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    Mar 26, 2020

    15 Recipes BuzzFeeders Have Tried And Loved While Working From Home

    These will be great for my new six-meals-a-day schedule.

    It's not easy socially-distancing (what day is it? Saturday? Wednesday?), but trying out new recipes can really help! We collected some new dishes — both sweet and savory — that BuzzFeeders have tried and loved so you can bookmark whatever you think will bring some comfort to your day (and belly!).

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    FYI: We have a mix of recipes that we recently found online, have been ~passed down~ by family members, and some that we even made up ourselves! We linked to recipes found online and listed out others that aren't available on the good ol' internet.

    1. Homemade Blueberry Pie

    Sarah Lee

    "i made this wonderful razzle dazzle berry pie (made up the name), which is just three different berries (raspberries and blueberries that are a mix of frozen and fresh, frozen strawberries, and blackberries)! I used this recipe for the dough and filling — it took half the day, but it was easy and fun!" —Sarah Lee

    Check out more from Sally's Baking Addiction for this blueberry pie recipe.

    2. Budae Jjigae (Army Stew)

    Yi Yang

    "I made this Korean army stew using just stuff I had in my fridge and the results were absolutely delish!" —Yi Yang

    Check out more from My Korean Kitchen for this budee jjigae (army stew) recipe.

    3. Mocha Sheet Cake

    Maitland Quitmeyer

    "When she was pregnant with me in 1992, my mom saw this recipe on a morning show and thought it looked so good, she physically *wrote in* for the recipe (that's how it worked in those days — and then you had to wait for your copy in the mail). We've been baking it ever since. It's one of the first things I learned to bake on my own, and let me tell you, it's FOOLproof. The morning show called it 'grandma's chocolate cake,' but we in the Quitmeyer family call it 'mocha sheet cake' — because, well, that's what it is. With its coffee cream cheese frosting and fine-crumbed and super-moist, bordering on dense cake you'll make it every time you need some comfort food. And let me tell you, I've already baked it twice in the past couple of weeks. Sometimes you just have to eat it right out of the pan." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Cake recipe:

    1 c. (2 sticks) butter

    2 c. sugar

    2 eggs

    1 c. milk soured with 2 tsps. vinegar

    2 1/2 c. flour

    2 tsps baking soda

    1/2 c. cocoa

    1 c. hot coffee (dissolve 1 heaping tsp instant coffee in 1 c. hot water)

    1 tsp. vanilla

    In order listed, combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Bake in a 9x13" glass or metal baking pan in a 350° oven for about 35 minutes.

    Frosting recipe:

    6 oz. cream cheese

    3 tbsp. butter

    1 tsp. instant coffee

    1 tbsp milk

    1 box (16 oz.) confectioners' sugar

    Cream together cream cheese and butter. Add milk and instant coffee. Add powdered sugar to make a thick, creamy icing. Mix until smooth.

    4. Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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    "Making fried chicken perfect isn't always easy, but it can be with a little help. This buttermilk fried chicken are fried to a golden crisp and full of juicy flavors. This recipe will truly become your favorite and go-to comfort food." —Tayo Ola

    Check out more from Dinner with Tayo for this buttermilk fried chicken recipe.

    5. Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Heather Braga

    "There's something so soothing to me about making classic chocolate chip cookies. I've cycled through a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes and this one has come out on top as my favorite. The recipe is pretty simple — the hardest part is browning the butter, but honestly that's not even that bad for someone, like myself, who isn't much of a chef. I prefer to use dark chocolate chunks instead of coarsely chopped chocolate, mainly because I don't have great knife skills and that seemed easier to me. These cookies make my heart happy and I'll definitely be making them more now that I'm spending a lot of time at home." —Heather Braga

    Check out more from Bon Appétit for this chocolate chip cookie recipe.

    6. Spiced Chickpea Stew with Coconut and Turmeric

    Andrea Wise

    "#Thestew really lives up to the hype and is so comforting. It can be made with pantry staples (canned chickpeas, coconut milk, chicken broth, and tumeric) even if you don't have kale." —Andrea Wise

    Check out more from NYT Cooking for this spiced chickpea stew recipe.

