Is there really anything more glorious than the smell of baked goods in your home? I think my all time favorite is freshly baked bread smell, but cookies are probably my second.
Is there anything more comforting than baked goods? Whether it’s a fresh baked loaf of bread or a homemade cake or cookie, I personally feel so happy when my house smells like a bakery.
Two of my favorite gifts this Christmas came from my Mum. She knows how much I have been baking bread and really getting into new types of artisan bread and these two things couldn’t have been more perfect for me, especially right now.
So I think I am doing quite well at cutting back on my carbs/sugar/white flour intake these past couple of weeks of the new year, but I’m not a robot, and I just can’t turn it off – the want…..no, the need, for good bread, is in my blood.
Did you know that there was such a thing? Only 3 ingredients for a cookie? And not from a pre-mixed bag from the store? I didn’t. Apparently I live under a rock. I do live in Arlington, which is a very small town, but still, I’m obviously not ‘in the know’.
I think everyone has a “best cookie recipe ever” in their arsenal of baked goods. I didn’t really ever think I would need one until I met my husband. Chocolate chip cookies are his favorite and I really wanted to make a good one for him, so I tried. Oh did I try. I failed many times.
Also known as: My substitute for cornbread.
I’m just going to come out and say it. I don’t like cornbread. I will eat it when it’s served as part of a meal in a restaurant or at someone’s home, but I don’t choose to make it or eat it. I think it’s because it’s not as big of a ‘thing’ in Canada, where I grew up. I actually have no memories of even eating it before I met my husband. Now that I’m living in the States, I feel like it’s everywhere, and it is definitely, a ‘thing’. I’ve tried mixes, making it from scratch, and of course eating it at a friends home where it was a sworn “best cornbread in the world”, from a great grandmothers recipe. I still don’t get it. I’m sorry. I hope this doesn’t mean my greencard will not be renewed.
Happy day after Thanksgiving! Are you still lying on the floor with your pants unbuttoned, wishing you hadn’t eaten so much yesterday? Hopefully you had a great day, ate well and spent some time with loved ones. I know it’s a little soon to be thinking about making more meals, especially when most of our fridges are full of leftovers, but perhaps a turkey pot pie is just the thing to use up some of that turkey. And any good pot pie starts with a pie crust. A good one!
It’s 2 days and counting until all of us Americans celebrate one of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving! Growing up in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, so lucky for me, I get to do this up twice a year and you won’t hear me complain about that.