The Cozy Cook

Beef Jerky

Thin slices of fresh meat are immersed in a flavorful marinade for several hours and then dehydrated or baked to create perfectly textured homemade beef jerky.   Beef Jerky has been on our list of things to make for...

Split Pea Soup

Carrots, onions, potatoes, split peas ham blend perfectly together in this rich and flavorful split pea soup recipe that comes straight from mom! I realize that I’m making quite a claim here, when I say that this is the best split...

Mozzarella Stick Caprese Paninis

Extra crunchy, cheese-filled mozzarella sticks inside a freshly grilled panini with tomatoes and basil. A big thanks to Farm Rich for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. “I’m gonna level with you, I’ve been in a 100-degree...

Smashed Red Potatoes

These crispy red smashed potatoes are brushed with olive oil and seasoned with my grandmother’s spice mixture. They are baked to golden perfection and topped with a sprinkling of Asiago cheese. I have so many questions about the way...

No Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

This creamy no-bake vanilla cheesecake is so simple and easy to doctor up with your favorite fruits or a drizzle of caramel sauce! It’s made with a homemade browned butter graham cracker crust that sets it apart from your...

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

Extra crispy, perfectly golden hash browns combined with onions, cheese, and chives and cooked in just minutes right in your waffle iron! I have to say, nothing cuts to the core of me like a crispy potato. And these...