My Daily Inspiration Recipe Collection

These recipes are a collection of my favorite recipes featured in the CHEFBear app. Each of them has been curated and thoroughly tested so they are guaranteed to be both simple and delicious. These recipes are like having me in kitchen as your sous chef. These recipes a great way to find your next ideal recipe and at the same time expand both your food knowledge and palate.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - pantry essentials zucchini bread
Serves
12

pantry essentials zucchini bread

Everything you need for this awesome zucchini bread recipe is already in your pantry, except the zucchini and walnuts. The loaf is dense and moist, and has a pleasant coconut texture, thanks to the grated zucchini. It has brown sugar, sweet spices, and crunchy walnuts. Zucchini bread freezes well, so you can bake several loaves to freeze for later. Have it for dessert or a quick breakfast.

ChefBear Complete Meals - classic pineapple upside-down cake
Serves
8

classic pineapple upside-down cake

One of my favorite cakes of spring & summer is the classic pineapple upside-down. This easy recipe features sweet pineapple rings in a buttery, brown sugar topping. Buttermilk & sour cream makes the cake ultimately moist and flavorful!

ChefBear Complete Meals - shrimp scampi with angle hair pasta
Serves
6

shrimp scampi with angle hair pasta

This popular and rich shrimp scampi is full of pan seared shrimp and angel hair tossed with a splash of lemon juice, white wine, flavored with garlic, shallots, seasoning and red pepper flakes. Craving for the Italian Sunday dinner ideas? Give this one a try!

ChefBear Complete Meals - simple yet delicious eggs benedict
Serves
4

simple yet delicious eggs benedict

Once you try this Eggs Benedict recipe, you will no longer be too intimidated to make it. Poaching eggs is as easy as boiling them. After you toast the English muffins and heat the Canadian bacon, you layer them with a poached egg. With a little care, your Hollandaise sauce will be velvety smooth and delicious. Serve your elegant dish with a side of fresh greens and a simple vinaigrette.

ChefBear Complete Meals - apricot–ginger glazed ham
Serves
4

apricot–ginger glazed ham

Just imagine the faces of your family and guests when you present this gorgeous ham on a platter! For this recipe, semi-boneless ham is baked, then glazed with a succulent mixture of sweet apricot jam, ginger, vinegar, and a touch of brown sugar. After the ham is broiled with the glaze for about 20 minutes, it is browned to absolute perfection.

ChefBear Complete Meals - perfect blueberry pie
Serves
8

perfect blueberry pie

Once you try this recipe, you will be amazed at how simple it is to bake a blueberry pie! The mound of juicy blueberries mixes perfectly with sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and a pinch of cinnamon for zest. Blueberries stay intact and provide their own juices for the filling. The flaky pie crust is not difficult to make, and you can experiment with various crust topping designs.

ChefBear Complete Meals - pecan pilaf
Serves
6

pecan pilaf

Take the nutty goodness of rice, and mix it with crunchy pecans, and you have a dish that your whole family will enjoy. The rice is cooked in a flavorful chicken broth, with butter, onions, and aromatic spices. Make this recipe as a side dish for a pork roast, or a stand-alone dish for a simple supper. To make this pilaf vegetarian/vegan-friendly, opt for margarine and veggie broth.

ChefBear Complete Meals - prime rib
Serves
4

prime rib

I'm confident that my prime rib recipe will become a holiday tradition for your family! .A simple seasoning of garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and herbs de provence brings out the bold, smoky flavors of the tender meat. For an ideal drink pairing with this recipe, try serving a hearty ale.

ChefBear Complete Meals - homemade peach and blueberry cobbler
Serves
4

homemade peach and blueberry cobbler

This recipe is a sweet way to celebrate National Peach Cobbler Day with a modern twist. It has tangy, sweet peaches bathed in spices and their own juices. Prepare a simple biscuit dough topping, sprinkle it with sugar and spices, and watch it bake into a golden dream. The only way to improve this dessert is to add a generous scoop of vanillia ice cream!

ChefBear Complete Meals - italian-style grilled cheese
Serves
6

italian-style grilled cheese

There is something comforting about the buttery bread and the warm and gooey cheese. The vodka marinara sauce and garlic give this sandwich a definite festive Italian feel. To get superior results, use a sourdough bread to stand up to the sauce.

ChefBear Complete Meals - almond cookies
Serves
6

almond cookies

If you enjoy the almond cookies at your favorite Chinese restaurant, try baking my tasty version! They have a delicious, buttery taste with the delightfully sandy texture of almond flour. Place a whole almond in the middle of each cookie for a yummy crunch. This recipe also freezes well, so you can bake them when you need a quick dessert.

ChefBear Complete Meals - empanadas
Serves
6

empanadas

Don’t let the idea of making empanada pastry dough intimidate you! It is easy to make and uses a few ingredients you already keep in your pantry. This is a savory-style empanada, with a generous filling of ground beef, bell peppers, onions, and flavorful Spanish-style spices.

ChefBear Complete Meals - homemade pretzels
Serves
8

homemade pretzels

These classic soft pretzels are a tender, salty delight that are quick & easy to make from scratch. Serve them warm from the oven with a savory mustard or cheese dip. They are a delicious snack any time!

ChefBear Complete Meals - beer-battered fish
Serves
4

beer-battered fish

There’s nothing like an old-fashioned fish fry for a family gathering! My quick & easy recipe features a hearty batter infused the hoppy goodness of beer. Serve these crispy treats with hand-cut fries and homemade tartar sauce.

