bookmark_borderGarlic Ginger Chicken

One of my favorite things about cooking is how I can get inspired by a few recipes, and then come up with something and make it my own. There are lots of teriyaki chicken recipes out there, and variants thereof. This is one that I adapted from various sources and it’s delicious, if I must say so myself. It has a delicate flavor with caramelization that will leave you licking your fingers afterwards. And of course, it’s highly adaptable!

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bookmark_borderEasy Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

Here’s an easy recipe for fluffy dinner rolls you can make in your bread machine. I’d been looking all over for a bread recipe that yielded light, fluffy rolls. If you’re a fan of crusty bread, this is not for you! These are slightly sweet, light as air, and make a great addition to the dinner table.

Bread Rolls

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bookmark_borderChicken, Cream Cheese and Chive Parcels

There are various recipes floating around the internet for this, but my version is a bit healthier and just as easy. These freeze very well and make for great weekday lunches, and, as usual, they’re very adaptable to suit your tastes. Want to throw in some different spices? Go for it. But this recipe is the version I always end up with, and it’s always been a hit.

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bookmark_borderSnickerdoodles

What is a snickerdoodle, you may ask? Just picture cinnamon toast in cookie form. It’s a type of light, fluffy sugar cookie coated in sugar and cinnamon, and I grew up loving them. Naturally kids would like a cookie with a name like that! Now, as a grownup, I love them with a cup of tea. (Also, though it isn’t the season, these also make great Christmas cookies, if you choose to use colored sugar.)

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bookmark_borderChocolate Chip Espresso Shortbread

I’ve heard people say that these cookies will, at some point, replace currency. That’s how good they are. They are crunchy, smooth, buttery, and not mind-blowingly sweet. They’re a hit at parties and are decadent in their simplicity.

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bookmark_borderOatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have to toot my own horn here and say this is the best cookie recipe I’ve concocted thus far. They’re crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and are wholesome yet decadent. I used less butter than some other chocolate chip cookie recipes, and therefore the cookies don’t spread out much and aren’t as dense.

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bookmark_borderQuick and Easy Fudgy Brownies

When it comes to brownies, are you on Team Fudgy or Team Cakey? I personally prefer fudgy brownies, and this recipe certainly delivers. The greatest thing about this recipe is that it is nearly as simple as using boxed mix, but the results are far superior. Preparation is a breeze, and the result is a decadent, fudgy brownie with a gorgeous crisp top. This recipe is based on the King Arthur Flour brownie recipe that’s been floating around the internet for ages now. I made a few changes and simplified the process a bit, and the result is a fail safe recipe for a brownie anyone on Team Fudgy would enjoy.

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bookmark_borderBaked Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

This is perhaps one of the ultimate comfort foods. My version of this popular dish is made with vanilla, cinnamon, and chunks of sweet apple. It has a custardy texture inside, and is crunchy on the outside. It can be served warm, with a bit of milk, or even whipped cream if you’re feeling decadent.

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bookmark_borderSimple Zucchini Ratatouille

This is another one of those highly adaptable recipes I love so much. I’ve been making this for years in different incarnations and finally decided to take note of what I actually do. This makes a great topping for pasta, like a thick vegetable tomato sauce. Or if you choose to let it cook down and dry out a bit, it’s a great ratatouille that goes great with grilled meat, or even just some nice crusty bread. This recipe is structured so that it is relatively quick to make; There are some shortcuts in here that you can choose to use, or not to use. The point of this recipe is that it’s delicious, relatively healthy, and won’t take you all day to cook.

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