Easy and Delicious Recipes

Author: Sarah Berthold

Cheesy Air Fryer Meatballs with BBQ Flavor

Cheesy Air Fryer Meatballs with BBQ Flavor

Air Fryer Meatballs are about to become your new favorite way to dine. This recipe for mozzarella-stuffed meatballs pairs the sharp tang of Pecorino cheese with the freshness of basil, and adds a touch of cumin to deepen the flavor profile subtly. Each meatball encases Read More

Crispy & Gooey Air Fryer Peanut Butter and Jelly

Crispy & Gooey Air Fryer Peanut Butter and Jelly

Have you ever thought of tossing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the air fryer? Well, we did, and it turns out, it’s pretty awesome. It’s the same comfort food vibe you love but with a nice, crispy edge that’s seriously satisfying. This recipe Read More

Perfectly Crispy Air Fryer Parmesan Baby Potatoes

Perfectly Crispy Air Fryer Parmesan Baby Potatoes

Tired of the same old sides? Let’s introduce something that’ll spark a little excitement at your dinner table: Air Fryer Parmesan Baby Potatoes, complete with a creamy garlic dip that’s a sheer delight.

Picture this: tiny, tender baby potatoes, each one enveloped in a crispy Parmesan shell, creating the perfect contrast of textures in every bite. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, there’s the dip—cool, creamy, with just the right amount of garlic to make these potatoes irresistible.

This recipe is more than just a way to whip up a side dish; it’s about turning simple ingredients into a culinary highlight, effortlessly and deliciously. Ready to give your meal a makeover with something special? Let’s dive into how these little wonders can make a big impact.

Air Fryer Parmesan Baby Potatoes Recipe


For the Potatoes:

  • 1 lb baby potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, adjust to taste
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish

For the Creamy Garlic Dip:

  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley 


Preparing the Potatoes:

  1. Preheat and Prep: Warm up your air fryer by setting it to 350°F (175°C) and let it preheat for about 5 minutes. In the meantime, give the baby potatoes a good wash and pat them dry. Depending on their size, halve or quarter the potatoes to ensure they cook evenly.
  2. Season: In a sizable mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Fold in the grated Parmesan cheese until everything is evenly incorporated.
  3. Coat the Potatoes: Toss the prepared potatoes in the bowl with the seasoning mixture, ensuring they are thoroughly coated with the herby Parmesan goodness.
  4. Air Fry: Spread the seasoned potatoes in a single layer. Air fry for 10 minutes, then shake the basket or toss the potatoes gently and continue cooking for another 6-8 minutes, or until they are crisply golden.
  5. Serve with Extra Cheese: Once done, plate the potatoes and sprinkle with additional Parmesan for that extra cheesy flair.

Making the Creamy Garlic Dip:

  1. Combine Ingredients: Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic powder in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Add Parsley: Stir in the freshly chopped parsley for a fresh, vibrant twist.
  3. Chill: Ideally, let the dip chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This chilling period helps the flavors to meld together more harmoniously.

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Tips & Variations for Perfect Air Fryer Baby Parmesan Potatoes

Elevating your Air Fryer Baby Parmesan Potatoes from delicious to unforgettable requires just a few insider tips and some creative twists. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply spicing up a weeknight meal, these suggestions ensure your potatoes will be the talk of the table.

Essential Tips:

  • Preheat Your Air Fryer: For the crispiest results, always preheat your air fryer. This ensures the potatoes start cooking the moment they hit the basket, sealing in the flavor.
  • Uniformity is Key: Cut your baby potatoes to similar sizes to promote even cooking. Halves or quarters work best, depending on their original size.
  • Don’t Overcrowd: Arrange the potatoes in a single layer with some space between them. Cooking in batches is better than sacrificing that golden, crispy texture.
  • Shake or Toss Mid-Cooking: Halfway through cooking, give the potatoes a good shake or toss. This little move encourages an all-around crisp.

Flavorful Variations:

  • Spice It Up: Love a little heat? Mix in some cayenne pepper or paprika with the Parmesan coating for a spicy kick.
  • Herb Infusion: Before cooking, toss your potatoes with fresh rosemary or thyme for an aromatic twist. Fresh herbs bring a vibrant depth to the dish.
  • Cheese Please: Beyond Parmesan, feel free to experiment with other hard cheeses like Asiago or Pecorino Romano for different flavor profiles.
  • Dipping Delights: Venture beyond the creamy garlic dip. Think tangy yogurt-based dips or a bold, herby chimichurri. Each dip offers a new experience for your tastebuds.

Serving Suggestions:

While these potatoes shine as a side, they’re versatile enough to be the base of a more substantial dish. Top them with a dollop of sour cream, some crispy bacon bits, and chives for a loaded potato experience. Or, keep it light and vegetarian with a sprinkle of green onions and a side of roasted vegetables.

