Apple Crisp

This is a great recipe to have on hand because it can really be used for any type of fruit crisp.  I generally make fruit crisps when I have a lot of one type of fruit left over and need to use them before they start to go bad.  It’s a great dessert in the fall and kinda just warms the soul, ya know?

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups sliced, peeled cooking apples (pears, peaches, or apricots also work)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Mix together fruit and sugar in a large bowl.  Transfer to a 2 quart square baking dish.
  3. In another bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Add in the butter in small chunks.  Mix together until it resemble coarse crumbs.  Stir in the pecans.
  4. Sprinkle topping over the fruit.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 20 minutes. Top with ice cream and serve 🙂
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Neon Tie-Dye Sugar Cookies

How cool are these?

This is my go-to sugar cookie recipe because it makes really soft, buttery cookies which I prefer over the crisp kind.  It’s a great recipe to have on hand since it requires only a few, basic ingredients that you usually always have in stock.

Now let’s talk neon. wel;ilrjqwjfakljfakkjafj. SO COOL.

My mom sent me this neon food coloring in a care package a few weeks ago (yes, my mom still sends her 23-year-old daughter care packages because she is AWESOME and I refuse to be a real life grown up).  From another blog (Life Exquisite), I was introduced to “tie-dye” cookies so I decided to try it out with the neon for my coworker’s birthday.

Fun, easy and delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Neon food coloring (try to find the liquid kind as opposed to the gel kind)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
  5. Divide the dough evenly into 3 separate balls and put each ball into its own bowl.
  6. Using food coloring, make each ball a color (I chose to do blue, green and pink). I mixed with my hands because it was fastest but this WILL stain your hands so if you’re too cool for that make sure you use a spoon or electric mixer.
  7. Place the 3 balls back into the large bowl and VERY GENTLY mix the three colors together…don’t over mix!
  8. Place rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet
  9. Bake for 7 minutes.

Beware: May lead to neon-stained hands 🙂

Fluffernutter: The 3 Ingredient Cookie

It’s another rainy Friday night in New York City…shocker…butttt, since I pretty much use rain as an excuse to bake I’m not too bummed about it.  I heard about this recipe a while back so on the way home from the gym I picked up a pack of marshmallows and peanut butter to try it out.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2: Heat the bag of marshmallows over medium low heat until completely melted.  Make sure you stir frequently to keep from burning.

Step 3:  Let the mallow mix cool until it gets to room temperature (about 10 minutes)

Step 3: Mix in egg and peanut butter.  Mix it gently so you can still see the pretty little swirls of marshmallow

Step 4: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop cookie dough on to the sheet

Step 5:  Bake for 10-12 minutes then let it cool for about 5 minutes, the cookies flatten a lot because there’s no flour so I like to fold up the sides of the cookie into the middle..peep the picture:

So there you have it.  3 simple ingredients make this pretty awesome cookie.  Easy, cheap, delish.