Monday, October 22, 2012
I really love going to farmers markets, there are usually so many different fruits, vegetables, and crafts that you don't see everyday in a retail store or a grocery store. If they are in the store then they are from somewhere far away usually so one of the definite benefits of a farmers markets is that the food is typically grown locally. I have a farmer's market near my house where everything is grown within a 30 mile radius I think, pretty cool if you ask me.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I'm simultaneously working on Christmas treats and Halloween treats in my head most of the time. I've been trying out some recipes this week and thought I had an awesome Halloween treat but the result wasn't what I wanted so I need to keep working on it. On the other hand, I made this cake which is filled with white chocolate ganache, frosted with dark chocolate frosting, and composed of fluffy peppermint cake!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Caramel apples are one of the great foods of fall. They're also easy and so much fun to make! I love that you can put any toppings that you want to on them and there are a lot of toppings to choose from. One of my favorite apples is the Caramel Apple Pie Apple. It's dipped in caramel, then white chocolate, and rolled in cinnamon graham cracker crumbs. Want some?
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Caramel is one of my favorite flavors (chocolate optional), I love it pretty much any way it can be eaten. My husband actually came up with the idea of making the caramel and chocolate popcorn and I am so glad he did. It is so. good. A nice light crunchy coating of caramel with a little bit of chocolate on it really adds to the flavor. This would be great for a snack bowl for Fall or as gifts in little bags.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Orange pinwheel cookies are the perfect addition to a Halloween party dessert tray. They have a hint of orange flavor and for a second I almost called them Spooky Orange Cookies because of their swirls. I've been working a lot on Christmas themed treats lately and I figured since it was October and all that I should probably come up with some fun Halloween desserts. Cookies definitely travel the best and are the easiest to take to friends. They're also already individual and don't need cutting, like a cake. Although I do love cake.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Soft, chewy, and slightly sweet are the three words that come to mind when I think about these cookies. They would make a beautiful holiday gift, partly because they're filled with cranberries and white chocolate, which are always delicious. The best part is that they're quick to make too, no chilling in the refrigerator and waiting. Just mix, scoop, bake, cool. Easy? yes. These would also be a lovely addition to an assorted cookie tray.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Welcome to October everyone! Are we all ready for warm and cozy food now? I am. Carrot cake is a big deal in our house. It is well loved by my husband and my son who both actually love pretty much anything with carrots. For my sons second birthday I made him a carrot orange cake which was devoured immediately. These carrot cake cinnamon rolls are lightly sweetened and filled with carrots which is why they are so delicious! When I saw the recipe I had to make it. Had. To.