours
Total Time: 3 Hours 20 Minutes

6 1/2 Cups Wide Egg Noodles (Half Cooked)- You can get Gluten Free Egg Noodles too!
3 Tbsp. Butter
2 1/2 Cups Red Sauce
1 Pound Ground Beef (Cooked)
6 Ounces of Velveeta Cheese (Cubed or melted)
3 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1-3 Pinches of AP Rub (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder)
Grated Parmesan Cheese

Cook your pasta about half way through, drain.
Add the butter to the pasta then place aside.
Brown the Beef and season with the AP Rub
In the slow cooker, place some sauce to cover the bottom.
Then add some pasta, to just cover a bit.
Add some of the beef, not all just a small layer.
Sprinkle some Mozzarella cheese again, think layer.
Add a few cubes of Velveeta Cheese.
Repeat this process as you make layers!  (check out our video below to see how we did it)

Cover and set to Low for about 2.5 hours.
Move the heat to Warm for the last half hour.

Sprinkle some extra sauce and parmesan cheese on top!

Plate up and add any sides you like! We did Garlic Bread and a Caesar Salad.

Here is the end result!

    As you can see it really has a nice look to it!  The dish was very easy to make and we think you really will enjoy it because it doesn't take that long and most of the work is done by the slow cooker!  It also is a fun spin on your basic Lasagna too!  Check out the video below to see the step by step instructions on how we put this great meal together!

     We do hope you watched our video and enjoyed it!  We are trying to give you all fun and new dishes to try.  With the cold weather almost behind us this was a great meal to end on as we now prep for the outside cooking!  Thank you all so much for joining us!

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~Blog Team

Friday, March 31, 2017

Breakfast Roll Up's

Hello all!

     We have a great breakfast for you!  This dish was actually found and Chef wanted to share it with you all!  Breakfast Roll Up's!  When It comes to breakfast you can go quick and easy or longer and complex however something in the middle is perfect for the weekends with the kids or during the week if you give it a bit more time.  We have shared a few ideas now for breakfast and really enjoy this one!

     This one actually comes straight from Pillsbury them selves.  Chef really thought that this idea was just perfect the way it was however wanted to give credit where it was due!  So we thank them for sharing this idea to begin with.  If you have a little extra time and want to impress your family then check out this easy fun idea...

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time:  25 Minutes

1 Container of Pillsbury Buttery Crescent Dinner Rolls
3 Eggs
2 Table Spoons Milk
8 Precooked Sausage Links
2 Long thin slices of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
Maple Syrup

In a small frying pan heat up the precooked sausage links, then set aside.
Scramble up your 3 eggs in a mixing bowl and add the milk.
Remove about 2-3 tablespoons of the egg mixture for later.
Cook up the scrambled eggs to your liking.
Add Salt and Pepper
Open up, roll out, then detach the dinner rolls
Cut the sharp cheese in half, then diagonally.
Place one piece of cheese corresponding to the dinner roll, make them line up.
Place a tablespoon of the cooked eggs on the cheese.
Place one sausage link on the egg.
Gently roll up the dinner roll starting from where the cheese, egg and sausage is based.
Place on a cooking sheet tray.
Repeat till try is full.
Glaze the tops with the egg wash you placed aside.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Heat up the over to 350 Degrees F.
Place them in the oven for about 15 minutes or golden brown.
Take out and pate up.
Have a side of maple syrup for dipping!

Serve up hot!

Here is your end result!

     We hope everyone enjoyed this post and be sure to check out the video below to see how we make this very fun and easy dish!  It was a nice break from some of the longer dinners we have been addressing and really think you will enjoy this so we do hope you try it out!

     Thank you again for stopping by and we do hope you watched the video above!  Again such a fun and easy breakfast you can put together.  If you did like this meal please subscribe to our site if you have not yet and share this video with others you think will enjoy it!  Thank you so much again for joining us today and have a wonderful day!


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Crab Dip

     Hello all!
Chef wanted to share this special appetizer with everyone! Crab dip is found in many different books as well as online.  Chef took a few ideas and made his own!  This dip doesn't take long to make and can be served with many options from cold to toasted and on may different style breads or chips.  We think you will enjoy this one because how often does anyone bring a good crab dip to the party?  With spring just a around the corner this will be a great outside food snack as well!  So don't bring the same old chips and dip when you can bring Chef's Crab Dip!

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

1 Package of intimation crab.
1 Package of Cream Cheese 8 oz
1 Tablespoon Sour Cream
1 Pinch of Garlic Salt
3-4 Table Spoons Chopped Green Onions
1 Stack of small Wantons
1 Loaf of Garlic Tuscan Bread (or another you prefer)
2 Table Spoons of Dill Weed
1/4 Cup Melted Butter

In a small bowl take your melted butter and add 1 table spoon of dill weed, mix. Place aside
In a larger bowl mix the soften cream cheese
Add sour cream
Add Garlic Salt
Add Chopped Onions
Add 1 table spoon dill weed
Add Crab and mix together well and place aside.

