Hey y’all! How’s it going? It’s been a while since we’ve chatted. What’s new with you?
I am just doing the whole mothering thing over here for the most part. Playgrounds have been our hangout of choice. I love meeting other mom’s, dad’s and grandparents and it’s fun to see James interacting with new friends as well. It always feels equally awkward and exciting to meet new people. Maybe it’s an adult thing because James will happily latch on to other kids at the playground and not think twice. Ha!
I can’t believe tomorrow is the first day of September, does that mean we can start celebrating all things pumpkin and apple?
I’m usually ready to get a kickstart on the fall season but this year I feel myself hanging onto the sweet days of summer. I love all of the outdoor time James and I have been spending and I’m thinking we will both miss it when the seasons change.
Let’s talk allergies. Blah. I’m getting hit hard this year on the allergy front. Anyone else suffering with the sniffles? Allergies are the worst.
On a brighter note, what’s on your fall baking list?
Here’s a look at mine so far…
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins: I’m thinking they will be a great snack for all of us this fall, they look easy and healthy which is just what we need to balance out all of the other treats we’ll be eating!
Cinnamon Crunch Bread: This bread looks like a cinnamon roll in bread form and I am a HUGE fan of cinnamon rolls! I also love a bread that turns into great french toast and this screams delicious french toast to me.
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting: My go-to fall recipe for years now. Whenever I bring these cupcakes to a party they are a huge hit! Super moist, bursting with sweet pumpkin flavor, and topped with the creamiest melt-in-your mouth frosting.
Cranberry Whipped Goat Cheese: If you love both cranberry and goat cheese then this looks like a must-make for you too! We don’t do a lot of appetizers around here but I’ll have to keep this in mind for a topping on fall salads or to bring to a party.
Fuji Apple Chicken Salad: Speaking of salad, are there any Panera fuji apple salad fans out there? I’ve been making a homemade version of that salad for a while now and stumbled on this recipe recently for those that want to follow an exact replica. I am so ready to put this salad back on the menu, but trying to hold off a few more weeks!
Baked Apple Cider Donuts: Oops I forgot that I titled this a “baking” list and then got carried away with cheese and salads. For those of you that need more donuts in your life (me!) how about a baked version…I plan to eat multiple fried apple fritter this year, so we’ll see how a baked donut compares. By the looks of these, I have high hopes.
Spiced Apple Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze: For those of us looking to hold on to summer while also diving head first into fall, this bread looks like a perfect combination of both. I hope to make it before zucchini season is over.
I’m starting to get that fall baking itch and can’t wait to make some of the goodies I’ve listed above. I hope you’re all enjoying the last day of August! Talk soon 🙂
Question of the Day: What’s on your fall baking list?