Posts by author: Dorian Fairweather

What vegetarian things can be cooked in a rotisserie?

Alright, folks, get your oven mitts ready because we're about to dive into the sizzling world of veggie rotisserie! Yes, you heard right, no meat required - we're talking about scrumptiously roasted vegetables, tofu, and even fruits. Imagine the tantalizing aroma of garlic and rosemary-infused potatoes spinning away, or the sight of a juicy pineapple caramelizing to perfection - they're practically doing the samba in your rotisserie! And let's not forget our protein-packed pal, tofu, which can be marinated and then roasted till it's wonderfully crispy and golden. So, let's usher in a new era of rotisserie cooking, where vegetables take the center stage and show us they can be just as mouth-watering as any roast!

2 August 2023
How do I make a chicken dish?

Alright folks, buckle up because we're about to embark on a thrilling culinary journey filled with clucking good times and saucy chicken delights! Making a chicken dish, or as I like to call it, crafting a feathery masterpiece, requires a few key ingredients: a plucky attitude, a juicy chicken, and your favorite seasonings. Don't be chicken (pun intended) about experimenting with spices - variety is the poultry of life, after all! Remember, slow and steady wins the race, so let that bird simmer to soak up all the flavor. Lastly, don't forget the secret ingredient: a hearty helping of love (and by love, I mean garlic, because garlic is love).

1 August 2023
What information should recipes contain?

Well, folks, when it comes to recipes, we all know we need a bit more than "a dash of this" and "a sprinkle of that." Ideally, a recipe should contain a detailed list of all ingredients required, specific quantities, and step-by-step instructions to whip up your culinary masterpiece. Don't forget the cooking time, temperature, and the number of servings your dish yields! And hey, if it includes a bit of history or personal anecdotes, it's like the cherry on the cake, or should I say, the frosting on our baking blog! So, let's get cooking and let our recipes be as flavorful as our food!

28 July 2023
What do you love cooking, but hate eating?

In the blog post, I discuss my unique relationship with cooking and eating. I share my love for the process of experimenting in the kitchen, particularly with dishes that I find unappetizing to eat, like fish. I delve into the satisfaction I derive from creating something from scratch, even though I am not fond of the taste. I also touch on how this unusual dynamic pushes me to improve my cooking skills. Lastly, I encourage readers to find pleasure in cooking, beyond the end result of eating.

21 July 2023
What are some good side dishes to serve with turkey meatballs?

Turkey meatballs are a versatile dish that pairs well with a variety of side options. For a hearty meal, you can't go wrong with classic mashed potatoes or a rich pasta. If you're leaning towards something lighter, a fresh green salad or roasted veggies offer a healthy, flavorful complement. For a unique twist, consider serving them with a side of cranberry sauce or a tangy coleslaw. Remember, the best side dishes are ones that balance and enhance the flavors of your turkey meatballs.

17 July 2023
What's your best cheap dinner recipe for a large crowd?

In my recent blog post, I shared my go-to, budget-friendly recipe for feeding a large crowd - a hearty, delicious chili. It's a simple recipe that allows you to throw everything into a pot and let it simmer, freeing you up to mingle with your guests. With inexpensive ingredients like ground meat, beans, and canned tomatoes, you can easily serve a crowd without breaking the bank. I also offered some fun and affordable suggestions for toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped onions. This meal is not only cost-effective, but it's also a crowd-pleaser, ensuring your guests leave with full bellies and happy hearts.

11 July 2023
What is the best way to freeze ground beef for easy meal prep?

Freezing ground beef is a great way to save time and money when it comes to meal prep. The best way I've found to freeze ground beef is by flattening it into thin, even layers in a freezer bag. This allows it to freeze quickly, preventing ice crystals from forming which can affect the texture. Plus, the thin layers make it super easy to break off the exact amount you need for a meal. Just be sure to label and date the bags so you know what you have and when it was frozen.

10 May 2023
Do you make Swedish meatballs with ground turkey too?

In a recent post, I discussed the versatility of Swedish meatballs and how they can be made with ground turkey too! This alternative to the traditional beef and pork mix adds a lighter and healthier twist to the dish while still delivering amazing flavor. I also shared some tips on how to keep the meatballs moist and tender, and the perfect sauce to serve them with. Many readers have tried this version and loved it, giving it a thumbs up as a delicious and nutritious option. So, if you haven't tried making Swedish meatballs with ground turkey, I highly recommend giving it a go!

1 May 2023
How to make turkey chili taste more meaty?

This article provides tips on how to make turkey chili taste more meaty. The first tip is to add more ground turkey, either lean or regular. Secondly, adding bacon or pancetta can give the chili more flavor. Thirdly, adding mushrooms can also help add more flavor and texture. Fourthly, adding vegetables such as bell peppers or carrots can give the chili more depth and flavor. Lastly, adding a variety of spices such as cumin, chili powder, and oregano can also help give the chili more depth of flavor. With these tips, turkey chili can be made more flavorful and meaty.

1 March 2023
What is your best recipe for an easy potluck dessert?

This article discusses the best recipes for an easy potluck dessert. It starts by mentioning some basic ingredients that are crucial in any potluck dessert: cake mix, canned pie filling, and frosting. It then provides several recipes that use these ingredients in different combinations to create a variety of delicious and easy potluck desserts. These recipes range from chocolate cake with raspberry filling to a rich chocolate trifle. Finally, the article provides tips for making the recipes easier and quicker. The tips include using a store-bought cake mix, using a food processor to quickly mix ingredients, and using a store-bought pre-made frosting. By following these tips, anyone can easily make a delicious and easy potluck dessert.

15 February 2023