10 Cozy Things to Make in October 2019

It is officially fall. The temperatures have cooled in Los Angeles. And I am living for this autumn vibe that is in the air. I am very ready for this. I have been scrolling through The Instagram and love the inundation of this season’s recipes popping up. I figured I’d add to the conversation with my own suggestions. These are a compilation of some of my favorites around this time of year. Shall we dive in? We should. 1. Cornbread Chicken and Dumplings – This is one of my all-time favorite fall recipes on this blog. When I figured out how GOOD dumplings are when cornmeal was added, I never looked back. You can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken, if you like, OR you can roast some chicken thighs. It’s a flexible recipe that is PERFECT for fall. 2. Spooky Mummy Pumpkin Pop Tarts – I’m not one for gross Halloween desserts. Like bloody fingers and spider web cupcakes, etc. But these are cute and tasty. I love that they’re just a small twist on a spooky dessert. 3. Cozy Pumpkin Chili – You can use this in a digital pressure cooker, which is amazing. I love this recipe. It […]

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Mozzarella, Red Peppers, and Arugula

Ready to try a new kind of grilled cheese? This Grilled Cheese with Mozzarella, Roasted Red Peppers, and Arugula is sweet, peppery, and too tempting to pass up!

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Pot Roast

Cooked low and slow on the stovetop, beef chuck or shoulder roast becomes a fall-apart tender pot roast. Onions, garlic, carrots, and red wine make this a satisfying, flavorful dinner.

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Easy Mixed Berry Crisp

Mixed Berry Crisp is a fresh summer dessert and it takes just minutes to pull together. A sweet and crumbly layer of oats, coconut, flour and pecans atop blueberries, raspberries and blackberries is the perfect summer dessert or delicious on a cold winter morning!

Fresh berry crisp is a like a blueberry pie but quicker than making a homemade pie crust!

A serving of mixed berry crisp topped with ice cream.

Berries for Crisp

FRESH: In the summer you can use fresh berries and feel free to change up the ratios and the berries!

FROZEN: In fall and winter, I buy a big bag of triple berry mix to keep on hand in my deep freezer. When using frozen berries for berry crisp there is no need to defrost them first however you may need to add a few minutes of cook time.

How to Make Berry Crisp

If easy and scrumptious is what you’re after, this recipe won’t disappoint.

  1. Berries: Combine berries (per recipe below). Tip:  Feel free to substitute orange zest or a combination of both if you are feeling adventurous!

A white casserole dish with berries tossed in flour.

  1. Topping: Combine the topping mix, adding pecans or your other favorite chopped nuts as desired.
  2. Bake: Sprinkle the topping over the berries and bake until berries are hot and bubbly.

That’s all there is to it!

What Goes With Berry Crisp?

It’s not hard to find toppings for berry crisp. Maple syrup would go great on top, or any type of fruit syrup. And of course it would be delicious with whipped cream or a dollop of ice cream!

A mixed berry crisp in a white casserole dish with a serving being scooped out.

To Store Leftover Crisp

Unless you live in a warm and humid climate, you should be able to store berry crisp for 24 hours at room temperature. Just make sure to cover it tightly. After 24 hours refrigerate it in an airtight container, it should keep for 3 to 5 days.

  • To Freeze, cool it completely and cover tightly, either with a double layer of foil or in a tightly sealed container. Defrost in the fridge overnight.
  • To Reheat, place in a 350°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, covered.

More Fruity Faves

  • Rhubarb Crisp – just minutes to prepare
  • Easy Blueberry Crisp – quick & easy dessert
  • Blackberry Cobbler – perfectly sweet & tart
  • Homemade Peach Crisp – melt-in-your mouth tender peaches!
  • Apple Crisp – simple, homemade goodness!
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler – delicious balance of sweet & tart

Mixed Berry Crisp

This recipe is a staple dessert. Made with three types of berries it's a triple treat.

  • 6 cups fresh mixed berries (or frozen, (do not defrost))
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans ((optional))
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. In a 2 quart baking dish combine berries, flour, lemon zest and sugar.
  3. Combine topping ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. Sprinkle topping over berries.
  4. Bake 45 minutes or until berries are hot and bubbly.
  5. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Mixed Berry Crisp is deliciously quick and easy! With an extra dose of crumble topping and a hint of lemon zest, this is one of my most requested dessert recipes! We serve it warm out of the oven with vanilla ice cream. 

