Let’s count down Clean Fingers Laynie’s best 10 recipes of 2020. You can find your new favorite recipes or rediscover old ones!
Normally, I don’t get too excited for a new year. Unsurprisingly, 2020 was hard for so many people. But, we survived, and we made it to 2021. And that, my friends, is something to celebrate! On a personal note, it also means Clean Fingers Laynie is officially 2 years old!
Even though I did not post as much last year, I still want to share the 10 most popular posts from 2020. It’s a great way to remember your favorite recipes. Or, it may also help you discover new ones you may have missed.
Missing Kool-Aid’s Purplesaurus Rex Drink Mix? Well, now you can make a DIY version using two other Kool-Aid flavors still available! Oh, yeah!!!
As in a lot of families growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, Kool-Aid was a staple in our house. We drank it ALL. THE. TIME. In fact, it is one of the first things I learned to make on my own. Hands down, our family’s favorite flavor is Purplesaurus Rex.
A quick and easy Pantry Ingredient Enchilada Sauce recipe. Perfect for when you run out of enchilada sauce, or if you’re looking for a low-carb option.
Have you ever gone to the pantry, only to realize, you don’t have enchilada sauce you need for dinner? Then, everyone draws straws to see who goes back to the store? Or worse, you decide to scrap everything and make something else?
Well, I’m here to help you out. No more cutting your loses! This quick and easy pantry ingredient enchilada sauce recipe can be made in about 15 minutes. Plus, you may find you like it better than the canned varieties. Especially since you can control the ingredients, and you know what goes into it.
Made in the slow cooker, this Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken can be prepped in 5 minutes. Plus, it adds delicious flavor to any Mexican dish you can think of!
Don’t let the pictures deceive you… Even though this looks like a basic chicken recipe, this Copycat Cafe Rio Chicken is so delicious! If you ever need a quick and easy protein to add to any Mexican-flavored dish, this will be your go to recipe!
A tried and true recipe for Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal ready in 15 minutes on the stovetop. These sweet chewy oat grains are way better than store-bought!
All my life, I’ve been a Cream of Wheat girl. Oatmeal? No, thanks! However, a few years ago, I decided I was going to find an oatmeal recipe I liked. Especially important was a recipe I could add to my go-to breakfast recipes.
So, I reached out to my Facebook friends and asked for a ‘tried and true’ oatmeal recipe that is palatable, not too plain, and not loaded with sugar. I got so many great suggestions, but the thing that made the biggest difference is the way the oats are cooked!
Cilantro lovers will love this copycat Guru’s Cilantro Lime Pesto Chicken Pasta. It’s fresh, zesty, and can be made easily with simple ingredients.
This copycat Guru’s Cilantro Lime Pesto and Chicken Pasta recipe is so fresh and light. Basically, it’s a simple pasta and chicken dish elevated by a fresh cilantro lime pesto. The tart lime juice in the pesto pairs so nicely with the cilantro. Plus, the cilantro lime pesto uses almonds for a simple, easy, and inexpensive sauce. It’s also a great way to use up extra cilantro.
This copycat Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies recipe only requires two ingredients and can be made anytime you are feeling lazy or can’t find the real thing!
Every year, January seems to last FOREVER, and February just flies by in the blink of an eye. So, March always seems to sneak up on me. Can you relate? Although, I love March because it means it’s Girl Scout Cookie season!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love authentic Girl Scout Cookies! But since they are only available for a limited time, I came up with a way to satisfy my craving any time of the year. My solution: my two-ingredient copycat Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie recipe! It’s perfect for even the laziest cook!
This small batch, Cheesecake Factory copycat Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake has all your favorite flavors including a cream cheese frosting and white chocolate.It’s the perfect indulgence for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year.
When I was thinking about recipes to share on the blog, I could not get the idea of a red velvet cake cheesecake out of my head. The idea is inspired by the Cheesecake Factory’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake. Unlike the Cheesecake Factory version, I decided to make a small batch Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake. Mostly, so I don’t overindulge on it. Because, let’s be honest, it is a decadent dessert!
This homemade Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice drink may become one of your new favorite warm winter drinks. Made 2 ways with a few simple ingredients.
In essence, Starbucks’ Caramel Apple Spice is made with one cup of apple juice, and one to two tablespoons of Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup. Then, it’s topped with whipped cream and a swirl of caramel sauce.
Grab a crusty loaf of bread and make this quick Toasted Garlic Olive Oil Bread Dip. This easy restaurant inspired Italian appetizer is a perfect meal starter.
Many Italian restaurants serve bread as an appetizer either with butter or an olive oil dip. Normally, I prefer butter on my bread. But, I have to say, my all time favorite bread dipping oil comes from Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant. You want to know what makes their version so good? It’s the crispy fried garlic.