Pumpkin Cookies

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and if you’re looking for an alternative to a time-consuming pie, I’ve loved these soft cookies! They are cakey and have a rich pumpkin flavor enhanced by all the warm spices. This recipe is adapted from George Duran’s and I love how easy they are to throw together. I also recommend portioning and freezing some of the cookie dough to bake later! For the cookies: 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) 1/2 cup white granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup canned pumpkin  1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

Apple Picking: What Do I Do Next?

Fall is here, surprisingly humid as well as being shockingly frigid. But, as always, autumn manifests in pumpkin spice, apple orchards, sweater weather, crunchy leaves and cider donuts. I’ve gotten to visit an apple orchard in the past few weeks, as I’m sure many of you have. I came back with a massive bag of mediocre Granny Smith apples, so I decided to provide some insight! For sweet apples: Eat them raw! Often sweeter and softer, these apples are great sliced up with peanut butter or eaten whole since they don’t hold their shape once cooked. I love spreading some

Simple Chicken

With the transition to distance learning, many of us have more time to cook meals. This is the first article in an Augur Bite series about easy, accessible cooking. While getting in the kitchen may seem daunting at first, we want to provide easy guides and staple recipes that are simple and easy to build on. Being able to cook chicken is a versatile and important skill. Once you’re comfortable cooking chicken breasts you’ll be able to master other proteins. I cook and eat this chicken often at my house and it’s a simple recipe that you can add to

Simple Blender Pancakes

These pancakes are super easy to make! You can mix them in the blender and then pour them straight into the pan. Although the batter thickens and develops more flavor if you let it sit, you can also cook it right away for a quick, tasty pancake. This simple recipe is my go-to and allows you to play with the amount of batter and size of your pancakes. The topping choices are endless so add what you like! A classic is a squeeze of lemon and some powdered sugar, or maple syrup and whipped cream! You can add whatever fruit

Grasshopper Brownies

This is a super easy recipe that you can make at home with only a few ingredients. These grasshopper brownies are festive, tasty, and simple. It is possible to bake the brownies with a mix, but you can also try your favorite recipe. Top them with this bright frosting for the perfect treat. Make them for your family, friends, or even to bring in to advisory…  These brownies are classic and school-spirited! INGREDIENTS For the brownie: 1 package of your favorite brownie mix and the complementary ingredients For the frosting: 4 cups of confectioner’s sugar 1/2 cup of softened, unsalted

Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake

Candy canes are a cheerful representation of winter and the holidays. The classic flavors will remind everyone of their favorite holiday memories! There is peppermint extract in the cake itself which gives it a classic winter flavor, without ruining the texture as candy canes would. The oreo crust is super simple to prepare and still a tasty classic. There are even crushed candy canes in the crust that give color and flavor. You can also make this cake ahead of time and keep it in your fridge for a few days. For the Crust: 2 cups of Oreos 6 tablespoons