I am the soft cookie’s biggest fan. I love soft, chewy cookies. I prefer soft cookies far more often than crunchy cookies. There is just something about biting into a soft cookie and having it melt in your mouth. I have already posted about some other cookies this month, but there is one classic cookie recipe that I have not yet shared. Just in time for the holiday baking season: the best soft sugar cookies.
If you have read some of my other posts, you know I love breakfast pastries. It’s one of the few times you can get away with having dessert for breakfast. I have realized not everyone loves super sweet pastries first thing in the morning. Shame on them, I know. But alas, I am occasionally one of those people. So, I wanted to make a lightly sweet breakfast pastry anyone could enjoy. I have attempted with outrageous success the Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze, and now comes the next scone: blueberry.
Soup Sunday made its return this weekend at my house. Last Sunday, I was going to make one of my favorite soups, but some things came up so Soup Sunday was postponed. Now it’s back! I try to mix up soups so we try new ones, like when I made Creamy Cauliflower Soup, and old favorites. Well, it was time for an old favorite this week. This soup is one of the easiest, cheapest, and most delicious soups you can make. Please give a warm welcome to my Crock Pot Taco Soup!
I love meals that are easy to make and don’t require a lot of prep work. Sometimes I don’t have a lot of time to make intricate dinners, and sometimes I just don’t feel like spending a long time in a hot kitchen. One meal that typically doesn’t require a ton of time to make is pasta. I usually go for spaghetti and red pasta sauce. However, I have recently developed a love for pasta and white sauce. There is a problem with this though. White sauce, or Alfredo sauce, is high in calories. I developed a yummy one pot pasta with garlic and white sauce that is lower in calories to solve all my problems!
I am all aboard the train heading to Pumpkin Town, USA. For some reason, I am crazy for pumpkin this fall. I have already made Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze and Pumpkin Bread. But I cannot be stopped. The pumpkin bug bit me again this week. This time, I wanted a typical dessert. I wanted a fluffy, soft cookie with pumpkin incorporated in it. This led me to a pumpkin cookie with a sweet cinnamon glaze.
In my Cinnamon and Vanilla Waffles post, I discuss my love for waffles. There is another breakfast food I enjoy every few weekends or so. It has a nice crunch on the outside and a soft fluffy inside. It has a touch of vanilla, sweetness, and cinnamon all throughout. This weekend I made one of the easiest breakfast foods: French toast.
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and I am so ready for it. I absolutely love the holiday spirit. I also love food and eating. I am usually in charge of bringing something delicious to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. For the past few years I have brought rolls. I usually pick up some store bought rolls from the local grocery bakery in my town. They aren’t terrible rolls by any means. However, their dinner rolls are typically higher in calories. I wanted to make dinner rolls this year that were slightly lighter in calories but still very flavorful.
Sometimes cooking for two can be a challenge. It seems like when I half a recipe it still makes more than what Samuel and I can eat without getting burnt out. Cooking for two gets more challenging when baking. Samuel doesn’t love sweets as much as I do. So, the majority of the time I will eat double the baked goods I make, or I will share them with friends. It would sure be nice to have a single serving, individual sized dessert that is easy to make and low calorie. Oh wait! Enter the individual snickerdoodle cookie.
In my Skinny Cheese Enchiladas recipe, I discuss my love for cheese. I have no shame for my feelings towards cheese. I believe cheese makes almost anything tastier. Well, as you can imagine, I love incorporating cheese where I can in my recipes. There is one fault with cheese. Yes, I know, how can cheese have a fault? Calories. Most cheeses are high in calories. To combat this, I like using very strong cheeses so I don’t have to use as much. This brings me to today’s recipe: Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese.
As a vegetarian, there are some foods I wish I could have, if they were meatless. One of the foods I would enjoy if it were meat-free would be wings. I love the flavor of wing sauce. It’s slightly spicy, acidic, and tangy. I’ve put wing sauce on vegetarian meat substitutes, but I wanted something more. I wanted something that tasted like it was deep fried and smothered in wing sauce. So I experimented with putting wing sauce on my newly favored vegetable interest: cauliflower.