Topping adapted from Better Homes & Gardens</a

Berry Crisp in a white bowl with a scoop of ice cream.
Top photo - Berry Crisp in a white bowl with a scoop of ice cream. Bottom photo - berries mixed in a baking dish.
Berry Crisp in a white bowl with a scoop of ice cream.

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Nine Favorite Things.

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Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. It’s crazy how once September hits, the hustle of autumn really sets in. It’s not that summer was slow, it’s more that fall is always just so full. I love it and I hate it, but I mostly love it. I will say that finding […]

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Easy Baked Apples Recipe

This Delicious and sweet Baked Apples recipe is easy to make and is a perfect holiday dessert. It is stuffed with cooked condensed milk and walnut filling. If you love apple dessert recipes, try our fluffy apple muffins or apple fritters. The Best Stuffed Baked Apples Baking tends to take time, however, this quick and…

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Instant Pot Chicken Wing Ramen

Got wings left over from a night out, game day party, or midnight snack? Make luscious, chicken wing ramen with a perfect jammy egg—all in your Instant Pot!

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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: September Week 5

Fall is officially here and this meal plan is all about recipes you can double so you can enjoy quality time with friends and family. Chicken Gumbo, Air Fryer Falafel, Beef Stew, and Turkey Sloppy Joes are sure to please any crowd!

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Cheeseburger Meatballs (Easy Appetizer)

Cheeseburger stuffed meatballs are the ultimate tailgating snack! Juicy beef meatballs are stuffed with cheese and baked crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside. Serve them with lettuce, tomato, and pickles and of course a great selection of dips for rave reviews! 

This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions are my own.

Cheeseburger anything is a family favorite around here. From Cheeseburger Macaroni to bacon cheeseburger soup, we always find a way to enjoy the classic cheesy, beefy, savory goodness of burgers!

Close up of cheeseburger stuffed meatballs topped with pickles, lettuce, and tomatoes on a cutting board.

Tailgating season is always busy, and full of delicious food.

Time Saving Tip: Walmart.com has NextDay Delivery meaning just hop online, order your groceries and they show up on your doorstep the very next day! It’s a huge time saver! Don’t forget the Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise for this stuffed cheeseburger recipe. Talk about easy!

Two images - a box from walmart.com on the doorstep, and the box opened filled with Hellmans products.

Tailgating Favorite

Homemade meatballs are a go-to for appetizers and these juicy cheese stuffed meatballs are a favorite for everyone! With all the flavor of your favorite hamburger in a bite sized snack, take them to the next level with the perfect dipping sauces like Hellmann’s Spicy Dipping Sauce or Burger Sauce.

The real secret to keeping the cheese inside the meatballs is, of course, to make sure the cheese is sealed inside. The smoother the meat mixture, the better it seals the cheese for ultimate gooey goodness.

Tips for Juicy Stuffed Meatballs

  • Adding Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise to the meat mixture adds flavor and moisture while making the meat mixture smooth (keeping all of the cheese inside)
  • Grate the onions to get lots of flavor while still keeping the mixture smooth
  • Don’t overmix the meat mixture, gently combine so you don’t get tough meatballs
  • Bake on a rack (or grill) to allow fat to drip away

To images showing the ingredients for cheeseburger stuffed meatballs in a bowl, and how to stuff the meatballs.

To Make Ahead

The convenience of ordering groceries with NextDay Delivery at Walmart.com means I can get everything done well ahead of time including prepping the meatballs for tailgating!

To make meatballs ahead of time:

  • Combine meatball mixture per recipe
  • Fill with cheese and roll into balls
  • Refrigerate up to 24 hours or freeze up to 3 months.

To cook from frozen, simply place the meatballs in the refrigerator overnight to defrost. Once defrosted, and bake as directed.

Ingredients for a dill dip for cheeseburger stuffed meatballs.

Tailgating Tips

  • Bake as directed and keep warm in a slow cooker on low for serving
  • Meatballs can be cooked on a grill over medium low heat until they reach 165°F.
  • Serve these meatballs with Hellmann’s Spicy Dipping Sauce and Hellmann’s Burger Sauce
  • Add fun toppings with skewers or put out a topping bar allowing guests to choose their own toppings.

