What is this insanity? I am spending my first full winter living in Chicago and we have yet to have a real snow storm. Meanwhile, the east coast is in the middle of Snowmagadden 2016! Honestly, I’m kind of jealous! I keep seeing pictures of everyone’s snowed in activities and I’m just living vicariously through all of you. I figured that many of you might not be able to make it out to the stores today so I put together a quick list of easy baking recipes that you could make with just a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand! Stay warm and safe out there and cuddle by the fire for me while I’m working my real world job in Chicago with not an inch of snow on the ground.

Easy Meringue Pancakes (Pancakes without Baking Powder or Baking Soda)

Stack of Souffle Pancakes topped with syrup

Craving pancakes but you don’t have any baking powder? This simple meringue pancake recipe is to the rescue! These pancakes are incredibly easy to throw together and turn out light and tender! You could also check out my 5 ingredient classic pancakes if you do have the baking powder and want a more traditional recipe!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Only 5 Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a bowl

I call these cookies the “I need warm cookies in my mouth in less than 20 minutes” cookies. With just a few ingredients, that I bet you have on hand, and less than 20 minutes you can have fresh homemade cookies in front of you! These are my go-to cookies when I’m in a pinch and my easy oatmeal cookies are just as easy if that’s more your style!

No-Knead Skillet Bread

Golden No-Knead Skillet Bread

Intimidated by yeast? Well, don’t be! I’m telling you, anyone who can read can make this recipe! You don’t have to knead it or shape it. Just stir all of the ingredients together and your dough is ready to go! Who knew that just water, flour, salt, and yeast could create something so beautiful and cozy! Carb out on your snow day! It is required!

Classic Fudgy Brownies with Only 5 Ingredients

Fudgy Brownies cut into squares

These brownies only call for a few ingredients and one bowl to combine. They turn out super chewy and chocolaty. My husband requests them weekly now that he knows how quickly I can have them in the oven. They are dangerously easy and the perfect chocolate fix for your Snowmageddon 2016 stay-cation!

5 Ingredient Basic Drop Biscuits

Drop Biscuits wrapped in a cloth

I’m a biscuits girl. I love them any way you bake them, but these easy drop biscuits could not be any simpler to throw together. And bonus, you don’t have to get flour all over your counter and hands! Serve these up with a warm bowl of soup and your snow day just got a whole lot cozier!