Friday, January 30, 2015

Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin

We love a pork tenderloin--juicy, tender and so easy to load up with all kinds of flavor. Plus you can cook them up pretty quickly in a variety of ways--grill it (if your grill isn't covered in 2 feet of snow), roast it, or use the slow cooker. Which is good because with a baby I find myself making the best intentions to cook dinner (i.e., taking a pork tenderloin out of the freezer for dinner) but then getting a bit distracted and realizing at 4 pm I forgot to prep the crock pot or think about how to cook said tenderloin. So this recipe requiring less than 5 minutes to get ready and about a half hour to cook is perfect for those nights when you realize when you're hungry that you haven't made any food yet. The pork is juicy and flavorful, definitely good enough that we would even plan to make this again. Assuming I remember to take the pork out of the freezer.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hot Chocolate Pancakes

Snowy, cold winter days require lots of hot chocolate. And snowy, cold winter days are the perfect reason to make a big breakfast. After all, you need a good, hearty breakfast to snuggle up on the couch watching movies all day while the snow comes down in droves. so a combination of hot chocolate and pancakes sounds fantastic. And they are. Fluffy pancakes flavored with cocoa, chocolate chips and marshmallows mimicking the lovely flavors of hot chocolate. I've been wanting to make these pancakes for a while (hello--dessert for breakfast is my favorite) and finally got a chance. These made for a completely indulgent, but totally delicious, breakfast. Even Dave liked them and he doesn't believe in dessert for breakfast.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thanks for your patience!

So, life with baby is going great. He's awesome, eats great and is letting us sleep a little more. But he's also incredibly distracting and I find it hard to stop looking at him long enough to write some blog posts. Yup, he's just that amazing.

Have no fear, I'll be back tomorrow with more yummy goodies. Until then, survive the snowstorm if you're on the East Coast. I intend to do so by baking cookies and cooking chili.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

Monday, January 12, 2015

Simple Secret Ingredient Meatloaf

While I spent some time in the last few weeks of my pregnancy preparing freezer meals so that Dave and I could eat well without having to cook every night, I also started looking for simple recipes Dave could throw together quickly. We're fans of meatloaf, but sometimes the recipes can get pretty extensive--or at least require more work or ingredients than we want to engage in with an infant to care for. Enter this recipe with only four (4!) ingredients for a really delicious and quick meatloaf. Seriously, I could not get over how tasty this meal was and in fact we've had it twice already. So what's the secret? Stuffing mix. It's used as both your binding ingredients (breadcrumbs) and your seasoning and the result is a perfect meatloaf.