Had a “sprinkle” on Sunday at my house. Have you heard about sprinkles? Basically girls like to get together and have no boys there, so we make up new terms for our girl parties to substantiate them. A sprinkle is a celebration for baby number 2.
If you’re anything like me, a small amount of chocolate is necessary after almost every meal. Double chocolate Ghiradelli chocolate chips are in my pantry and I routinely grab a handful every morning while I’m waiting for my coffee. Chocolate and coffee pair famously well, no?
How many pieces of pie have you eaten in the past two days? I have eaten three. That means I’ve eaten almost a whole day’s worth of calories in the past two days, JUST FROM PIE. Cue the lentils.
I’m no dummy, I know that dinner rolls are really easy to buy at the store. I also know that if you are hosting Thanksgiving, the idea of homemade rolls make you hate me. However, if you are attending the holiday at a relative’s house and haven’t offered to bring something yet, say you’ll bring the rolls; you won’t be sorry.
I love to make homemade pizza.. true story. Usually this endeavor includes making homemade dough. HOWEVER, week night dinner? Just say no. Trader Joes sells whole wheat pizza dough for 99 cents!
Scones are comforting. Like how mashed potatoes are comforting? That’s how scones are to me. They aren’t so sweet like a cookie, or bready like a biscuit. They are SO SO good with hot tea or coffee, and they’re somehow fancy but not the least bit pretentious.
The cranberry would be like the really mean cranky great aunt in the berry family. Super sour, pretty much inedible when eaten alone. Add a bottom-load of sugar, though, and good things happen. Cue the cranberry sauce. Cranberries pair famously with oranges, cue this delicious bread. As easy to make as banana bread, but MUCH more festive.
Garlicky is just a fantastic word.
In attempting to be budget and environmentally friendly, I try to go meatless every other night. Beans and cheese become the stars. Sometimes I will look at my husband’s plate after we’re done eating and there will be all these beans around the edge. I say, “you should really eat those, good protein”. And he usually whines something like “but you gave me so many!”. What?
So, did you know that when you put your baby in the gym child care, you don’t actually have to work out? You can just sit in the cafe. I’m abusing the system but it feels so good.
Okay kids, easiest recipe ever! This is nearly impossible to screw up. If you are just learning to cook and want to make something that will SURELY turn out like it should, cornbread is for you.
I made this over the weekend for no reason at all. Terrible idea to make something like this when you don’t have anyone to give it to. I pretty much ate the whole thing myself. It is SUPER addictive and I highly recommend making it as soon as you can, assuming you are never alone together in the same room (you and the popcorn).