And so goes my smooth entry into crockpot-land, or should I say the “shining beacon of hope for working moms”. Well, working moms and stay at home moms. And anyone else who would rather watch Friends from 5-6 instead of cook dinner.
Husband calls around 5. He says, what’s for dinner? I say, take out or breakfast food. He says, what are my options? I say hmm fried eggs, omelets, french toast, pancakes… “PANCAKES”, he shouts. OK, really healthy low cal banana pancakes? Or really delicious unhealthy pancakes? Or an in-between? IN BETWEEN! (he shouts when he’s hungry).
I just researched for a whole five minutes on Google to give you the correct name of this pepper, but “long hots” will have to suffice along with the picture below. Long hots seem to show up at most of my Italian family’s events and there’s no end to possible uses. Not sure if it’s a regional (Philly) thing, an Italian thing, or if it works family by family, but I’ve been cooking them a lot lately and I wanted to share my crazy easy method with you!
I really really really love my pizza dough, seen here, but now that my husband and I have a kid and adore Friday nights “in”, sometimes I just want one big ol’ pizza for the two of us. If I’m going to eat half a pizza, let’s make it whole wheat so I feel a little better about myself. I’ve made this a bunch of times now and am always shocked at the ease and tastiness – definitely not as chewy and yeasty as my normal pizza dough, but close. Do you want a big ol’ less-guilt-but-still-delicious pizza this Friday night? Read on…
I like this title because it seems like it rhymes, but it actually doesn’t. Cake is fun to make because it’s fun to eat. The only problem is, most cake recipes serve 16 people. I so infrequently bake for 16 people, that I barely ever make cake (which is why pie is awesome. Shout out to pie).
And olive oil. That is the most interesting part of this recipe, but I worried it might scare you away if I put it in the title. It scared me away at first. Never baked with olive oil before? Read on…
I’ve mentioned before that Christmas is a man’s holiday, and I’d like to offer up another example (as if you needed more reasons). If you are a man and you are reading this (and you help a lot at holidays and like to cook), then I need to tell you that I am big-time generalizing here. And you’re awesome. Husband, I know you don’t read my blog, but if you happen upon this post, know that while you don’t shop or cook at Christmas, you are generally helpful and great and I love you lots.
You might be saying – really? cookies? and me on this new years diet plan? But the thing is, I couldn’t possibly be more excited to share this recipe with you, and I don’t even care if you make them NEXT December – just hold onto the recipe and make them at some point! Or maybe you’ve been on a sugar binge like I have, and these cookies could help you descend slowly and smoothly back into routine.