Entries Tagged 'Adventures in Baking'

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Brown Sugar Shortbread Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Brown Sugar Shortbread Crust

I woke up this morning thinking about making pumpkin pie bars.  I’ve never made anything quite like this before, but Phil has been asking for pumpkin pie for a month now and I’m one of those people who only bakes pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  To me it just seems wrong to eat it any other day of the year.  But these are slightly different than pumpkin pie and they satisfied his craving without me having to break tradition.  Continue reading →

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Whole Wheat Pigs in a Blanket with Cheddar Cheese

Whole Wheat Pigs in a Blanket

I haven’t been cooking much lately because we’ve been so busy, but every once in a while I get an urge to make something strange like these whole wheat pigs in a blanket.  They made a fun and fairly quick lunch and were surprisingly delicious.  I wasn’t planning on writing about them, but they turned out to be really tasty, so why not share? Continue reading →

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Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

MIni Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Muffins

Praline Pumpkin Cake with whipped Cream Frosting

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread

Pumpkin Maple Sourdough Cake

Sweet and Sour Grilled Pumpkin

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll

Pumpkin Doughnuts and Doughnut Holes

It’s time for pumpkin recipes again!  Click any of the photos above to be taken to the recipe.  Enjoy!


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Blueberry Biscuits?

Buttermilk Blueberry Scones out of the oven

Life has been crazy lately.  The days that I would love to be cooking, baking, and blogging, I am busy with these crazy life things. The days that I have free, I end up sick in bed or busy playing catch up around the house.  You’ve had months like that, right?  Well today I decided to turn things around and give myself the entire day to play around in the kitchen and get inspired again.  When I need a lift, baking is always a great place to start. Continue reading →

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Homemade Hot Dog Buns

Homemade Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns

Yesterday I had a craving for grilled hot dogs.  It doesn’t happen often, but when a craving for a childhood treat comes on, sometimes it’s very difficult to shake.  So, yesterday afternoon I decided we would grill hot dogs for dinner.  The problem was that I didn’t want to eat store-bought buns.  I don’t eat bread as often as I used to and if I was going to splurge and eat a hot dog bun (or two), I wanted them to be good ones.  The obvious choice was to make some from scratch, but I only had a few hours and most of the bread I make at home takes much longer than that.  I needed to find a recipe that was both delicious and quick, so I turned to my trustworthy baking friends on Twitter and asked for recommendations. Continue reading →

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Pumpkin Maple Sourdough Cake

Sourdough Pumpkin-Maple Cake

Welcome back to Doughvember! This week, Linda and I are giving away sourdough-related prizes, so keep reading if you’re interested in today’s giveaway.  Have you had any sourdough adventures yet this month?  I’m saving my bread baking for the second half of the month, but this week I decided to experiment with using sourdough starter to replace part of the flour and water in a simple pumpkin cake. Continue reading →

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Welcome to Doughvember

Remember how I invited you on that sourdough journey in September?  You were so patient with my daily updates as I created a new sourdough starter and demonstrated how to make a loaf of sourdough bread from scratch.  Well, here we go again. Continue reading →

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How to Make Sourdough Bread

Fresno Sourdough

It took a week to get to this point, but today I have two loaves of delicious fresh sourdough from my new starter.  If you’re just tuning in and want to learn how I created my sourdough starter, begin here.

Even though I’ve been making sourdough bread from scratch for over 5 years, it still amazes me that something so delicious can come from only 3 ingredients:  flour, water, and salt.  I didn’t use any special equipment to make this bread – it was mixed and kneaded by hand and baked in a home oven on a regular sheet pan.  Anyone can do this. Continue reading →

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