It’s a new year and a fresh start with blogging. Maybe I’ll finally find time to do what I would like with the blog this year. Until then it’s always fun to start the year off with an In My Kitchen post, hosted by the wonderful Sherry.
The obvious place to begin is with Christmas gifts. As always I received several gifts related to the kitchen. First off are two cookbooks from the boys (though they deny it since Daddy did the shopping for them)! The recipes and photos in both books are drool worthy and I can’t wait to get cooking/baking.
First our summer was insanely busy and then fall arrived. Between back to school, birthdays, swim, Cub Scouts and everything else time escapes me far too quickly. I haven’t found my blogging groove and really need to work on that. In the meantime, I’ll gladly post another In My Kitchen update. This monthly roundup is hosted by the lovely Sherry over at Sherry’s Pickings.
The month of September we had two birthdays. Fortunately my cookbook club for the month was a baking book (Bake From Scratch) and the cake challenge fell right between the two birthdays. I made this super delicious citrus cake to celebrate Josh and Sean’s birthays at my parents’ house. I used a different cream cheese recipe since the one in the book was way to sweet for my taste. Continue reading →
It was another busy month at our house so let’s just jump right in. I was home alone two weekends when the guys all went camping with the Cub Scouts. While the quiet was certainly enjoyable, all the cleaning and organizing wasn’t as fun. It needed to be done though and there was time to play as well.
One of those weekends I tackled our mountain of blood oranges. I zested most of them and made a large batch of arancello. It should be ready just in time for Mother’s Day! I then juiced the oranges and made a blood orange sangria. There was enough juice left to make some mocktails for the boys. The last of the blood oranges were made into a curd.