If you’re stuck inside for the day and need some way to enjoy your time, look no further! Baking is a great way to combat stress and reduce anxiety by keeping you focused on the present moment.
Whether you’re mixing dough, rolling cookies, or grinding raw ingredients, baking is a great way to practice self care, and make your day at home enjoyable.
Try out these baking recipes when you’re bored at home to fill your stomach without emptying the fridge.
1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
There’s nothing quite as nostalgic as a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. Everyone says that their recipe is the best in the world, but we think you’ll be plenty pleased with the results if you simply follow the instructions on the back of your Nestle Toll House cookie dough package.
This recipe is seriously tried and true. It’s as simple as it gets, and delivers plenty of chocolate-chip goodness.
It doesn’t get much easier. Preheat your oven, open the package, arrange your cookie dough, pop them in the oven and wait!
2. Giant Skillet Brownie
Have you ever wondered what would be better than a warm and gooey brownie? We think the answer is most certainly a giant skillet brownie. Much like a cookie cake, the giant skillet brownie can serve multiple people, or just one!
Top it off with a scoop of your favorite ice cream, some chocolate syrup, and a sprinkle of walnuts, and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat to enjoy while you’re bored at home.
The best part about brownies is how easy they are to make. If you can stir, you can make the brownies of your dreams!
3. Salted Caramel Cheesecake
We’re getting into some slightly more complicated territory here, but fear not -where there’s a will, there’s a way.
If you’ve got a spring pan for making cheesecake, there’s only one thing holding you back, and that can be purchased at your grocery store -ingredients.
The list of ingredients for this baked delight isn’t too long, and a lot of it you might already have in your pantry, so check this recipe out for yourself and have fun baking away!
4. Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls aren’t exclusively breakfast food items. Yes, they pair wonderfully with your morning coffee, and make the kids smile a little bit bigger, but does that mean you can’t make them at 2:00 in the afternoon? -We don’t think so!
Whether you go with Pillsbury or Cinnabon is entirely up to you. The end product will only differ slightly.
We know what it’s like to walk down the aisle of the grocery store and pass the cinnamon rolls without even thinking about purchasing them. It’s been so long that you’ve grown callous to the thought of indulging, but let that end today!
Like the Nestle cookies, any cinnamon roll dough you buy from the store will be just as simple. If you’d like more icing for your cinnamon rolls than what comes in the package, all you have to do is whisk up some confectioner’s sugar with water and you’re ready to roll!
5. Buttermilk Biscuits
Nothing says southern quite like buttery biscuits. Buttermilk biscuits come in many varieties from extra buttery and fluffy to layered and flaky.
You can find pre-made and over-ready biscuits at your grocery store near the cinnamon rolls, so maybe grab one of each and go to town!
If you prefer to make them from scratch at home, the process is still pretty simple, and can be done with very few and common ingredients. Buttermilk biscuits are popular because they’re easy to make and delicious, so don’t shy away from this challenge -especially if you’ve never tried before.
The beauty of a biscuit is that it can be made savory or sweet. Top it with jam, maple syrup, icing, or all three to satisfy your sweet tooth, or make a biscuit sandwich with bacon, eggs, and cheese for the best meal of the day.
6. Cheese Pie
Cheese pie? If you’ve ever been to Europe, you might be familiar with this tasty savory treat. Like anything else, it can be customized to amplify the end result, but we think keeping this dish simple will pay off plenty well for you when you’re bored at home.
To make cheese pie, all you’ll need is a couple packages of frozen puff pastry, feta cheese (or any salty and crumbly cheese), and cream cheese.
Thaw your puff pastry well enough so that it’s pliable and set it off to the side. Then mix your feta and softened cream cheese together in a bowl. Add some extra flavor with some fresh dill and minced garlic and wrap it up with your puff pastry. Make sure it’s wrapped well so that your cheese doesn’t leak too much while it’s in the oven!
Keep them in the oven long enough for the pastry to turn golden brown, and voila! -you’ve got an incredible combination of flaky, buttery pastry and melty cheese ready for your stomach!
7. Get Baked!
While you’re sifting through ingredients in your pantry to make some tasty baked goods, grab a jar of your finest cannabis and take a break.
The benefits of smoking cannabis are vast, and if you’re bored at home, getting baked while you bake might just be the perfect way to spend your day.
One of the biggest problems people run into when it comes to using cannabis is properly storing it. If you just leave it in a plastic bag on your dresser, it will likely dry out, resulting in a massive reduction in taste and potency. The reality is that you should be storing it similarly to how you would store any ingredient you want to keep fresh.
If you’d like to learn more about how to properly store your cannabis, check out this helpful article on Veriheal to learn everything you need to know about keeping your bud fresh and ready to go.
Staying home all day can get boring really fast, especially if you have nothing to do.
Give yourself the gift of food by trying out any of the recipes mentioned above, and take a load off while you enjoy a fresh doobie with your baked treats!