Breakfast · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts with Maple Glaze

Once upon a time, long, long ago, in 2011, a girl who had just started her baking blog made homemade raspberry pop-tarts, posted them, and had her first ever post really go “viral.”  Not real viral.  Not Susan Boyle singing “I Dreamed a Dream” viral, but definitely Pinterest viral.  It got hundreds of thousands of hits,… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts with Maple Glaze

Breakfast · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

The Best Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Glaze

It’s August 22nd, 80° in Seattle, and I pulled out the pumpkin today.  Personally, I feel like I have shown tremendous restraint.  I’ve wanted to start baking fall/pumpkin spiced things for at least a month now.  I can’t wait any longer. Somebody try and stop me. Consequences for early fall baking are as follows: House… Continue reading The Best Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Glaze

bars · brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

Oh joy, football season is upon us, and it is my absolute favorite time of year.  Time to cheer my Seahawks on to victory, bundle up in cute scarves and tall boots, eat pumpkin-spiced things, and narrowly avoid rear-ending somebody 4 times a day because I am so easily distracted by the beautiful fall leaves.… Continue reading Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Shannon’s Dutch Apple Pie

I really love apple pie.  Like really love it.  It is up there with Christmas, puppy breath, coffee, and Disneyland on my list of very favorite things in the entire world. It is practically perfect in every way. Dutch apple pie is one of my favorite variations.  I love the buttery, brown sugary crunchy topping… Continue reading Shannon’s Dutch Apple Pie

bars · Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

It appears that summer may be skipping the pacific northwest this year.  I think our average high has been about 70.  This is not a complaint, on the contrary, I’m super happy about it, I’m just telling it like it is.  Hopefully it will mean lots and lots of snow for us in the fall… Continue reading Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Side Dishes & Salads

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

A thousand apologies, oh patient ones.  I have been completely distracted from blogging activities by my discovery of Game of Thrones.  If there are two things I’m just not into when it comes to entertainment, it’s fantasy and gratuitous gore and violence. The fact the Game of Thrones is full of dragons, armies of dead… Continue reading Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breads · Breakfast · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Kick-Ass Pumpkin Bread

Raise your hand if you went to high school for a couple of years in the late nineties and signed everybody’s yearbook with “Have a kick ass summer!”  That’s how this pumpkin bread is.  Totally kick-ass. No, this blog hasn’t turned into Thug Kitchen, I’m just seriously so in love with this bread that I… Continue reading Kick-Ass Pumpkin Bread