Take your wantons and cut them in quarters or halves and place them on a sprayed cooking sheet.
Set your oven to broil and place the pan in the oven.
Cook for about 5 minutes but check often.
Once cooked take out and place in a large bowl, drizzle the butter dill glaze over and mix.
Place the Crab dip in serving bowl and plate up wantons.
Cut up the other bread you are using and toast.
Serve all together!

Here it is!

    We do hope you enjoyed this post!  Remember the Crab Dip is Gluten free but the bread we used isn't so be sure to use gluten free chips to be safe if you want this fully gluten free.  Always check your ingredients when cooking.  We do hope you try this meal, it is so simple and really a fun thing to bring to a party!  Below is our video so be sure to check that out!

     Just a note as well you can put some of the dip on the bread and then cook it in the oven again!  There are a lot of different things you can do with this dip.  We do hope you enjoyed this video and post today.  Be sure to check out other great ideas we have made on our site!  


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~Blog Team

Friday, March 17, 2017

Shepherd's Pie

Hello all!
     We hope everyone is having a great week and with St. Patrick's Day this week we hope everyone is taking the time to celebrate!  What a fun time to just try new foods.  We took the time to show you how to make a very simple Irish dish.  Shepherd's Pie is such a classic meal and very delicious.  This also makes a great comfort dish especially during these cold nights!

Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 30 Min
Total Time: 45 Min

1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 Cup chopped Onions
1 Can Creamed Corn
1 Can Sweet Corn
Mashed Potatoes
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
Pinch of Italian Seasoning 
Shredded Cheddar Cheese (sprinkle)
4 Table Spoons of Butter

Make your mashed potatoes to your liking.
In a bowl mix the two corns together.
Heat up a skillet pan and add beef and chopped onions.
Once cooked, spoon into the bottom of a casserole dish.
Layer the corn next.
Layer the mashed potatoes last.
Sprinkle some Cheddar cheese on top
Add pinch of Italian Seasoning.
Place in the oven for 30 minutes.

Take out and serve up.

As you can see!

          As you can see it has a really nice look and just full of flavor.  This dish really is so easy to make.  The prep is simple too, making the mashed potatoes maybe the hardest part.  You can also look at different ideas on what to fill so have fun and experiment!  Below is our video so be sure to check it out!

     We do hope you enjoyed this post and video!  We think you really will enjoy this meal and you can make it for anytime of year.  We do think you will enjoy this very flavorful meal!  Be sure to check out other meals we think you will enjoy as well!


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~Blog Team

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Hello all!
    Hope this post finds you well!  We have been really moving along and just making all kinds of great ideas for you.  We do hope you have been enjoying them and have been trying some new ones out!
     Today we have a Cheesy Taco Pasta dish we think you will really enjoy!  This is a nice comfort dish that won't take long.  This dish is full of flavor and is not difficult to make at all.  This dish is also a one pot meal so everything is done in one dish!  Now granted we cooked our bacon in our oven on a cooking sheet, but shhh..  One of the reasons we really liked this dish is because it is a different and unique dish with a variety of flavor.  The clean up is also very easy, this dish makes a great weekend dish or weekday one for those busy nights!  We think the family will really enjoy it!

Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:

1 Pound of Beef (You can use other meats)
1 Package of Taco Seasoning
2 Cups Water
1 1/2 Cup Pasta
1 Cup Salsa
3 Cups Shredded Taco Cheese
1/2 Chopped Tomato
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
Pinch of Parsley
Crushed Tortilla chips

Cook the beef till fully brown
Add pinch of salt and pepper
Add taco seasoning
Add Water and stir in
Add Pasta
Add Salsa
Bring to a boil then down to a simmer
Let simmer for 15 minutes till pasta is tender
Cut up 1/2 Tomato
Turn off heat and stir in the cheese
Plate up in a large bowl and add some chopped tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips and Parsley.

As you can see it has a great look to it.  We really think you will enjoy!  Below is our video.

       We do think that making this dish is very simple and you would enjoy it.  Again, not much to it and we hope you try this per how unique it is!  We think to often how many different meals are out there that are just different and this one we think is just up there!  Below is the video and really hope you check it out to see how exactly we made it in case you had any questions.

      Thanks again for joining us today!  If you have any questions just feel free to ask.  We hope you subscribed to our channel if you haven't yet.   Be sure to check out other ideas we have on our main page.  We also always want to encourage you to keep learning.  Cooking is a fun and easy thing everyone can do!


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~Blog Team

Friday, March 3, 2017

Venison Chops

Hey all!

