Super Simple Series: 5-minute Homemade Cottage Cheese Recipe

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- After making blueberry pecan buttermilk pancakes, try this homemade cottage cheese recipe with the leftovers. -

This post kicks off an ongoing series I’m starting to highlight amazingly easy recipes that maximize your time in the kitchen. Because I’m overly fond of alliteration, I’m dubbing it the Super Simple Series. I’ll be sharing a bunch of things – from DIY projects to whole dishes – and every last one of them will take almost no work. Amen to that! To start the series, I’ve got something really interesting that will come in handy when you’re awash in extra buttermilk over the holiday season (or any other time of year).

Ever wondered what to do with all the leftover buttermilk after you make pancakes? Or biscuits? Or a cake/pie/whathaveyou? Buttermilk isn’t cheap and no one likes to waste food. The best trick I’ve found is to turn it into cottage cheese.

Yes, you read that right. You can make cottage cheese out of leftover buttermilk. And it requires no other ingredients. Huzzah! Read more >>

A Miraculously Simple Cherry Coconut Vegan Scones Recipe and My Jiffy Lube Assault

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- A superlative cherry vegan scones recipe can fix even the most f—ed up day -

I consider myself a very fortunate person. As lives go, mine is pretty damn good. I’m very lucky to have an abundance of blessings that outweigh any drama that may come my way, though I occasionally have a day where I keep pressing CTRL-Z in my head, praying for an existential UNDO feature.

Despite how senselessly random life can be, there are a few things I’m pretty sure will not happen during any given day. I expect a safe will not fall out of the sky and smash me into the sidewalk; I am fairly certain I won’t turn a corner to discover I’ve been zapped back in time to a Victorian-era coal mine; and I most definitely expect I will not be assaulted by the manager at my local Jiffy Lube while getting the coolant changed in my car.

I’m grateful there are still no flying safes or slave-labor mines in sight. As for the Jiffy Lube assumption… well, what do they say about the word “assumption?”

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