Spinach and Mushroom Alfredo

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Before I could post the chicken broccoli alfredo recipe, I needed to try it again with the right portions of cheese. I didn't feel like cooking meat, so instead I tried spinach and mushrooms, despite my previous experience with spinach, in bacon and spinach pasta with parmesan being less than satisfactory.

The end result was I finally made a spinach dish that I liked. And I made a mushroom alfredo that wasn't just "mushroom gravy with cheese". And they both happened at the same time!

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Breakfast Spaghetti

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I'm a big fan of Pasta Carbonara, which a friend of mine affectionately refers to as "Breakfast Spaghetti". Raw egg is added to just-cooked spaghetti. The heat from the spaghetti cooks the egg into a nice coating. Add parmesan cheese, Italian sausage, and proscuitto (or bacon in a pinch) and you've got Carbonara!

Lacking the necessary Italian sausage, I decided to try something a bit different. Instead of scrambling the egg, I fried it over-easy with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. I cooked the bacon crispy, rather than my usual chewy, and topped it with the cheese.

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Taco Chicken Bowls

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Got a new crock pot, and this was the inaugural recipe! For the longest time, I had a very bad crock pot. It was small, and the cooking surface wasn't removable, making even simple things a lot harder than necessary.

So, since I really wanted to try this Taco Chicken Bowls recipe from Budget Bytes, and a bunch of other recipes in America's Test Kitchen's Slow-Cooker Revolution books, I bought myself a new slow-cooker.

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Snickerdoodles

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Snickerdoodles: The gloriously simple cookie with the silly name. The ingredient list is short, and all they require is a bit of chilling, a bit of rolling (frolicking) in cinnamon and sugar, and pop them in the oven.

If you love vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar, you'll love these cookies.

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