Easy and Delicious Recipes

Author: Sarah Berthold

How to Make the Best Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers

How to Make the Best Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers

Ready for a kitchen adventure? Let’s tackle a dish that’s bound to become a favorite: Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers. It’s not your typical chicken recipe. Think juicy chicken wrapped in a rich, garlicky parmesan hug, each skewer bursting with flavor. Perfect for gatherings or a Read More

Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Longhorn Steakhouse Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Unlock the magic of Longhorn Steakhouse’s renowned Parmesan Crusted Chicken right in your kitchen! This guide promises an adventure into the world of flavors, teaching you how to replicate a fan favorite. Imagine the blend of a rich, savory crust with tender, perfectly cooked chicken. Read More

Delicious Cheese Balls with Sausage Recipe

Delicious Cheese Balls with Sausage Recipe

Add a touch of gourmet flair to your festive meals with these savory cheese balls, inspired by Marijana’s recipe, now featuring sausage, for an extra layer of flavor. Perfect for spreading on bread or crackers, these cheese balls can also be enjoyed as a standalone snack or paired with various side dishes.

The key to their perfect texture lies in adjusting the dry ingredients based on the moisture content of your chosen cream cheese or cottage cheese. Chilling the mixture before shaping ensures the ideal creamy consistency.

Quick to prepare in just about 30 minutes, you can roll them in different toppings like pomegranate, walnuts, or parsley for a customized taste experience. Don’t miss out on trying the pomegranate version for its unique and delicious flavor!

Cheese Balls with Sausage Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz cream cheese or cottage cheese
  • 3.5 oz sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp ground walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp ground crackers
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped sausage
  • A pinch of fresh thyme
  • A pinch each of black pepper and sweet paprika
  • For Rolling: Pomegranate seeds, coarsely chopped walnuts, and finely chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Cheese Mixture:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine 14 oz of cream cheese or cottage cheese with 3.5 oz of sour cream and 1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard. Blend these together until smooth.
    • Gradually mix in 3 Tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese, 3 Tbsp of ground walnuts, 3 Tbsp of ground crackers, and 3 Tbsp of finely chopped sausage.
    • Season the mixture with a pinch each of fresh thyme, black pepper, and sweet paprika. Stir well.
    • Keep mixing until the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the mixture achieves a thick consistency suitable for shaping.
  2. Chill for Easy Shaping:
    • For easier shaping, cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture for 1 to 2 hours. This step helps in firming up the mixture.
  3. Shape and Roll the Cheese Balls:
    • Once chilled, take the mixture out of the refrigerator. Scoop out portions of about 1 to 1.4 oz each.
    • Roll each portion into a ball shape using your hands.
    • Coat each ball by rolling it in a bowl of pomegranate seeds, coarsely chopped walnuts, or finely chopped parsley. You can choose one coating or a mix of all three for variety.
  4. Refrigerate Until Serving:
    • Place the finished cheese balls on a plate or in a container.
    • Store them in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve. This will help maintain their shape and freshness.

Enjoy these delightful cheese ball bites as a tasty appetizer or snack at your next gathering!

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Crispiest Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Crispiest Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Are you on the hunt for a dish that’s both effortless to make and bursting with flavor? Our Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are exactly what you need. This recipe isn’t just another wing recipe; it’s a revelation in the world of home-cooked comfort food. Read More

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

Ready to upgrade your weeknight dinners without spending hours in the kitchen? Honey Garlic Chicken Breast is your answer! This delightful dish takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, yet it packs a punch of flavor that will have everyone thinking you’ve been cooking all Read More

Marinated Air-Fryer Pork Tenderloin With Garlic Butter

Marinated Air-Fryer Pork Tenderloin With Garlic Butter

This air-fryer pork tenderloin recipe is all about bringing a rich, savory flavor to your table with minimal effort. Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned cook, you’ll find this recipe a breeze.

In just 30 minutes, you can transform a simple pork tenderloin into an impressive and delicious main course, perfect for any day of the week.

Air-Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp each of dried basil, oregano, thyme, parsley, and sage (or 2 tbsp Italian Herb Seasoning Blend)
  • Optional: 1 bottle of this Italian Salad Dressing for marinating
  • Fresh pomegranate arils for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Optional Marinating:

  • If desired, marinate the pork in Italian dressing for 12-24 hours to enhance the flavor.

