Good Morning and Happy Sunday! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. In that time, this blog has had its 2nd birthday and I’ve gone back to school to get my masters. I’ve come to find that has had me gravitate towards baking my tried and true recipes rather than developing something new. I do have a few more recipes to share that I made in the summertime. The first being a chocolatey orange combo that is great for any time of year – especially the upcoming holidays. The cake is slightly sweet, citrusy and moist and the dark chocolate balances it all out.
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Happy November! If you need a recipe for a grey day, look no further. I must admit this cake was the result of a happy accident. I was attempting to make whoopie pies, but noticed they baked more like a cake than a whoopie pie. I put the rest of the batter in a cake pan and topped it off with some cinnamon and sugar and the cake became what it needed to be. This cake pairs well with a hot beverage and a lazy Sunday. This cake is both dense and light and the cinnamon sugar topping gives it a satisfying crunch and a punch of cinnamon.
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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! We are officially in autumn and I am ecstatic to welcome back my favorite season. If you are looking some subtle-tea in your cookie to pair with a delightfully warm beverage, do I have a recipe for you! Admittedly I was hoping for a bit more of the earl grey to pull through, but I think it works out well for these cookies. They provide a welcome twist to the classic shortbread and goes well with a strong cuppa.
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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! It’s already halfway through September and I am so so ready for fall, despite the current weather hanging onto summer with all its might. I’m the kind of person to make pumpkin foods year-round, so it’s nice when it’s seasonally appropriate. If you’re looking to dive into the leaves of fall, try out these pumpkin pasties. The crust is nice and flaky and the filling is rounded out well with a medley of spices. It’s all topped with a sugar and spice mixture to give it an extra crunch. I recommend listening to the Harry Potter soundtracks while making these. It ads a certain, dare I say, magic to the whole experience.
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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Though the flavors happening this week aren’t necessarily summer appropriate, I thought they’d spice things up a bit. It was a fantastic excuse to make my apartment smell like cinnamon. Not only that, but you get a bit of nutmeg, ginger, and clove to round out the pumpkin spices. To balance out the spices, I decided to pair it with a sweet marshmallow creme frosting. If you are looking for some creme cheese frosting, might I point you to the one in the Pumpkin Cutout Cookie recipe I posted in the fall?
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Good Morning and Happy November! It’s crazy to me how fast this year is going. I was running errands this weekend and was greeted with festive cheer. Not that I should be surprised since we are past Halloween, but I am not personally ready to completely give up fall yet.
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Happy Sunday! It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Halloween! The leaves are crunchy, the cinnamon is abundant, and the air is cool and crisp. What more could you want? Every holiday can easily be adorned with your regular ol’ butter cutout cookies. However, I wanted to try something a little different and add a bit of fall into these cookies.
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Good Morning! I have a quick and easy recipe for you this morning. From start to finish this crisp takes about 35 minutes. It was something my mother made on a whim in the fall and winter time. My family sought after the topping most of all for its cinnamony goodness.
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Good morning and Happy October! It has been a while since I tried to make muffins, so what better way than to use a fall staple. I first had apple cider at a fall festival in Wisconsin and it has been something I’ve loved ever since. It’s warm, has a bit of spice, and is not too sweet.
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Good morning! Here’s another family favorite from my Grandma Helen. I don’t have any memories of her baking it, but it was something my mom made for rainy days and Sundays – or any chilly day.
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