Author Archives: Laura Youngquist

Looking to elevate your culinary skills with a simple yet elegant dish? Himalayan Salt Block Shrimp is the perfect recipe to impress your guests and tantalize your taste buds. This exquisite dish combines the succulent flavor of large shrimp with the subtle, mineral-rich essence of a Himalayan salt block. It’s a gourmet experience that’s surprisingly easy to create at home. Fresh shrimp, lightly marinated in a blend of olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic, are cooked to perfection on a heated Himalayan salt block. The salt block imparts a unique flavor profile that is both rich and delicate, enhancing the natural sweetness of the shrimp without overwhelming it. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or enjoying a quiet night in, this recipe will bring a touch of gourmet flair to your table. Stay tuned as we dive into the step-by-step process of creating this mouthwatering dish, ensuring you achieve … Continue reading

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Are you ready to take your cookie game to the next level? Introducing a cookie that perfectly balances the sweet richness of chocolate chips with the unexpected crunch and saltiness of potato chips. Our Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies are a delightful twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie, guaranteed to satisfy both your sweet and salty cravings in every bite. Join us on this delicious adventure and discover the irresistible charm of sweet and salty in one unforgettable cookie. The recipe can be found here. Start by adding the butter, brown sugar, and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer.  Cream together until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.  Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until well incorporated.  Add the chocolate chips and mix until well combined.  Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl (from the stand mixer bowl). … Continue reading

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If you’re looking for a quick and delicious way to spice up your next meal, look no further than our Jalapeño Popper Naan Flatbread. This dish combines the creamy goodness of traditional jalapeño poppers with the comforting texture of naan flatbread, creating a flavor-packed treat that’s perfect for any occasion. Our recipe starts with soft naan flatbreads as the perfect base. They’re topped with a rich blend of softened cream cheese and ranch dressing, adding a tangy creaminess that complements the heat of the jalapeños. We then sprinkle a mix of shredded mozzarella and pepper jack cheese, offering a gooey, melty layer of cheesy goodness. To finish it off, crispy bacon bits and jarred sliced jalapeños are added, giving each bite a satisfying crunch and spicy kick. This Jalapeño Popper Naan Flatbread is not just a feast for the taste buds, but also incredibly easy to make. Whether you’re serving … Continue reading

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If you’re a fan of buffalo chicken and looking for a satisfying, one-pan meal, you’re in for a treat. Today, we’re whipping up a mouthwatering Buffalo Chicken Rice that’s sure to become a family favorite. Imagine tender chunks of boneless, skinless chicken breasts sautéed to perfection, paired with the classic flavors of buffalo sauce, buttery goodness, and cheesy indulgence—all atop a bed of fluffy Basmati rice. This recipe combines the spicy kick of buffalo sauce with the comforting richness of melted cheese, making it a comforting yet zesty dish. To start off, we’ll be using fresh ingredients like yellow onions, celery, and of course, the star of the show—Frank’s Buffalo Sauce. The Basmati rice will soak up all those delicious flavors, creating a hearty base for our dish. We’ll finish it off with a generous sprinkling of shredded cheese and mozzarella, adding a gooey, cheesy layer that ties everything together. … Continue reading

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Indulgence has a new name, and it’s Monster Cookie Cheesecake! Picture this: a velvety cheesecake base infused with the nostalgia-inducing flavors of a classic monster cookie, crowned with a luscious chocolate ganache. Are you ready to embark on a journey to dessert heaven? Buckle up, because this recipe is about to take your taste buds on the ride of a lifetime. With ingredients like creamy peanut butter, gooey chocolate chips, and vibrant M&M candies, this dessert is a celebration of all things sweet and irresistible. From the buttery, crumbly crust to the rich, creamy cheesecake filling studded with bits of cookie goodness, every bite is a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more. But that’s not all – we’re taking this monster cookie cheesecake to the next level with a decadent chocolate ganache topping that adds an extra layer of indulgence. With just the right balance … Continue reading

