Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TWD catch up

I haven't been able to make the devilish shortcakes chosen this week by Tania of Love Big, Bake Often but they sound wonderful and I hope I get the chance to make them!  I have, however, made most of last month's recipes but just haven't gotten to post b/c of busyness.

So here they are:

Chosen by Emily of Sandmuffin: All-American, All-Delicious Apple Pie

I've got to say that this is my favorite of the bunch--I also made Dorie's pie crust and LOVE it...afraid it's going to have to replace my go-to recipe!   The only thing I changed is to use cornstarch instead of tapioca & to omit the lemon zest.  I've made this recipe 4 times--for a Thanksgiving dinner at my parents house for international students at WKU, for my Bible study Thanksgiving dinner, and also for Thanksgiving w/hub's family.  Crazy as it is to say, I had never made apple pie before! This is definitely a keeper though--and hubs' favorite!

Chosen by Janelle of Mortensen Family Memories: Caramel Pumpkin Pie
I was kinda "eh" about this...I used the rum as posted in the recipe--I always forget that Dorie makes really boozy desserts--and it was a bit too strong for my liking.  It mellowed a bit after a few days, but I think if I make this again I will definitely use apple juice in place of the rum!

Chosen by Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen: Not-just-for-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread Cake
I made this one for Thanksgiving with my family and they LOVED it!  My mom said this was the kind of dessert that she always wanted to make :)  I thought it was very easy as well!

(Check out the links to the blogs for the recipes)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Butch does this!

glad we aren't the only household w/a dog who digs in the bowl...but it would have been nice to know about this casting--Butch could have been famous!!  (she does it whenever she is hot or over excited...)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

TWD peanuttiest blondies

This week Nicole of Bakeologie chose the Peanuttiest Blondies f/m page 119 of BFMHTY.

Well, sadly these are kindof a fail for me.  I baked them for the suggested minimum 40 minutes and the edge pieces are like rocks!!  my teeth hurt from trying to eat one :(

The batter was fabulous, so I think if I bake them less they will be perfect--and I may try that very soon!  Kinda bummed about this big plate of blondies that are too hard to eat, but I'm thinking that would be fabulous ground up in the food processor and used as a cookie crust for something delicious...

Thanks for the pick Nicole (check her blog for the recipe), and everyone be sure to check the TWD lyl post to see if they didn't become rocks for someone else!