Annnnddd we’re back with a new Monday mouthful – and of course todays post for our July Blogging Challenge! Inspired by the fact that my entire family is home in Newfoundland without me for the first time in years (my sister is usually the one missing out!) I decided to pull out my container of summer savoury and make my own version of a traditional Sunday dinner for myself and C! These stuffed chicken breasts are just about the easiest thing to pull together and were the perfect comfort food for this homesick Newfie this weekend.
I’m not entirely sure what to call this. I think the original recipe was for a type of lasagna – and included meat. My version has evolved into a vegetarian stuffed pasta made with butternut squash, spinach, and feta. This is a fairly simple recipe to follow and keeps well in the freezer.
As a kid Bounty Bars were among my favourite treats. (side note: if you’ve never had the Bounty ice cream bars you are seriously missing out.) Turns out homemade bounty bars are probably the easiest candy ever to make! With only 3 ingredients including the chocolate for dipping, there is no excuse not to make these right away!
Today I want to talk to you about stout brownies.
I will be the first to admit I don’t really get the appeal of brownies. If I want my dose of chocolate to be fudge-y I’ll buy chocolate fudge, if I want rich chocolate my favourite dark chocolate bar does the trick, and if I’m craving a chocolate baked good a cupcake wins out every time. With all of that said however… add beer to anything and I’ll be hooked!
I spent the last few years totally convinced I HATED kale chips. I wasn’t even sure I liked kale at all. It seemed to be just another fad vegetable – which personally turned me off before I had even tried it. Then one lovely day, I had my first kale caesar salad and haven’t looked back since. I think a large part of the reason I thought I didn’t like kale chips was that store-bought versions I had tried taste nothing like the ones I started making for myself.