Classic Mini Pancakes…And a GIF!

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Oh yeah, punk?! Well, my recipe’s better than your recipe!

I’m sure at this point in your life pancakes are not anything special, and I understand that. But everyone’s got a different recipe for them and each one has different measurements and wait times and fancy ingredients like whole wheat organic vanilla beet sugar blessed by a lamb with vegan wool.

And you know that at Mamaland Island ain’t nobody got time for dat.

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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Moroccan Sand Cookies

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Do you like cookies? Do you like using common household ingredients? Do you like minimal work for maximum desserts? Well, listen up.

Everything you need to make these cookies (yes, all of the 4 ingredients) is probably in your house right at this very moment. “Please, make these cookies,” the ingredients scream, “they’re so delicious. I want to be useful!”

These cookies take all of 20 minutes start-to-mouth to make, and they’re crumbly (like sand, get it?) and perfectly nutty. And anyway, I think it’s safe to say that the less work involved, the better, no?

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Classic Double Chocolate Chip Brownies Recipe

I love making cakes and pastries that require more work. It’s fun and therapeutic. I bake when I’m mad, sad, happy, bored, anything. But sometimes I don’t feel like doing much work and still want something chocolaty and cake-like. This inevitably leads me to brownies.

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Feta-Stuffed Rosemary Rolls

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This all started when I was just innocently looking for a simple recipe for dinner rolls. Nothing too special, I just wanted to make some bread. Eventually, I found the 30 Minute Dinner Rolls recipe on Six Sisters’ Stuff.

Come on, 30 minutes, and you’re not gonna try that? Who hasn’t got 30 minutes for some homemade bread?

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Lazy Fruit Shortbread – A Summer-in-April Treat!

I don’t know about all of you guys around the world, but it is getting warmer and warmer around here. Summer creeps up on us.

Around here, summer is sort of unsure if it should knock or ring the doorbell, so it decides to just barge in unannounced instead.

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It got eaten up really fast!

When I think summer, I think of cakes that are best served cold, just like revenge. And though I’ve never really been a fruit person (my main intake of fruit is probably through cakes and muffins. I’m sort of alright with that) , I will admit that fruity cakes really hit the spot  when you want something refreshing and light.

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Chocolate Matzo Cake – And it doesn’t taste like cardboard!

Have I gotten your attention yet?

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I find it to be a real problem for matzo desserts (and Passover food in general) to taste edible. It’s quite difficult to achieve a taste that borders on something you might consider eating when you don’t keep kosher for Passover.

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Focaccia Flatbread

This isn’t really a focaccia. It’s sort of like a giant cracker. And I mean that in the best way possible.

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It’s not a pizza either, so I guess it’s like a flatbread? A focaccia flatbread? I think so, because all it’s got on top is olive oil, coarse salt, and rosemary.

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See?

Simple and clean. And you’ll be happy to hear that from start to finish the whole process was about 20 minutes. 20!

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Corn and Cheese Crossover Pastries

..so I’ve been favoring savory pastries lately. Sue me.

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I keep seeing these really pretty “crossover pastries” everywhere, and they just seem so darn beautiful. I’d been thinking about trying it for a while, but didn’t get around to it. Today, however, I made my own dough and got to work.

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Now, from what I’ve seen, crossovers are usually made with puff pastry dough. I found another one of my grandma’s recipes, this time for the dough. It is so easy to make it’s almost criminal, and you don’t even need a mixer. You just stir with your fingers and bam! dough. Also, there’s no egg in this recipe, except for the egg wash on top.

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