Crispy Mini Garlic Butter Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Crispy Mini Garlic Butter Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Ever find yourself in a dinner rut, cycling through the same few dishes? Break free with these Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tacos, a recipe that brings a little spice to your table and excitement to your weeknights. It’s not every day that you find a meal Read More

One-Pan Meatballs in Mushroom Gravy

One-Pan Meatballs in Mushroom Gravy

Looking for a meal that wraps comfort and sophistication into one delicious package? Our recipe for Homemade Meatballs in Mushroom Gravy might just be your new go-to. It’s a straightforward, no-fuss dish that doesn’t skimp on flavor, making it ideal for those nights when you Read More

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Recipe

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Recipe

For those seeking a standout side dish, our slow cooker creamed corn recipe is a revelation. It transforms basic corn into a delectable accompaniment that effortlessly steals the spotlight.

Unlike the canned variety, this recipe offers a depth of flavor and creaminess that truly sets it apart. It’s a straightforward yet impactful way to elevate any meal, making it an indispensable addition to your culinary repertoire.

Ideal for both everyday dinners and special occasions, this creamed corn is not just served; it’s celebrated. Ready to make your meals memorable? Let this creamed corn be your secret weapon.

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn Recipe


  • 7 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature & cubed
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped (optional for garnish)

Equipment Needed:

  • Slow Cooker


  1. Prep Your Ingredients: Ensure the cream cheese is softened and cubed for even melting. Measure out all other ingredients as listed above.
  2. Combine Ingredients in Slow Cooker:
    • In the bowl of your slow cooker, add the 7 cups of frozen corn kernels.
    • Follow with the cubed, softened cream cheese, 1 cup of whole milk, and 1/2 cup of heavy cream for that luxurious texture.
    • Sprinkle in the 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and a dash of pepper according to your taste preferences.
  3. Mix and Cook:
    • Stir all the ingredients together until they are well combined.
    • Cover the slow cooker with its lid. Set the temperature to low and cook for 3 hours. This slow cooking process allows the flavors to meld together beautifully.
  4. Stir and Finish Cooking:
    • After 3 hours, open the slow cooker and give the corn mixture a good stir to ensure that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
    • Cover again and continue to cook on low for an additional hour. This final hour lets the corn fully soften and the flavors intensify.
  5. Final Seasoning and Serving:
    • Once done, taste the creamy corn and adjust the seasoning with a bit more pepper if needed.
    • Serve hot as a delightful side dish that complements a wide range of main courses, from grilled meats to roasted vegetables.

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Recipe Variations for Creamed Corn

This creamed corn recipe is a versatile foundation that invites a variety of twists to suit any palate or occasion. Here are some inspired variations to keep your meals exciting and cater to different tastes:

1. Cheesy Delight

  • Stir in 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese during the last 30 minutes of cooking for a gooey, cheesy version. A sprinkle of smoked paprika adds a nice touch of warmth and depth.

2. Spicy Kick

  • For those who enjoy a bit of heat, add diced jalapeños to the mix or a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Adjust the amount based on your preferred spice level.

3. Herb Infusion

  • Freshen up the dish with finely chopped herbs such as basil, thyme, or cilantro. Adding them in the last hour of cooking preserves their vibrant flavor and color.

4. Bacon Crunch

  • Cooked, crumbled bacon can be mixed in towards the end of cooking or sprinkled on top just before serving for a savory, crunchy twist that’s hard to resist.

5. Southwest Style

  • Incorporate a can of drained black beans and a cup of diced bell peppers for a Southwest-inspired version. A dash of cumin and a squeeze of lime juice will enhance the flavors.

6. Sweet and Savory

  • Mix in a half cup of finely diced onion and a clove of minced garlic for an added layer of flavor. For a hint of sweetness, try adding a splash of maple syrup or honey.

7. Lightened Up

  • For a lighter version, substitute the heavy cream with additional whole milk or a plant-based alternative. You can also use a light cream cheese or a blend of Greek yogurt and milk to achieve the creamy consistency with fewer calories.

Tips for Perfection:

  • Stirring occasionally during the cooking process can help prevent any ingredients from sticking to the bottom and ensure an even texture.
  • For a lighter version, you can substitute the heavy cream with more whole milk or even a milk alternative, though the final dish may be less creamy.
  • Additions for Variation: Consider stirring in some chopped fresh herbs like chives or parsley before serving for a burst of color and freshness.
Alabama White Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Alabama White Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Indulge in the flavors of the South with our Alabama White Blackened Chicken Sandwich recipe, a mouthwatering creation that combines the fiery goodness of blackened chicken with the creamy, tangy zing of Alabama white barbecue sauce. This isn’t just a meal; it’s a taste sensation Read More

Easy and Delicious Bang Bang Chicken Skewers Recipe

Easy and Delicious Bang Bang Chicken Skewers Recipe

Whisk your taste buds away to a flavor-filled oasis with our Bang Bang Chicken Skewers recipe, a dish that promises to elevate your mealtime into a vibrant and unforgettable dining experience. Imagine tender chunks of chicken, marinated in aromatic spices, then glazed with a sweet, Read More

Quick and Tasty Hot Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers Recipe

Quick and Tasty Hot Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers Recipe

Are you ready to try a recipe that’s a true standout in both flavor and simplicity? Introducing our Hot Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers, a recipe that’s about to become a favorite in your kitchen. It’s a delightful twist on a classic, bringing together the zest of lemon, the warmth of pepper, and the tang of hot sauce – all jazzed up with the fresh addition of parsley.

