Melissa Peterman is all about experimenting in the kitchen area.

“I contemplate myself a courageous cook dinner, some others may well say undisciplined but I imagine courageous seems greater,” the Baby Daddy star tells Persons in this week’s challenge. “I’m not concerned to health practitioner or transform a recipe or just toss matters collectively for the reason that I imagine it would style excellent.”

Peterman is particularly talented at reworking leftovers, no matter if it is turning steak into a tasty stir-fry, or including soda to a sauce for a leftover roast rooster. “I’m fantastic at foraging and placing things together,” she claims.

Those cooking capabilities have appear in helpful preserving her “homebody” persona in L.A. with spouse, John Brady, and their son Riley, 11. “I like to use food items to entice persons to my property so I really don’t have to go away,” she claims. “I often guarantee to have food items and beverages and a pool to swim in if you appear above.” The actress learned to navigate her way about the kitchen area by watching her mother expanding up in Minnesota and accumulating her midwestern-type recipes. One particular of her favorites are the potato chip cookies underneath, handed down from her mother’s buddy Sue Beamer.

“They’re sweet and salty and just take me promptly again to my childhood,” she claims. “I’m far more of a carb woman than sweets so I really like it when I can get a tiny of that collectively. They are just truly effortless and tasty.”


Victor Protasio

Melissa Peterman’s Potato Chip Cashew Cookies

¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 huge egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1½ cups all-function flour
¼ tsp. desk salt
¾ cup crushed potato chips
½ cup chopped roasted salted cashews

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Conquer butter and sugar with a large-obligation electric powered stand mixer equipped with paddle attachment on medium-superior velocity until eventually lightened in colour and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Increase egg yolk and vanilla, and conquer until eventually just integrated. Increase flour and salt, and conquer until eventually very well integrated, 1 to 2 minutes. Increase crushed potato chips and cashews, and stir carefully until eventually integrated.

2. Form dough into 1½-inch balls, and area them 3 inches aside on a frivolously greased baking sheet. Flatten each individual cookie with a fork.

3. Bake in preheated oven until eventually edges start off to switch golden and middle is continue to somewhat delicate, 12 to 14 minutes. Take away cookies from baking sheet, and area on a wire rack. Awesome 5 to 10 minutes just before serving.

Will make: About 1½ dozen cookies
Energetic time: 15 minutes
Overall time: 35 minutes

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