Tuesday, November 24, 2009

TWD: All in One Holiday Bundt Cake

This was a pretty good one. My family liked it and so did all my neighbors. I LOVED the fresh cranberries. I of course added some things. If it was all in one I might as well really make it all. The girls begged me to use their ideas of marshmallows and m&m's, but I did refrain. I ended up adding orange zest to the sugar which livened up the whole thing. I also added chocolate chips and they made it oh so yummy! I thought white chips would be good, but I did not have any on hand. All in all I liked it. I also loved that it was easy enough for my kiddos to sit and stir and stir and it did not ruin the treat.

For the recipe visit The Nitty Britty

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

TWD: Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies

I was excited to see that Pamela from Cookies with Boys (a blog name I love and completely identify with) chose Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice cookies. Molasses cookies are some of our favorite and it was fun to try a new recipe.

First of all, the dough was amazing! I feel like I would eaten all the dough if I didn't have to post pics of the cookies! It was buttery and yummy and had the perfect amount of spice. I debated whether or not I would add the black pepper, but in the end I did it and my husband loved it! It wasn't too much for the boys and I took the cookies to book club where they were loved by all.

If I could change one thing about this recipe, I really love a cookie that has a chewy texture to it. This seemed to be a little more crunch for my preference, although the great flavor made up for the crunch. This is a recipe that will definitely be made again in our house, especially during the holidays! Check out Pamela's blog for the full recipe!

TWD-Cran-Apple Crisp

Fall. One of my very favorite times of the year. What could be more Fall than apples and cranberries? I actually made this last November, not long after getting Baking: From My Home to Yours, because it looked like such a great recipe.

Well Fall has come again and with it the chance to make the Cran-Apple Crisp again. Mmmmm! I actually made a double batch, one for my neighbor's dinner party, and a small one for our family. This is an easy and delicious recipe. I love the ginger in the crisp. It adds a lovely zing. My neighbor served it hot, with homemade pumpkin ice cream on top. That sounded delicious to me, something I might try next year.

This is a real winner of a recipe. I haven't been able to upload a picture yet, but might get to it tomorrow. If you are interested in the full recipe, head on over to The Repressed Pastry Chef. You won't be disappointed!