Friday, November 21, 2014

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Cranberry Glaze


This cake has Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one. On the one hand the pumpkin makes it quintessentially fall, while on the other hand the cranberry glaze lends itself to Christmas. I see Thanksgiving as the gateway to the Christmas season. I refrain from listening to Christmas music prior to Thanksgiving, though this year I have listened to one Christmas song already (peer pressure) and I regret it. See, I am afraid that if I start any earlier than Thanksgiving I will grow tired of listening to the same songs over and over by Christmas, so every year I try and wait. Also, I find the anticipation to be all part of the fun.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Maple, Oatmeal & Coconut Cookies


A little while ago I posted a picture of  "sprinkle babes" on instagram. These are the cookies pictured, but I have since decided to "doughvelop" another recipe that will officially be called sprinkle babes, more on that soon. I wanted to come up with some sort of creative name for these, but I couldn't think of anything witty that encompassed the various ingredients in them. So, I went with a grocery list type title, boring…..

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Butternut & Pecan Crumb Cake


Vegetables and I don't always get along. Well, we almost never get along, except for a very select few. As a kid, I remember my mom roasting butternut squash with maple syrup and walnuts, but I wouldn't even touch it with my fork. In the past few years, I have grown to love butternut squash. It is one of the select few vegetables I now eat.