If you asked me what my favorite cookie in the whole wide world is, I would not hesitate for even one second. There are chocolate chip cookies, and then there is everything else, cookie-wise (although my grandma’s molasses cookies are a close second). So me being me, I am constantly messing around with chocolate chip cookie dough to see how many ways I can come up with making my favorites, and that is how this recipe for cinnamon sugar was born. Ready to spice up your chocolate chippers? Let’s make them!
I do love a good sheet pan chicken dinner! First of all, it is a great way to get a flavorful combination of chicken and veggies together in one easy to make supper. Second of all, because it is a sheet pan dinner there is exactly ONE pan to wash after supper is over. And while I am always happy to make my traditional sheet pan dinner of chicken with carrots and broccoli, sometimes I want to be a little more splashy, sheet pan chicken-wise.
So with that, I bring you this zingy recipe for Mediterranean sheet pan chicken. Ready to spice up your chicken dinner? Let’s make it!
These cinnamon oat pancakes give me the chance to tell you that every once in a while I get a serious, serious pancake craving, and interestingly it is usually at dinnertime. I am not a big breakfast eater (although I will never ever turn down poached eggs with corned beef hash), but the whole concept of breakfast for dinner appeals to the comfort food way that my brain is wired.
It’s apple season! And when apple season rolls around, the Southern husband and I head to our very favorite apple orchard and pick way too many apples, because it is amazing how quickly two people can pick three pecks of apples even when they are trying to pick slowly and make it last. So three pecks of apples = lots of homemade applesauce, and lots of homemade applesauce = applesauce blender muffins.
This is hands down the easiest recipe in my repertoire of muffins recipes. Put everything in your blender, push the button, pour the batter into a muffin tin, bake and eat. And yes, you can use store-bought applesauce and they will turn out just fine. Let’s make them!
Imagine this. You get a hankering for a nice, hot, comforting beef stew with all the wonderful ingredients: chunks of beef, pieces of carrot and potato, etc. But instead of the usual beef broth or wine that you usually make beef stew with…you use coconut milk. And you throw in a few spices that are usually not found in beef stew, like cinnamon and cumin.
And when the stew is done, all tender and with a hint of coconut taste after simmering for hours in the coconut milk, you ladle it out into bowls and take your first bite, and you are transported into a land that is a confusingly wonderful mixture of tropical comfort food. I promise you, this is one beef stew that you are going to remember lovingly for a good long time. Let’s make it!
Oh, buttermilk raisin coffee cake, you soft and tender thing, you. This is probably my favorite coffee cake recipe (and that is saying a lot, because I have yet to meet a coffee cake I didn’t like), probably because it is packed with juicy raisins and cinnamon and walnuts, and the buttermilk gives it just a teeny hint of tangy attitude. It also makes a nice generous amount because it cooks up in a 13×9 inch pan (and more on all that later), and is utterly and completely easy to make. You pretty much go from taking out the ingredients to pulling the golden deliciousness out of your oven in just under an hour, and then all there is left to do is wait for it to cool a little (So Hard!!) and then to slice it up and hand it out. You want coffee cake now, am I right? Let’s make some!