Chef John’s Salmon

Chef John's Salmon

Chef John’s Salmon
Thanks to the combination of tarragon and Italian parsley in the herb spread, this straightforward broiled salmon dish is bursting with flavor.

Season salmon fillets with kosher salt.

Line a baking baking sheet with foil and brush lightly with vegetable oil.

Preheat oven’s broiler on high and set the oven rack about 8 inches from the heat source.

Process garlic tarragon and parsley in a blender or mortar and pestle to form a loose paste.

Mix mayonnaise Dijon mustard lemon juice and cayenne pepper into garlic paste until combined.

Place salmon fillets skin side down on the baking sheet.

Spoon herb spread over the top and sides of each fillet.

Cook under the preheated broiler until fillets are well-browned about 5 minutes.

Turn the broiler off and turn the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

May 17, 2024

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Jicama Hash Browns

Jicama Hash Browns

Jicama Hash Browns
Make jicama hash browns instead of potato to mix things up. Jicama hash browns, seasoned with parsley, onion powder, and cayenne, are a deliciously unique side dish.

Place grated jicama in a mesh strainer and rinse under cold water for 2 minutes to remove excess starch.

Drain for 5 minutes and squeeze out any additional moisture.

Combine jicama parsley onion powder cayenne salt and pepper in a bowl; toss to coat.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add jicama mixture to skillet and flatten with a spatula.

Cook for 8 minutes undisturbed.

Flip and cook 4 additional minutes.

May 16, 2024

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Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Stew
This Mexican beef stew with black beans, tomatoes, corn, and chili powder is easy to make in a slow cooker for a hearty, south-of-the-border stew.

Use a Reynolds slow cooker liner to line a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.

Beef should be floured.

In a sizable skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.

Add the beef and cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes, or until browned.

Beans, carrots, onions, and garlic should be added to the lined slow cooker.

Add browned beef on top.

Chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper should be added.

Beef should be fork-tender after 7 hours of cooking on low with the cover on.

May 15, 2024

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Corned Venison

Corned Venison

Corned Venison
This is a delicious way to utilize the shoulders of deer or elk.

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.

Stir in the curing mixture brown sugar pickling spice and garlic powder; stir until dissolved then remove from the heat.

Pour 6 cups of cold water into a 2-gallon container and stir in the spice mixture.

Place the boneless venison into the brine cover and refrigerate.

Leave the venison in the refrigerator to brine for 5 days turning the meat over every day.

To cook rinse the meat well place into a large pot and cover with water.

Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low cover and simmer for 4 hours.

Remove the venison from the pot and allow to rest for 30 minutes before slicing.

May 14, 2024

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Semlor (Semla)

Semlor (Semla)

Semlor (Semla)
These Swedish marzipan and whipped cream filled cardamom buns are traditionally served on Fat Tuesday. Nowadays they are happily eaten as often as they can be found. We love that these are not too sweet, and are just big enough.

Eggs, butter, and milk are whisked together in a sizable bowl.

Spread the yeast on top, then wait five minutes for it to soften.

Sift together 5 cups of flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and ground cardamom in the meantime.

Stir the flour mixture into the milk mixture after the yeast has softened until a soft dough forms.

Bowl should be covered with a towel and left to rise for 30 minutes in a warm area.

Mix baking powder and flour in a sieve.

Add to dough after it has risen, then knead until smooth.

Place onto baking sheets that have been greased after forming into 16 balls (or 24, if you prefer smaller semlor).

For 35 to 40 minutes, cover with a towel and let the mixture rise until it has bulkly doubled.

Set oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C)

May 13, 2024

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No-Fuss Cinnamon Cheesecake

No-Fuss Cinnamon Cheesecake

No-Fuss Cinnamon Cheesecake
Easy to prepare and a favorite among my family. I frequently succeed.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Flatten one tube of crescent roll dough and press into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan.

In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese with 1 cup sugar and vanilla until smooth.

Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough in the pan.

Unroll the remaining crescent roll dough and place over the top of the cream cheese layer.

Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle the top with a mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.

Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until top is lightly toasted.

Cool and refrigerate before serving.

May 12, 2024

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Sarah’s Banana Bread Muffins

Sarah's Banana Bread Muffins

Sarah’s Banana Bread Muffins
This is a simple banana bread muffin recipe with crunchy walnuts in every bite. Easy to make and perfectly portable for a quick on-the-go breakfast.

Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

A 12-cup muffin tin should be greased or lined with paper liners.

In a big bowl, combine sugar, oil, and egg until well-combined.

Add walnuts and bananas and stir.

Salt, baking soda, and flour should all be added and thoroughly mixed.

Fill each prepared muffin cup 3/4 full with batter before spooning it in.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in a preheated oven, or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.

May 11, 2024

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Slow Cooker Root Beer Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Root Beer Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Root Beer Chicken Sandwiches
The ideal chicken sandwich filling is chicken thighs cooked in root beer in a slow cooker.

Put the chicken in a slow cooker and cover with root beer.

Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours, or until the meat shreds easily.

After draining the cooking liquid, shred the meat with a large spoon, two forks, or meat claws.

Add barbecue sauce and stir.

Until you are ready to serve, keep warm in the slow cooker.

Serve the meat on hamburger buns with additional barbecue sauce if desired.

May 10, 2024

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Seafood Linguine

Seafood Linguine

Seafood Linguine
With the addition of flour and milk and the flavorings of shrimp, scallops, and crabmeat, a vibrant sauce made from red and green bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, parsley, onions, and garlic is created. savor this delectable sauce with hot linguini.

Large pot of lightly salted water should be brought to a boil.

Lentil pasta should be added and cooked for 6 to 8 minutes, or until al dente.


Meanwhile, sauté the red onion and garlic in olive oil in a big skillet or electric frying pan.

Add the milk once the onion is translucent.

Cook until bubbles start to appear around the pan’s edges.

Stir in the parsley, green and red bell pepper, broccoli, carrots, shrimp, crab, and scallops after you’ve added them.

Remove 1/2 cup of the milk from the mixture and add it to the flour in a small bowl.

until smooth, stir.

Re-add to the skillet along with the seafood and veggies.

Let the mixture thicken.

Add pepper and salt to taste.

May 9, 2024

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Awesome Blueberry Muffins

Awesome Blueberry Muffins

Awesome Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry muffins made with whole wheat are a delicious way to start the day.

Combine milk and vinegar in a small bowl; allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Lightly grease muffin cups or line with paper liners.

Mix all-purpose flour whole wheat flour sugar baking powder and salt in a large bowl; make a well in the center.

Pour eggs milk mixture and canola oil into well; stir until batter is just combined.

Fold in blueberries and pour batter into prepared muffin cups.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean 20 to 25 minutes.

Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool slightly on a wire rack.

May 8, 2024

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