Cooking slumps happen to the best of us. Sometimes there's nothing less appealing than standing in the kitchen making one more meal, dirtying a few dishes along the way, and don't even get us started on the prospect of washing those dishes. Even meal planning can't wash away the kitchen blues. Step away from your favorite cookbooks, the fresh herbs, the healthy dinners, the chicken breasts, the soba noodles, and the baked goods, and take deep breath. You don't have to cook every meal spectacularly, and often getting out of your slump is about starting small.
We partnered with RecipeLion to bring you five of their amazing comfort food recipes that are simple enough to easily make at home and rely on pantry ingredients. I have a feeling some of these will become go-to meals in your household.
Whenever you make a dip with cream cheese, it's bound to be one of your family's new favorite things. Feel like a hero with this great recipe that's perfect for game day, hanging out at home, or as one of those easy meals you keep in your back pocket.
Black beans bring this recipe together for an even creamier dip. Find the recipe here.
If a dip isn't striking your fancy, these Cheesy Potatoes certainly will. Serve alongside easy Sloppy Joes, or even add some green vegetables to it if you have a few nearing their shelf lives in your refrigerator.
So much better than plain baked potatoes, you'll make this meal again and again. Find the recipe here.
Meatloaf just doesn't get enough credit in the cooking world. It's satisfying, easy to make, and goes with just about anything. We love to add a dash of hot sauce in ours, but it depends on the flavors you use! For this classic American recipe, Tabasco is perfect.
If cookies is what you're craving, then this is the recipe for you. Full of just about everything and the kitchen sink, these delicious cookies would make even better ice cream sandwiches, too.
There's no prepackaged dough here, but something even better: Bisquick mix! This simple cinnamon rolls recipe can catapult you right back into your cooking groove once the family starts singing your praises about how tasty they are.
Let us know which one is your favorite, and don't forget to head on over to RecipeLion to check out their archive of deliciously homemade recipes.