Well, I think it has been quite a while since I have posted anything about food or anything and I have been doing quite a bit! Well, sort of.
Let's start with my go to hamburger buns! We have finally perfected (I think) the perfect hamburger bun, including size and time baked and all that. Here is the link to the 40 Minute Hamburger Buns recipe that we use! They are soooo good!
Well, I thought it would be fun to try my hand at cinnamon rolls. This is the first attempt with a cinnamon roll recipe with cream cheese icing. As you can see, making and cutting them was a GIANT mess. (I love my table!)
This post isn't all about cinnamon rolls and hamburger buns, even though they are the best part of ... well, anything! It is also about salsa and spaghetti sauce. I made my first attempt at salsa. The recipe I received from a friend said to roast the veggies until almost burnt to add more flavor to it.
I also tried my hand at spaghetti sauce, mostly because I just had so many tomatoes!!! I wanted to can it at some point, but I figured I should try the recipes first before I'm committed to a bunch of jars of it. I got this recipe from a book called "Healthy Meals for Less" by Jonni McCoy. She says that it also doubles as a pizza sauce, which is really cool.
I also tried two recipes for blondies. Butterscotch Blondies and Blondies. I found both of them on Pinterest, which I am falling more in love with every day. I actually made 2 separate batches of the Butterscotch Blondies, they were definitely the favorite and had the best flavor. I think that maybe I didn't cook the Blondies as long as I should have, but we definitely liked the Butterscotch ones better. Speaking of which, I might go get some right now... :) With the butterscotch ones, the recipe calls for a 10" x 10" glass pan, but I tried an 11" x 7" instead. I felt like it should have been in a larger pan. And it also didn't cook all the way in the middle, but the parts that were cooked were really good. For the second batch, I added half a teaspoon of salt. Maybe to give it some more flavor/savory? I dunno, but I felt like I should add it, so I did. I also baked it in a 13" x 9" equivalent oval stoneware pan that I got from Ikea. (LOVE IKEA!) I ended up cooking it for about 46 minutes, I think, and it cooked pretty well and all the way through. We were very pleased... :) Wish I would have taken pictures of them for you, but I forgot to! Sorry! :(
Alrighty, well, I best get to eating those butterscotch brownies... :)