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credit: Jamielyn Nye

credit: Jamielyn Nye

The highly-anticipated cookbook from Jamielyn Nye, the founder of the hugely popular blog IHeartNaptime.net, has arrived in “The I Heart Naptime Cookbook: More Than 100 Easy & Delicious Recipes to Make in Less Than One Hour” (Grand Central Life & Style; Hardcover; $28.00).

We love it because it’s perfect for any parent to use especially during that blissful hour when the house is quiet and you have a moment alone. Just in time for the back-to-school blitz when quick, easy yet delicious meal plans and snack ideas are most needed, this gorgeously designed book also includes entertaining, gift and craft ideas, from DIY aprons to napkins to French baguette wraps.

“The I Heart Naptime Cookbook” features more than 100 tried and true recipes and updated childhood favorites that can be made (or assembled) in less than one hour. This means that even the busiest parent can whip up delicious dishes for the family, like Perfect Crepes with Fresh Raspberry Sauce, Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits, One Pot Cheesy Bacon and Chive Macaroni, Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Cookies and Cream Cupcakes.

 

Jamielyn, a mother of three, knows all too well how precious nap time is. IHeartNaptime.net has become a favorite resource for busy parents who want delicious recipes (that even their kids will enjoy), and creative gift and holiday ideas, but don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen. An indispensable resource from one of social media’s favorite bloggers, the book also includes a handy guide to freezer cooking, holiday ideas, meal planning advice, and essential time-savers and hacks that make it easy to answer the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” This cookbook is sure to please busy moms and dads who want to put a homemade dinner on the table, but don’t have all day to prepare it.

Here’s she’s shared with Mommynoire exclusively, her Apple Snickerdoodle Muffin recipe as well as excerpts from two of her most popular dishes – enchiladas and chocolate chip S’mores.

credit: Jamielyn Nye

credit: Jamielyn Nye

Apple Snickerdoodle Muffins

Makes 18 muffins

PREP 30 min

COOK 16–18 min

TOTAL 46–48 min

These muffins are sure to make anyone’s day just a little brighter. They have all the goodness of a snickerdoodle cookie baked into a muffin. The chunks of apples and cinnamon in every bite are a treat. Enjoy them at breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or as dessert.

Ingredients

For the batter

1 cup packed light brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 large apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch cubes

½ cup canola oil

½ cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup sour cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

¾ teaspoon salt

Nonstick cooking spray (optional)

For the topping

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

¼ cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the glaze (optional)

½ cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk

Method

  1. Make the batter: In a medium bowl, stir together ¼ cup of the brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Stir in the apple cubes and set aside.
  1. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat together the oil, granulated sugar, and the remaining ¾ cup brown sugar until combined. Add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  1. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, the remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and the salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Fold in the cinnamon apples. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line two muffin tins with paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  1. Make the topping: In a small bowl, using a fork, stir together the topping ingredients until the mixture is crumbly. Don’t overmix. Set aside.
  1. Using a large ice cream scoop or spoon, fill the muffin cups almost to the top. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of the topping over each muffin.
  1. Bake for 5 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F and bake for 11 to 13 minutes more. Insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin to make sure it comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
  1. Make the glaze (optional): In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle on top.

 

credit: Jamielyn Nye

credit: Jamielyn Nye

Favorite Enchiladas

Serves 8

PREP 15 min

COOK 25-30 min

TOTAL 40-45 min

My husband and I are big fans of enchiladas, and they were the first homemade meal I made when we got married. They are easy to make, freeze well, and make the perfect weeknight meal. This recipe is extremely versatile, and you can adjust the heat to your liking with the salsa and enchilada sauce. We serve them with rice, beans, chips, and salsa on the side.

Ingredients

1 (10-ounce) can red or green enchilada sauce

2 tablespoons salted butter

½ cup chopped yellow onion

1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles

¼ cup Favorite Homemade Salsa or salsa of your choice (I like a chunky salsa with traditional flavors and a little kick)

½ (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cut into cubes

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken (I like to use a rotisserie chicken)

8 (8-inch) flour tortillas

1 cup shredded pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese

Optional toppings: chopped fresh cilantro, shredded lettuce, sour cream

For the full recipe, buy The I Heart Naptime Cookbook, here.

credit: Jamielyn Nye

credit: Jamielyn Nye

Chocolate Chip S’mores Bars

Makes 36 bars

PREP 25 min

COOK 20-25 min

TOTAL 45-50 min

Ooey gooey s’mores bars…does it get any better than that? The chewy center and marshmallows roasted on top are out of this world. These are the perfect treat for a summer BBQ or to share with a friend! My kids say these are the “best treat ever!”

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray (optional)

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup packed light brown sugar

¾ cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

½ cup graham cracker crumbs

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon table salt or fine sea salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1½ cups mini marshmallows

2 (1½-ounce) milk chocolate bars (I like to use Hershey’s), broken into bite-size pieces

1 graham cracker, broken into bite-size pieces

For the full recipe, buy The I Heart Naptime Cookbook, here.

All recipes above are excerpted from the book THE I HEART NAPTIME COOKBOOK by Jamielyn Nye. Copyright © 2016 by Jamielyn Nye. Reprinted with permission of Grand Central Life & Style. All rights reserved.  

Jamielyn Nye is an author, recipe developer, and food stylist and the founder of the popular cooking and craft blog, I Heart Naptime. Her recipes and crafts have been featured online on Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart, People, Real Simple, Today, and Country Living, among others. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man. She enjoys dreaming up delicious recipes, thrifting and thinking of all the possibilities an old treasure can become. Jamielyn loves hunting down the best bakery in each city she visits and enjoys life with her family in Ohio (but let’s not be mistaken—she is a true Arizona girl at heart). Visit her at iheartnaptime.net.

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