ChefBear Complete Meals - greek yogurt carbonara
Serves
4

greek yogurt carbonara

Greek yogurt is an interesting additional to a traditional carbonara. The yogurt adds a creamy richness that pairs with rich and savory flavors of the guanciale and cheeses. While not 100% traditional – think of this dish as a cross between a carbonara and a quick alfredo. You are going to love it.

ChefBear Complete Meals - caramel spice trifle
Serves
4

caramel spice trifle

When shredded carrots are baked with cinnamon and other sweet ingredients, they bring a delicate nutty flavor to the recipe. This decadent trifle is inspired by the classic American carrot cake. Instead of cream cheese frosting, this version is layered with luscious dulce de leche and a generous sprinkling of chopped walnuts.

ChefBear Complete Meals - chicken cordon bleu
Serves
4

chicken cordon bleu

This upgraded version of the classic chicken cordon bleu is spiked with paprika and a rich white wine sauce. Swiss cheese and slices of ham are rolled into the chicken, breaded and pan-seared in butter, and then served with a creamy sauce. Try it with a glass of American barleywine. So delicious!

ChefBear Complete Meals - chocolate mousse
Serves
4

chocolate mousse

Here is an impressive dessert that looks fancy but is a cinch to make! With only eggs, sugar, whipping cream and semi-sweet chocolate, you can whip up this tempting chocolate mousse for your family. It may become a frequent request!

ChefBear Complete Meals - gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Serves
4

gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Instead of your usual PB&J, take it up a notch with this tasty recipe. Spread crunchy peanut butter on one slice of soft bread and your choice of sweet fruit jelly on the other. Grill your PB&J with a little butter in a pan until it is golden brown on both sides. Enjoy it with a cold glass of milk!

ChefBear Complete Meals - sourdough stuffing
Serves
8

sourdough stuffing

Tasty stuffing isn’t just for Thanksgiving anymore! Try my quick & easy recipe that features tangy sourdough bread, savory veggies, and zesty sage. It bakes tender on the inside and delightfully crunchy on the outside. You may never buy salty boxed stuffing mix again!

ChefBear Complete Meals - authentic indian chai
Serves
4

authentic indian chai

Cozy up with a hot cup of chai with this Indian-inspired recipe! It has black tea infused with warm spices like cardamom and cinnamon with a splash of milk. Indian chai is superb with a meal or whenever you want a relaxing cup of tea.

ChefBear Complete Meals - 15-minute pressure cooker chili
Serves
4

15-minute pressure cooker chili

Packed with ground beef, beans, vegetables, herbs and spices, this zingy, healthy chili recipe is loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals. Feel free to use your favorite topping, such as sour cream, cheddar cheese, cilantro, red onion, lettuce or tortilla chips.

ChefBear Complete Meals - chocolate parfait
Serves
4

chocolate parfait

The only thing that could make a parfait better is to add a little chocolate! This easy recipe creates a velvety custard made with eggs, cocoa, melted white chocolate, and a kiss of coffee liqueur. Gently fold some whipped cream into the mix, and spoon it into parfait glasses. Top with some white chocolate bits, chopped nuts for crunch and a sprig of mint. Bon Appetite!

ChefBear Complete Meals - spaghetti with bread crumbs
Serves
4

spaghetti with bread crumbs

If your family enjoys Italian-style comfort food, why not consider this delightfully simple recipe? After cooking the spaghetti, mix it with freshly-ground bread crumbs, olive oil, and flavorful seasonings. Try it alone as a quick meal, or pair it with a delicious meat dish.

ChefBear Complete Meals - lasagna with bolognese sauce
Serves
8

lasagna with bolognese sauce

What represents the best of Italian cuisine more than lasagna? My simple & tasty version uses three types of cheese and a mouthwatering homemade Bolognese sauce. It makes an elegant dish that will satisfy your Italian food cravings!

ChefBear Complete Meals - bourbon bacon
Serves
4

bourbon bacon

The combination of smoky bourbon & sweet honey makes an ideal glaze for bacon! A few minutes in the oven caramelizes the bourbon glaze on the perfectly-crisp bacon. You will want this sweet & salty treat for sandwiches, as a topping, or a delightful snack!

ChefBear Complete Meals - vegan-style eggnog
Serves
8

vegan-style eggnog

Today’s vegans have a plethora of delicious substitutions, like my vegan-friendly eggnog. The silken tofu, soymilk, sweet spices & rum create an incredibly rich holiday beverage. It is so delicious, your non-vegan family & friends will enjoy it, too!

ChefBear Complete Meals - date & honey cake
Serves
12

date & honey cake

Quick breads, like my tempting date and honey cake, use fresh ingredients from your pantry and take a little over an hour from preparation to plate. Satisfy your sweet cravings with this comforting dessert featuring dates, honey, chopped chocolate and crunchy walnuts. Try a warm slice for a quick breakfast treat!

ChefBear Complete Meals - red sangria
Serves
4

red sangria

For a delicious pitcher cocktail, the classic sangria is always a crowd-pleaser. My quick & easy version blends a fruity red wine with slices of orange, lemon & lime. The tangy citrus flavor notes meld with the complex sweetness of the wine to create a cocktail that is as lovely to see as it is to taste.

ChefBear Complete Meals - zesty lemon cupcakes
Serves
12

zesty lemon cupcakes

The lemon in this cupcake recipe brings both an incredible tang and tartness to otherwise simple treat. For even more sweetness, we top each cupcake with a healthy dollop of a sweet cream cheese frosting. This is a perfect dessert for a Sunday brunch, or a festive afternoon tea party.