Just like you we’ve spent lots of time in the kitchen these past months ~ we kneaded, baked, and basically ATE our way through this ‘special‘ time. It’s been hard, for sure. We did ok during most of it, and even though we’re starting to get downright cranky at this point, there’s definitely been some good eats, and some great lessons learned…
Lesson learned: yeast? What yeast?
It’s a quarantine miracle! When going out for pizza isn’t an option, and there isn’t a packet of yeast to be found, this amazing recipe delivers. And guess what? It’s so good I’ll be making it even when I CAN buy yeast again ~ who wouldn’t?
Lesson learned: it’s downright liberating to take to the kitchen recipe-free.
A little comfort food is key to my survival these days, and memorizing this super easy formula for creamy, dreamy mac and cheese had made my life just that much cushier. I’m probably going to make it tonight.
Lesson learned: making do with what you’ve got can work out pretty good.
Are you stuck with one last banana on the counter and craving banana bread? This recipe swoops in to the rescue. It’s delicious, has great texture, and gets tons of rave reviews!
Lesson learned: working with yeast isn’t rocket science.
This is for those of you who CAN find yeast! Maybe you’re taking up baking or just need to feed your family. This easy recipe obliges with a big, fluffy loaf with great flavor and a nice crust.
Lesson learned: beans for dinner doesn’t have to be pathetic.
I posted this recipe in late February, just when our “new normal” was beginning to take hold, but it’s just as relevant and delicious now, going into Fall. (Gah! Has it been that long??)
Lesson learned: we can be one of THOSE bakers.
This recipe is so good and so easy and will make you feel like an accomplished pastry chef. It’s already morphed into my Blackberry Sweet Rolls, and you can bet there will definitely be some fall and winter versions on the blog over the next few months.
Lesson learned: we’re re-discovering rice, just saying.
This is another minimalistic dish that delivers on flavor and comfort. Did you know that dry rice can last, literally, forever? Make room in your pantry for some good quality arborio rice and you’ll be eating well this winter.
Lesson RE-learned: pudding solves all problems!
It doesn’t get much more comforting than sweet, creamy, silky butterscotch pudding, made easily from scratch. If you’re looking for an excuse to treat yourself, this is it.
Lesson learned: the Europeans do know a thing or two.
Pantry meals can be glorious and this one is a symphony built around canned tuna.
Lesson learned: maybe TikTok isn’t so cringy.
Yup, like so many we got bored enough to try this crazy whipped coffee. It was fun, and definitely worth cleaning the stand mixer for. Who knew?