Like many people, I have recently acquired a sourdough starter while in quarantine. I promise it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. If you haven’t started one, Zero Waste Chef has all of the resources for you.
This is an easy way to use up the discard, with a little additional “lift” from commercial yeast. The result is a flavorful, not-too-sour crust that has all of the characteristics of your favorite restaurant deep dish: the shatteringly crisp, nearly fried bottom and caramelized cheese edges with an abundance of air bubbles throughout.
Let’s get to it!
Yesterday I used the term, “people fixer.” These words make me cringe.
I have realized that many people are not broken…therefore they don’t need to be fixed.
I am not perfect, and I am not a licensed mental health professional, but this is what I know.
The following story was submitted by my best friend, Becky, in hopes that others will read this and relate. I am so proud to share her words with you below!
All week I have been trying to think of the right words to say. Honestly, I’m still not sure I even know the right thing to say to address the things that have been happening lately…but I will try to keep it simple. Just to be clear-this is not a political post.
To some Americans, this might sound like an unlikely combination.
Many English folk are fond of this snack, generally served using Heinz baked beans on white bread.
Before you raise an eyebrow-let me tell you why this combination rocks.
I fully realize that I have been completely lazy about this whole keeping-up-with-my-blog thing. I am back to tell you about one of my favorite things: giant cookies!
*cue Buddy from Elf voice* I LOVE FAVORITE THINGS!
I have been completely obsessed with this Budget Bytes recipe for snickerdoodles for two, which yields two cafe-style (meaning, HUGE 4 inch diameter) soft cookies.
I am not sure I have ever met a cookie I didn’t like. The snickerdoodles wound up costing 42 cents per cookie, which makes it really hard for me to justify buying cookies for myself at any bakery or cafe ever again.
I thought…maybe I could riff on this recipe and create a chocolate chip cookie dough recipe for two. I tried it, and it definitely hits the spot when I need to exercise just a bit of self-control.