Last weekend was one of those times when nothing was going my way. I had a really fun couple of days planned and was super psyched come Friday evening, but by midday Sunday I found myself curled up in the fetal position with a great pout going… and by great pout I mean I was being a complete and utter grump. Somehow between 11am Saturday and 10am Sunday, all of my carefully laid plans dissolved, and I ended up spending hours curled up in bed with my kitties and a new book. In many instances that’d have been a great use of a day, but last weekend it just felt like a waste. (more…)
The first pumpkin recipe of the season is always a big one for me. Embracing pumpkin means embracing fall wholeheartedly, bringing cold-weather clothes out of storage, wearing slippers around the house, and contemplating a switch back to hot coffee in the mornings (don’t worry, that one still hasn’t happened yet… Dunkin iced all the way!). But honestly, this pumpkin recipe made the transition a breeze — this is easily one of the best quick bread recipes I have ever made. I realize that as a baking blogger, I rarely post a recipe that I don’t really enjoy, but this bread just takes things to a whole new level. It’s truly fall magic. (more…)
I was recently told by someone that “pumpkin is acceptable [only] until December 1st” – which means I’m in trouble because December 1st has come and gone, and I still have some pumpkin recipes to share with you! The problem with getting so backed up with this blog is that I have an arsenal of recipes to share, but they are fast becoming irrelevant! I know the official pumpkin season has mostly passed, but I am still dying to share these last couple of recipes with you – so bear with me, please?! I promise, it’ll be worth it. Plus – who of us doesn’t still have a can or two of pumpkin laying around? (more…)
I’m back! It took me longer to get this post written and posted than I had hope, but here it is! I’ve spent countless hours this past week searching for a wedding venue, so baking and blogging has taken a back seat. Hopefully as wedding planning progresses, I can balance priorities better! At any rate, today’s post is not one of my best – in fact, it’s kind of a disaster! Read on (more…)
You read right… I have another Banana Bread recipe to share today. I know I’ve acknowledged my obsession before, and honestly… this probably won’t be the last time. I just love banana bread, what can I say?! This post has been sitting in my drafts for ohhh, about 4 months. That is not a joke. Why? Because I figured you’d never come back here to read this blog if I shared yet ANOTHER banana bread recipe! But then I thought, what’s one more? And I’m sure I’ll use that same logic again the next time I try to share a banana bread recipe with you… (more…)
I know, I know, I told you I’m eating gluten again, yet I’m sharing another gluten-free recipe. This is a GOOD ONE though, too good to leave out of the blogosphere, so I’m sharing it with you today. I promise, gluten makes it’s grand re-entrance soon!
In case you hadn’t noticed, I really love banana bread. I’ve shared it plenty of times on the blog, and have had to stop myself from sharing it more. My banana bread obsession began back when I was a little girl. We always went to the same family friend’s house on New Years day for a big party, and someone (who it was, I never found out) always brought the same banana bread. I was OBSESSED with it, so much so that I would linger by the table for much of the party, and take piece after piece until I couldn’t eat anymore. Sometimes when you eat so much of something, you start to get sick of it, but banana bread and I will NEVER part. (more…)
The Daring Bakers’ February 2012 host was – Lis! Lisa stepped in last minute and challenged us to create a quick bread we could call our own. She supplied us with a base recipe and shared some recipes she loves from various websites and encouraged us to build upon them and create new flavor profiles.