Easy-peasy favorite recipes

You don’t have to bust your butt to come up with a great result in the kitchen or on the grill. In fact, it can be a fun project to serve a dish that looks complex but requires little or no effort. Here are three of my favorite easy recipe examples.

Ultimate Gazpacho

Ultimate Gazpacho

I call this “ultimate” gazpacho because it’s the best I’ve had but also very easy to make in the blender. It’s also thrifty, using only one tomato (so be sure it’s a good one.) Recipe here.

Tyson KFC

Korean Fried Chicken made with Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips

I came up with this Korean chicken for a Tyson chicken competition and was amazed at how close it was to KFC from Koreatown. Yet it uses only ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now. Recipe here.


Baked Beans (they should look like this when done, with all liquid absorbed/evaporated)

What goes better with BBQ than a side of slow-cooked syrupy beans? But they take hours to prepare, right? Not if you use my shortcut, which involves canned beans from the supermarket. Recipe here.

Time for another #TBT or “Throwback Thursday” post. I like to showcase themes that go together and especially great recipes which, for one reason or another, have not gotten the attention they deserve. 

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