I'm not one to make resolutions so I figured a loophole would be for me to set goals for things I'd like to accomplish in the new year.
Since having kids I've been trying to come up with nice "from scratch" recipes for baked goods. I don't feel as guilty giving him something where I physically touched every single ingredient.
I'm not a big person to care about processed foods but for treats like cookies why not make my own? It takes no time and I get 4x the amount for half of the price.
When I stumble across recipes that I want to try I sit and stare at them for days or weeks before finally taking the plunge and doing it.
I'm real particular about certain things like cookies. I don't like crunchy cookies. Sorry I want them straight out of the oven soft but all the time.
I have mastered soft chocolate chip cookies and soft Sugar Cookies. We mastered the Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls. :). I also have mastered Dinner Rolls.
For a recipe to make it into my recipe binder I will have to make it quite a few times and tweak as needed. I don't want to put in a sub par recipe that I'm not 100% happy with.
So now I'm looking to expand my horizons since we will be spending a lot more time at home the next 6 months or so 1. Because of the new baby and 2. Because it's going to be cold.
This also gives Tom and me some bonding time. It's something we can do together.
We have come up with a list of things we'd like to master over the next year. By master I mean perfecting the recipe. I want to be able to say "I want this" and know that it'll come out moist, delicious, and damn right sinfully good every time. We can make a lot of the 'Dinner' items already but it's so hit or miss and I'm really tired of it.
I will be adding to this list over the next few days and hope in January start to tackle the list.
Cake Recipes from Scratch:
Paired with it Frosting:
Baking Part 2:
- Sandwich Bread
- Baked Chicken Breast
- Chicken Tenders
- Pork Chops (Baked and Fried)
Have any recipes for us to try? What are you goals for the new year?