Joy the Baker cookbook! Being my spring break, I had a little extra time on my hands to dabble in the kitchen. Of course, I neglected to photograph my baking endeavors, but recapping via blog seemed like the next best option.
Recipe #1 - Chocolate Brownie Cookies with White Chocolate and Roasted Macadamia Nuts
These cookies were rich, decadent, and delicious. Fresh out of the oven they appear slightly underdone, but I trusted Joy's notes and resisted the urge to bake for a few additional minutes. Proved to be the right choice, as they were the perfect consistency when cooled. In making again, I think I would add more white chocolate chunks and slightly less macadamia nuts.
Recipe #2 - "Man Bait" Apple Crisp
I brought this dessert to a double date dinner at a friend's house. It was delicious!! I really enjoyed Joy's suggestion of mixing Granny Smith and Fuji apples, the Fuji flavors added a touch of sweetness that I appreciated.
Recipe #3 - Single Lady Pancakes
I decided on this recipe Saturday morning upon the discovery that our pantry box of Bisquick pancake mix had a mere tablespoon or two remaining. Feeling the craving for pancakes, I turned to Joy's recipe, and doubled it to accommodate my husband and my hungry appetite. "Married lady pancakes," perhaps? I made some slight changes to this recipe, substituting 1% milk for buttermilk (since I didn't have any on hand), and I added 2 mashed bananas and 3/4 cup chopped pecans. Who knew homemade pancakes were so easy?! I'll never buy Bisquick again!
All in all - 100% success with all 3 recipes, can't wait to test out some more! Thanks JOY!