Recipe Round-up, Breakfast style

 

After five years of living “on my own,” I’ve realized that it is much easier to go into a grocery store with a set idea in mind of what you’d like to eat.

With that said, I’ve started to plan my meals.

Crazy, I know, but in the long run, I think it’ll be easier, especially since grad school starts in just over a week (and my roommate’s classes start next Monday). Planning out the meals will make shopping more efficient, I won’t feel so lost when I go to the grocery store AND I’ll know what’s for dinner when I get home.

Amazing, the power of planning.

But while I’m just planning dinner, that doesn’t mean the importance of breakfast (or lunch) has been lost to me. This week’s round up is dedicated to the scrumptious-ness that is the first meal of the day – breakfast.

Baking pancakes is an entirely new concept to me, but I think after seeing this recipe from the Big Red Kitchen, I have to try it!

From the same genius who brought about the aforementioned pancake squares comes baked cinnamon roll pancakes. O.M.G.

 

Thank you, Pinterest, for introducing me to these pancake bites filled with cooked breakfast sausage! I am SO making these Monday morning.

And now I have to get a waffle iron. These maple sausage waffles are the stuff of my dreams.

Coffee cake is for breakfast time, right? If it’s not, then I will start a campaign to MAKE IT SO (Number One).

– Stay tuned for next week’s updated about lunch! YUM.

Recipe Round-Up, Pillsbury edition

As of yesterday, it’s been exactly one week since I moved to Baltimore. I’ve spent more money outfitting this place and buying food than I care to admit, but I figure, since it’s the first week, that it’ll settle down next week and I won’t want to go out to the stores so much. It’s still a full two weeks until classes start. Not sure what I’m going to do with myself, BUT I do have one idea.

My roommate moved in on Tuesday and as she doesn’t cook, looks like I’m going to be feeding both of us. I think this would not be the best time to mention that I am not an A-class chef.

Thanks to websites like Pillsbury and Kraft Foods, even a beginning cook like myself can make dinner as special a treat as dessert.

“Flaky biscuits top these veggie-packed pot pies. The individual servings are a nice change from passing hot pie pans or casserole dishes at the table.” – Pillsbury

“Do stuffed peppers one better by nestling them in delicious flaky biscuits.” – Pillsbury

 

“A Cornish hen, roasted to perfection with an apple-scented glaze, is fancy enough for a special occasion, but easy enough for a simple dinner for two.” – Pillsbury

“Grandma may not be ready to reveal her Italian-sausage-and-peppers recipe, so make this smart version instead—a simple but bold twist on the classic.” – Kraft Foods

“Pasta? Check. Chicken? Check. Cheese? You bet. All you need is a single pot to turn these on-hand ingredients into a veggieful main that can be part of a smart eating plan.” – Kraft Foods

And that’s our round-up for today. Stay tuned for next week’s recipe post! – Niki

 

Recipe Round-Up

Bakers Anonymous family, I’ve moved.

Well, this website hasn’t. We’re still the same wonderful baking website that we’ve always been, just a little bit better. And busier. But where I was once in New Jersey, I have relocated to Baltimore, Maryland.

There are a few bakeries I’m going to try out while I’m here (all two years), so stay tuned for those eye-opening experiences. Or what ever they’re supposed to be called. In the mean time, feel free to let me know any places I should visit!

Now, let’s see what Pinterest has in store for us.

Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate. It’s all that’s on my brain right now. And if I had all the ingredients, I would so make these brownies from Eats Well With Others..
Alas, I have left my kitchen with everything behind for this land of … Baltimore.

These light cupcakes from Cake aren’t even made with angel food cake mix, but just six ingredients. Simple, amazing and perfectly portioned.

 

These sugar cookies are made from French Vanilla cake mix courtesy of Sweet Treats & More. I think it’s the French that makes them taste more like homemade sugar cookies.

Semi-Domesticated Mama made these easy cream coconut bars made with Bisquick. This isn’t the first time that I’ve seen coconut cream made with this mix, so I think there’s something to it all.

This cookie dough dip from Chocolate Covered Katie is completely healthy but still tastes like the unhealthy version! It’s made with chickpeas and nut butter.

 

So that’s this week’s round up. I may or may not be posting on Wednesday, but I hope to get back to a regular schedule by next week. Thanks for your patience and support. – Niki

Recipe Round-Up

Last week was just one hot mess after the other, and I have a feeling that this week will be much similar. The weather is lovely (ish) here in New Jersey, so I’m enjoying not sweating the SECOND I step foot out of my door.

Also, I spent my Saturday at my best friend’s graduation swimming party. I looked as pasty as ever. Go me. My last name’s Reagan. There isn’t much hope for me being anything but pale.

Anyway, check out these delicious treats I found for you!

Confessions of a Cookbook Queen made these yummy white chocolate Oreo chuck cookies. I bet they taste just like HAPPINESS.

 

Smitten Kitchen brightened up her summer kitchen with this sugar dusted peach pie. I haven’t had a fruit pie in like, ever. Time to change that?

 

Speaking of pies, Bakerella brought out summer berries for her sweet tarts. I’ve yet to make anything berry related this season. I’m getting the feeling I prooooooobably should.

 

Bakers Royale ALSO made berry tarts, though she focused on the cheerful flavor of the raspberries. AND SHE ADDED IN CHOCOLATE.
YES. PLEASE.

These butterscotch, walnut and oat bars from Cookie Madness are similar to a blondie, and provide a break from all of our chocolate treats.
But do we really need a break? FOR THESE WE DO.

And that’s today’s round-up. Bear with me as I make my move to Baltimore on Friday. I have a lot of adjusting ahead of me.

-Niki

 

Recipe Round-Up

What is good, Bakers Anonymous?

Yeah. I’m just going to leave that out there and move right onto something else. How about some deliciously simple recipes?

These Neapolitan cupcakes from iheart2stamp combine strawberry cake mix with chewy brownie bottom and vanilla frosting. Feel like mixing it up? Why not top with rainbow chip frosting? Use caramel turtle brownies and yellow cake mix? I love a versatile recipe.

The absolutely NEXT batch of cookies I bake is going to be these Cool Whip cookies with Sprinkles from Happy-Go-Lucky. I already have cake mix, sprinkles and one egg. I just need a container of Cool Whip. Saturday afternoon baking, here I come!

Looking for a bright, sweet (and holiday-like) cookie? Try these cherry chocolate kisses from The Curvy Carrot. I love maraschino cherries, milk chocolate kisses (I’m so going to buy a bag tomorrow) and almond extract. These are definitely going on my t0-bake list!

Sometimes you just want a change from cookies. Why not make this salted caramel pretzel bark from Mama Say What?! Not just her, but many others have declared this “crack bark.” So addicting, so delectable that you can’t stop eating, even if your tummy starts to hurt.

And if you have more available counter space, make this cookies and cream Oreo breakaway from Bakers Royale. A tray of white chocolate or milk chocolate coating and a sleeve or two of Oreos AND you have yumminess.

 

– Niki, signing off to gather ingredients for ALL the recipes.