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You’re about to embark on a flavor-packed journey with our Cajun Chicken Caesar Salad! Imagine tender, juicy chicken breasts coated in a zesty Cajun seasoning, served atop crisp romaine lettuce and garnished with savory shaved Parmesan and tangy sun-dried tomatoes. But wait, we’re taking it up a notch by adding homemade cornbread croutons for that perfect crunch! This isn’t your average Caesar salad – it’s a celebration of bold Cajun flavors and classic salad elements coming together in perfect harmony. And let’s not forget the star of the show: the creamy, garlic-infused Caesar dressing with a Cajun twist that ties everything together beautifully. Join us as we dive into the art of creating this mouthwatering dish, from marinating the chicken to perfection to crafting the perfect balance of flavors in the dressing. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying meal on its own or a standout side dish for your next … Continue reading

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Step into the realm of culinary elegance with our Parmesan Basil Salmon recipe – a delightful fusion of tender salmon fillets, zesty lemon, fragrant basil, and savory Parmesan cheese. In this culinary escapade, we’ll explore the art of crafting a dish that marries simplicity with sophistication, where each ingredient plays a crucial role in creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. Imagine succulent salmon fillets, gently seasoned with a touch of salt and pepper, then adorned with a creamy basil-infused mayonnaise mixture. As these fillets bake to perfection, the fragrant aroma of basil melds with the nutty richness of Parmesan, creating a sensory experience that’s both comforting and luxurious. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or a culinary enthusiast looking to expand your repertoire, this Parmesan Basil Salmon recipe is sure to delight your senses and impress your guests. So, grab your apron and let’s embark on … Continue reading

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Get ready to elevate your fajita game with our mouthwatering Smoked Chicken Fajitas! Packed with bold flavors and vibrant colors, this Tex-Mex classic takes on a tantalizing twist with the irresistible essence of smoked chicken. Tender, juicy boneless, skinless chicken breasts are infused with the robust flavors of taco seasoning and paired with a colorful medley of thinly sliced bell peppers and onions. The real star of the show? Three cups of zesty salsa that bring a burst of freshness to every bite. Served in warm tortillas and topped with gooey shredded cheese and cool sour cream, these fajitas are a fiesta for your taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a flavor-packed weeknight dinner, our Smoked Chicken Fajitas are sure to be a hit. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the smoker to 215 degrees F with apple flavored wood chips.  You … Continue reading

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Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with a fiesta of flavors in our irresistible Baked Mexican Street Corn Chicken! Picture this: succulent boneless, skinless chicken breasts, seasoned to perfection with zesty taco seasoning, baked to juicy perfection. But that’s just the beginning. This dish takes a flavorful twist with a luscious topping inspired by the vibrant street food culture of Mexico. A creamy blend of mayonnaise, sour cream, and zesty lime juice coats tender corn kernels, creating a delectable mixture that’s both tangy and savory. Sprinkled generously with crumbled feta cheese, each bite offers a burst of creamy, salty goodness. Finished with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro for a pop of color and freshness, this dish is a celebration of bold flavors and textures. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to elevate your dinner game with this mouthwatering fusion of flavors! The recipe can be found here. Start by … Continue reading

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Spice Up Your Morning with a Jalapeno Popper Omelet! If you’re craving a breakfast that packs a flavorful punch, look no further than this Jalapeno Popper Omelet recipe. Imagine the creamy indulgence of a classic jalapeno popper fused with the heartiness of a satisfying omelet—all in one delicious dish. This recipe combines creamy softened cream cheese, crispy bacon bits, spicy jalapenos, and sharp cheddar cheese, all wrapped up in fluffy eggs. It’s a breakfast masterpiece that’s easy to whip up and guaranteed to impress your taste buds. Stay tuned for the step-by-step recipe, and let’s get cooking!  The recipe can be found here. Start by adding the cream cheese, MOST of the bacon (you want to reserve some for topping), the diced jalapeno (save some to garnish), ¼ cup of shredded cheese, and green onion to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.  Set the bowl aside. In a … Continue reading

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