Another of my awesome baking-related Christmas presents this year was silicon cupcake cups. This may not seem revolutionary, but they’re in some very happy colors, and I have a really bad habit of deciding to make cupcakes or muffins only to realize, once the batter is made, that I don’t have any paper cupcake cups on hand. Enter silicon baking cups – never again will I have to run to CVS only to find out that CVS doesn’t carry cupcake liners! When trying to decide what to make in my new silicon liners, I wanted to make something that I …
I think the only good thing that comes out of the Patriots not being in the Super Bowl is that while the game is on, I’ll be able to get work done. Which means I was able to spend a good amount of the afternoon baking. And, more importantly, baking a recipe my roommate sent me probably in October: Apple Cider Donuts.
I love breakfast. It combines everything I like in a single meal. Eggs. Cheese. Bacon. Carbs. Sweets. It can be warm and savory. It can be refreshing and simple. Many things that normally would not necessarily qualify as a meal find their way into breakfast. Smoothies, which are really just glorified frappes, become nutritious at breakfast. French toast, which we should all just admit is a vehicle for syrup and sugar, is a mainstay at any self-respecting breakfast establishment. It really is a surprisingly versatile meal.
I decided to be selfish this weekend. Usually, I love to bake things for other people. I bring treats into work and they disappear before 2nd period. I bring treats to my classes and my students remember that I can be cool on occasion. I bring treats to friends and make more friends. But this week I decided to make something only I would get to eat: granola bars.
Happy Diwali! Sorry for the Monday morning rather than Sunday afternoon post – but I don’t have school today so for me its like a Sunday. And I don’t have school Thursday. And I don’t have school Friday. And I don’t have school next Monday. Life of a school teacher in November.
I love the Fall. I say that about every season, but Fall has the best smells. And after baking this pumpkin bread, I’ve been leaving my apartment just so I can walk back in and smell the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
My boyfriend was visiting for the weekend again this weekend, and earlier this week he sent me a link for a whole wheat biscuit recipe he wanted to try, asking if it would work for my blog. I love biscuits, but I also love sweets, so we compromised and made them into chocolate biscuits. Unlike my other recipes, these are actually pretty good for you (no butter!), but probably not in the quantity we decided to eat them.