4. Cream Cheese Chicken Chili. This is a slow cooker/crockpot recipe, but I just make it normally in a pot and it works just fine. The ingredients are super simple and them combine to make something out of this world. I use the spicy Rotel and Low Fat Cream Cheese and it’s incredible. This is one of those recipes were I look forward to the leftover and have no issues eating it for lunch and dinner, then lunch and dinner again. This was one of the “American” recipes that I would attempt to re-create while living abroad because it was THAT GOOD.
I also took a step outside my comfort zone and tried a paleo pancake made with banana (they generally gross me out). I saw Liz’s rave reviews and easy tutorial and since I had a half of a banana in my kitchen from my husband’s breakfast, I gave it a try. I mashed half a banana and added one egg, 1/4 cup of coconut flour and cinnamon. It was a little stodgy and thick, so I thinned it out with water and used a spatula to spread it evenly in the pan. Even though it refused to cooperate with flipping and looked like a mess, it was actually pretty fantastic. Coconut flour + banana made for a bit of a tropical taste. I still need to figure out a better batter consistency, but I like the concept and will try it again.
6. Sweet and Salty Cookies. I have a MAJOR sweet tooth, so when I bake I end up stuffing my face with endless tastes of cookie dough AND taste-testing cookies from every batch. Clearly, I have really excellent self-control. These Pretzel Cookies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips were not doing me any favors. If you have self control or an occasion that demands cookies (like Mondays in general), you should make these. I have neither, but I still am considering round two.
Best blogger recipe you’ve recently tried? I’ve started a Pinterest board* with my tried and tested favorites so I can easily access them.
Favorite cookie recipe? Again, no self control….cookie monster over here.