Cooking Basics: An App that Teaches You How to Cook Everything

Cooking Basics: An App that Teaches You How to Cook Everything

Most people who are interested in starting cooking shy away from the activity because they think it too challenging. Some mistakenly think that once you reach a certain age, it’s already too late for you to start learning how to cook. The truth is that it’s never too late, and all you really need to do is really get down to it and start learning, using any means available to you.

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Spinach Artichoke Mashed Potatoes

There is nothing quite like a big bowl of Mashed Potatoes! Warm, comforting, easily adaptable, goes with everything… mashed potatoes are like the Little Black Dress of foods – we all need one. (ok – they may be a totally horrible comparison in all honesty – but it popped into my head and I just kinda went with it… its my blog – I can make the horrible corny comparisons if I want to, right!?)

Spinach Artichoke  Garlic Mashed Potatoes via Teacher-Chef.com 2015

I know that some people tend to shy away from Mashed Potatoes because they can be loaded with butter and heavy cream and really not all that healthy for you! When I make my own mashed potatoes, I actually do not like them super smooth and creamy – I like a bit more of a rustic texture, which in turn allows me to use a TON less of the fattening stuff! You can even add in some cauliflower with your potatoes when you are boiling to hide some extra different veggies and nutrients in there for your family! Continue reading

Fruit Pizza

A fruit pizza may be one of the most beautiful, tasty (almost healthy), and impressive desserts that you can make! With just a cookie crust, a delicious spread of homemade frosting, and whatever fruits you and your family crave – this stunning dessert is guaranteed to be the centerpiece of your dessert table, no matter what season or gathering it may be for!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a go-to breakfast staple for young and old. Thanks to Instant Oatmeal, we can go from oats to breakfast in less than two minutes in the microwave. The health benefits of oatmeal stick with you long after the dishes are done. The satisfied feeling of a nice warm breakfast also stick with you up until lunch time so you can avoid unnecessary snacking (unless of course you want a snack – then go for it, but since you are probably still full from breakfast, you won’t need the snack)!

Reese's Baked Oatmeal | via teacher-chef.com 2015

Baked Oatmeal is an amazing way to get all of the health benefits of Oatmeal without the texture that some people don’t like from a bowl of oatmeal. In addition to getting a totally different mouth-feel by baking your oatmeal, you can also add in whatever amazing flavors you want to baked oatmeal. Seriously – I love Oatmeal, it is such a blank canvas for whatever you want to add to it!!! Continue reading

Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Chocolate Truffles: rich, decadent, creamy, classic, smooth, indulgent… everything that a Truffle should be – these are. EXCEPT, wait – is it possible that we have a Chocolate Truffle which tastes to-die-for are not going to ruin your whole day’s worth of healthy eating choices?

Chocolate Avocado Truffles | via teacher-chef.com 2015

I am by no way saying that these Chocolate Truffles are healthy, but by using Avocado instead of the more traditional Heavy Cream you are able to enjoy these with less guilt! Continue reading

Sticky Buns – Bun in the Oven

A phrase such as “There are STICKY BUNS in the OVEN” is sure to get smiles, hugs, and tears of joy from most people in your household. Another phrase which is sure to get people running and make them have the same reaction of smiles, hugs, and tears of joy is “There is a BUN in the OVEN”

…lucky for you, today I am uttering both those phrases!

Sticky Bun in the Oven | via teacher-chef.com 2014

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