OH, THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL, WHAT A TIME TO BAKE SOMETHING DELIGHTFUL
Sometimes, it’s just one of those days where nothing goes right.
When you’re in need of a home-baked treat to lift your mood, try one of these easy recipes using on-hand ingredients. Quick to make and simple to bake, they’re the perfect remedy to warm your heart on a no-good day.
Our Cranberry Walnut Wedges are hearty and not too sweet. The dough is pressed into a circle, cut into wedges and baked in under 15 minutes. Apricots, cherries or raisins and almonds, pecans or hazelnuts all work well in this recipe.
Try adding fresh herbs or citrus zest to our Olive Oil Shortbread or keep it simple and let the clean olive taste shine through. The texture of these delicate bars can be quite crumbly, but you’ll find yourself chasing the crumbs for every last bite.
And when you’ve baked away the blues, share your good mood with another. Bring the leftovers into work or visit a neighbor – kindness doesn’t need a fancy delivery; plastic storage containers can hold a lot of love.
(1) USDA Food Composition Databases, ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb