ranch roasted potatoes recipe

Ranch Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Ranch potatoes originated from the famous Hidden Valley Ranch brand, and it includes their seasoning powder to add zesty flavor to oven-roasted potatoes. This easy recipe takes only three ingredients, but I added another step that gives you an ultra-crispy texture worth the extra effort. Learn how to get the crispiest ranch potatoes below.  Types of potatoes to use There

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crispy parmesan potatoes

Crispy Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

Roasted parmesan potatoes went viral on TikTok because they combine two glorious ingredients: cheese and potatoes. I love a good roasted potato recipe (like smashed potatoes or oven-roasted ranch potatoes), and I had to try this new variation out. I’ve seen quite a few different varieties of parmesan potatoes, and I found the best way to get extra crispy and

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things to do in Kyoto, Japan

The 17 Best Things To Do in Kyoto, Japan

I was only in Kyoto for four nights, yet I really managed to pack in the activities. There was no shortage of things to see, eat, and do in Kyoto. It’s really surprising how many options there are for a city that has many things closed by 8:00-10:00 p.m. It feels a bit calmer here, a bit slower and more

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smoked beef ribs on cutting board

Smoked Beef Ribs Recipe

If there’s one thing for sure, I will always order a beef rib at BBQ spots I visit, like Heritage Barbecue in Southern California or Green Street Smoked Meats in Chicago. This cut of smoked meat has a huge dinosaur-like bone and is so tender and juicy. Beef ribs at these spots range from $35-$48 per pound, so that means

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brine ingredients in pot

Chicken Brine Recipe (Easy & Delicious)

A brine is simply a solution made up of salt and water that you use to soak meat (like chicken) for a period of time before cooking. Brining chicken helps infuse flavors and evenly season the meat before cooking and also keeps chicken tender while cooking.  After many failed chicken recipes with dry or unseasoned meat, I’ve learned my lesson

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best things to do in Orange County

30 Best Things To Do in Orange County (From A Local!)

I’ve lived in Orange County for over 15 years now and can say that Orange County has a lot to offer–way more than you could pack into a single day. It has a load of beachside options, music and show venues, and shopping at just about every corner. And when you want to grab a bite, there’s a very competitive

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ginger shot in blender

Ginger Shot Recipe

Ginger has many health benefits, and incorporating ginger into your diet could help with things like nausea, bloating, and inflammation. Ginger is also full of antioxidants that help your body protect itself from free radicals that damage cells. Small studies have also shown that drinking ginger tea can help with weight loss in men. Taking ginger shots can help keep

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salmon steaks with veggie and rice sides

Salmon Steak Recipe (Pan-Seared)

A salmon steak cut is a piece of salmon cut perpendicular through the spine and includes the spine bone and belly cavity. If you love flavorful salmon and want both fatty and leaner parts of the fish, then salmon steaks are your next dinner plan. This salmon steak recipe will teach you how to make evenly seasoned fish with a

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smoked turkey legs on baking sheet

Smoked Turkey Legs Recipe (Disney Copycat)

Are you tired of turkey breast slices or oven-roasted turkey for the holidays? Do you miss those jumbo turkey legs from Disneyland but don’t want to shell out for a theme park ticket? Well, look no more because this smoked turkey leg recipe will teach you how to make a well-seasoned wet brine to transform plain turkey legs into savory,

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smoked chicken thighs on grill grates

Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs

These smoky and spiced chicken thighs are so juicy and tender that you won’t want chicken thighs any other way. It’s pretty foolproof, all you need is a bit of time to let that dry rub do its magic. Follow along to learn the best way to smoke chicken thighs using the right temperatures and dry rub with this recipe

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pesto salmon w veggies and pasta

Pesto Salmon Recipe

Pesto and salmon are a match made in heaven. In this pesto salmon recipe I’ll teach you how to make your own basil pesto from scratch and adjust the ingredients to properly pair it with rich and fatty salmon. This is a great healthy meal option even if you want to eat it by itself to boost your protein for

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smoked turkey breast, sliced

Smoked Turkey Breast (On A Traeger Pellet Grill)

Turkey is synonymous in the US with the holidays, and it’s typically an oven-roasted bird that sometimes comes off as a little chalky and dry. But let me introduce you to the roasted turkey’s better and tastier cousin, smoked turkey breast.  Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to taste this juicy, smoky, and herbaceous turkey breast. Here’s how I make smoked turkey

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