Coffee & Dish #27 – September 2020

Hi friends, today I have a recap of July-September for you. I tried 12 new recipes (yes, 12!) and there were some good ones that you need to check out.


Coffee & Dish – September 2020

#1 New Recipes

Breakfast Crunchwrap


#2 Recipes I tried this month

One of my goals for 2020 was to try a new recipe each week to equal at least 52 new recipes for the year and I’m tracking them on this Pinterest board if you want to follow along. Each month I’m going to do a recap and give each recipe a rating out of 5.

Easiest Cinnamon Crunch Knots – 4.5/5

  • Pros: Minimal rise time, so much flavor!
  • Cons: Amount of hands-on time.
  • Make again: Maybe

Chicken Enchilada Skillet – 3/5 – Because of who I am I couldn’t find just 1 recipe that I wanted to try, so I made my own mix of these three recipes and while good, it wasn’t good enough for us to want to eat again. 

  1. One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Skillet
  2. Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Skillet
  3. Skillet Chicken Tinga Enchiladas
  • Pros: One skillet meal
  • Cons: The texture wasn’t quite what I was looking for.
  • Make again: No

Baked Tortilla Chips – 5/5 – I used leftover corn tortillas from the previous recipe.

  • Pros: Only 3 ingredients
  • Cons: It will take forever to make enough for a crowd.
  • Make again: Yes

New York-Style Bacon Egg and Cheese  – 5/5

  • Pros: Simple method makes a tasty sandwich
  • Cons: Can’t think of any.
  • Make again: Yes

Salted Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies  – 4/5

  • Pros: So much flavor!
  • Cons: They spread a lot
  • Make again: YES

Sheet Pan Italian Sausage and Potatoes Bake – 3/5

  • Pros: One Plan
  • Cons: We didn’t really like it.
  • Make again: No

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Orzo Salad with Honey Lime Dressing – 5/5 – I use spinach instead of arugula.

  • Pros: So much flavor! This was a regular meal this summer.
  • Cons: Lots of ingredients
  • Make again: YES

Healthier Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars – 4/5

  • Pros: Good flavor
  • Cons: They tasted healthier and were crumbly once they cooled completely.
  • Make again: Yes

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread – 4/5

  • Pros: Didn’t need to use my mixer!
  • Cons: some of the sugar caramelized in the oven, making it difficult to get a clean slice. (if caramelized sugar can ever be considered a con)
  • Make again: YES

The Best Pot Roast Recipe – 4/5 – I made so many substitutions to this recipe, but it was still good!

  • Pros: Meat was tender and full of flavor.
  • Cons: We don’t like mushrooms, so I left that out.
  • Make again: Yes

Pumpkin Simple Syrup – 5/5

  • Pros: So easy!
  • Cons: It separated in the fridge, so I had to shake it to combine before using.
  • Make again: YES

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups – 5/5 – topped mine with chocolate chips and roasted pumpkin seeds.

  • Pros: Stored great in the fridge for breakfast during the week.
  • Cons: None
  • Make again: YES


#3 Favorite Things

It’s confession time: I am organizationally challenged. It’s true. Don’t believe me, just ask my sisters or my husband. But Joanna and Clea from The Home Edit are organizational goals. The Home Edit Life is their new book that came out in September.  It was an easy read and is inspiring some organizing around here.

And while I don’t organize things in ROYGBIV, I did go crazy with a label maker in my pantry last month! My favorite quote from the book is: “you should feel absolutely no guilt about owning the items that comprise your life”.


They have a new organizing show on Netflix that’s Mr. Sam and I have been watching together and their Instagram account is a great follow for some inspiration.



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