Pumpkin Perfection: Snickerdoodles and Scones

Pick your poison:  Breakfast or dessert.  Or, you can do what I did, and consume both these recipes as breakfast and dessert…and lunch…and dinner…and walk-by-the-table-and-grab-one snack.  Because that’s how good these are.  Continue reading

Apple Strudel Rolls

I’d like to put a disclaimer that I have been in Oregon for my cousin’s wedding the second half of this week, and sick the first half, so my blog did not get new posts. It is now Sunday, and I am still sick – probably sicker than I started – and in the airport in Portland waiting to return to the east coast. Sorry for the delay. Boo. Now to the post…

About 2 weeks ago, my coworker brought me a 10lb bag of baking apples with the condition that I make lots of appley things with them. I did not want to disappoint. Now, first of all, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as baking apples. I guess the reason they are called baking apples is because they are a softer apple, which is nice. I forget the actual name of the apple, though, which is unfortunate. It makes it easier to cook them to mush for applesauce, and takes less time to soften them to the desired consistency in general for any recipe. So, when I received my 10lb bag, I went to work scouring Pinterest for the right recipe. I came across many delicious ones, but in the end, narrowed it down to 3. The first? Apple Strudel Rolls! The second? Apple Crumble! The third? Slow-Cooker Applesauce! Yes, I was a busy girl last weekend with all my apple baking adventures.

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Pesto Swirl Bread Rolls

Pesto Swirl Bread Roll

This past weekend, I decided to go with a savory baking adventure instead of the usual something sweet.  I was inspired after devotedly watching Bread Week on “The American Baking Competition“.  I told you all I was going to make my first attempt at free-form bread this weekend, and I wasn’t about to let you down.  (I’m only three posts in, after all – a little early to be making false promises, don’t ya think?)  Pesto Swirl Bread Rolls were the challenge, and I brought my A-game to the kitchen to tackle it.

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