I love macaroni salad, but the traditional recipes are fairly mundane. This is not your Mama’s macaroni salad! Shrimp Garden Pasta Salad is perfect for summer picnics and potluck dinners.
Like potatoes, parsnips are a root vegetable, so it makes sense to do a mash-up with potatoes. Loaded Parsnip Mashed Potatoes take on a slightly sweet, nutty flavor from the parsnips. Here they are taken up to a truly adult level with the addition of bacon bits, Cheddar cheese, and chives.
For a gourmet flair with few ingredients and little work, bake up these Orange Bacon Chicken Breasts in less than 30 minutes. The bacon keeps the chicken white meat moist while the orange marmalade glaze makes a delightful contrast to the smoky flavor of the bacon.
For incredible gravy and tender meat, Beer Braised Brisket can’t be beat. Vegetables cook along with the brisket for an easy, tasty one-pot meal.
Easy Macaroni and Cheese is the perfect side dish for those busy nights, because it goes together in a flash! This recipe is for a very basic, easy version, loaded with Cheddar cheese and rich with milk. You can have it in the oven within 15 minutes.
Chicken Dinner in Foil makes use of an old camping trick that works equally as well in your home kitchen. Cooking meals in foil packets is nothing new to campers. This particular version is one of the most flavorful you will ever taste, although there is nothing exotic about it. Measurements, ingredients, and serving sizes are all easily adaptable, and it is easy enough for even the most basic cook.
BBQ Bacon Brisket in the Oven is for those who don’t have the time or equipment to smoke the real deal, Texas-style. It is slow-roasted in the oven, and may be made the day before and reheated before serving. The homemade BBQ sauce is simple to whip up, but if you are pushed for time, use your favorite bottled sauce.
Garlic Cheese Hasselback Potatoes add the flavors of bacon, Parmesan cheese, and Italian herbs to make these popular potatoes extra-special. It takes a steady hand, a thin-bladed knife, and an extreme amount of patience, to cut down just far enough so that the potatoes fan out without cutting all the way through the base that holds them together. See my method below to breeze through this step.