Is it just me, or has this winter been really bad on waistlines across New England? We’ve now had four weeks straight of massive once-a-week snow storms, and I know I’m not the only one who is ready to head south and never come back. Since that isn’t exactly an option, and going outdoors when it’s -10 and/or there are snow drifts up to my forehead isn’t exactly appealing, that leaves few options for how to pass the time. Read, work, eat, watch TV, work, bake, eat, read more, eat more, watch a movie, work, bake, eat, repeat. Are you picking up what I’m putting down? SO MUCH FOOD. And lazyness. And couch time. And kitty cuddles (my personal favorite). (more…)
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 moping in bed with a great pout going. By no fault of mine, or anyone else’s really, 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…)