Does anyone else get all tingly with excitement when cranberries start appearing in grocery stores again? Anyone? ....Anyone? Ok, maybe that's overstating it a bit, but really and truly, I love cranberries. Especially in baked goods.
And one of my very favorite ways to bake with cranberries is in my favorite cranberry pumpkin bread.
As a fun follow-up to Monday's acorn craft round-up, here's an acorn craft so easy that the kids can do it. And who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter?
I absolutely love apple fritters. More than apple cider, more than cider donuts, they are, to me, the perfect fall treat. The ones that are a big, bready lump are ok, but the kind that calls to me with a sweet siren's song is the ring-shaped variety. I want a lot of apple in my apple fritters.
I generally choose salty treats over sweet ones, but when you combine sweet and salty...holy cow, I'm in heaven!
Prime example: salted caramel anything. Like this Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting. If there's any icing I'd eat by the spoonful, it would be this one.
It's September! That means it's fall, and we can bring out all the fabulous pumpkin stuff, right? That might be wishful thinking here in Phoenix, where it's supposed to reach a high of 108 degrees today, but it's not going to stop me from whipping up a batch of delicious (and for me, optimistic) pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing.
These cookies are soft, fluffy, perfectly spiced, moist--in a word, INCREDIBLE.
Looking for a tasty, EASY treat for a nautical/mermaid/ocean type party? The kids at the Rain Gutter Regatta birthday party loved these Nilla Wafer oysters.
No baking required! Takes only seconds! And seriously, the kids adored them.
What better treat for a children's nautical Rain Gutter Regatta birthday party than goldfish crackers?
Nothing. Goldfish crackers are awesome. Especially when they're homemade and bursting with amazing cheese flavor.
I told you I was having fun developing different biscotti recipies! I was having iced coffee, and wanted something with a more summery flavor, and hit upon the idea of a strawberries and cream kind of twist on biscotti.
Strawberries and Cream Biscotti Recipe:
I have always loved fruit leather; it was my favorite treat when I was a little kid. (And, um, it's still way up there on my list, if I'm being honest.)
My girls love the commercial variety, of course, but I stumbled on an old cookbook on my shelves the other day, The Taming of the C.A.N.D.Y. Monster.