Over the last few weeks, we have tried quite a few new recipes but one of my absolute favourites was this scone recipe from the Thug Kitchen 101 Cookbook. The scone recipe was really easy to modify for different fruits and made the perfect amount to share some and keep some. If you’re looking to use up some polenta from your cupboards like I was, you might want to check this book out of the library (or check this page out for something super similar) and get to baking!
The Amazing Flour-Less Brownies from Skinnytaste are indeed, amazing, and have been a regular in our house for a couple of years. They are so chocolate-y, moist, filling, and so easy to make, I’m not sure you could ask for a better dessert option.
I love nachos. I mean, who doesn’t love nachos? This One Pot Nacho Beef Skillet recipe from Damn Delicious is a perfect approach to dinner-worthy nachos and even has roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and corn to up the health factor. This recipe took about 20-30 minutes to make, and makes enough for about 6 servings. Next time, I think I’ll maybe go with 3/4 cup of basmati rice instead of 1 cup, but otherwise, the ratios for all the other ingredients were spot on.
These cookies smell divine, and their taste is not too far from that either. The Italian Ricotta Cookies from Love Bakes Good Cakes were relatively easy to make although I did end up cooking them for twice as long as was recommended, and they didn’t taste overcooked either. I made 47 of them so co-workers, hope you are ready for some fluffy and delicious snacks!
Here are a couple photos:
The Iced Oatmeal Cookies from Mother Thyme were a big hit! I found they were sweet enough without the icing and thankfully cooked them to the perfect crispness: not too soft and not too hard. This recipe will definitely be one I make again sometime in the future!
This cake smells like my childhood. The Applesauce Cake from Dietitians of Canada Great Food Fast cookbook was one that my mom made a handful of times, and I gobbled right up, many, many times. It is the perfect light snack or dessert. Here are a couple photos from this heavenly cake!
This morning I finally made the Blueberry Bran Muffins from Foodess and there’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh muffins in the morning. I ended up substituting half of the oil for applesauce, just to make it a bit healthier, and am happy-ish with the results. They’re not the best muffins I’ve ever made, but they are still really moist, fluffy, and fairly healthy. Here are a couple photos:
Ease of Making: 5/5
So I went through a phase of making this recipe every couple of weeks a couple of years ago but then I guess I’d had enough. Well, after tasting it again today, I’m welcoming Amazing Flour-Less Brownies from Skinnytaste back into a regular rotation! This has half the calories of a Starbuck’s brownie and honestly tastes about 100 times better anyways. Here are a couple of photos:
Ease of Making: 3/5
This recipe is taken from yummyhealthyeasy.com. It appealed to me because:
- I like to incorporate vegetables into my baking
- I had an entire bag of quick oats to use
The recipe was fairly straight-forward and the only modification that I made was using slightly less walnuts due to the amount I had on-hand.
Here are some pictures from my time baking these!
All in all, I give this recipe five out of five stars for taste.