Pumpkin Pancakes


This was a great recipe! The last almond flour based pancake recipe that I tried turned out somewhat gritty, but this pancake was delicious and I didn’t even make the buttered pecan topping! I also used honey instead of maple syrup. A good amount of pumpkin flavor without it being overwhelming. Difficult to flip if the pancakes get too large. Seemed to work best  when cooking on the “low” side of medium heat.


Broccoli with Balsamic and Prosciutto


This was so good and extremely easy to make. The prosciutto flavor seems to become more pronounced after baking so a little goes a long way. The broccoli started to get brown after less than 15 minutes in the oven, I think possibly because there wasn’t enough oil. I will add more oil next time and keep an eye on them to make sure that they do not burn!


Chicken with artichokes


This was so easy and had a great effort to taste ratio! I couldn’t find any pearl onions so I used shallots. I think that pearl onions really would have made this dish even better. I only used a can of artichoke hearts (no Trader Joes here!) and would definitely up it to at least two cans next time. Also used bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs rather than chicken legs. Also used red wine vinegar as that is what I had (didn’t want to buy another vinegar for two TBS in a recipe) and didn’t have poultry season, but found it wasn’t lacking, possibly due to the flavorful chicken stock I had).


Lemon Chicken Roast


This recipe was delicious! I used bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. I didn’t add the olives until the very end because I wanted them to stay “juicy”. I did not add any butter and with skin-on meat, I didn’t notice any dryness. The big down-side of this recipe is that it is rather expensive with the addition of the pine nuts and the olives so I doubt I’ll be making it regularly.


Lemon Meltaways


These were pretty good, but I could only find roasted cashew butter; I think it made my meltaways have a more prominent cashew flavor than the recipe intended. May try again if I have raw cashew butter on hand. Will also increase the lemon by 1 TBS to test out a more lemon-y treat. I also used standard muffin cups and filled them pretty full (only used five). Would probably have preferred the smaller dessert cups used in the recipe.