Happy Wednesday friends! I wanted to squeeze a few more pumpkin recipes in before the season ends so here’s another one. I’m not sure if the markets are still carrying pumpkin cream cheese. If they are, you should definitely buy a package and make this. I’m not big on cheesecake in general because they’re huge and so rich (I’m thinking Cheesecake Factory here…). I’m a firm believer in everything in moderation. But cheesecake bars, I love. They’re smaller and for me, it’s plenty to remedy any sweet cravings you may be having.
I’m not much of a kneader. Yeast and kneading terrifies me. I know it sounds silly but I haven’t had the best of luck with them. I will eventually get to them again but in the meantime, I like to take shortcuts. Pizza is always a good meal for when I’m lazy and don’t feel much like cooking. Yes, I can be a moody cook at times. But aren’t we all sometimes?
I originally was going to call this a breakfast cake but was worried no one would buy this as a breakfast cake since it’s full of candy. I suppose if you want it for breakfast, you could. Chris and I certainly did munch on this for breakfast with our coffee and it was delicious!
A few weeks ago, Chris and I splurged and bought ourselves a one-touch espresso machine. We’ve had our Starbucks Barista machine for over 10 years and thought it was time to retire it. It was a great machine but it was manual and cumbersome. Technology has come a long way. Now you can make a great espresso drink with a touch of a button! What used to be a 20-minute process to make a latte now only takes a couple minutes!
I think I have found a new love. And that’s these blondies. They may look ordinary but they taste extraordinary! You’ll know what I’m talking about once you sink your teeth into these. And you can’t just stop at one.
I can’t remember the last time I baked with apples. It must have been about a year ago. So today’s recipe is an apple recipe (duh!) with Biscoff. Who doesn’t love Biscoff? If you haven’t tried Biscoff, I urge you to hurry up and get yourself a jar. You can get it on Amazon, Target or Cost Plus World Market, to name a few. It’s fantastic in baking, on toast, or you can just eat it straight from the jar. I currently have 5 jars in my pantry, that’s how much I love it.
Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Well, my home is finally company-ready. Or should I say ready for my mother-in-law? I spent a good part of the weekend cleaning and cooking. I’m exhausted! I wish someone would cook and clean for me!
My mother-in-law is engaged! This is her third marriage and I hope it’ll be a happily ever after for her. Chris and I have been together for almost 15 years and it has been a wonderful and blissful union. I hope she finds the same with her new fiancé. She sounded really happy over the phone about being engaged to a man she has known for 20 years. I’m happy that she’s happy. She deserves it. She’ll be visiting us with her new fiancé next Tuesday. I know, odd day but they’re only in town for a day. This means I’ll be cleaning the house this weekend.
Last week, I got bitten by a spider. I don’t even know how it happened. A section of my arm swelled up like a silver dollar. It was nasty! It itched and throbbed all at the same time. I had to constantly wash the punctured area before applying my ointment. It was just unpleasant. The swelling finally went down a couple of days ago but there’s a bruise-like discoloration. Eeeeeew! That was my excitement for last week.
I generally prefer to bake from scratch. But on those days when you don’t have the time to be bothered with measuring, these baking mixes sure come in handy! I love Trader Joe’s baking mixes. They never have those hydrogenated soybean oil or any preservatives in their mixes. With this particular baking mix, they also have corn kernels, which is nice because it actually gave the cornbread more texture and flavor.