When I shared this meal on Instagram two days ago, I wrote: “Think I May have to put this dinner up as a recipe on the blog! There’s one super secret ingredient in here that made this one of the best meals I’ve made in a while!”
So now here I am, sharing this meal that I made on a total whim with all of you! The funny thing is, my secret ingredient was a total impulse buy. Trader Joe’s always gets me.
Lately I’m on a soup kick. I’ve never really been a soup person, though.
Is there such a thing as a Soup Person? A type of human more inclined than others to delight in the warmth of a flavorful bowl of broth? I don’t know! But if there is, in the past it wasn’t me. Unless I was sick or out to eat a diner (diners have the best soup, just FYI) then soup never really excited me.
I only say this like everyday, but I love easy recipes. The kind that involve only a handful of ingredients and take 30 minutes or less from start to finish. Unless it’s for a special occasion, I normally don’t have the patience (or the cooking expertise) to spend like nine hours in the kitchen whipping up some kind of gourmet concoction.
Now, there are all different types of easy recipes, but my favorite kinds are dessert recipes. Because let’s be honest, if there’s no dessert after dinner (or at any time of the day, actually), well that’s a major problem as far as I’m concerned. So since these cookies are both those things, obviously I had to share the recipe.
This post is sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation.
Most people think the day after Thanksgiving is all about shopping and scoring the best deals. But here’s a little secret for you, most people are wrong. What it’s really about is eating more food. Particularly, leftovers.
Honestly, what could be better than enjoying all of the swoon-worthy dishes from the day before a second time? Certainly not battling mobs of Black Friday shoppers at the mall, I know that much is true. Personally, I’d rather be at home with my family watching bad TV and raiding the fridge for food from yesterday.
At the dinner table, stuffing is the usually always the highlight of my Thanksgiving plate. And at the dessert table, well at the dessert table anyone who knows anything about baked goods knows that it’s all about the apple pie.
Last week I successfully accomplished the task of creating my own homemade stuffing recipe. That dish is relatively quick and easy to make, which is just my style and one reason why I now love it even more.
But apple pie, authentic, made-from-scratch crust, homemade apple pie… That takes a little bit more work. I always assumed that making a pie crust was something I never really wanted to try tackling simply because I don’t have much patience in the kitchen. I’d rather just wave a wand and have the pie magically appear before me, you know?