Make the Garlic Butter:

  • Mix minced garlic with butter to create your garlic butter mixture.

Seasoning:

  • Combine garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, parsley, and sage in a bowl. (Alternatively, use Italian Seasoning.)
  • Rub this herb blend onto the pork, followed by a generous seasoning with sea salt and pepper.

Air-Frying:

  • Preheat the air-fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the pork in the air-fryer, optionally covering it loosely with foil.
  • Halfway through the cooking process (after about 10-12 minutes), turn the pork and add the garlic butter mixture on top.
  • Continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, typically in 20-25 minutes total.

Resting:

  • Let the pork rest for about 5 minutes after cooking. This step allows the juices to be redistributed, ensuring the meat remains juicy.

Garnishing:

  • Optionally, garnish the sliced pork with fresh pomegranate arils for added color and a hint of tangy sweetness.

Serving:

  • Serve the warm pork tenderloin, ideally with a side dish of your choice.

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Storing and Reheating Tips:

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • For longer storage, freeze for up to three months.
  • Reheat in the air-fryer or oven after thawing in the refrigerator overnight.

Recipe Variation Ideas for Air-Fried Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin

1. Spicy Twist: For those who love a bit of heat, add a spicy kick to your pork tenderloin. Mix in some red pepper flakes or a dash of cayenne pepper into your seasoning blend. Alternatively, you can rub the pork with a spicy marinade, like chipotle or sriracha, before cooking.

2. Citrus Infusion: Brighten the flavor profile by adding citrus elements. Marinate the pork in a mixture of orange juice, lemon zest, and a touch of honey. This will give a refreshing and slightly sweet tang to the dish.

3. Herb Crust Variation: Create a herbaceous outer crust by coating the pork in a mix of finely chopped fresh herbs (like rosemary, thyme, and parsley) mixed with breadcrumbs. This adds a delightful texture and a burst of fresh flavors.

4. BBQ Style: For a BBQ twist, slather the pork with your favorite barbecue sauce during the last few minutes of air-frying. This will create a sweet and smoky glaze that’s irresistible.

5. Mediterranean Influence: Incorporate Mediterranean flavors by using a mix of sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and Greek seasoning in the rub. Serve with a side of tzatziki sauce for a refreshing complement.

6. Asian Fusion: Give your pork tenderloin an Asian flair. Marinate it in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and a hint of sesame oil. After cooking, glaze it with a blend of hoisin sauce and honey for a sweet and savory finish.

7. Stuffed Tenderloin: Elevate the dish by stuffing the tenderloin. Make a filling with ingredients like sautéed spinach, mushrooms, and cheese, or a sweet and savory combination of apples, onions, and bacon. Butterfly the tenderloin, fill it, then tie it up before air-frying.

8. Creamy Sauce: Serve the pork with a creamy sauce. A simple garlic mushroom cream sauce or a Dijon mustard cream sauce can add a luxurious touch to the dish.

How To Make Italian Dressing (+ Recipe Variations)

How To Make Italian Dressing (+ Recipe Variations)

Discover the simple pleasure of creating your own Italian dressing. Fresh, customizable, and free from preservatives, this recipe is a delightful twist to your meals, offering a healthier and tastier alternative to store-bought versions. This recipe is crafted for those who cherish the essence of Read More

Original Cici’s Brownies Recipe

Original Cici’s Brownies Recipe

Are you crazy about brownies? If so, you’re in for a treat! Today, I’m excited to share a special secret: the beloved Cici’s Brownies Recipe. Along with this mouth-watering recipe, I’ll be offering some handy tips and insights that all brownie lovers will appreciate. Stay Read More

Wingstop’s Hot Honey Rub Wings Copycat Recipe

Wingstop’s Hot Honey Rub Wings Copycat Recipe

Craving the unmistakable taste of Wingstop’s Hot Honey Wings but don’t feel like dining out? You’re in luck! This recipe brings the unique flavor of Wingstop’s popular wings into your home kitchen.

It’s perfect for spice enthusiasts and sweet-toothed foodies alike. We’ll guide you through each step, from selecting the right ingredients to achieving that perfect crispy texture.

