Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Roll it, Slice it, Bake it


Roll with it, baby.  Unless you're a pumpkin and then we bake with it, baby.  Yes, Baked loves Pumpkin.  And so do I.  Not sure about pumpkin in cinnamon rolls though. But far be it from me to doubt my Baked Boys.  I'm pretty sure they are cool with me calling them that now.  We have a connection me and my Baked Boys.  Well...I met them...and it was magical...okay, it was a book launch and a new bakeshop opening for them.  Yes, I'm a foodie geek.  And I met up with some of my pals from Baked Sunday Mornings to celebrate the new book, Baked Occasions, and the opening of Baked Tribeca (the Baked Boys 2nd bakeshop).  This was another amazing bit of New York City that I got to experience.  I will be sharing that in another post.

Baked Occasions-the 4th Baked cookbook!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

Got Mayo?


A cupcake made with mayonnaise?  "Eww", I heard a voice in my head say.  Um excuse me?  What are the main components of mayonnaise?  Eggs and oil.  Why?  Well, those two things are generally the basis of cupcakes and cakes.  So there!  Sheesh, a little defensive about baking?  I know you are, but what am I?  'Nuff said. 

Now before we get to the recipe, let me just say I LOVE NYC!  Yeah, I was just in NYC.  No biggie.  Just my first time EVER going to NYC!  I don't wanna blow this out of proportion or anything...or exaggerate...but it was TOTES AMAZEBALLS!!

And I am TOTES DEPRESSED that I had to leave NYC.  (I think she liked it.)  Good Grief, Charlie Brown why did we leave?  Well, other than the fact that we couldn't afford to live there, we couldn't afford to live there.  Two good reasons.  You win this one, Chuck.







There were so many great things about this trip.  (Big and small.)  You know when you've wanted something for so long and when you finally got it, you were a little disappointed.  Yeah, we've all experienced that.  But this long awaited dream did NOT disappoint.  NYC lived up to all my expectations.  And I can't wait to go back.  A new blender wouldn't be a disappointment to me either (just sayin').  What?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

A Cupcake of a Muffin


These cupcakes muffins are totes amazing!  Totes!   Sorry, I gave away the ending.  But that's good.  Now you can head over to Baked Sunday Mornings to get the recipe, and get making these muffins!  Seriously!!



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Candy Bar Cookies

Hide and Seek Cookies



This week's recipe is for a cookie.  And rather than a drop cookie or a rolled cookie or pressed cookie (umm I think we get the idea)...well this is a cookie with a surprise in the middle.  It's a surprise and nothing will get that secret out of me.  Nothing.

It's a mini chocolate treat inside the cookie!!  Shut the front door!


 Life is good my baking friends...life is good.  This really cuts down on having to decide whether to have a chocolate treat or a cookie.  Just kidding...there's no or in that situation!


Sunday, September 07, 2014

Chocolate-Chunk Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Eater


Bread pudding!!  Yes, please!  I love bread pudding!  (And exclamation points!)  Oh dear, I can't stop!  So excited!  Let's get started!
Hold the phone.  I have to make bread for the bread pudding?  What the?  I thought I'd just have to get a loaf of bread.  Well this changes everything.  Yes, everything.  (If everything is this recipe.)  In my day, we made bread pudding with a loaf of day old bread.  Sorry, I just had a birthday and I think I may have hit the 'I remember when' age.  Why we used to have to walk a mile uphill to get a loaf of bread.  Sorry...again.  Let's get started for real now.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Banana Bread Gone Wild


How could I say no to this?!  Peanut butter, bananas oh and there are chocolate chips in it too.  OH SNAP!  Oh snap indeed, dear sir.

I didn't get to make last week's recipe, Chocolate Banana Tart, so I've got the bananas on hand.  Actually, I had enough for that recipe (had I made it) and a couple of loaves of this bread. (And the rest of the bananas were going in the freezer.)  I got a huge bag of ripe bananas last week at the grocery store.  I hate not having ripe bananas in the freezer (as one never knows when a banana bread craving will strike).

This recipe couldn't have been easier.  Well, it probably could have been.  But I think when no mixers are involved, it is pretty darn easy.  (Whoa, watch the language there, Missy.)
When I read the recipe, my mind was kinda blown.  Peanut butter in my banana bread?  Chocolate chips are one thing, but peanut butter?  Oh sure, I've eaten peanut butter and banana sandwiches in my yout.(That's youth for anyone not familiar with the movie My Cousin Vinnie.)  But in my banana bread??  Mind blown.



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Oh Chocolate, My Chocolate


Cookies!  Woot, woot!  I haven't made cookies in like...forever...forever...forever! (I thought.)  But I figured I should perhaps take a look and see just how long it has been.  Yeah, I looked back and saw this blog from June 15.  Two months can seem like a long time, especially when cookies are involved (and chocolate).



These cookies sound good.  Real good.  I'm unsure about the mint; I've never baked with mint extract. (That could of course be a lie, since I was sure I hadn't baked cookies in, and I quote, 'forever...forever...forever'.)