The first post of the new year. How was everyone’s holiday’s? Too short? I agree. I wanted more time to bake and more people to bake for. However, I did get a chance to bake these cupcakes as my first baked good of the year. All the cupcake recipes that I have tried from scratch never turned out too great, so I had to try a classic cupcake. I heard so many good things about this recipe, that I just had to try it.
Making a lot of sweets can be oh so much fun, but it’s nice to have a little break from all of the sugar. This is where these biscuits come in. I am a big fan of biscuits. Every time I go to a holiday dinner or a restaurant, I always have to have a piece of bread with my meal, especially if they’re fresh out of the oven.
I used to not like baking at night, just because I would hate to wash the dishes when I feel like just resting and watch a good movie. Now that I have made quite a few baked goods for work, where I had to make them in the evening, it’s not so bad. I’m just a little tired in the morning, but it can be done! I still prefer baking in the day so that I can much better pictures. What’s your preference? Baking in the morning or the evening?
I wanted to make these muffins for my first trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving, but I can’t take food on the airplane, so I just settled for having them for breakfast before my trip. I was half expecting them to taste really sweet, like the chocolate muffins you get at Costco. I was very wrong. It was a more subtle taste of chocolate and the surprise of chocolate chunks on the inside. I kind of wished I used more chocolate chunks, because the burst of chocolate is a wonderful thing.
Do you remember when I made Pumpkin muffins last week? Well, I had some leftover buttermilk from this recipe and wanted to make something else with it. Ah… leftover ingredients are the best. They’re just begging to be used up! So there I was this past Monday, searching for a good recipe to use this for. I came across a recipe for Buttermilk Pound Cake.
Since it’s fall, and nothing says fall like pumpkins, I decided to make something out of pumpkins. I used to hate eating anything with pumpkin in it, just because the taste was so foreign to me. Then one holiday dinner, many years ago, I decided to give pumpkin pie another try. I had it with Cool Whip, and loved it. That just goes to show that you might like something that you used to hate.