What could be better than a batch of decadent peanut butter cookies? One giant cookie! This jumbo-sized treat is baked right in the skillet with a variety of toppings including chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut and more. Eat as is, or top with whipped cream (coconut or regular) or your favorite ice cream.
A cold Asian noodle salad is a happy and healthy stir-fry alternative that can be made in advance and served straight out of the fridge. Our favorite is this spicy Thai noodle salad topped with sriracha-roasted peanuts.
All over Thailand, you’ll see cooks in makeshift sidewalk food carts working huge mortars and pestles, pounding together the ingredients for this spicy, refreshing salad. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, chop and smash the chiles and garlic with the side of a chef’s knife before mixing them with the remaining dressing ingredients. Traditionally, the papaya is cut into julienne threads with a large, sharp knife, but I prefer the safety of a nifty julienne peeler.