Cheesy Corny Cornbread

A good friend of mine gave me a cast iron skillet a while ago, and I was so excited! It was a skillet that belonged to his father and sat in the garage for years until my he brought it back to life.  I think I baked with it exclusively for a few weeks.  Unfortunately,…

Friday Things

Another flight and another tear shed as I said goodbye to Miles as he boarded his flight to visit his dad for the holiday. No matter how old he gets, I think I’m still going to cry when I put him on a plane, although this year, I did wait until the jetway moved away…

Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

Somehow I still had leftover pumpkin from when I made the pumpkin cake with bourbon cream cheese frosting. I couldn’t let it go to waste, so I started to think of what I could do with it next.  It’s like I went from being almost anti-pumpkin to pumpkin addict!  It was a Saturday morning and…

Pumpkin Cake with Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve noticed on more than one occasion I’ve stated that I’m not really fond of pumpkin desserts and yet I keep baking pumpkin desserts. I guess I’ll have to officially change my mind because I really do like pumpkin desserts! I’m definitely more of a fan of pumpkin scones and pumpkin bread, but this pumpkin…

Friday Things

My office move has officially become a part of my life. I go to sleep, dream and wake up hours before my alarm thinking about the move. I’ve finally decided that today should be the day that I take down my frames, collect my books and take my plants home. This week has been one of…

Donut Waffles

I’m still trying to get donuts out of my system.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve baked and fried them, but I needed to try to make them another way.  I decided to waffle them.  Yup, I made donut waffles.  I wasn’t sure whether or not to use a cake based recipe or a yeast…

Apple Cider Cake with Bourbon Cider Glaze

If there are two things I love, its fall and boozy desserts.  Ok, there are a million more things I love, but when fall arrives I often think of cider donuts I would buy at the local cider mill, still hot with a little grease staining the bag, a hot cup of cider (spiked), or…

Friday Things

I had to make my biannual run to Costco over the weekend to stock up on toilet paper and paper towel.  I’m always very careful not to get sucked into buying tons of wine, cereal, maple syrup, or socks that greet me when I walk in.  However, a very nice piece of wild steelhead salmon…

Snickerdoodle Bread

If there was one thing I loved when I was little, it was snickerdoodle cookies.   It always reminded me of eating toast with cinnamon and sugar, another childhood favorite.  Both were buttery, sweet and full of cinnamon.  When I saw this recipe for snickerdoodle bread, it seemed like the perfect marriage of sweet snickerdoodle cookies…

Star Wars Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake

Like most people, Miles and I are getting very excited about the new Star Wars movie coming out. I wouldn’t call us super fans, but we do have all the movies, and most of the Lego sets. While doing our weekly grocery shopping, we wandered down the cereal aisle so I could grab my box…

Friday Things

Five weeks to go before the big move at work and each week is getting more hectic than the previous.  Our moving crates arrived today and I’ve literally run laps around the building grabbing artwork, prepping them for the new offices. I’m also ramping up for my holiday baking season.  I still have a few…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread

When I saw this recipe, I immediately thought of a friend of mine who’s addicted to peanut butter.  I’m pretty sure he could live on it alone, so I decided to make this peanut butter chocolate chip bread in his honor.  Personally, I thought the concept sounded a little odd, but when I tasted the…