    7. Croissant French Toast with Pickled Blueberries

    Breana Jackson

    "I've gotten into pickling to preserve some foods. I made this croissant bread French toast with pickled blueberries!" —Breana Jackson

    Breana, a Tasty producer, came up with this recipe herself! She used croissant bread to make the French toast and topped it with an orange-infused custard, pickled blueberry and fresh strawberry compote, and mint.

    You can check out Bon Appétit for a similar blueberry croissant French toast recipe.

    8. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Warm Honey Glaze

    Jennifer Tonti

    “I’m in self-isolation with my mom here in Louisiana and while things are scary right now, one bright side has been all the time we’ve been able to use to catch up. For example, I wasn’t able to join her for Thanksgiving this year, but now that I’ve flown to be with her, we have TONS of time! Since binge-watching Bon Appétite videos I’ve been wanting to cook this Brussels recipe they published over Thanksgiving. It turned out to be delicious and my mom loved them!” —Jennifer Tonti

    Check out more from Bon Appétit for this roasted brussels sprouts with warm honey glaze recipe.

    9. Bean-less Whole30 Turkey Chili

    Kayla Suazo

    "This sweet potato chili recipe is sooo simple to whip up and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients. It’s hearty and filling, and makes a ton so leftovers are a plentiful. I make mine in the Instant Pot, but there are instructions for stovetop, as well." —Kayla Suazo

    Check out more from Brocc Your Body for this bean-less turkey chili recipe.

    10. Earl Grey Yogurt Cake

    Heather Braga

    "Ok so, this cake was ALL OVER my Instagram feed. Bon Appétit's Molly Baz came up with the recipe, blessing us all with a delicious breakfast treat we didn't know we needed. My husband had sent it over to me and I was like 'Oh, I can totally make that!' which is really saying something because I don't cook much. This recipe uses Earl Grey tea leaves, which I've never even thought to bake with before. My biggest tip would be to grind up the leaves you use to make them a bit finer so you don't seem to be biting into full pieces of tea. The aroma of this cake made me feel as cozy as I do when sipping on an actual mug of Earl Grey tea — and the addition of yogurt kept the cake moist for over a week. I will definitely make this again." —Heather Braga

    Check out more from Bon Appétit for this early grey yogurt cake recipe.

    11. One-Pan Bucatini with Leeks and Lemon

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    "I have made this before but did it again recently, although with a different kind of pasta because the correct kind was nowhere to be found." —Adam Davis

    Check out more from Food52 for this one-pan bucatini with leeks and lemon recipe.

    12. Miso Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Yejis Kitchen Stories

    "I made these the other night and they were amazing! You have to cut them into logs and put 'em in the fridge overnight so I put two logs in the freezer for later (can't eat 30 cookies on my own). Also, it's good to have miso in the house for soups and so on." —Bek O'Connell

    Check out more from Yeji's Kitchen Stories for this miso sesame chocolate chip cookies recipe.

    13. Creamy Tuscan Chicken

    Ayana Miller

    "This chicken takes about an hour to make and tastes phenomenal! And the sauce? *chef's kiss* It's one of my go-to meals if I don't have a lot of time on my hands or for meal prep." —Ayana Miller

    Check out more from Cafe Delites for this creamy tuscan chicken recipe.

    14. Banana Toffee Cake

    Jess Probus

    "I made this last night because I had bananas going bad. It was amazing, we also added a little amaro to the whipped cream." —Jess Probus

    Check out more from The Smitten Kitchen for this banana toffee cake recipe.

    15. Jalapeño Spam Fried Rice

    Breana Jackson

    "I had this Spam fried rice for lunch 🥳!" —Breana Jackson

    Breana, a Tasty producer, came up with this recipe herself! She sautéed (day old) rice, Spam, mushrooms, pickled jalapeños, onions, scallions, garlic, eggs, soy sauce.

    You can check out Today's Delight for a similar spam and jalapeño fried rice recipe.

    Have your own new delicious recipes? Share in the comments below to give us some inspo! Happy eating!

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