Well, February has come and gone and March has arrived – despite the fact that there is still snow on the ground. Spring will (hopefully) be here before we know it, so here are a few recipes to get you through the rest of the winter and prepare you for a delicious spring!
First and foremost, who doesn’t love Girl Scout cookies? There are too many options to choose just one favorite, but up there on everyone’s list should be Samoas (or caramel delights, whatever you prefer). They’re the perfect combination of cookie, coconut and chocolate. How can you say no to that? If you missed the Girl Scout cookie season in your area, try out this delicious and foolproof recipe for a Samoa cookie pie. And don’t tell anyone you’re making it, because you’ll want it all for yourself. (http://www.averiecooks.com/2015/02/samoas-cookie-pie.html)
With the start of spring comes the start the domestic blueberry season (fresh blueberries not imported from South America like they are from October to March). Blueberries are notorious in the baking world for their burst of flavor and color in whatever you decide to throw them in. Pies, cakes, you name it – you can add them in. But the best (and probably easiest) thing to make blueberries with is a nice batch of blueberry pancakes. The best breakfast you could ask for any time of the year. These are especially delicious and whole wheat, so you don’t have to feel guilty one single bit! (http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/01/16/whole-wheat-blueberry-pancakes/)
I can’t possibly not include a post without some sort of peanut butter recipe included, so this time it’s peanut butter cup cookie bars. Nothing goes better with peanut butter than chocolate, (besides maybe just peanut butter itself) and these bars are like heaven in baked good form. If you want to know what a Reese’s would look like as a cookie, this is it! Super easy and incredibly worth it, try these out for size! PSA: you may or may not eat five or more in one sitting.
If you’re looking for something a little healthier without sacrificing the taste at all (and I mean at all), these breakfast cookies are every bit delicious as they are nutritious. There is no butter, refined sugar, eggs, or flour in this recipe. You can eat them along with yogurt or fruit for breakfast, as they will keep you full, or as a guilt free dessert after dinner. However you choose to eat them, you’ll enjoy every second of it. (http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/01/28/banana-chocolate-chip-breakfast-cookies/)
Last but not least, a savory comfort food dish that you won’t want to miss. Everyone loves pasta, it’s a crime not to. It is versatile, yet delicious in every form. This specific recipe includes leeks, which taste like a mild onion, and pancetta, which is like bacon only 100 times better. Topped with an amazing and simple creamy cheese sauce, this recipe is too delectable not to make. (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/07/pasta-with-pancetta-and-leeks/)