     We have a great new video from our Venison and Game section!  Venison Chops are also knows as the back straps of the deer.  They are some of the best cuts of meat as well as they are very high in protein.
     Venison has some very nice pieces of meat and they can all be very affordable.  The one downside is the cuts are smaller.  There are always trade offs.  If you do however get a hold of some chops then we really hope you try this meal!  We know not everyone likes venison however if you have never tried it we would suggest to!  It has a flavor like beef and can be mixed with many different other foods.  The ground beef can be used in so many different aspects and when mixed it taste just like beef.  The cost alone will save you so much, and most hunters will only charge you for processing because they hunt for themselves and enjoy it.  Something to look into!

This dish is Gluten Free however depending on what sides you pick be careful!  The couscous we would check per some may contain gluten.  Always be sure to check your sides.  However the meat and glaze are gluten free.

Venison Chops. Back straps cut into smaller pieces ( 1 package usually contains 10 pieces)
3-4 Table Spoons of Butter
3 Ounces of White Wine
2 Table Spoons of Minced Garlic
Pinch of AP Rub. (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder)

Any two sides you would like!

Remove venison chops from refrigerator and season lightly with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  (AP Rub) Leave on a plate while your pan heats up.
Heat a stainless steel frying pan over medium heat.
Add a small pad of butter and allow it to melt, evenly coating the surface of the pan.
Place venison chops in the pan, taking care not to crowd the pan or leave too much open space. 
Cook venison chops without moving, as this will disturb the formation of the caramelization.  About 1 or 2 minutes.  
Flip the chops over and repeat the process for the reverse side.
Place the chops aside and cover with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.  The chops will continue to cook slightly and the meat will relax from the shock of cooking, making it even more tender.
Deglaze the pan with a small amount of white wine and add the minced garlic. Cook briefly over low heat, taking care not to burn the garlic.
Add a small pad of butter to cream the sauce you've made and serve over the finished chops.

You can use any sides you wish and serve up hot!  We suggest a vegetable and something filling!

     We hope you liked this posting and be sure to check out the video below!  We will show you how we made this dish and how you can to!  Meals like this may not be the most popular and we know Venison is not served all over but we think its good to reach out to all who cook!  

     We do hope you enjoyed the video, again if you want to save money look into purchasing some venison or talking to someone who hunts if you do not.  We purchased an entire deer for processing and it was only $40.00.  We ended up getting a lot of meat a few boxes full and are still eating it.  Most venison can also be mixed with other spices or flavors if you want, the taste is really close to beef.  

Thanks so much for joining us again and stay tuned for more videos and post to come!

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~ Blog Team

Monday, February 27, 2017

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Hello all!
  We wanted to drop you a great healthy dish today!  These unstuffed cabbage rolls are great for dinner.  They have many amazing ingredients and when the cabbage is cooked it has an easier taste to it rather than cold.  It also mixes with the amazing other ingredients like the tomatoes that are so good for us!

     We also wanted to finally start our GLUTEN FREE section!  We have dishes that are gluten free but finally wanted to officially start it.  We will be adding our other videos to the playlist and going forward will do our best to mention it!  We also want to help others that have Algerians or are vegetarians or eat vegan dishes.  It will take a bit of time but we plan on helping everyone we can.  We really think you will enjoy this dish below and think the family will enjoy it as well!

Serves: 6-8

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes

1.5 Pounds of Ground Turkey
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Large Chopped Onion
1 Clove Minced Garlic (1 Tablespoon if you have a jar)
1 Small Head of Cabbage, Chopped
2 Cans (14.5 oz) Diced Tomatoes
1 Can (8 oz) Tomato Sauce
1/3 Cup Water (Optional)
1 Pinch Black Pepper
1 Pinch Salt
Grated Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the ground turkey and onions.
Cook until the turkey is tender and the onions are soften.
Add the garlic and continue to cook about a minute.
Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce and cabbage.
(If the cabbage won't fit, let it cook down a bit then add more.)
At this point you can add the water or not.
Stir together as best you can carefully.
Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil.
Then cover and bring down to a simmer for about 20-30 minutes.

Once done serve up in a bow and garnish with fresh grated Parmesan cheese if you wish.

Here is the final picture!  Be sure to see below for the video!

     We do hope you try this dish, it had a great flavor.  The turkey, tomatoes and cabbage is a great and healthy mix to fill you up and give you the energy you need!  We also like this dish because many people may people may not want to try cabbage.  However this dish really makes it have an amazing flavor!  This just came across us as unique and fun.  Below is the video so please check that out!

     We do hope you enjoyed this video and try this meal out.  If you are looking for a new dish that has a lot of flavor and has a healthy additive!  This is it!  The leftovers also saved well and were great the next day or so.  The ingredients were not expensive as well.  You can also pick up a nice fresh head of cabbage in season from your local farmer!    

     Thank you all again for joining us and if you have anyone that wants to cook or those looking for Gluten Free meals please refers us!  We would be very thankful...  

Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team  

Friday, February 24, 2017

Slow Cooked Ribs

Hello all!
   Looking for some Ribs but don't want to be outside all day in the cold?  This low and slow meal will make you coming back for more.  Maybe even cooking them in the summer!  Your friends and family will think you slaved all day for this dish but with steps you can look like  real pit master!