This dish is inspired by the iconic flavor of hot lemon pepper, a popular choice in Atlanta’s food scene, especially for chicken wings. But here, we’re using it to elevate chicken tenders in the air fryer, resulting in a meal that’s both juicy and irresistibly tasty.

Our secret? A homemade sauce that’s a fusion of spicy, zesty, and tangy notes, enriched with the freshness of parsley. This herb isn’t just a garnish; it adds a bright, earthy flavor that perfectly complements the lemon and pepper.

These skewers are not only delicious but also a breeze to prepare. Whether you’re using an air fryer, grill, or oven, you’ll end up with perfectly cooked, flavorful chicken in no time.

Imagine serving these skewers alongside fluffy rice and roasted veggies, all drizzled with that extra lemon pepper and parsley butter. It’s a meal that promises to be as enjoyable to make as it is to eat. Let’s start cooking and bring a burst of Atlanta’s vibrant flavors to your dining table!


Hot Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers Recipe


Chicken Marination:

  • 2 lbs. chicken breast, cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons of your preferred hot sauce (like Crystal, Frank’s, or Louisiana)
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Spicy Lemon Pepper Butter:

  • 1 stick (8oz.) salted butter, slightly melted
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (same as used for chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Preparation of Chicken: Cut the chicken into 2-inch pieces. In a large bowl, combine chicken pieces with lemon pepper seasoning, paprika, cracked pepper, lemon zest, garlic powder, salt, hot sauce, mayonnaise and olive oil. Mix thoroughly to ensure an even coating. Let the chicken marinate while you prepare the butter mixture.
  3. Making the Butter Mixture: In a separate bowl, slightly melt the butter. Stir in minced garlic, cracked pepper, paprika, lemon zest, lemon juice (start with half a lemon and adjust), hot sauce, and honey. Blend well to create a smooth mixture. Finally, stir in the finely chopped parsley. Set aside a portion of this mixture for basting the cooked chicken to avoid cross-contamination.
  4. Skewering: Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto wooden skewers, packing them closely to retain moisture during cooking.
  5. Air Fryer Cooking: Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray or use a liner. Cook the skewers in batches (2-3 at a time) to avoid overcrowding. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 5 minutes, then remove to baste with the butter mixture. Return to the air fryer for an additional 4 minutes. Flip the skewers, baste again, and cook for 6 more minutes.
  6. Final Basting and Serving: Once the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, remove from the air fryer. Generously baste with the butter mixture on both sides. Serve hot, ideally over a bed of rice accompanied by roasted vegetables. Drizzle any remaining lemon pepper butter over the rice and veggies for added flavor.

Oven-Baked Method:

  1. Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare for Baking: Arrange the marinated chicken skewers on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake: Place the skewers in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
  4. Baste: Remove the skewers, baste them with the lemon-pepper butter mixture, then flip them over.
  5. Final Bake: Return the skewers to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  6. Serve: Baste the skewers with the remaining butter mixture before serving. Enjoy your oven-baked skewers with your favorite sides!

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Tips & Tricks for Perfect Oven-Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers

  1. Marination Magic: Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes. If you have time, marinating it overnight in the refrigerator will intensify the flavors.
  2. Skewer Smart: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 20 minutes before threading the chicken. This prevents them from burning in the oven.
  3. Uniform Pieces: Cut the chicken into even-sized pieces. This ensures they cook uniformly, giving you perfectly tender chicken every time.
  4. Basting Brilliance: Don’t skimp on the basting step. It adds moisture and flavor, especially in the oven where the heat can dry out the chicken.
  5. Check the Temperature: Use a meat thermometer to check the chicken’s doneness. The safe internal temperature for chicken is 165°F (74°C).
  6. Rest and Relax: Let the skewers rest for a few minutes after removing them from the oven. This allows the juices to redistribute, making your chicken skewers juicier.
  7. Serve it Right: Pair these skewers with complementary sides like a fresh salad, roasted vegetables, or garlic bread for a complete meal.
  8. Flavor Variations: Feel free to experiment with different spices and herbs in the marinade to suit your taste preferences.
  9. Storage Savvy: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. They’re great for a quick and tasty protein addition to salads or wraps.
  10. Reheating Rules: Reheat leftover skewers in the oven or air fryer to maintain their texture. Avoid microwaving as it can make the chicken rubbery.
Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer

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