Monthly Archives: September 2008

Fall is near

Today started with some pumpkin spice cupcakes. These are probably the first cupcakes I ever made, and they’re still one of my favorites. Though I usually just go with the plain white frosting, I had a bit of fun decorating these for a friend’s birthday. Also, learned a lesson today: it is a lot more difficult to transport on a bicycle than you might think.

For dinner tonight I made lentil loaf with mashed potatoes and nutritional yeast gravy. My boyfriend has been working very hard lately so I’ve been trying to make some special dinners in the past week, including penne a la vodka and bubble and squeak. I have to say that the gravy turned out super good. I’ve made lentil loaf before and while this was still really good, I think my lentil cooking skills this time were not quite there. Overall though, delicious dinner, with lots of leftovers. Yum.

Another really exciting thing for me is that I got some yarn that I’ve had my eye on for quite some time now. Turns out to be perfect timing, because it’s just the time of year to really get knitting.

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Donuts


I’ve been so busy lately with a ton of things, I really want to put some of that energy into baking. Last night I made donuts! Damn they were so good. It was my first time frying anything like that, so as the oil heated up, a few may have been over done. They still tasted delicious. I definitely want to try out some other glazes. Maple perhaps?

Anyway, there are a ton of things I want to make so here’s a list to keep myself on track:

cinnamon rolls
peanut butter cups
marshmallows!
molten chocolate babycakes

I did make some coconut lime mini bundts that didn’t really make it out of the pan, despite being well greased. They tasted pretty good anyway, even though I’m really not the biggest coconut fan.

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Busy bee!

I have been so busy lately I haven’t had a chance to post anything, but not for lack of baking. Recent treats include vanilla yogurt pound cake, chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese filling and monster chocolate chip cookies (my personal favorite of the group, but the pound cake was great too).

I wanted to thank everyone for voting for my cupcakes in the iron cupcake contest. I didn’t win but I got a good number of votes so I’m happy. I got a lot of really great feedback from everyone, which was really inspiring. Next month’s challenge ingredient is basil, so we’ll see what I can do with that.

Been working on big projects lately, too big for this blog even, but good things are in the works. More to come!

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