     These fall of the bone ribs were done with two different sauces after they slow cooked for about 6 hours on low!  Many people think ribs can be very difficult to make or that you need the oven however slow cookers can really cook almost anything!  You can also set this up and then get some things done in the house or if you have to leave for a few hours!  With the winter months still in full swing this is a great idea for a nice weekend meal where you can enjoy with family and friends!

So you know we made 2 sets of ribs, one rub with with the one below, the other rack we used store bough rib rub to try.

Serves: 4 people per rack

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 6 Hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 Minutes

The ingredients are for 1 Rack of Ribs.  Double if you want 2 or do two different kinds of rubs!

1 Pack of  Pork Ribs (1 rack per 4 people)
AP Rub- 4-5 Table Spoons per side

Rib Rub: Feel free to use this or your own!
3 Tablespoons of Paprika
1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Ground Mustard
1 Pinch Salt
1 Pinch Allspice
1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper

Honey Garlic Sauce:
1 1/2 cups Honey
3/4 Cups Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce
3/4 Cup Ketchup
3-4 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
1 Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Sesame Seeds for garnish

Honey BBQ Sauce:
1/2 Cup Honey
1 Cups BBQ Sauce

*I didn't trim the ribs or take the membrane off.  This is up to you.
Take your AP Rub (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder) Sprinkle each side of your ribs.
Let sit as you make your rub now.
For the rub:
Mix all the rub ingredients together. See above.
Sprinkle on each side of your ribs as well as the ends and sides.
Cut the ribs in half.
Place them in the slow cooker, meat side facing the walls and the rib bones down.  (The bone side you can feel)
Turn to Low and let cook for about 6 hours.
*Every Slow cooker is different!  If yours runs hot, check it sooner.  Ours does.

20 Minutes before you pull the Ribs make your glaze mix!

Honey Garlic Glaze:
In a pan mix all the ingredients together see above.
Bring this to a boil for a few minutes.
Reduce to a simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
Let sit for about 3 minutes so it can thicken.

Honey BBQ Glaze:
In a bowl mix 1/2 cup honey with 1 cup BBQ Sauce.
Do NOT heat this up.

Turn your oven to Broil.
Take your ribs out and place them on a tin foiled cooking sheet meat side down.
Glace your ribs with either sauce you use!  Or if your doing 2 racks, you can do one set of each.
Place in the oven for 4 minutes.  If you have 2 sets of ribs, rotate them after 2 minutes so they each get time under the heat!
Take them out and flip them over, so the meat side is up.
Glaze again, and place in the over for 8 minutes.
Again if you are doing 2 racks make sure you rotate so they each get time.

*If you are doing one rack of ribs only, monitor them close per every oven is different and the broil setting can burn your ribs!

This is not a hard dish but if you have any questions leave us a comment or reach out to us!

Here is what both looked like, they really came out amazing, each had a different but great flavor!

     We do hope everyone does try this if they like Ribs.  It is easy and they really had a wonderful taste!  We do hope you watch the video per sometime the instructions can look difficult this meal is not.  Below is the video and checkout how easy it is!

     We do hope you enjoyed this video and post!  We had so much fun making this dish.  Most of the team was involved and we all just joked around and even had some camera fun.  When we cook as a group we have the most fun and that is what cooking is all about.  Getting together and just celebrating one's company.  We do hope you continue to cook and learn as you go.

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Friday, February 17, 2017

Baked Dolloped Sweet Potatoes

Hello all!

     We hope this finds you well!  Today we wanted to share a sweet but healthy dish!  This side dish is so easy to make and has a great healthy aspect to it!  Baked Sweet Potatoes, with a nice sweet dollop on top.  Sweet potatoes are generally so full of flavor but if you just add a touch of flavor to the top you can make them look really nice and add a kick of flavor in case you don't exactly love them.

     One of the reasons we love Sweet Potatoes so much is because they are a natural product of our planet, packed with vitamins and minerals, and digest in our system very easily.   Now the big question is, Yams vs Sweet Potatoes!  Well you can read on the difference till you are blue in the face however they both carry different unique differences.  They both have very healthy facts about them and being able to tell isn't to hard.  However this post isn't to just educate you on the difference.  If you wanted a post on that let me know!

     I can advise we eat more sweet potatoes here however yams are very healthy for you as well.  The Sweet Potato does have a deeper orange color and your local vendor should have them marked correctly.  However you should also be able to tell with the taste if you eat one over the other.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 hr or more (depending on potato size)
Total Time 1 hour 30 Minutes for us.

4 Sweet Potatoes
3 Ounces of cream cheese (softened)
1 Tablespoon butter (softened)
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Pinch of cinnamon

Wash, scrub and then dry your sweet potatoes.
With a fork or knife poke hols in the potatoes.
Set your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the potatoes on a sheet pan and cook.
Let cook between 1 hour up to 1 hour 25 minutes.  Pending on the size.
While cooking, make the topping.
In a medium bowl, place the cream cheese, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
With a fork mix well then use a whisk if needed.  You want it to be creamy.
When the potatoes are done remove and test with a knife.  It should slide in easy and come out clean.
Use the knife to cut the middle and spread the sides apart.
Let cook a bit and use the fork to fluff the potato.
Place a dollop of the topping over the potato.
Repeat and then serve hot!