Cheeseburger stuffed meatballs on a skewer with pickles, lettuce and tomatoes.

To Make Dip

No good appetizer is complete without the perfect dips!

For convenient serving, be sure to add Hellmann’s Burger Sauce and Hellmann’s Spicy Dipping Sauce to your Walmart Next Day delivery order. If you’d like to create your own dip, you need just a couple of ingredients

  • Mix 2 parts Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise with 1 part sour cream.
  • Add your favorite seasonings, spices and add ins for a great dip
    • Ideas: spices, sriracha, cheeses, onions, hot sauce, bacon bits, pickles etc.

More Tailgating Goodness

  • The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip – classic
  • Garlic Parmesan Wings – a classic
  • Jalapeno Popper Dip (Video) – with a kick!
  • Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers (Grilled) – perfect for grilling
  • The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip (video) – make ahead

Cheeseburger Stuffed Meatballs

These cheeseburger stuffed meatballs are an easy and delicious appetizer! Meatballs are stuffed with cheese and topped with our favorite toppings!


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion (*see note)
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Hellmann's ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 6 cheddar cheese sticks (cut into 4 pieces each)


  • pickles (tomatoes, lettuce for topping)
  • Hellmann's Spicy Dipping Sauce & Hellmann's Burger Sauce (for dipping)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine all meatball ingredients except cheese. Divide into 24 even pieces.
  3. Wrap each meatball around a piece of cheese. Roll into a ball ensuring all of the cheese is completely covered mixture. Place on a parchment lined pan and bake 25 minutes.

  4. Allow to rest 5 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve with sliced pickles, lettuce and tomatoes and dipping sauces.

Grating the onion with a cheese grater adds flavor while keeping the meatballs smooth so the cheese doesn’t leak out.

Dill Pickle Dip:

Combine 1/4 cup Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 tablespoon chopped pickles, 1/4 teaspoon each dill and garlic powder. Add pickle juice to reach desired consistency.


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Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots

Mushrooms + Shallots + Green Beans make a lovely and delicious side dish:  Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots

Sometimes simple is best.  And this is one of those super simple side dishes. Do you love mushrooms?  If you do, then I suggest whipping up these Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots.  Mushrooms cooked with fresh green beans add great flavor, and the shallots cooked in there too are just an added bonus!

cooking Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots

You don’t need anything fancy to make this dish. The green beans are steamed in a steamer basket. And then you’ll sauté the shallots and mushrooms in a bit of olive oil while those are steaming. 

cooking Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots

Once softened up, the green beans are added to the cooked shallots and mushrooms.  An addition of salt and pepper completes the dish!

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots

I love shallots in a dish like this because shallots have a milder flavor than onions and they don’t overpower the flavors of the vegetables.  This is a great side dish to steaks, chicken and other proteins.  Enjoy!

Here are a few more recipes with green beans that you might like to try:

  • Creamy Baked Green Beans
  • Green Bean Casserole- Two Ways
  • Spicy Pickled Green Beans
  • Make Ahead Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
  • Roasted Green Beans with Lemon, Pine Nuts and Parmigiano
  • Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots
  • PF Changs Spicy Green Beans
  • Oven Roasted Green Beans

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots

Simple green beans cooked in a skillet with shallots and mushrooms- delicious!

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, (trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, (sliced (about 1/3 cup))
  • 12 ounces assorted sliced fresh mushrooms
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, (to taste)
  1. Place the green beans in a steamer insert placed in a pan above a small amount of boiling water. Cover and steam until tender but not squishy (or however you desire them to be).

  2. While the beans are steaming, heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, until softened slightly, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the water they release has evaporated and they begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Add the green beans and stir to combine and rewarm. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

  • Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints per 3/4 cup serving: 2

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The Very Best Coconut Cake

The Very Best Coconut Cake

This is the very best Coconut Cake Recipe EVER! It’s moist, fluffy, and soft, with the perfect amount of coconut flavor all topped with creamy coconut buttercream frosting!

My Favorite Coconut Cake Recipe!

Today’s recipe is a MEGA CLASSIC! It’s a cake recipe that I LOVE making, but have to get out of the house instantly, or I will eat the entire thing. AND it’s not exactly health food.

