Tips for the Best Homemade Potato Chips

Tips for the Best Homemade Potato Chips

March Madness is in full swing, which means gameday snacking is nearing its seasonal peak. While chicken wings, nachos, pizza and soft pretzels are bound to fire up the crowd, it’s hard to beat the salty crunch of a batch of hot homemade potato chips.

If you’re ready for a snacktime slam-dunk, then head on over to KitchenAid’s blog, The Kitchenthusiast, where I’m serving up my top tips for homemade potato chip success, plus my go-to barbecue potato chip seasoning mix.

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Easy Homemade Glazed Doughnut Holes

Easy Homemade Glazed Doughnut Holes #recipe

It’s no secret that I have a lil’ thing for doughnuts. And by “lil’ thing,” I mean “extreme obsession.” There were the Glazed Sour Cream Doughnuts, the Baked Mini Buttermilk Doughnuts, and, oh yes, who could forget the Just a Taste Doughnuthon? (One day. Five Miles. Nine doughnuts.)

But woah, baby. These Easy Homemade Glazed Doughnut Holes are the cat’s pajamas. The bee’s knees. The llama’s … mama. Anyways. They pretty much encompass everything you want in a doughnut hole: soft, doughy center, slightly crisp exterior and sticky sweet glaze. Best of all, there’s no yeast involved. And when there’s no yeast involved, there’s no rising or rolling required. Win, win and win.

Long story short: A few simple ingredients plus 30 minutes of your time yields homemade glazed doughnuts holes. And a big congratulations to you, because you’ve just been appointed president of the No Sharing Club.

Easy Homemade Glazed Doughnut Holes #recipe

Easy Homemade Glazed Doughnut Holes #recipe

Baked Asparagus Fries with
Roasted Garlic Aioli

Baked Asparagus Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli #recipe

French fries are so February. So whether or not it feels like spring in your city, the asparagus are a-comin’. And that means it’s time to skip the spuds and preheat your oven for Baked Asparagus Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli.

Baked asparagus fries should be the eighth wonder of the world. How can something deemed “fries” not actually be deep-fried and yet still be delicious? Add roasted garlic aioli to the mix and forget it. I’ll take down a pound of asparagus like it’s my job.

Aioli, a.k.a. fancified mayonnaise, might cause a stir among condiment enthusiasts. Mayo, as we recently discovered, is a polarizing food. You either love it, or you love to hate it. But mayonnaise naysayers (mayonnaisayers?), hear me out. Roasted garlic and fresh lemon juice work their magic on mayo. So there’s no need to let these asparagus spears go naked. And you never know—it could just be the secret ingredient that makes those slippery spears and buttery breadcrumbs BFF’s… 

Baked Asparagus Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli #recipe

Baked Asparagus Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli #recipe

Strawberry-Mascarpone Dessert Pizza

Strawberry-Mascarpone Dessert Pizza #recipe

Giant shortbread cookie. Sliced strawberries. Whipped mascarpone. Creamy Nutella. I like where this is all going.

To continue on the trail to tastiness, head on over to the Better Homes and Gardens Delish Dish blog, where I’m serving up this crowd-friendly recipe for Strawberry-Mascarpone Dessert Pizza. And speaking of delicious parties…

I am having a blast over on the Just a Taste Facebook page, chit-chatting with you all about everything from our love (and hatred) of licorice/cilantro/mayo/(insert polarizing ingredient here), voting on the best fast casual burger joint (In-N-Out? Shake Shack? Five Guys?) and yes, even taking you behind the scenes of the recipe creations you see each week on the site.

Care to join us? Tune in below for a taste of the Strawberry-Mascarpone Dessert Pizza in motion, and then come join the festivities on Facebook.

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Bark

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Bark #recipe

If you’re an edges-only brownie fan, then Chewy Chocolate Brownie Bark just kicked those often contentious “Can I have the corner piece?” conversations to the curb.

This quick and easy recipe needs little explanation beyond its title: It’s chewy. It’s chocolatey. It’s a brownie. And it’s got that bark-like crunch. Throw it all together and you have a slightly crispy, most definitely chewy, chocolate chip-topped masterpiece that makes it impossible to stop at just a taste.

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Bark #recipe

Chewy Chocolate Brownie Bark #recipe