7 Recipes to Try in Quarantine

It looks like the end of social distancing still looks hazy. While, this is less than favorable, I’m enjoying the extra time at home. Without waking up early to get ready and commute to and from work, I have at least three more hours to write, bake, cross-stitch, binge the Tiger King on Netflix, and more.

I know I’m not the only one low-key loving the extra time, so here’s a list of some of my recipes along with others that I am going to try while we have more time for ourselves.

I hope all of you are staying safe and continuing to regularly wash your hands!

Cinnamon Biscuit Rolls

In a time of crisis, you can count on warm baked goods to bring you a small bite of joy. These cinnamon rolls aren’t the prettiest batch but don’t be fooled by their looks, it’s in the top 10 best treats I’ve ever made.

Fresh cinnamon rolls
Cinnamon Biscuit Rolls fresh out of the oven

Savory Dutch Baby Pancakes

I’ve made a few dutch baby pancakes and shared some of my favorite recipes in the past. I go back to the Dutch Baby Pancakes time and time again because they don’t take much effort to get a beautiful fluffy pancake. Also, you can make these pancakes savory or sweet!

Savory Dutch Baby Pancake

Lavender Vodka Cocktail

This cocktail is nothing like Ina Garten’s giant cosmo recipe trending during the pandemic, but it is perfect to remind you that it is spring! The hint of lavender with a splash of lemon makes this cocktail light and refreshing.

Lavender vodka cocktail with lemon juice and honey.
Lavender vodka cocktail with lemon juice and honey.

Whipped Coffee AKA Dalgona

If you’ve been on tiktok in the last week, you’ve probably seen at least one of these videos. Dalgona is a South Korean drink that’s light and airy. It’s so easy to make, especially if you have a mixer, you only need 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of boiling water. I love this recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen because she shares several tips on how to make it perfectly.

Charcuterie Pasta

This is the easiest pasta I have ever made and, quite honestly, I was shocked it turned out so great. I was craving charcuterie and pasta, so I baked brie with honey, figs, and crushed cashews while baking pasta, tossed the pasta into the baked brie to stir, and that was it!

@endless_brunch

Practically charcuterie pasta. Melt Brie with honey, crushed cashews and dates. Add cooked pasta. Stir. Finish with salt and pepper #pastarecipe

♬ Summer Days – Martin Garrix / Macklemore / Patrick Stump

Fluffy Japanese Pancakes

I’ve been wanting to try to make these fluffy stacked pancakes for weeks, so I am going to try my hand at these Japanese Pancakes this weekend. This recipe by the Food Network only takes 40 minutes, so it’ll be perfect for a Saturday morning brunch.

Bloody Mary

You probably already have most of the ingredients you need to make this weekend morning cocktail. You just need tomato juice of any kind, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, a few dashes of hot sauce, lemon and lime juice, pepper, and vodka! This blog from FoodieCrush has a whole build your own plan, so it’s great if you have no idea how to build your own Bloody Mary. (That recipe adds horseradish but I personally don’t like adding that to mine. It’s yours, so add whatever you like!)

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