It’s holiday baking season! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it’s always a fun time to make cookies. Here’s my childhood favorite recipe, called “party cookies” but you might just call them “M&M Cookies” if you aren’t bothered about trademarks.
I recently came across a cookbook produced by my 3rd grade class, and a copy of this recipe was my contribution. Whenever my mom or I were called upon to submit a recipe to a cookbook, this was our go-to. I don’t know where the recipe came from originally though.
I went to Portugal last year, and in Porto I stayed with a local family via AirBNB. One night when I was there we had a family dinner of chicken and rice. It was so tasty I’ve been wanting to reproduce it ever since. I texted the host to ask for the recipe when I got home, but he never replied. So the other day I decided I’d try to Google recipes on the Internet and make some. Continue reading One-Pot Portuguese(ish) Chicken and Rice
Sometimes you want to put together a quick meal and you want to eat rice with it, but you just don’t have the time for the rice cooker to do its job…. it can take the better part of an hour to cook brown rice, which as we all know is much better for you. So what do you do? Continue reading Frozen Rice
Just about every morning, I start my day with a bowl of hot oatmeal. Cooking oatmeal can be a hassle, especially when you’re half asleep, so I’ve come up with a system that makes it as easy as opening a box of dry cereal – cook it in a rice cooker.
If you find plain water to be kind of boring and dull, but want to avoid sweeteners or chemicals, try making some infused water. I recently bought a Mason jar beverage dispenser that I’ve used a couple times successfully to make cucumber and basil infused water. Continue reading Infused Water
Every morning I drink iced tea to help me get going. I’ve never been a coffee drinker, and I don’t enjoy hot tea as much. I used to drink a lot of carbonated soft drinks, but this way I get to still have the caffeine without the sugar or artificial sweetener and all the other chemicals. If you’ve been buying bottled iced tea you will be amazed at how much money you save! Here’s how you can make and enjoy this healthy and tasty beverage at home and save money. Continue reading Home Brewed Iced Tea