November 5, 2009

Welcome to Limboland, Population: ME


Oh hello there! Nice of you to stop by.  I thoughtI would take a moment and share with my current state with you.


November 1, 2009

Homemade Applesauce

The internet has been filled with people’s weekend excursions to apple farms!  I’ve looked at countless pictures of people picking apples, getting apple pies, and cider doughnuts…. It has made me SOO jealous. I WANT TO PICK APPLES! I want fresh doughnuts and apple cider!

So I had a little conversation with my neighbor today. (The neighbor that gives us  peas, butternut squash, tomatoes, APPLES, etc.)   Somehow I charmed her into giving me a whole flat of apples out of a conversation about her deck remodel!  I promised her that I would applesauce RIGHT AWAY.

I wasn’t kidding.  I immediately got into the kitchen and plugged away.

And this is what I came up with!  I must admit, I’ve never followed an actual applesauce recipe.  I just remember what my mom taught me as a kid when we picked apples from my Grandma’s house.  Oh man, I remember that smell!  We were always soo delighted to eat warm applesauce as kids.

When making applesauce, I live by the *taste as you go code.*  It turned out perfectly!  Because  I can’t sit here and write it out,  I figure that I’ll just show you.

Let’s get started!

I started out with a huge bowl of apples.  I think there were at least 12 in there.

apples from neighbors


October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

my lil octobaby

happy halloween!


October 28, 2009

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Look what’s currently sitting on my kitchen counter!

raspberry thumbprints!

And there’s a whole other group of them on the cooling rack…just chillin’


October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Parfaits

pumpkin parfait party

Look at this picture from Gourmet magazine’s website and tell me you do not want this???!?!!!?

Did you click on it?


October 20, 2009

Spiced Bundt Cake

powdered sugar dust

CHINESE. SPICE. POWDER. It’s what pushed me over the edge to make this! I love the complex taste of it, but I’ve only had it in a few savory poultry dishes. So the thought of it being paired with sweet, ginger pieces had me.



October 18, 2009

halloween shows its face

on my mantle!