Here’s a few of the things that have been cooked, baked & made in this household the past few weeks:
I wasn’t sure about these as the recipe just came from an online search I did but, HOLY PUMPKIN GOODNESS! Just the perfect amount of sugar and spice! The drizzled glaze frosting makes the whole cookie. They’re a bit more like a “cake cookie” – of which someone needs to come up with a name for – they’re super soft and melt in your mouth!
With an abundance of apples on my hands and with a hubby who could eat apple sauce for every meal, I decided to jump into autumn cooking with homemade apple sauce! Each batch turns out a bit different but perfectly scrumptious! Just be sure not to over-blend as it can quickly become the consistency of baby food.
I first made this bread back in the summer when our CSA boxes were full of fresh rhubarb. Last week, I re-organized our freezer to accommodate a load of Ohama Steaks we received as a gift from K’s Dad (we’re convinced it’s their insurance that there will be food to eat while they’re here visiting in a few weeks!) and wanted to use up some of the frozen rhubarb I had left-over… so I made a few loaves of this sweetly-tart bread and plan to take to the hospital for the nurses when the baby comes!
Last year, I begged Keith to allow me to go through his old t-shirts that he still wore but were very worn out or had holes in them! Reluctantly he agreed (after a few months)… I told him i would keep them but I’d turn them into a blanket. The boy LOVES blankets on cool days so I figured it was a win-win. I wouldn’t have to see him in a 1994 t-shirt with a picture of the first PC ever and he’d get another cozy blanket in our collection!
Well, it only took me a year and a half to get done (the initial excitement wore off and our fall got a little crazy last year…) but it was on my list to complete before the baby’s born. So last week, while K was studying and in class – I DID IT! It’s done! WOOHOO! I’m happy with it overall, though it’s not as wide as I’d like, but he’s used it every night since I completed it so I suppose that’s a good sign!
Hope you’re enjoying your weekend and baking up some Autumnal Goodness in your kitchen! Not only do goodies fill the belly and bring smiles to others’, but they make your home smell wondrously nice.
“October, here’s to you. Here’s to the heady aroma of the frost-kissed apples, the winey spell of ripened grapes, the wild-as-the-wind smell of hickory nuts and the nostalgic whiff of that first wood smoke.”
– Ken Weber