Here they are!

     We do hope you enjoy the video below.  This meal really has a wonderful taste to it and sweet potatoes are so healthy for us!  They have lots of vitamins and minerals as well as they digest very easily in our bodies.

     Thank you again for joining us today, if you wanted more info on sweet potatoes you can ask us or do a bit of searching.  There is so much information on the internet.  I know there maybe some Yam fans out there so if you want me to cook some of those just ask!    Again thank you for stopping by and checking out our site!


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Friday, February 10, 2017

Sloppy Sally's

Hello all!

     Today we want to show you a great and different idea for a  quick 30 minute meal!  Move over Sloppy Joe, Sally is in town!  This is a similar but still different take on the traditional Sloppy Joe.  We also used a hallowed out roll, not a bun so it has a new look to it.  We haven't made a 30 minute meet in a few weeks so we were due!  We really think you and your family will enjoy this unique and different meal.  Spice your average dinner up with this and still have time to relax.  There is little clean up as well!

Serves 6

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

1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 Cup Chopped Onions
1 Can (15 oz)Tomato Sauce
1 Can (4 oz) Chopped Green Chilies
1 Cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Pinch of Garlic Salt
1 Package of Sub Rolls

Cook the beef along with the onions until the meat is fully brown.
Add in the Tomato Sauce.
Add in the Chilies.
Add the Garlic Salt.
Bring mixture to a boil for a few minutes then drop to a simmer.
Let simmer for 10 minutes.
While its simmering, cut the rolls in half, then hollow out he insides.
Before you remove add the cheese and let melt in.
Fill the rolls with the meat mixture.
Plate up with a few sides of your choice.

Serve up!

     As you can see they really came out wonderful.  This meal is so fun and easy to make.  We really enjoyed the hallowed out rolls as well.  A different take, not your usually dinner roll style meal.  This meal is one we really like because it is one that is unique and just overall fun to make and eat.  Below is the video so be sure to check that out so you can see how Chef puts this quick meal together!

      We do hope you enjoyed this video today and this post.  Again, give this a try!  Put a new fun meal down for dinner!  Simple and quick, it is one of our 30 minute meals after all!  We really try to get these out because we know how busy the work week is so we do hope everyone is enjoying them and if you want more let us know!


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~Blog Team

Friday, February 3, 2017

Breakfast Sliders

Hello all!

     Everyone loves a good slider right?  Now you can whip some up for the morning!  These breakfast sliders are easy to make and taste great!  With everyone always making the classic breakfast meal why not try this!  It's inventive, fun and different!  This meal also didn't take long at all to make with just a few key ingredients you can totally show your friends a new fun breakfast idea they will enjoy!
We also have been talking to Maille, they make mustard and many different kinds at that!  We made the glaze with their Mustard and it came our really good.  Thank you for reaching out to us!  We hope to work with you more in the future!  We hope you enjoy the post and video, be sure to really try this because its fun, easy and different!

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

Serves 9

8 Eggs
3-4 Slices of Ham
5-6 Slices of Bacon
4 Slices of Provolone Cheese
1 Package of Dinner Rolls (9 per pack usually)
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1 Table Spoon of Brown Sugar
1 Table Spoon of Mustard

Put the bacon on a baking pan and cook in the over at 350 degrees
Start to scramble your eggs.  (Scramble them the way you do.)
As the eggs finish, cut the dinner rolls in half.
Spray a cooking pan with non stick cooking spray.
Place the bottoms of the dinner rolls in it.
Place the Provolone cheese on the dinner roll bottoms.
Place the Scrambled eggs over the cheese.
Place a the slices of ham over one side. of the rolls.
Place the bacon on the other side.
Place the top of the dinner rolls on top of the meat.
In a small bowl mix the melted butter, brown sugar and mustard and whisk.
With a cooking brush, glace the tops and sides of the rolls with the glaze.
Place in the oven at 350 degrees between 10-15 minutes.
Take out and cut down the creases.
Remove and plate!
Serve up!

   As you can see this comfort food for the morning is hand held and easy to whip up!  Really is a fun and different idea.  There are a lot of breakfast sandwiches but this you can make right out of your own kitchen!  Don't forget to check our out video below!

     We want to thank everyone for checking out our site today.  We also want to thank Maille for reaching out to us.  The mustard was really good and we got a few different kinds.  We hope to do some more with them in the future and can't wait to see what else we can make with that great mustard!  Thank you all for just watching us and your support.


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~Blog Team

Friday, January 27, 2017

Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings

Hello all!

