Happy April Fool’s Day!
One thing I don’t joke about is food. Here are a few recipes that are on my list to try soon. Very, very soon.
Apple Spinach Bacon Salad via Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch
This salad looks DIVINE and it looks like a really tasty excuse to eat bacon. All the bacon.
Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust via Add a Pinch
I always keep frozen salmon fillets on-hand for an easy weeknight dinner. I’ve had good luck with the individually vacuum-sealed and frozen salmon you can find at any grocery store these days. Usually I drizzle olive oil and cajun season on the salmon, wrap it in aluminum foil and then bake it in the oven. Even my children like this meal, including the kid who has all of the sudden decided he doesn’t like carrots. Go figure.
This looks like a tasty, but equally easy alternative.
I don’t own a stand mixer or a food processor. I have, in the past, owned both, but I never used them. 99% of the recipes for ciabatta bread say you have to mix the sticky dough in a mixer. This sort of boggled my mind since I’m assuming ciabatta bread was invented before stand mixers and food processors were developed. Maybe not. Anyway, I found a recipe that teaches you how to mix ciabatta dough by hand and gives some other great baking tips as well. I’m encouraged to give this recipe a whirl soon!
Recipe and photo via Food52.
As much as I love to eat, I don’t enjoy spending hours in the kitchen. Keeping things simple keeps me and my belly happy! If you try any of these recipes be sure and let me know. Better yet, just invite me over.