Pumpkin Butter Cinnamon Rolls

December 10th, 2010

As soon as I saw this Basic Roll Recipe, I knew that I had to try them… when the exam stress was getting to me last week, I broke out the flour, yeast, butter and got to work…I decided to make them into Pumpkin Butter Cinnamon Rolls using this recipe but substituting the apple butter for the pumpkin butter and topped with a simple vanilla glaze…exactly the sugar rush I needed!

Ginny’s Holiday Gift Guide!

December 2nd, 2010

With the holidays coming, there are gift guides everywhere… Some of my favorites include the Kitchn, Chow, Epicurious and Real Simple

although I’ve done all my shopping, I love looking for some new foodie things for me to lust after… So, I thought perhaps, I would share a few of my favorite things… in case you need some ideas!

Himalayan Salt Blocks:  These would be perfect for any foodie or entertainer that wants to try a new way of preparation of food (you can put them directly on the burner and cook on it) or presentation of a dish.

Pigeon Toe Ceramics Nesting Bowls:  I love these!  So beautiful!  hint! hint!

Fred & Friends Babushkups Glasses:  These are so cute!  If I didn’t break glasses all the time, I would totally get these.

Life Bowl:  Just look at that glaze!!!

Tartine:  This is my favorite cookbook!  Everything I’ve made comes out looking and tasting great.

Stocking Stuffers

Be Happy Linen Towel: I bought it for myself but then had to get my mom one too!  So cheerful and happy!

Wickles: Sweet and Spicy Pickles!  Aaron brought these into my life and they are perfect for anyone who loves pickles.

Vanilla Bean Paste: A must for a baker!   Once you start using it, you will never go back.

Yoga Cookie Cutters: What is better than yoga?  better than cookies?  yoga position cookies!

Getting out of a Slump and Giveaway Winner

December 1st, 2010

Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions for helping me get out of my slump…  Some of the common themes included baking something tried and true (such as chocolate chip cookies) and giving them away… mmm… well, I decided to make my family’s favorite chocolate chip cookies… and bring them to school for the last week of class… Also, I am happy to announce that LAURA is the winner of the WEBstaurantStore giveaway!  Congratulations!