     Looking for a very simple and just great tasting chicken wing!  Here is one you use your slow cooker.  If you make wings all the time or are just learning this recipe is for all!  With just a few key ingredients and some oven time, then your slow cooker takes care of the rest!  Wings can seem a lot scarier than they really are and oven baked or slow cooked wings can taste just as good as fried wings.

     These wings are some of the teams favorite because they really just fall off the bone.  They have such an amazing taste and anyone can make them!  If you are just starting off in the Chicken Wing area of cooking please try this out.  It is a great way to learn!  Also you don't stink up your kitchen with hot oil.  Your slow cooker will fill your home with that sweet amazing smell of honey, BBQ and Mustard!

Serves 8-10

Prep Time:  15 Minutes.
Cook Time: 4-5 Hours
Total Time: 4+ Hours.

25-30 Chicken Wings. Fully thawed, rinsed and dried.
1/2 Cup Honey.
1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce.
2 Table Spoons of Spicy Brown Mustard.
1 Clove minced Garlic.
3-4 Lemon Slices.
2-3 Table Spoons of Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder.
Blue Cheese

Fully thaw then rinse and dry the chicken wings.
Lay them on a baking sheet and sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder lightly over them.
Place them in your oven on broil for 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl mix the honey, BBQ sauce, brown mustard and minced garlic.
Use a whisk to mix all the ingredients together.
Cut a lemon into 4-5 thin slices.
Remove your wings after 10 minutes and place them in the slow cooker.
Drizzle the wing sauce over top.
Mix the wings so they are all coated.
Place the lemon slices on top.
Close the lid and set to low.
After every hour baste the wings with the glaze they are cooking in.
Let cook for at least 4 hours.
Take out and plate.
Drizzle a few table spoons of the glace from the slow cooker over the wings.
Serve with blue cheese and celery!

Serve up!

     As you can see they came out really good.  They just fell off the bone!  Below is our video and we hope you check it out along with some others you might enjoy!  These wings have such an amazing flavor to them and with a few steps you can be the talk of the party!  Below is our video we hope you check it out!

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

"Cornflake" Oven Baked Chicken

Hello all!
     Need a quick dinner, and like chicken?  We have the dish for you!  Chicken makes for a great meal to make because you can do so much with it and make it so many different ways.  This meal is easy and fast.  With using cornflakes you give the meal a new taste and it has a great crunch to it.  This meal is perfect for a weeknight or a nice dinner in on the weekend too!

     Are you looking to start to learn new meals or are you just starting to cook?  This dish is perfect for you as well!  With just a few steps, some basic ingredients and a few tools you can pump out this awesome dish!  Your friends and family will think you took a long time to make!

Prep Time:  10 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time:  35 Minutes

5 Thinly sliced Chicken Cutlets
1 Pound of Pasta
2 Cups of crushed Cornflakes
2 Cups of Four
3 Eggs
1 oz of milk or Water
1 Jar of Red Sauce
1 Table Spoon of Italian seasoning
1.5 Ounces of oil
Pinch of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Garlic Powder
Pinch Parsley
Parmesan Cheese

Sprinkle some salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides of the chicken cutlets
Setup the station, 3 pans.  1 flour, 1 egg wash (eggs with milk), cornflakes.
Season all 3 stations with salt and pepper.
Dredge a piece of chicken in the flour.
Move to the egg and make sure both sides are coated.
Move it to the cornflakes and coat both sides. Continue with the rest of the chicken.
Place on a cooking sheet and continue with all the other pieces.
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Heat up water to a boil in a medium pan and add a pinch of salt.
Place the chicken now in the oven.
Once boiling add pasta and start to boil.
Add oil to the cooking pasta.
Chicken will take about 20 minutes, but is ready at an internal temp at 165 degrees F.
Place the pasta sauce in a pan, add Italian seasoning and warm up slowly.
Once the pasta is done, drain and set aside.
Plate a spoonful or two of pasta on your dish.
Place the chicken over top.
1-2 spoonfuls of sauce over top of the chicken.
Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese over top of the sauce.
Add pinch of parsley for garnish.
Top with some Parmesan cheese.

*Chicken takes roughly between 15-20 minutes to cook.
*Pasta takes about 12 minutes to cook after it is placed in boiling water.

    As you can see, it really came out great and yours will too!  We do hope you try this simple and quick meal.  You can really dress it up and just make it your own.  There are so many things you can do but this idea really is a quick and fun one.  We think you and your family will love it and will make it a usual on your meal plans.

     We hope you liked today's video!  This meal really is so easy to make and think you will enjoy it.  Watch the video to see how Chef put it together and subscribe if you haven't yet!  We hope you enjoyed this quick post and really take the time to try it out.  This is a great beginner meal and has lots of flavor.  

We hope to see you back soon!


