baking season

Friday, October 16, 2015

Its here! Baking season.  A time for full cupboards, extra sticks of butter, chocolate morsels and pumpkin puree!  Sweet casseroles, sugar in every form, glorious spices, & buttermilk, because who really keeps that in their fridge on the reg?! I bake more in the cooler months than I do the rest of the year -- baking a batch of cookies or bread and giving it away gives me all the feels -- its my love language.  A warm kitchen, flour dusted counters and cheeks, a sink full of measuring cups, a desperate corgi waiting for anything to fall, and that delicious happy smell wafting through the house -- quite a picturesque scene I would say.  Heart eyes for sure.

Coinciding with my love of baking is the desire to still try to fit in my skinny jeans, so really I say thank you; thank you for taking these treats off my hands and out of my house.  

This year I started my baking season in September, with pumpkin chocolate chip bread and haven't looked back since.

As of late --

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies -- 2 batches successfully made and given away! I only ate four{ish}  The key to the perfect cookie?  Adding extra chocolate chips to the top while just out of the oven! 
 Pumpkin Spice Truffles-- oohhhh man.  Pumpkin, spices, cream cheese, grahams, chocolate! Make these, thats all I have to say.  Also, don't make me choose -- white chocolate or dark, both favorites.
 Jalapeño Cornbread muffins -- from scratch!  paired with a steaming bowl of chili is truly the perfect fall meal to me.

Did you notice? all my baking recipes normally come from here!  Check her out if you haven't already.  And with that I'm out to run off those truffles/cookies I devoured last weekend.  hashtag worth it.

What are your favorite things to bake during these cooler months?  Any tips, secret ingredients, or tasty treats I must try?!


1 comment:

  1. Well, baking isn't really my thing so I don't have any recipes for you, but I will tell you about some of my favorites that weren't made by me! At the state fair last weekend, I tried a pecan pie cupcake. It was soooo delicious! It had the awesome flavor of pecan pie but the texture of a cupcake. And it was topped with a vanilla cream cheese icing. My favorite fall baked good would have to be the pumpkin roll that I usually buy from the grocery store.