Call me Betty Crocker

Thanks to Pinterest, I have been baking and cooking a lot lately.  This is totally unlike me, but I am starting to like my new self. I guess being a soon-to-be-wife, I should learn to prepare some delicious meals and treats. Here is a showcase of the recipes I have tried recently: 

Skinny Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

This recipe turned out to be rather easy, but required a long list of ingredients. Luckily, I already had most of these ingredients in my pantry.  I love sweets, especially for breakfast, so these turned out to be a great bet for me.  For the full recipe, visit

Homemade Pop Tarts 

This picture, taken on my phone, makes these Pop Tarts look a little well-done, but in person, the crust had the perfect amount of goldness. They were superb, even better than the real ones! I mentioned that the scone recipe was easy. This recipes is SUPER easy. Just purchase store-bought pie crust (or make your own if you are a true Betty Crocker), jam and sprinkles. The frosting is simply made from confectioner's sugar and milk. Check out the full recipe by Bake Me More.

Pesto Chicken Stuff Shells

Like the scones, this recipe also required many ingredients. I think I spent a crazy amount of money stocking my shelves with items like pesto, garlic, chicken breast, etc... things I didn't already have in the pantry or fridge. I minced my own garlic for this. Having not done this before, I tried to watch a YouTube video. I think I still need to refine my mincing abilities though.  Once finished, I paired my stuffed shells with roasted asparagus, a favorite of mine. For the full recipe, visit What's Cookin, Chicago?

The past two weeks have been filled with these fun new recipes.  What new recipes have you tried lately?


  1. Omg it all loos so delicious! Let me know if you want me to come over to be a taste tester!

    1. I will definitely do that. I need to come over and try your homemade granola bars! ;)


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