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Friday, January 20, 2017

Crab Salad Sandwich

Hello all,
     Welcome back to another great post!  We have a simple one here today!  A very easy and quick lunch you can pull together with just a few ingredients, most you probably already have!  Everyone who likes crab usually likes Crab Salad.  Chef told us long ago when he was a kid he would go to the grocery store and his Mom for a treat would have them package some Crab Salad up.  He would go home and eat it as is or make a sandwich out of it.  So today he wanted to share this very cheap and easy recipe with you!

Prep Time:  5 Minutes
Cook Time:  0 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes

Serves 4

1 Package of intimation crab meat
4 Croissant Rolls
1 Table spoon chopped Onions
1/4 Cup chopped Celery
2 Table Spoons of shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Teaspoon Mustard
Pinch of Dill Weed
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
4 Lettuce leaves

Place the crab mean in a large bowl, make sure it is cut or shredded.
Add onions, and celery
Mix together
Add mustard, mayo,
Add a pinch of Salt and Pepper
Add a pinch of Dill Weed
Mix well but gently.
Cut a fresh croissant and place a leaf of lettuce down.
Spoon out the crab salad onto the lettuce leaf
Serve with a side of your choice!

     We really think you will enjoy this meal because it is so easy to make and again, most of the ingredients you have in your kitchen!  This meal is also Gluten free and doesn't contain most items that cause allergies, however always check the labels of all your ingredients to see where they are made and what is in them!  One of the reasons we do like this meal is because it really isn't complex and it also is a great started for a young person to make!  If you kids want to start cooking something like this would be a great start!  Chef served this up with some chips and some apple slices.  A meal like this can cost quit a bit actually if you go out but you can make all this for much less and get 4 sandwiches out of it!

Please check out the great pic and video below!

     The video below will show you just how simple it is to put a nice looking lunch together!  With a few steps you can show your family and friends you know what your doing!  We do hope you check out the video as well as others we have.  If you are just starting to cook or are very experienced in the kitchen we would still love to have you!

     We again thank you so much for stopping by and checking out our site.  We hope you subscribed and will share this video with others!  Try this out and let us know what you think!  Thank you again!


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Broiled "Burned" Broccoli

     Hello all!  Looking for a great healthy side dish?

    Or want to expand your vegetable consumption!?  Need those kids to eat healthier?  Check out this great side dish!  It is kid approved!!!

     So everyone knows Broccoli is one of the most difficult vegetables to get your kids, and even some adults to eat.  However it is one of the best ones for you, there are so many good vitamins, minerals and other aspects the vegetable does.  This post would be to long, so in short it really is a super food!  Even Chef will be the first to admit he don't eat enough of them his wife will tell you this too.  He  knows the importance of vegetables and tries to cook them in a way he feels you will enjoy.  Below is a great idea chef  came across at a friends house and loved it ever since!  He even had had kids try and like it!

     So how does one put something like "broccoli" and "burned" together to make something good to eat!  Honestly we have no idea, maybe two negatives equal a positive?  We will admit it is odd but I never know till I tried this new side dish how much I would love it!  We think the crunch along with the seasonings cooked in with the oil just makes them easy and tasteful to eat.

     We actually broil it.  Yes we cook them at a high temperature with some seas onions and oil and give it a  good char.  The nice crunch and bit of char taste makes them easier I would say for me that is to eat and enjoy!  There are many ways to cook broccoli however this one always works for us and I hope you enjoy it to!

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

1 Head of Broccoli
1.5 Ounces Olive Oil
1 Table Spoon Garlic Powder 
1 Table Spoon Salt
1 Table Spoon Pepper

Set your oven to broil
Take your broccoli and trim them down cutting them to smaller pieces.
Place them in a large bowl.
Drizzle olive oil over them.  Just a bit you don't have to soak them!
Lightly season them with salt, pepper and anything else you would like.
Place on a cooking sheet.
Place in the oven and watch carefully for about 20-25 minutes.
When you take them out they will look burned, that is good!  They will have some crisp and texture to them.  You can also cook them shorter or longer.  This is all up to you.

Here is the end result.

    We also do other vegetables like cauliflower this way too.  We found it really works and even our chef loves them and will have seconds and thirds!  This side dish is also so easy and you can just have it cooking while your main dish is being worked or cooking too.  The dish won't take up to much of your time.  You can also prep the broccoli early in the day to so your are fully ready if you are having a party. Check out the video to see how Chef makes it!

    We do hope you liked the video and do try this great side dish!  We do know that some of our vegetable dishes have lower views unfortunately.  However eating healthy can having great taste can happen!  If you liked this post and video please share it but more importantly, make it!  We really think you will enjoy it and use it more often in your regular meal rotation!

Give it a try, your kids might like it and surprise you.  

Always remember, cooking should be Fun, so have Fun doing it!

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~Blog Team

Friday, January 6, 2017

Crock-Pot Mac & Cheese

     Happy New Year Everyone!  We hope everyone had a great night and celebrated the New Year safely!  To start off the New Year we wanted to give everyone an easy dish they can serve up during this cold time of year!  Mac and Cheese is a very popular dish and there are many ideas and different post and video's but we wanted to give you ours.  We do have others we want to give you but this one is our low and slow recipe.

