Around mid-year, I like to send out a blog survey asking my readers what they’d like to see more (or less) of on my website. I realize that just because I’m passionate about baking, perhaps not everyone wants to see brownies and pies all the time. Hard to believe, I know.
The results this year were a bit all over the place, but the top two contenders for new recipe ideas were “celebratory recipes” for special occasions and entertaining, slightly edged out by “30-minute meals” for busy weeknights.
With back to school barely in our rearview mirror, I can understand the need for homemade meals that are delicious and nutritious … but prepared quickly, too.
My Bacon Cheeseburger Pie is a family-friendly recipe that looks like you put forth a lot of effort, but comes together super-quick. It was a featured recipe on my QVC episode and worthy of host David Venable doing the happy dance.
For something a bit lighter, my Shrimp & Corn Salsa Lettuce Cups are a weeknight winner. Keep things calorie friendly by serving on a bed of lettuce, or serve on tortillas for a tasty Taco Tuesday.
And you know when you’re craving a homemade chocolate chip cookie, but every recipe you own produces way too many cookies, creating a dangerous snacking environment? Say no more, my friends. I have perfected a recipe for Small-Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies that not only taste fantastic (deemed by my pet sitter as so delicious she feared eating them all) but, you guessed it, can be fixed in less than 30 minutes. A recipe that requires NO chilling and produces a controllable amount of cookies? That’s a win in my book.