Right now, I have bread baking in the bread machine, so when I look at these cookie pictures, its like I can smell them.
These are some of the prettiest cookies I have ever made. I don’t usually have the best luck with cookie molds, but I followed the directions on this one exactly, and they came out perfectly the first time! Perfect for Christmas, and even pretty enough to give as a gift.
Something about holiday season makes me want to do puzzles. So instead of a dining table right now, we have a puzzle table.
We munched on a loaf of pumpkin bread all weekend. It made the house smell like a holiday. We also spent a lot of weekend time simmering chili, eating cookie dough, and watching football. What have you been up to?
There was an epic search for a pumpkin the other evening. I guess central Austin is almost out of pumpkins? But we managed to find a few to bring home, and we are planning on carving them tonight. And you can’t carve a pumpkin without pumpkin shaped cookies.
Bundt cakes are one of the scariest cakes, because of the pan. Mixing it up just requires you to follow the directions. Easy enough. But you can follow every direction for preparing the pan, and there is still the heart stopping moment when you turn it over, praying out loud that the sucker will just slide right out.
I flipped this one over, took a time out before I got too frustrated, and I would say 98% finally came out perfectly. The 2% was thankfully more cosmetic than structural, so you can’t even notice. Going into the win column.
Focaccia is fun to make, because you get to poke it and make the little dimples all over. Its also super delicious from the oven. Soft but a little crispy around the edges from the oil. We have a ton of rosemary growing, so I was able to use very fresh herbs. I based mine on this recipe.
Our living room gets a lot of afternoon summer sun, so its the preferred dough rising area, but its been cloudy lately. So I tucked the dough into the blankets to rise.
I think that the herbs we grow smell the best, but I’m extremely biased. I want to try to make a wreath with all our sage soon.
And here we have the final product. I want to start a petition that the fat chunks of pepper is the only pepper allowed. Its my favorite.