I will be old and jolly on my deathbed, 80 years from now, and people will ask, “Danielle, what is your secret to living this happy life?” And I will say, “I ate all the chocolate chip cookies.” And somewhere amongst them all was my recipe for “Let’s Pretend They’re Healthy” Hearty Chocolate Chip Cookies.…
Matcha Ginger Oat Muffins
I MADE FOOD! I. Made. Food. And it feels so good. Like, imagine all the feel-good feels, multiply by 198, double it, then make Matcha Ginger Oat Muffins and you’ll know what I’m talkin’ about.
The Every Kitchen hasn’t just been on hiatus. I have been on hiatus from my kitchen. Restauranting is fun friends, especially when we’re talking Chicago restauranting, but I like a home cooked something or other every once in a while. Salads don’t count. Neither does microwaving a Dr. Praeger’s veggie patty. Nor does taking a pint of ice cream out of the freezer, letting it get all melty, and then spoon-slurping it up. Nope. Does. Not. Count.
Sunny Pumpkin Cherry Bars
These were originally named Chewy Pumpkin Cherry Breakfast Bars, but my roommate really wanted to name them Sunny Chewies, so we compromised with Sunny Pumpkin Cherry Bars. Sunny Chewies is less of a mouthful, so if you want to call them Sunny Chewies, that’s fine by me.
The thing is – when you’re naming a recipe that you created, you want to make sure the title relays all the goodstuffs in there. In this case, that includes:
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Happy 2016 friends! This is going to be a GOOD year. I can feel it in my bones.
I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions, but I did make one January 3rd resolution: Each morning, I’m going to write down 10 things I’m thankful for and three goals for the week. Nothing overwhelming — just simple things. Today I was thankful for faux fur and new friends and a goal this week is to be confident at work.
Basic Overnight Steel-Cut Oats
I’m officially obsessed with Basic Overnight Steel-Cut Oats. Like, can’t-go-a-morning-without-this obsessed. Like, might-cry-into-my-bowl-once-it’s-empty obsessed. Why? Because they’re EASY and chewy and satisfying without added sugar and with plenty of protein and fiber.
So normally I eat eggs for breakfast. By normally, I mean almost every day because they are delicious and because they are a good source of protein and because they keep me full until lunchtime. But eggs are now the stuff of Breakfasts Past and now I’m all about the Basic Overnight Steel-Cut Oats.