Category: "Featured"

Peach Cobbler Crumble

Nothing says summer comfort like Peach Cobbler. And nothing says peach cobbler like Grandma’s classic recipe. This peach clobber was, is and will always be a family favorite. Handed down from Tinsley’s grandma, this dessert has become a summertime cookout staple. Everyone loves it and begs for us to make it. We have even received [...]

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Stuff and Bake Granny Smith Apples

CookingShorts has re-invented the apple pie! Well, maybe not, but we are super proud of this fun twist on a classic. We took all the flavors that we love from our favorite Thanksgiving dessert and instead of filling up a pie shell, we stuffed them inside of a tart, Granny Smith apple. This is a really fun [...]

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Roasted Radish and Carrot Medley

I have always considered the radish just as a pretty garish for salad, not necessarily as a main vegetable. Boy, I have been missing out on an amazing flavor profile! Roasted radish taste nothing like its spicy, raw flavor. When roasted, the radish becomes delicate and sweet. If you’ve only been using radish in salads, [...]

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Blue Moon Braised Beef and Onion Stew

Braising is a cooking technique that CookingShorts has traditionally avoided. As we like to keep our recipes simple and easy, we didn’t think that a braised recipe would fit with our mission. Recently, I’ve been experimenting more and more with beef and pork products. I was looking for a few different cooking methods rather than just [...]

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Autumn Apple Recipes

Every fall, we head out to several apple orchards in the Shenandoah Valley. We spend an afternoon filling our baskets full of nature’s fruit and taking in the breathtaking mountain views. Could there be a more perfect autumn ritual? Here are our favorite autumn apple recipes – give them a try!

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Strawberry Angel Food Cakes

Looking for the perfect summer dessert? Look no further as these beauties are the perfect addition to your picnic basket. Serve these babies up while relaxing by the lake or hanging out on the beach. They’re light and airy with just a hint of sweet. Turn them into cupcakes for this year’s Fourth of July [...]

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Summer is all about the grilling burgers. Do you not have good luck in keeping your burgers juicy when you throw them on the grill? This recipe will change that.

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Aunt TT’s Crab Cakes with a Spicy Mustard Sauce

This easy crab cake recipe is bursting with chunks of crab meat and tons of fresh flavor. Turn these beauties into bite sized crab cake balls and serve them as an appetizer for a cocktail party, baby shower, bridal shower or holiday celebration. Let’s not forget about the amazing spicy mustard sauce! You’ll be looking [...]

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Lemon Roasted Tilapia

This simple seafood dish is stunning; just look at the presentation – gorgeous! As the lemons roast away, they become slightly sweet and the tilapia absorbs all of the fresh flavor from the zest and thyme. We recommend plating this up with our Harvest Carrots or our Broccolini Crunch.

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Honey Sesame Chicken Bowl

Along with our love for pizza, Chinese food also has a special place in our hearts (or should we say our tummies?). As much as we talk about these two foods, our readers must think we are a couple of college kids (well, we were at one point…long ago…sigh…).

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Salted Caramel Crack

Some days you need to treat yourself to something sweet. This recipe will transform just a few pantry staples into a treat that will kick those sweet, salty and chocolaty cravings to the curb. These sweet crackers aren’t just for adults, your kids will love it and have fun helping you make it too!

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Roasted Baby Cabbage with Bacon and Raisins

Two years ago, we had a romantic meal in Clifton, VA at Trummers on Main. Jason’s favorite item on the menu was their roasted brussel sprouts. They were perfectly cooked with bacon fat and served with crispy lardons. Jason instantly became a fan of these little green gems and asked for us to make a [...]

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Southern Pecan Tassies

Nothing says “Welcome Autumn” better than the smell of Pecan Pie coming out of the oven. The crispy crust and the melt-in-your-mouth filling is comfort food at its best. Yes, just one slice is full of glorious grams of sugar and multiple calories. So, I decide to try and turn them into little bites. The only problem is, you can’t have just one. My girlfriends Christy and Abby host a cookie exchange every year, so I recenlty made these little cuties; they were a huge hit. In fact, they won the Best Taste prize!

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Herb & Caper Fish

Looking for a simple fish dish that’s sure to impress? This recipe totally fits the bill. The prep is easy and the skillet does most of the work for you. The recipe is very flexible and works well with any white fish, so let the market price be the deciding factor as to what you [...]

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Apple Cinnamon Chicken

The title of this recipe might throw you off, but don’t be fooled. This Apple Cinnamon Chicken dish is fantastic and a must-try. In fact, we bet that if Guy Fieri tried this, he’d promptly say, “Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner” after just one bite. Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts 2 tbsp butter, divided 2 tbsp apple [...]

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