‘Tis the season means cookie season in my book. Nothing is quite as comforting as biting into some homemade cookies on a cold winter’s night. These chocolate crinkle cookies are the best. No mixer is required (we love those kinds of recipes), the texture is a cross between a cookie and a brownie and it’s full of deep chocolate flavor. They get dusted with some powdered sugar as well which gives them a snowy and festive feel.
One of my favorite comfort food sandwiches is the steak sub. It’s incredibly easy to make and absolutely delicious. I typically love steak on its own. No A1, no ketchup, just pure juicy steak. But, when I do feel like switching it up, this sub is what I turn to. Delicious juicy steak topped with all the goodies in toasted french bread. It really doesn’t get much better than that. This sub is one of my favorites and I know it will become one of yours too after you try it.
Yesterday marked the end of summer and the beginning of fall or autumn as some people say. For some of us, that means wonderful things. Holiday family time, pumpkins, leaves changing, sweaters and so much more. Living in Michigan, we’re blessed with an amazing fall season. The weather is amazing, the leaves are vibrantly bright and we’re blessed with the tastiest of apples. So, I figured why not commemorate the start of fall the right way with some homemade apple cider. It’s much easier to make than you think and it’s a lot tastier than the store-bought version. Give this a try yourself.
Whether it’s for a game day or just a cozy day in with the family, these sheet pan nachos are perfect. They’re so easy to make and come together in less than twenty minutes. You can customize the toppings as you please and get creative with the arrangement of the tray. Also, it’s so delicious. Cheese, meat, veggies…where’s bad? Give this super easy recipe a try and I know you’ll love it too.
I will always be a baker at heart. Pastries and desserts will always be a passion of mine. However, over the last year, I’ve discovered a new passion also. That passion is fitness. A girl that used to avoid working out like the plague now can’t get enough of it. Going to the gym is actually fun for me now. I’m so proud of myself. Admittedly, the nutrition piece is an adjustment though. There are some things I just can’t do as of now (looking at you brown rice). However, there are some things that I’m discovering that are healthy but also very tasty. This granola mix is one of my new favorites in that category. It’s so easy to make and it’s so tasty. It tastes like an oatmeal cookie almost. I love eating it straight out of the bowl after a workout or in the morning. It’s so good and versatile. Give it a try.
I couldn’t end the summer without at least one more s’more recipe. I can’t help it. I’ll be on my best behavior and leave out yet another “The Sandlot” reference. You’re welcome. Anyway, this pie is very easy to make. Your kids will absolutely love you for it. It’s rich, sweet, gooey…it’s a s’more supersized. The perfect end to the summer.
Anyone that knows me knows that bread is one of my love languages. You really can’t go wrong with fresh homemade bread. Add in cheese, garlic, and marinara sauce and you have me totally all the way in. These garlic knots are so delicious! They’re very flavorful. We put garlic in the actual dough as well as brush some on before and after baking. We also stuff them with cheese along with a sprinkling before and after baking. They’re soft on the inside, buttery, and crispy on the bottom. To me, they’re truly the perfect flavor and texture. The dough is incredibly easy to work with and has become a favorite in our home. I know it will become a favorite of yours as well.
Growing up I was a huge fan of the Little Debbie Swiss Rolls. Admittedly, I still am. Cake and cream is a pretty unbeatable combination if you ask me. The chocolate version is heavenly but so is this homemade fruit adaption. With this cake, you get wonderful flavor combinations such as strawberries, cream, vanilla, and lemon. The cake is very spongy, moist, and light. The filling contains real strawberries and cream and adds a wonderful sweetness and tang to the mix. This recipe takes just a bit of prep work, but it’s well worth it as this cake roll is an absolute stunner for the summer.
Mjuduara is a Middle Eastern dish typically found in the Levant region. It’s comprised of rice, lentils, and caramelized onions. Besides being very flavorful, it’s also incredibly healthy and filling. It’s a wonderful option for vegetarians and vegans as well. It’s easy to make, filling, and tasty. It’s a great summer dish as well as it’s topped with a refreshing cucumber and tomato salad. Give it a try!