EAT | Red Sauce

Hello! You guys love pasta right? Pasta is one of my favorite things to eat, and I make pasta dishes all the time for my family. My girls love anything with marinara or “red sauce”, and I have the easiest, most delicious recipe that blows jarred sauce out of the water.

This sauce uses canned tomatoes, and I find that when you’re making red sauce, you need the canned tomatoes. Using fresh tomatoes also makes a great sauce (like for a pomodoro sauce), but the canned tomatoes give it a thickness that you can’t get from using fresh.

Here is the recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 or 7 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano

In a large saucepan, heat up your olive oil.

Add in your garlic cloves, and sauté just until fragrant.

Pour in your crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce.

Bring to a boil, and add the salt and oregano.

I usually add ground beef to this sauce, but it is also very good without.

I usually put a lid on and simmer this sauce for about 30 min.

That’s it!

I use this sauce for lasagna, spaghetti, baked ziti, etc. It goes with any pasta.

This night I just boiled some elbow macaroni, mixed it up with the sauce, topped it with some mozzarella, and baked it for a quick meal.

Yum!

More dinner recipes:

Chicken and Dumplings

One Pan Chicken and Asparagus

Chicken Pot Pie

Enchiladas

Taco Rice

Chicken Piccata

Crockpot Chili and Cornbread

Chicken Noodle Soup

Pasta Pomodoro

Thanks for reading! xx

EAT | White Chip Chocolate Cookies

You guys like cookies, right? ‘Cause I’ve got another cookie recipe for ya. I can’t help it, my girls and I LOVE to make cookies. They are getting so good at it too!

This time, it’s a chocolate cookie with a white chocolate chip. White chocolate just makes any cookie NEXT LEVEL. Go for the Ghirardelli chips too.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup (one stick) softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine softened butter and sugar and cream together.

Add in your egg and vanilla, and mix.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add this dry mixture to your wet mixture and mix until creamy and smooth.

Lastly, add your chocolate chips.

Roll into 2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet. I use reusable mats but you can also use baking spray or parchment.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

YES. Perfectly chewy and chocolatey.

Place on a rack to cool.

This recipe makes about two dozen cookies, but you can easily double it for more!

MORE COOKIE RECIPES!

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EAT | DIY Starbucks Cold Brew

It’s no secret that I love coffee and am addicted to it. I love a warm cup in the morning, and an iced cup in the afternoon! Today I am sharing how I make my own COLD BREW coffee.

Cold brew is different from regular iced coffee because it doesn’t get as watered down, and is generally stronger and less acidic.

I have this little cold brew pitcher that I use. You take off the top, fill the filter with a few scoops of ground coffee, add some water, put it in the fridge, and a day later you have delicious cold brew.

I use the Starbucks Blonde Roast for this, and it is so good. Just pour over some ice and you’re good! Sometimes I add creamer.

Most of the time though, I like to be fancy and make the Vanilla Cold Foam Cold Brew that Starbucks makes.

What you need:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup cold brew coffee
    1/4 cup milk or cream
    1 tsp vanilla syrup

Add your cold brew to your glass with some ice.

Add your milk and vanilla syrup to a small glass.

Using a milk frother, whip up the milk so it doubles in volume and gets really foamy. My coffee machine has an attached frother, but you can find cute little handheld ones here.

Pour over your cold brew.

Just like Starbucks; so creamy and delicious!

More coffee recipes:

Dalgona Whipped Coffee

DIY Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

5 Cal Skinny Vanilla Latte

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello! If there’s one thing I love to do, it’s bake cookies! I have a ton of cookie recipes here on my blog, but I realized that I didn’t have my oatmeal cookie recipe posted. Today I am making the oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips, but I really prefer raisins. I love raisins, but wanted to try them with chocolate chips since I had some. Here’s how to make them.

What you need:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (or raisins)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together your butter and sugars.

Add in your eggs and mix together.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

Mix this together really good, and then add it in slowly to wet mixture 1/2 at a time.

Continue to mix until it’s all combined, and then remove bowl from mixer and gently fold in your chocolate chips (or raisins!).

Roll into about 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until ever so slightly browned on the edges. We want soft and chewy cookies!

Perfect!

Are you team chocolate chip or team raisin? Let me know in the comments below!

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EAT | VIRAL Whipped Dalgona Coffee

Do you guys love coffee too? It’s one of the things in life that brings me great joy. Every morning, I drag myself to the coffee pot and just anxiously await my warm cup. I also love to have iced coffee or cold brew in the afternoon.

I’ve seen a ton of pictures and videos on this creamy whipped coffee, and I just had to try it out! I’ve made it three times now, and I’ve got my recipe down just perfect.

What you need:

  • 1 tbsp instant coffee (or two packets)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp boiling water
  • Ice
  • 1 cup milk

Start off with a very small bowl and add your coffee grounds and sugar.

I used this kind, but any kind will do. It’s actually the first time I’ve ever had instant coffee!

Add your boiling water and stir to combine.

I am using a hand mixer to whip this together. I previously tried using a whisk (fail) and my milk frother attached to my coffee machine, but they just weren’t strong enough. I only put one beater into my mixer and it comes out just right.

Start mixing, and it will start to get foamy.

The more you mix, the lighter in color it gets.

Almost there, but too liquid-y. We want stiff peaks. Just keep mixing.

Perfect. You want a thick milkshake like consistency. It is a very weird consistency. Almost like taffy.

Fill a glass with ice and your cup of milk, and add your whip to the top.

Beware. Do not lick or try the foam. It is tempting, but it is STRONG. You gotta have the milk with it.

It is SO GOOD, like a coffee milkshake. As the foam starts to mix in with the milk, it becomes very strong! I can’t drink this all in one sitting, so I usually put it in the fridge and save some for later in the day.

My husband, who doesn’t even like coffee, said he liked this!

Have you guys tried it?

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Thanks for reading! xx