Thanks to hurricane Irma, the weather has turned and Atlanta’s temperature is in the 60’s. As you can imagine, it’s really starting to feel like fall over here. Today was rainy and cold, which meant I was craving a warm meal. This amazing biscuit chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food. Instead of making a traditional pot pie with a pie crust, I used biscuits to create a flaky delicious topping. The filling is packed with carrots, peas, onions, celery, mushrooms and chicken while the top is light and soft. This meal screams home and warmth….
Just one bite of these chewy monster cookies and you’ll steal the title as the Cookie Monster.
Erik’s grandma is always making monster cookies when she visits from Iowa and they’re delicious. I always get a kick out of watching my father-in law take down 20 cookies in one sitting. Once I saw how much he loved these, I knew I needed the recipe for myself. They’re extra soft and have just the right amount of peanut butter. The M&Ms make the cookies kid friendly and the oatmeal adds dietary fiber. So next time you have a sweet tooth try these cookies, I promise you’ll love them!
When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Chicken Piccata!
This is a classing one-pan lemon chicken dish topped with capers and lemons. Beyoncé isn’t the only one that loves lemons around here. Lemons contain vitamin C, aid in digestion, and are perfect mood boosters. Now sprinkle some of that lemon goodness on top of breaded chicken and you got yourself a meal.
2017 is looking good for the Swinton’s! We have a handful of trips to look forward too, including our honeymoon! And because a lot of bathing suits are in our future, I’ve been a little more disciplined in the kitchen; filling our meals with more veggies and cutting back on dairy and processed foods.
Did you know the Christmas cookie tradition all started in the early 1900s when cookies were baked in different shapes and used for window decorations? My windows would have been filled with half eaten cookies; gingerbreads with no arms and stars with only 4 points! Ha.
The Christmas cookie tradition I grew up knowing is a bit different. My sister and I would stand in my aunt’s kitchen for hours making hundreds of cookies in all shapes and flavors, only to eat them—a much better end of the deal.
Continuing the cookie tradition I have to share one of my favorite cookie recipes. This Italian lemon knot cookie recipe is adopted from my “grandmother” and they are so delicious!
Last night we finally returned home from a week long family vacation in Florida. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip, the week was filled with sunny weather, strong drinks, and delicious food. Although Georgia is still pretty warm, the drop in temperature had me craving some hot soup and the heavy thanksgiving dinner had me longing for veggies. Did I mention we ate A LOT of heavy food? I threw together a pot of my grandma’s soup, a family classic, and it was everything I wanted. The soup broth has a lot of flavor, it’s great by itself though I think the real reason it’s so delicious is the homemade dumplings we pair with it.Try out my grandma’s infamous recipe and let me know what you think!
P.S. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Did you know that Eggplant is considered a fruit? Crazy, right? Eggplant Parmesan is a classic dish in the Carfagnini household. It has become my mom’s go-to dish for any party and I don’t blame her, this stuff is good. This Eggplant caprese Stack is a lighter version of her eggplant parmesan and is inspired by one of my favorite dishes at Rosebud restaurants. It’s refreshing, filling, and delicious!
Feeling uneasy about the election? Rather talk about something lighter and sweeter? These mouthwatering Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are the perfect way to console yourself. They’re chewy and chocolaty, just the comfort food you need to get through today’s politics. And even more uplifting news… they’re not even terrible for you, so go ahead and have as many as you want.
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