Serves:  6-8

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 1-2 Hours
Total Time: 2+ Hours

1 lb of dry macaroni, we used Elbow
1 Stick of butter
4 Cups, shredded cheddar cheese. Divided 3 cups and 1 cup
2 Eggs
1 (20 3/4 oz) Can of cheddar cheese soup
1 (12 oz) Can evaporated milk
1 Cup of milk
Pinch of Paprika
Pinch of Salt
2 Table spoons oil

Heat up water with a pinch of salt.
Once boiling add pasta in.
Add 2 Table Spoons of Oil
Let cook for a few minutes, you want the pasta to be al dente.  Soft on the outside, hard on the inside.
Drain and place the pasta in your slow cooker
Add one stick of butter, cut up into pieces so it melts faster.
In a larger bowl add 3 cups of cheddar cheese.
Add the 2 Eggs.
Add 1 Can of cheddar cheese soup.
Add 1 Can of evaporated milk.
Add 1 cup regular milk.
Mix up.
Add the mixture over the pasta and stir in well.
Place the lid on and set to low.
Let cook for 1 hour and check.
After 1 hour, stir the mac and cheese and see how it is.
*If you are satisfied, you can finish and serve or let cook another 1/2 hour-hour.
Once you feel the pasta is done add 1 cup of cheddar cheese and mix in.
*If you feel the pasta is a bit dry add 1-2 table spoons of milk and mix in.

Place pasta in a bowl and sprinkle a touch more of cheddar cheese on top.
Sprinkle a bit of paprika over top

If you need a bit a time, you can crack the lid and keep the crackpot on warm.
Serve and enjoy!

     As you can see from the picture it really is a nice looking meal!  This meal doesn't take to long to make so you do have to check the crackpot every so often.  After 1 hour you can decide to let it go longer for a thicker mix or keep it creamy.  To thicken the dish up, let it cook longer.  Add milk to make it creamy.  Remember the dish is not ruined!  There are things you can do if you over or under cook it.  We do hope you watch the video below we think you really will enjoy it.

     Well for our first dish of the 2017 year we hope you enjoyed it!  This meal is really easy to make and we do hope you try it out.  With winter here a good easy warm meal is perfect for staying inside and warm!  We again hope you enjoyed this video and subscribe to our channel.  Check out any other blog recipes and videos we have done and feel free to ask questions or leave comments!

Have a healthy and safe New Year!


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~Blog Team

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Hello All!

     It is yet time yet again for another post and video!  This is our last video of the 2016 year and we wanted to end on a blast!  This appetizer is so easy to make and makes a great New Year's dish!  Why not bring a new style of bread to the table!  Everyone loves Pizza so make this dish and try something new! The best part is this only takes a few ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make!

Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

1 loaf of uncut bread.  We used Garlic Tuscan.  Italian, sourdough or others will work!
1 Package of Pepperoni
1 Cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 Cup of shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 Cup of Parmesan cheese
1 Stick of butter
1 Table Spoon Garlic powder
1 Table Spoon of Italian Seasoning.  Which is just  Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Thyme.
1 Jar of Red Sauce

Cut the bread, making slices almost all the way down to the bottom.  Slices should be equal to a thick piece of toast.
Once you are done, turn the loaf and do the other side.  The bread will look like it has squares now.
Place the Pepperoni in the slits.
Place the Mozzarella cheese in after.
Then add the Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
Finally add the Parmesan cheese.
Melt the butter and add all the seasons to the butter.
With a brush, glaze the top and sides of the bread.  Coat well.
Heat the over to 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the bread in and let cook between 12-15 Minutes, or until the cheese is melted and hot.
Remove and glaze once more with the butter mixture.
Add sauce to a bowl, heat up if you like and place next to the bread.
Serve hot!

     This app is really cool because you can pick the squares of bread off and dunk it the sauce.  It is just like a piece of pizza, well just a bit different.  We think you will enjoy this because it has a great taste and your party will see it as a new and different idea!  The picture makes it look very delicious as well.  The bread comes out golden brown and when you add one more layer of glaze it makes it that much more amazing!

     This app is really cool because you can pick the squares of bread off and dunk it the sauce.  It is just like a piece of pizza, well just a bit different.  We think you will enjoy this because it has a great taste and your party will see it as a new and different idea!  The picture makes it look very delicious as well.  The bread comes out golden brown and when you add one more layer of glaze it makes it that much more amazing!

     We hope you enjoyed this post and the video, it is right below.  We think you will enjoy it and be sure to subscribe to be updated on new videos!  Check out our blow for other great videos this year and if you would share our blog or video it would be very much appreciated!  Next year is going to be a big year for us and we hope everyone joins us for more videos and great cooking ideas!  If you know someone who cooks or wants to learn please share this with them.  We are here to help others learn and show them how fun and easy cooking can be!

Please have a safe New Year's!


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