This Coconut Cake is what cake dreams are made of.

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Mustard Crusted Lamb Chops For Dinner

Mustard Crusted Lamb Chops And Kale

2 servings

For the lamb marinade
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 large garlic clove, peeled and cut in half
4 loin lamb chops

For the lamb
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
5 tablespoons Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil

For the kale
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, peeled, sliced
2 bunches kale, washed, stalks removed, roughly sliced, blanched for 2-3 minutes in salted water, drained
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Fo r the Italian Farro
See recipe


For the lamb, combine the marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag. Add the lamb chops, seal and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Let come to room temperature before cooking. Reserve the garlic halves and discard the marinade.

Mix together the mustard and breadcrumbs in a bowl until well combined. Sprinkle the lamb with salt and pepper.
Spread the mustard crumbs on both sides of each chop; pressing the crumbs into the meat.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet and place the chops in the pan along with the reserved garlic halves and turn the heat down to medium-low. Cook the lamb chops without moving for 4 minutes. Using a wide a spatula carefully turn the chops over and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until cooked to your liking. Discard the garlic.

For the kale, heat the oil in a deep skillet over medium heat and add the garlic. Stir-fry for one minute, then add the kale and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes, or until tender. Add the lemon juice and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Serve the lamb chops on a plate with the kale and the Italian Farro or mashed potatoes.

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Bostock Is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

If you’ve got sliced bread, an oven, and some almonds, you can make something even better than French toast. There is never a wrong answer when it comes to making a selection from the pastry case—chewy cookies the size of a small animal, buttery croissants, pillowy cakes—but there is always a right answer, and that […]

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The Friday Buzz: Nutella for Life, Near Beer, and Flannel Fridays

Here’s our weekly roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the happy hour of blog posts! Up this week: Discussions on Nutella and Cookie Butter, Near-Beer, Flannel Fridays, and more!

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Negroni Cocktail

The Negroni is one of the easiest cocktails to make at home! Made with one part each of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, it’s a little bitter, a little sweet, and oh so delicious.

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Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge is the easiest creamiest homemade fudge. It’s a no-bake recipe, made with only 5 ingredients, and is ready in just 10 minutes. Does it get any better than that?

Just like this delicious chocolate peanut butter fudge and festive gingerbread fudge, this quick and easy dessert will become a family favorite in no time!

Homemade peanut butter fudge recipe made from scratch.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

This amazing, rich, and creamy fudge is made from scratch using minimal ingredients that you likely already have on hand! This is the best peanut butter fudge recipe, and is a keeper for sure. To take this peanut butter fudge to the next level, add mini Reese’s cups and drizzle chocolate over the top!

This creamy, velvety and soft fudge is perfect to make around the holidays and gift to your neighbors, loved ones, and teachers. Gift it plain or try adding an assortment of toppings for personalized gifts that everyone will love!

Homemade fudge bars stacked on each other topped with Reese’s and drizzled with chocolate.

How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge

This recipe comes together easily and quickly, so I recommend measuring the ingredients out before getting started. It’s smooth sailing from there!

  1. In a saucepan, cook peanut butter, vanilla, butter, and salt until well incorporated.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar.
  3. Add fudge to a prepared baking dish. Spread evenly and top with desired toppings.

For best results, slice the mini Reese’s cups into three and add over the fudge then drizzle with melted chocolate. Then refrigerate until set.

Peanut butter fudge bars on parchment paper.

Delicious Topping Options

Though this easy fudge recipe is excellent on its own, you can also get creative with toppings to change it up! Here are some of our favorite toppings for peanut butter fudge.

  • Salty: pretzels, sea salt
  • Crunchy: peanuts, almonds, walnuts or pecans
  • Sweet: chocolate chip morsels, crushed toffee, melted chocolate (you can add a thin layer to the top or add swirls in the actual fudge).

Three fudge stacked on top of each other with bars around them.

Can Peanut Butter Fudge be Frozen?

This easy creamy peanut butter fudge can be refrigerated or frozen, so be sure to make lots!

