Monday, October 5, 2015

Sweet Potato Rolls

Lately since we don't eat a lot of burgers, I don't seem to ever have buns on hand when I do want to make burgers. I've been slowly baking my way through a new King Arthur Flour magazine called "Sift". The former Marketer in me loves this idea of a company making a magazine based on their products and then charging for it. However, it's very well done and I love the food photography. The current issue also has a number of great recipes for fall and my oldest and I have been making new things during her twin sisters' nap time. 

I found this recipe for Sweet Potato rolls and decided to make burgers that night. For a bread recipe I found it to be straight forward and simple. I keep canned sweet potato on hand in the fall/winter for recipes and it proved hand for this recipe. 

There is just something about baking bread on a rainy afternoon that makes me feel comforted.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Grandparents Photography Session

Sophia and her "Gog" 

Today while my inlaws were visiting I did a Grandparents session without them realizing it. These girls are very lucky to have them doting on them so much. Since everyone has been battling colds it was a nice break to our day.

Pop and the twins

My poor Father-in-law who had two boys is a little lost in this world of princesses he can't name. Haha. Nonetheless he is wrapped around their fingers.

We are so blessed to have them in the girl's lives. 

Getting Ava's thoughts on the day

Reading Sophia's Biscuit Books

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Simplicity at breakfast

Here's hoping that a simple breakfast is the start of a peaceful day. Happy Tuesday everyone.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fig and Frangipane Galettes

So many of my friends dislike baking but love cooking which is not abnormal. They are actually in many ways complete opposites. Baking is built on absolute precision. Those who like baking will tap into the order and precision you have to have in order to be successful. My mother taught me at an early age that if a recipe said to do it a certain way, there was a reason and to follow it to the letter. That always served me well.

When I got my current issue of Food & Wine magazine I earmarked quite a few recipes that I couldn't wait to attempt. A recipe like the Fig and Frangipane Galette was not something I planned to do as  mother/daughter project with a 3 year old that didn't take a nap but it worked well. My twins were asleep and we had a couple of quiet hours to work through the steps. 

The result was absolutely beautiful and delicious. I feel reset like everything is in order again.

And my 3 year old has declared that she wants to be a pastry chef… 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sweet Shots

Those sweet pictures and make you just take a deep breath and say, "This girl…." Love my sweet Ava...

Monday, September 14, 2015

Apple Kuchen with Honey and Ginger

Two food photography posts in a row! It must be a new year. Well actually….

Shana Tova to all my friends who are observing today. One of my favorite rituals on Wednesday nights is looking over the New York Times Food section that my husband brings home to me. It's like getting a food magazine once a week. I really look forward to it. So today in honor of Rosh Hashanah I made their recipe for Apple Kuchen with Honey and Ginger it's delicious and comes out fluffy and sweet and completely heavenly. Make sure you have fresh ginger and candied ginger before you attempt it. With Fall here you will have to make this at least once. Now it's time to attempt the rest of the recipe stack I've saved…

Friday, September 11, 2015

Peach Cucumber Mint Salad

Even though the calendar suggests it, summer doesn't really feel completely gone yet. Its hanging on by a thread unwilling to give up to crisp fall weather and sweaters. I feel unwilling too lately trying to remember what happened to the whole summer that flew by like I guess it always does no matter how hard we try to hold on to every memory and moment. 

My last trip to the grocery I loaded up on fruits and veggies craving something light and fresh and last night I threw this together. It would be great as a salsa as well but I did it as a side dish. It will definitely help delay summer's end in your mind at least.

Peach Cucumber Mint Salad
(Serves 4)

2 large ripe peach
1 English Cucumber
2 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
Healthy Pinch of salt

Dice the peach and cucumber and add in the chopped mint then throw in the salt. Stir to combine and let it sit for a few minutes before serving. 

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