Girl Versus Dough

one pot creamy parmesan garlic gnocchi

parmesan garlic gnocchi in bowl

NOTE: This is an updated version of an old recipe on the blog. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the new recipe!

Some recipes just need a little refreshing, a little updating, a little reintroduction. This one pot creamy Parmesan garlic gnocchi is one of them, and I hope you agree — it’s good to see it here again.

The original recipe for this creamy, carb-happy dish was made with a prepackaged sauce which, as far as I can tell, has been discontinued. But I didn’t want that to mean that our relationship with the one pot gnocchi should also come to an end, oh no no nooooo. That would just be cruel.

Instead, what we now have here is a recipe that is just as fast (15 MINUTES, YOU GUYS), just as easy (10 ingredients!), and just as delicious but with a homemade sauce instead of one that pours out of a pouch. In other words, this newly revamped one pot creamy Parmesan garlic gnocchi dish = BAE.

heart-shaped strawberry pop tarts

heart shaped strawberry pop tarts

I’m obviously no Martha Stewart when it comes to cutesy treats. I can barely frost a cake. But when the idea for these heart tarts came to mind, I couldn’t let my lack of craftiness get in the way.

The idea for these tarts really stemmed from my nostalgic childhood love of the strawberry Pop-Tart. I used to eat them quite religiously for breakfast, warmed up with a glass of cold strawberry milk on the side. Sugar with a side of sugar. It’s how I liked to roll.

These days, I know my limits a little better with sugar, so the Pop-Tart breakfast days are few and far between. But since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought it would be a good occasion to treat myself, homemade heart-shaped strawberry pop tart style. With a side of regular milk and fresh strawberries. It’s a more-than-fair compromise.

fluffy coconut flour waffles + simple berry compote

coconut flour waffles on plate

If ever I waffled (get it? ai yai yai with myself sometimes) between Camp Pancake and Camp Waffle, these fluffy coconut flour waffles have firmly planted my feet in the latter.

Don’t get me wrong: I love the pancake (especially this version, which is also made with coconut flour!). But given the choice on a lazy weekend morning or a Monday that calls for carbs to start the day (um, every Monday), I choose waffle. Especially these waffles, all fluffy and lightly coconut-y and topped with a fresh berry compote and Greek yogurt. Cue the angels singing.

creamy slow cooker mac and cheese

creamy slow cooker macarnoi and cheese in bowl

I have eaten macaroni and cheese no fewer than half a dozen times in the last week. What happened is that we hadn’t eaten macaroni and cheese for a good month or so, which is forever for us, and so I decided to make up for it by making baked mac and cheese. And then a few days later, when that ran out, I made this creamy slow cooker mac and cheese. The husband says one or two dinners of mac and cheese is enough — I say the limit does not exist.

This cheesy, creamy slow cooker number comes not only at the request of my mac-and-cheese-starved tummy, but also by you, dear reader. I put up on a poll on Facebook last week asking whether you’d want to see a recipe for creamy slow cooker mac and cheese or slow cooker shrimp and grits. There was a resounding winner (I’ll let you guess which); though, the latter may have to make its way on the blog someday, too.

But today, we talk about mac and cheese, made extra cheesy and extra creamy in the crockpot. It’s easy food at its finest. It’s comfort food at its finest. It’s mac and cheese at its finest. And all you have to do is set it and forget it, as they say.

2016 girl versus dough reader survey

2016 reader survey

It’s that time again!

The time when I ask you all the most pressing questions about your life, like how do you get out of bed right when your alarm goes off, or how do you make your hair look so cute like that, or how do you manage to make that smoky eye look good instead of like raccoon eyes, or how do you style those Instagram photos so amazingly, or — actually, it’s not any of those things (though if you have tips on them, let. me. know.).

It’s actually more of the “whaddya think about this blog?” variety. The “what do you want to see more of around here?” kind. More carbs? More meals? More anything? More everything?

pumpernickel bagels

pumpernickel bagels on a plate

I regret to say that these pumpernickel bagels have been a year in the making on GVD. During my reader survey last year, a reader commented that he/she wanted a recipe for pumpernickel bagels and I was like YES. That does need to happen. And then I never did it (for shame, for shame).

But that has all changed as of today, about 378 days or so later. Better late than never when it comes to carb love, I say.