I recently purchased some cinnamon sugar pita crisps to satisfy my sweet and crunchy cravings. Sometimes I just want a small snack for a little pick-me-up in the afternoon. While the crisps were delicious, I figured I could make my own snack that would be healthier and cheaper. So, I set out trying to create a snack that would be similar to the pita crisps. I believe I found a perfect combination of sweet and crunchy with this easy to make snack. It only takes four ingredients and just a few minutes!
I love surprises. I slightly love surprising people more than being surprised. So, for breakfast this past weekend I wanted to surprise Samuel with something he loves: strawberry shortcake. Now, I eat a lot of sweet goodies for breakfast, but I can’t say I’ve had strawberry shortcake that early in my day. I wanted to think of a way to combine Samuel’s favorite dessert with something acceptable for breakfast. Prepare yourselves because this one is keeper.
Recently a posted about how much I love chocolate desserts. However, Samuel generally prefers less-sweet desserts with fruit in them. Sounds easy right? Wrong. He’s pretty picky, whether he admits it or not. So, when I decided to make a delicious, apple crisp for dessert, I was surprised when Samuel said he wasn’t really a crisp fan. Well, I was determined to change his mind by making a perfect crisp.
It’s no secret I love pasta. It’s also no secret I love cheese. Put those two together and you have a delicious combination. Normally, I love red sauce on pasta. However, I made a delicious One Pot Garlic and White Cheddar Pasta back in November that was killer. That pasta totally changed my tune on Alfredo sauce. Since I am new to the Alfredo sauce scene, I wanted to experiment with flavors in the sauce. This Alfredo is definitely exciting and different, also it is totally delicious.
Sometimes life can be complicated. You know what makes life uncomplicated? Easy recipes! I see no need to over-complicate recipes. I am a definite fan of simple, easy to follow recipes. And I know, some recipes just seem too easy. For example, this post highlights a classic cookie with minimal ingredients. How can you possibly make a delicious cookie with only 3 ingredients? There must be a trick. This has to be a trap, right? There is no need to make recipes harder than they need to be.
I am all about easy, healthy recipes that anyone can duplicate. I absolutely love recipes that seem too easy to be true but aren’t. This post is exactly that. Who ever heard of bread that doesn’t require any sort of machine to make? Also, there aren’t any weird ingredients needed in this recipe. There are just standard bread ingredients needed in this recipe. I promise you, this bread is insanely easy to make, and it is more delicious than anything you can buy in a store.
Sometimes the only fix for a sweet tooth is chocolate. I suppose, on rare occasion, chocolate desserts and sweets are not the answer to every single problem we face (should this happen to you frequently, consult a doctor immediately). For me though, I tend to go towards chocolate desserts more than fruity ones. This post is no exception to my chocolate rule. I wanted to make something chocolaty, rich, and delicious, preferably in a portable cake mode. Oh, but I didn’t want all those calories to go along with it.
In general, I’m a fan of soft cookies over crunchy cookies. I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before. Anyway, soft, fluffy cookies are just delightful. I am not generally a fan of fruit in cookies. However, this cookie may be a delicious exception. This cookie is a great mixture of soft, cake-like texture and a nice pop of blueberry. Oh, did I mention it has a cream cheese glaze? There’s that too.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Instead of posting a recipe related to something romantic or something Valentine-y, I promised you a post on breadsticks. Now, this may not seem like a post fit for Valentine’s Day. However, these breadsticks are the Crock Pot Pot Pie Soup’s soul mate. These breadsticks are the soup’s one true love. And I love these breadsticks. What could be better than a post based on a love between foods, two foods I happen to love together?
There are some comfort foods that are slightly more difficult to have as a vegetarian. Growing up, we used to have chicken pot pies all the time. Buttery, flaky crusts with warm, delicious filling? Yes please. However, since becoming a vegetarian almost ten years ago, I can count the amount of times I’ve had a vegetarian-friendly pot pie on one hand. It’s just one of those foods that I miss having. So, for Soup Sunday, I decided to make a pot pie soup.