Why this Recipe for Italian Pasta Salad? Using homemade dressing versus pouring on a commercial salad dressing is what makes this Italian Pasta Salad taste light, fresh, and worth keeping around for leftovers. During the summer months I like to keep some version of a chilled pasta or grain salad in the refrigerator at allContinue reading “Italian Pasta Salad Recipe”
Author Archives: Chef Ben Mogren
Garlic Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Why This Recipe? When properly done Garlic Roasted Potatoes easily become the star of any dinner. This particular recipe, is one that will result in crispy potatoes that are soft in the center and bursting with flavor. Now, there are a few tricks that make these Garlic Roasted Potatoes really stand out. Unfortunately you willContinue reading “Garlic Roasted Potatoes Recipe”
What is a Mirepoix? And Mirepoix Recipe
Mirepoix is a combination of Onions, Celery, and Carrots, that are used as an aromatic base in cooking. Traditionally these vegetables are sautéed at low temperatures in either butter or oil to release their flavors then used as part of a finished dish or removed prior to serving. Mirepoix is common in French cooking andContinue reading “What is a Mirepoix? And Mirepoix Recipe”
Simple Lemon Honey Vinaigrette Recipe
This Lemon Honey Vinaigrette goes great on all types leafy green salads. We even use it for whole grain and pasta salads in our home. It is lighter versus most standard Vinaigrettes. As such, you will need to stir before each use. If you wanted a fully emulsified Vinaigrette, you would want to up theContinue reading “Simple Lemon Honey Vinaigrette Recipe”
A Beginner’s Culinary Herb Garden Guide
Have you ever bought fresh herbs for one specific recipe, only to find yourself disappointed when half the container needs to be thrown out just days later? Or do you ever look at a recipe with four different fresh herbs and think you might as well dine out if you are going to spend $20Continue reading “A Beginner’s Culinary Herb Garden Guide”
Chimichurri Recipe with Cilantro and Lime
Why this Chimichurri Recipe with Cilantro and Lime? What I love about this Chimichurri Recipe with Cilantro and Lime is that it packs an incredibly vibrant flavor. In a perfect world you would serve this Chimichurri with seafood fresh out of the ocean, beachside, with sand on your feet. Even without that idyllic scenario; thisContinue reading “Chimichurri Recipe with Cilantro and Lime”
Coconut Corn Soup is Summer Perfection
I developed this Coconut Corn Soup recipe so that my son, who has a dairy allergy, could enjoy one of my absolute favorite dishes. And honestly, I prefer the Coconut Milk to the Dairy version that I had made for years. It has a sweet flavor and luxurious texture that just screams summer.
Mint Simple Syrup
Why This Recipe? This Mint Simple Syrup was developed initially for my Watermelon Slushy recipe, but works great in all sorts of beverages, salads, and as a granité. It packs a refreshing and sweet mint flavor. It will also set up in a residential freezer unlike a traditional 1:1 simple syrup. It is a greatContinue reading “Mint Simple Syrup”
If you are looking for a Crispy and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, this one is for you!
I developed this particular recipe to satisfy my three favorite qualities of a Chocolate Chip Cookie: crispy edges, a chewy center that borders on being under baked, and a high concentration of chocolate in every bite. If you follow the steps of this recipe, you should be able to accomplish those criteria. It is my hope that just maybe, you have found your new favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Rhubarb Apple Crisp, Perfect For Early Spring!
Why This Rhubarb Apple Crisp Recipe? A warm Fruit Crisp a’ la mode is one of my favorite desserts, especially Rhubarb Apple Crisp. I usually think of a cool fall day and apple picking whenever a crisp is mentioned; but springtime in Minnesota actually brings plenty of cool, dreary days that are reminiscent of fallContinue reading “Rhubarb Apple Crisp, Perfect For Early Spring!”