  • Refrigerator: Keep it on hand in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Be sure to store it in an airtight container or zippered bag for the freshest flavor.
  • Freezer: Even better, it will stay fresh in the freezer for 2-3 months! Perfect for having on hand when hosting parties or planning for the holidays! Just prep in advance and store in the freezer in an airtight container or zip top freezer bag.

More Delicious Desserts

  • Cranberry Orange Bread – soft & moist dessert bread
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – loaded with peanut butter!
  • Easy Peanut Butter Cookies – soft, chewy & so easy to make!
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – a perfect flavor combo!
  • Lemon Blueberry Scones – bursting with flavor!

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

An easy homemade peanut butter fudge recipe the whole family with love. With just 5 ingredients you likely already have, it's a keeper recipe (ready in just 10 minutes and no baking required).

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (melted, optional)
  1. Prepare an 8″x8″ square baking dish by lining it with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Over medium heat, in a saucepan, combine the peanut butter, vanilla, butter, and salt. Cook until it's smooth, stirring frequently.

  3. Remove from heat and with a spatula, stir in the powdered sugar.
  4. Spread the fudge evenly in the baking sheet and top with desired toppings. Drizzle with melted chocolate.*

  5. Refrigerate the fudge until it sets.

We sliced the mini Reese’s cups into three and added it on the fudge, then drizzled melted chocolate.


Homemade peanut butter fudge recipe made from scratch.
Homemade peanut butter fudge recipe made from scratch.
Top Photo-Peanut butter fudge bars on parchment paper. Bottom Photo-Homemade fudge bars stacked on each other topped with Reese’s and drizzled with chocolate.

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Easy Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Roasted Potatoes and Carrots not only go with everything, but everyone loves them! They are an easy, one-pan recipe of baked veggies. Just chop and toss with Italian seasoning before baking until perfectly tender. 

This dish is easy to prepare and bake and holds up well at a buffet or a potluck. For supper, serve alongside oven baked chicken breasts and a tossed salad for a delicious balanced meal.

A serving dish with roasted potatoes and carrots, garnished with parsley.

Preparing Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

If I’m making a dish with a sauce or gravy, I often make Mashed Potatoes but these are great with any meal too! Wash the potatoes and either scrub or peel the carrots. Baby carrots work in this recipe although they don’t tend to hold their bold orange color as much as larger carrots.

  1. Chop vegetables into uniform pieces.
  2. Toss with olive oil and seasonings (per recipe below).
  3. Bake 40-50 minutes or until tender.

Large pieces will take longer to cook, if you’re short on time, cut the veggies a bit smaller to reduce cooking time.

Two images showing vegetables being tossed in oil and laid out on a pan.

What to Serve Them With

Roasted potatoes and carrots are hearty and filling and pair well with heavier meats like a roast, meatloaf, and pork tenderloin as the entrée.

After the meat is done, feel free to make a gravy with the meat drippings by heating them and adding a slurry of cold water and corn starch. Whisk the mixture into the drippings, bring to a boil, then simmer until the desired thickness is achieved. Pour over the roasted veggies!

Roasted potatoes and carrots on a baking tray.


  • To Store: Keep the roasted potatoes and carrots in a tightly sealed container or in a labeled zippered bag. Store in the fridge for about a week or freeze for up to a month.
  • To Reheat: Put the veggies in a microwave-safe dish and heat up for about 5 minutes or reheat on the stove with a little water or broth. Brighten the flavor with a few dashes of salt and pepper!

More Delicious Roasted Vegetable Sides

  • Honey Roasted Carrots – simple yet elegant!
  • Easy Oven Roasted Asparagus – ready in under 15 mins
  • Roasted Eggplant – creamy, soft & delicious
  • Parmesan Roasted Leeks – 4 simple ingredients!
  • Favorite Roasted Cauliflower– easy and delicious

Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Roasted potatoes and carrots not only go with everything, but everyone loves them!

  • 1.5 lb potatoes (cut into 1" cubes)
  • 1 lb carrots (peeled)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Cut potatoes and carrots into large chunks, approximately the same size.

  3. Toss potatoes, carrots and onions with olive oil and Italian seasoning. Season with salt & pepper.

  4. Place on a large pan and roast 40-50 minutes or until tender.

A serving dish with roasted potatoes and carrots, garnished with parsley.
A serving dish with roasted potatoes and carrots, garnished with parsley.
Top photo - A serving dish with roasted potatoes and carrots, garnished with parsley. Bottom photo - Roasted potatoes and carrots on a baking tray.

