Our Adventures In Baking ~ Peaches and Cream Pie Bars

My wife made a new recipe today called ‘Peaches and Cream Pie Bars’ that she found on ‘The Recipe Critic dot com’ ~ and they were a real treat in the heat!  She refrigerated them much of the day after they initially cooled, and were a real refreshing snack this afternoon.  The only change she made to the original recipe, was to add toasted, chopped almonds on top of the glaze ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂

Our Adventures In Baking ~ Classic Sour Cream Baked Donuts

My wife made donuts this past Sunday for breakfast, trying a recipe called ‘Classic Sour Cream Baked Donuts’ she found on ‘I Knead to Eat dot com’ ~ and they were scrumptious!

The recipe made nine individual donuts, and ours were a batch of glazed donuts as the recipe calls for, and a second batch with just a dusting of powdered sugar.  Either way, these donuts were wonderful, and the extras stored easily in a plastic container overnight in the refrigerator.

The next morning they were perfect cold out of the fridge for breakfast, and also after 10 seconds of warming in the microwave ~ just like straight out of the oven.  Give these donuts a try, they’re a treat ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂



Our Adventures In Baking ~ Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

We’ve wanted to start baking our own donuts for some time now, and this morning was the perfect opportunity to put our new donut pan to the test!  My wife found a recipe for ‘Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts’ on ‘As Easy As Apple Pie dot com’ and decided to give it a try.

Our donuts turned out just as advertised, and were a fresh, fluffy, soft and delicious treat for breakfast this morning!  This was the opening chapter of our adventure in baking donuts, and while we have a long list of varieties to try in the future, these donuts were a perfect start ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂

Our Adventures In Baking ~ Easy Coffee Cake

My wife made a recipe today called ‘Easy Coffee Cake Recipe – The Best Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe’ that she found on ‘Eating on a Dime dot com’ ~ and it’s the best!  This coffee cake is absolutely scrumptious, and the perfect treat at breakfast, with a cup of coffee in the afternoon, or as an anytime snack! 🙂 The only change my wife made to this recipe was to add walnut pieces to the cinnamon swirl filling ~ a natural fit for a coffee cake.  I’ll let the photos speak for themselves ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂


Our Adventures In Baking ~ No Bake Piña Colada Cream Pie

My wife’s made a ‘No Bake Piña Colada Cream Pie’ recipe a couple of times now that she found on ‘Mom On Time Out dot com,’ and it’s already a favorite of ours!  This is a luscious cold treat on a hot day, and one that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

The variations my wife uses in her recipe omits the rum flavoring and the whipped cream topping, while making the pie in an aluminum pie pan with plastic lid for easy freezing.  Once the pie is frozen, then it’s sliced and topped with toasted coconut around the rim, and two slices are placed on plates and refrigerated before serving.  The rest of the frozen slices are placed back into the freezer to enjoy another day.

As always, my specialties are batting clean-up at the sink, the fine art of taste appreciation, and food blogging.  This pie is indeed a scrumptious treat ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂

Our Adventures In Baking ~ Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Muffins

My wife tried a recipe for ‘Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Muffins’ she found on ‘sprinkle some sugar dot com’ and we really enjoyed the results.  These muffins taste wonderful, and are the perfect breakfast or snack items as they taste just like a cinnamon swirl coffee cake.

Our muffins had two alterations to the recipe ~ using only half the amount of crumble topping and omitting the vanilla glaze on top ~ which didn’t detract from our enjoyment of these delicious treats at all.  Enjoy! ☼ 🙂

Our Adventures In Baking ~ Amish Cinnamon Bread

We’ve always loved versions of Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake, and my wife decided to try a recipe today called ‘The Amazing Amish Cinnamon Bread Alternative’ she found at ‘Redfly Creations dot com.’

The recipe resulted in a moist and delicious Cinnamon Bread, while at the same time, it was straight forward and easy to make.  The next time she makes this recipe, my wife plans to use brown sugar in the cinnamon swirl along with chopped walnuts, and will also add a little vanilla extract to the batter for flavoring.  This Cinnamon Bread is perfect for breakfast or a snack anytime during the day ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂

Update: We’ve since baked a double recipe with the changes indicated above, and the first photo in the gallery shows the two individual cakes and cupcakes from our latest efforts! ☼ 🙂

Our Adventures In Baking ~ Almond Joy Cookies

My wife tried an excellent cookie recipe the other day called ‘Almond Joy Cookies – Just 4 Ingredients!’ she found online at ‘Mom On Time Out dot com,’ and they’re absolutely scrumptious!

Having only 4 ingredients, these cookies are not only simple to make, but even more enjoyable to eat.  Here’s a couple of photos of our baking efforts ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂

Our Adventures in Baking ~ Panettone Loaf Bread

My wife’s made panettone three times now over the holidays using a recipe called ‘Overnight Panettone’ found on ‘King Arthur Flour dot com,’ and this time she decided to make it in a normal loaf pan to make slicing easier.  The only ingredient we didn’t have on hand this time was dried mango, and in the future we’ll probably just include raisins in our panettone as our own delicious version of raisin bread.

The tricky aspect of this recipe seems to be matching the oven temperature and time to the oven you’re actually using, as ours is very efficient and has resulted in reducing both temperature and baking time each time we’ve made it.  This third time’s been the charm though, as it’s turned out perfectly soft and fluffy, as the panettone can easily become a bit dry if baked just a little too long.

Our experience shows that panettone bakes just as well, if not better, in a standard loaf pan, and I’ve included a gallery of pictures of our results below.  My role in baking this panettone was dish washing, kitchen clean-up, taste appreciation and food blogging ~ it’s a sweet gig if you can get it ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂

Our Adventures in Baking ~ Panettone

With the holidays upon us, my wife decided to make a recipe for ‘Overnight Panettone’ found on ‘King Arthur Flour dot com’ ~ and it turned out as advertised ~ delicious! 🙂  Last year we enjoyed a gift of panettone holiday bread that we were given, so this year we decided to make it from scratch using King Arthur Flour’s recipe.

My role in making our panettone was dishwashing, taste appreciation and food blogging, simply because someone has to do it!  King Arthur Flour’s recipe has everything you need to make your own panettone, so I’ll just attach a gallery of the photos of our efforts in making this traditional Italian treat ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