For a couple months now I’ve been joining Deborah Balint of Rainy Day Bites on Instagram for a monthly cookbook club. Each month Deborah chooses a new cookbook and anyone who wants to join in can cook along and post photos.
Needless to say I’ve come across many delicious recipes this way and so I decided to share some with you. Today I’m going to share this recipe for Bounty Brownies from Home Baked by Yvette van Boven.
Another month has come and gone. I’m very excited about it being August, it means the boys start school soon!! Yeah me!! I may get my sanity back yet. If nothing else I’ll at least be able to enjoy the silence for a short while. Sean will be in preschool for the first time and only gone mornings, but that alone is enough time away from him to get more done. Plus he talks ALL THE TIME, I look forward to it being a little more quiet.
So with another month under our belts it’s time for an In My Kitchen post. Our gracious host Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial is busy with family so instead of clicking on the usual links in the sidebar look for everyone’s links in the comments section of her post.
Last month I forgot a few things for my In My Kitchen post so I’ll get them in this month. My parents moved up to their newly renovated mountain house full time in June. This means they downsized TREMENDOUSLY, thus resulting in my getting first pick of everything they were getting rid of. Among those goodies are this handmade cup and saucer set, a Limoges set (actually two sets as my set was somehow still at their house…Mom and I got them at a flea market in Paris years ago), and these lovely tartelette pans. We already used them for fruit tarts Father’s Day.
As I mentioned before I am now a little hooked on gingerbread paired with orange. This is my version of a dessert we had on Thanksgiving at The Biltmore Estate. What better way to say Merry Christmas than with a snow topped chocolate gingerbread bundt cake?
This is my favorite bundt pan for the holidays. It reminds me of a snow topped European building once the powdered sugar is sprinkled on top. It’s so simple and festive.
Where did the time go? How is it only two days until Thanksgiving?! Ewan just had his birthday this past weekend so things have been crazy busy here. Thanksgiving always comes too quickly for me since his birthday is right before the big day. A couple years ago his birthday was on Thanksgiving and that made things easier, his birthday meal and dessert were just all part of the super duper big day.
Ewan also had his Thanksgiving program at school so I baked an apple pie. Then his birthday treat for school another day. Birthday cake and cookies for the big day…you get the idea, I’ve been busy baking and cooking. It is actually a relief that I don’t need to cook for Thanksgiving this year. We are going out for the first time ever. We are headed up to the mountains and will have our meal at the Biltmore Estate. Continue reading →
It is offcially summer break now! To start it off a bit rocky my husband had to leave the country for business the very first full day of break. That’s right, me and three rambunctious boys alone for nearly seven days. This calls for baking and keeping their mouths full. For our first morning without Daddy we made these muffins. They were a huge hit. Sean declared them “the bestest muffins ever”!
They provided the boys with enough energy to play outside and help in the garden. I planted some more zucchini and yellow squash seeds. Just because! I pulled up two big areas of lettuce last weekend and figured why not try to grow something it those spots. It is still a little early for the pumpkins seeds to go in and squash was the answer. We’ll see if it grows.
I was a little surprised to go through the blog stats recently and discover that the white chocolate raspberry jam is the most viewed post. Don’t get me wrong, it is so incredibly delicious and easy, I just didn’t realize that many people would be interested in a homemade jam. In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up I have another jam for you, chocolate strawberry. After all, chocolate covered strawberries are heavenly!