I finally got around to posting the spaghetti recipe from the other night that I made with yummy garlic bread. My mom gave me this recipe when I went off to college and it is one of the first things I made when I started cooking for myself. I still love this classic spaghetti recipe, especially because you can season it just the way you like with basil and oregano…yum! Crockpot recipes are the best because you can start them and leave them all day while you work, etc. This week flashed by me and so many things happened! I got an internship after searching for over a year (yay!) and school has been getting overwhelming because I can’t keep up with the pace this quarter. I just keep telling myself: it will all be ok! Tomorrow my family is coming to visit from LA, I am soo excited to see them I am planning on making a German cherry streusel, so stay tuned.
The other night I made spaghetti, and of course the perfect pair with spaghetti is garlic bread. This recipe is super fast, and garlic bread makes a great side to any Italian dish. All you need is french bread, fresh garlic, fresh parsley (dried is ok too), and butter.
When I first tried this homemade vanilla frosting recipe, I couldn’t stop eating it! It truly is just as good (actually, BETTER) than the store-bought kind, and it goes great on cakes or cupcakes. Its really easy too!
These fudge brownies are made from scratch, and are wayyy better than the box kind! It took me forever to find one I was happy with, but I finally found one and kept tweaking it to make it better and better. I won’t go on my rant about how hydrogenated oils in those box recipes are unhealthy AGAIN, but yes…I have had to let go of most of my favorite brownie and cake mixes from the box in order to avoid them. This recipe is heavenly. I use some applesauce in place of butter to make them healthier and cut some guilt. If you love brownies, you have to try it. Its so easy too! I am really impulsive about sweets…today I was just sitting at the table trying to study, and I started craving brownies all of a sudden. 30 minutes later I had a whole plate in front of me and a huge glass of milk…yummmm. There is nothing better than the smell of brownies filling up the apartment on a rainy day. Double this recipe and use a 9×13 in pan to make more brownies.
I have been searching for a good whole wheat walnut bread recipe ever since I tried the walnut bread at this amazing bakery down the street. This one from King Arthur Flour is so good, I can’t stop eating it. It isn’t made with 100% whole wheat, rather 1/3, but that still adds more fiber. Nut breads are the best. You can try to use pecans as well, as the original recipe suggests. This bread is great for breakfast with jam, peanut butter, etc., or as sandwich bread for lunch.