Halloween Cookies

I always love decorating cookies for whatever holiday is coming up, but this is one of those activities where I just let others take care of setting up and I have all the fun. The one time I tried to make cut-out cookies in the past, I just used refrigerated sugar cookie dough and it was kind of a spread-out mess. But really, if all of these other people can make normal cookies in fun cut-out shapes for my decorating enjoyment, is it really THAT hard to get them to come out right? No, it’s not that hard. I just have to follow directions and not “wing it” the first time I try to do something new.


Pumpkin Fudge

This is one of the first things that I found to pin on my new Pinterest board, and it got made very soon after. And then it got taken to work and was gone *like that*. When I was first cutting it up and tasting it, I wasn’t so sure if it was going to be a keeper. Compared to other fudge recipes that I’ve made, I felt like this one was a little dry. But it definitely grew on me, and my coworkers seemed to really enjoy it (and a couple even asked for the recipe). Plus, I love that it’s just a different kind of fall treat – I’ll get around to pumpkin pie and pumpkin cookies and pumpkin bread, but pumpkin fudge! Who would have thought of such a thing! No modifications this time, so here’s the recipe


Ginger Peach Cobbler

*Was I so consumed with watching the original (and how much do I hate that I have to say “the original” now) Footloose on Sunday night that I forgot to post? Yes, that happened.

So it’s obviously fall, but I had to get this last summery recipe in. And thank goodness, because it’s just… well… let’s just say that this is the only thing that I have eaten today and it has now gone to a better place. Well, mostly better. Not gonna lie, some of it ended up on the bottom of my oven because even though I’ve been baking for a few years now, I haven’t quite grasped the concept that I can’t WISH a dish not to overflow its container when I so clearly have filled that container with way too much batter.


Small Batch Apple-Butterscotch Blondies

I had every intention of making a peach cobbler this week. They were down to one small section of peaches left at the grocery store, I have the recipe sitting out on my counter, and my new little cast-iron skillet is just begging to be put to use. And then I got distracted by Southern Living and their online slide show of so many delicious desserts with apples in them. Because, you know, it’s fall and fall = apples, not peaches. Well, sorry peaches, I hope a couple of you can last in my fridge and not get eaten until next weekend… but I doubt I can hold out that long.