In rapid succession, I've been taken over by all of my cold-weather hobbies.
And now, baking.
Last week, I made some of one of my favorite breads from Inside the Jewish Bakery, for which I was a test baker two summers ago. I've got a copy in hand, and yes, I am in the acknowledgements. Woot!
This weekend, I made a spinach strata (which I've made before and love) from Smitten Kitchen. But savory is always my thing.
Last night, for the first time in AGES, I started working on some sweets. Prompted by the post of a Facebook friend, I decided that I should try the Apple Pie Cookies off of Smitten Kitchen. Not to be out done, I even went so far as to use a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, which I think can definitely pass for an apple. With the leftover pastry and apples, I made a tiny little apple pie. Squee! Even though I love baking, I hate getting my hands dirty...which is hard if you're working with dough at all. I definitely missed baking, and I think the giant did too, but he never misses an opportunity to blame me for changes in his waistline.