What are Wingstop Hot Honey Rub Wings?

Wingstop Hot Honey Wings represent the epitome of culinary balance, blending the warmth of spice with the soothing sweetness of honey. These wings start with a base of plump, succulent chicken, carefully seasoned and cooked to achieve a golden, crispy exterior.

The real magic, however, lies in their signature sauce – a homemade concoction where the richness of honey meets the bold kick of hot sauce. Our recipe guides you in creating this harmonious blend, allowing you to adjust the intensity of flavors to your preference. The result? A dish that’s not just appetizing but also an unforgettable blend of contrasting tastes that dance on your palate.

Comparing Wingstop’s Signature Flavors: Hot Honey Rub, Atomic Sauce, and Mango Habanero

Wingstop’s menu is known for its diverse and flavorful wing options. Among these, the Hot Honey Rub Wings, Atomic Sauce, and Mango Habanero stand out, each offering a unique taste experience. Let’s dive into what sets these three flavors apart:

Hot Honey Rub Wings

  • Flavor Profile: A delightful mix of sweet and spicy.
  • Key Ingredients: The wings are coated in a special rub that combines the mellow sweetness of honey with a subtle heat, creating a balanced flavor.
  • Best For: Those who enjoy a nuanced blend of sweet and spicy without overwhelming heat.

Atomic Sauce

  • Flavor Profile: Intensely spicy and bold.
  • Key Ingredients: This sauce is for the heat lovers. It’s a fiery blend of peppers and spices, delivering a powerful punch.
  • Best For: Adventurous eaters who crave a serious spice kick and aren’t afraid of a little (or a lot of) heat.

Mango Habanero

  • Flavor Profile: A fusion of fruity and fiery flavors.
  • Key Ingredients: This sauce combines the tropical sweetness of mango with the fiery heat of habanero peppers, creating a sweet initial taste followed by a lingering spice.
  • Best For: Those who appreciate a sweet start with a sudden surge of spiciness.

Each of these Wingstop flavors caters to different taste preferences.

Are Wingstop’s Hot Honey Rub Wings On The Menu?

As of June 22, 2023, Wingstop’s Hot Honey Rub Wings have been officially discontinued, as announced in a heartfelt post by the company. These wings, beloved for their unique blend of sweet and spicy flavors, will no longer grace the Wingstop menu.

The post captured the sentiment well: “A moment of silence for Hot Honey Rub. You will live forever in our hearts, but sadly not forever on our menu.” While fans may mourn their absence, the spirit of the Hot Honey Rub Wings can live on through homemade versions of this cherished recipe.

Wingstop Hot Honey Rub Wings Recipe

Ingredients

For Crispy Baked Wings:

  • 3 lb Chicken Wings
  • 1 1/3 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • Salt and Ground Black Pepper, to taste

For the Signature Hot Honey Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Honey 
  • 1/2 cup Hot Sauce (Frank’s brand recommended)
  • 3 tbsp Melted Unsalted Butter

Instructions

  1. Oven Preparation: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Seasoning the Wings: Toss the wings with smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and a hint of salt and pepper, ensuring an even coat.
  3. Baking Setup: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the seasoned wings on it.
  4. First Bake: Slide the wings into the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Flip for Perfection: Remove the wings and flip them. Return them to the oven for another 15-20 minutes until golden and crispy.
  6. Sauce Creation: Blend honey, hot sauce, and melted butter in a bowl. Adjust the sweetness or heat to your liking.
  7. Coating the Wings: After baking, toss the wings in half of the hot honey sauce until well-coated.
  8. Final Bake: Place the sauced wings back on the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 5 minutes to set the sauce.
  9. Safety Check: Ensure the wings reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) with a meat thermometer.
  10. Serving Suggestion: Serve your delectable wings with the remaining sauce for an extra flavor burst.

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Wingstop’s Atomic Sauce Recipe

Wingstop’s Atomic Sauce Recipe

Are you eager to boost your meals with a burst of bold flavors? This recipe guide unlocks the secrets to creating a homemade version of Wingstop’s famous Atomic Sauce. Known for its perfect harmony of spicy, sweet, and smoky notes, this sauce transforms ordinary dishes Read More