While I can’t say that I like to cook every night, my husband prefers home-cooked meals and I like to try new recipes – constantly. It’s a joke at our dinner table that I always wait until for him to take the first bite of every new creation. As a working mom of a toddler and a preschooler, it’s a necessity that every recipe that makes it into my cookbook binder be easy and delicious.
This week I found two big winners that are perfect cold weather comfort food. First, this Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe from Woman’s Day magazine is vegetarian, cheap to make with ingredients you may already have on hand, and so tasty. Skip making the croutons (seemed like too much work to me) and pair it instead with a loaf of French bread and a glass of Pinot Noir.
If you can’t go without dessert after dinner like me, then end your warming meal with Honey Cinnamon Shortbread compliments of MommieCooks.com. I served these delicious bites on Thanksgiving and got raves. I quote my husband talking to his brother as they munched the cookies, “These are like the perfect amount of chewiness with softness and just the right amount of sweet.” In my easy-peasy manner, I ditched rolling out the cookies and cutting them into shapes. Instead, I refrigerated them for 30 minutes and then tore off pieces, rolled them into balls, squished them semi-flat, and baked them. If you wanted to make them festive, you could always dash a few sprinkles over them.