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Pumpkin Patch Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake.

Pumpkin Patch Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake.

This Pumpkin Patch Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake is the perfect cake for all your fall parties, game-day tailgating, Halloween, and everything in between. It’s seriously the BEST chocolate peanut butter cake. Three soft, perfectly sweet, super moist, and extra chocolatey cake layers. Each generously frosted with the most delicious creamy peanut butter frosting. Then finished […]

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Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodles

The Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodles sold at Blue Bottle Coffee are a favorite of mine. I like to sit in the sun on the beautiful stone slab benches across from the Blue Bottle Coffee kiosk in Hayes Valley, San Francisco with a macchiato a snickerdoodle to share. This, the first Blue Bottle Coffee location, is just a short walk from my house in an alleyway. A not-so-secret spot, slightly off the main strip – source of excellent coffee and cookies!

Snickerdoodle dough on baking sheet with Ice Cream Scoop as dough Scooper

I also love to have lazy breakfasts beneath the tall ceilings, light streaking through the massive windows, in their cafe at Mint Plaza. Word on the street was that a Blue Bottle Coffee book was the works. And each time I visit the cafe I find myself uttering the same nine words, usually with my mouth full, “I really hope this recipe is in the book”.

Blue Bottle Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodles

In addition to their coffee, which I’m more than happy to brave a line for, I have a list of go-to favorites from their beautifully concise and inspired menu. My hope was that all would be in the book: these Saffron-Vanilla Snickerdoodles, the Pickled Fennel Egg Salad, the Sesame Absinthe Cigars, and Catalan Eggs with Braised Greens. Check, check, check, and check! Every one of them is in the book.

Blue Bottle Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

The Best Snickerdoodles

The book will be released October 9th (I originally posted this in 2012), but I’ve been hassling Ten Speed to get me an early copy for months. In part because I wanted to bump up my coffee know-how, but (no surprise) I was particularly excited about the recipes – the Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodle Cookies were first up. They contrast traditional snickerdoodles in the best way. Caitlin describes them as having “an unusual butterscotch flavor from the combination of saffron, brown sugar and vanilla.” If you love snickerdoodles, please try these!

Snickerdoodle dough on a baking sheet

A Twist on the Classic

This recipe delivers a version that is a dead-ringer of the Blue Bottle version. The same as the ones I would buy at the kiosk – buckle in the middle, kiss of saffron, a thin golden crust that gives way to a fudge-textured center. Arguably the best snickerdoodle cookies I’ve ever had. I made a double batch for a family trip to Lake Tahoe – baking half for the drive there, freezing the remaining pre-scooped dough to bake at the cabin. Everyone loved them.

Blue Bottle Saffron Vanilla Snickerdoodles
I hope you like these as much as I do, make a double batch and freeze half of the pre-scooped dough for later baking. And be sure to measure the saffron carefully – it’s easy to go too light/heavy. Other favorite cookies in the archive include these Chocolate Puddle Cookies, Toasted Almond Sables, the Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie, or you can click around all the past cookie recipes. xo -h



A number of you have played around with the recipe a bit. Here are some notes from the comments!

Dorothy noted, “These are amazing! I can’t have gluten so made them with GF all purpose flour + xantham gum. I live overseas and on a rainy day like today the comforting smell of these in the oven reminds me of home.”

Emily couldn’t resist a cinnamon-sugar coating, “I loved the texture of these, very fudgy-centered which is something you don’t often get from a snickerdoodle. I rolled mine in cinnamon sugar and it did not overpower the saffron. And I put some pistachio gelato on top. Very sophisticated flavor but with a cozy-familiar cookie texture.”

Katrina weighed in with results using white whole wheat flour. “I used 1/2 the salt called for, which was plenty for my taste. I also used whole wheat white flour, which worked fine, but regular white would have been better. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe!”

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Rice Pudding Recipe With Squash

This rice pudding with squash recipe is a traditional Ukrainian delight. its also known гарбузова Каша (pumpkin porridge). It’s so warm and comforting making it the perfect treat for a chilly fall day. If you enjoy squash recipes, you would love our baked acorn squash with brown sugar and butter! This rice pudding with squash…

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