Brown Butter Pumpkin Rum Cake
This post is a present for you: a piece of one of the best cakes I’ve ever made (have you noticed I’m remaking it in 800 variations? That’s always a sign it’s good) and a reminder of things our kindergarten teachers tried their best to teach us. Bless their hearts, they didn’t know how we would be tested. Some of us have failed. But we can always get back on track.
Here are 6 reminders of things we learned in kindergarten:
Brown Butter Pumpkin Snack Cake with Crackle Icing
BROWN BUTTERRRR is good enough, y’all. Good enough to make this Brown Butter Pumpkin Snack Cake with Crackle Icing INCREDIBLE. But there’s this other amazing trick I learned that makes this cake one of the best I’ve EVER eaten . . .
4-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler Dump Cake
A few days ago I wouldn’t have wanted to give you an update on our huge move. I struggled to find my place in Raleigh over the past three years and spent a lot of time pleading with God to open a door or turn me around or throw me a rope or . . . something. But year after year there were clear indications that I was in process right where I needed to be. Wait. Wait. Wait.
But then I found out the school of my dreams for the past decade had a graduate school, and then I got accepted into that graduate school. A graduate school that just so happened to be located in one of my favorite cities in the world. Every tiny door that hadn’t opened for me was suddenly forgotten as God opened a more amazing door than I’d imagined possible. Grateful, humbled, I committed to walking through that door. But then (fellow believers out there may know what comes next) the last couple of months have been one solid, scary trial.
Thanks to Philadelphia Cream Cheese for sponsoring this post!
Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars with Orange Whipped Cream
I’ve been thinking, and I think I need to apologize to you. I know that I haven’t always taken you seriously. I thought you were a stale, dry cookie recipe that any old store-bought graham cracker could beat in a taste test. You were good for sheetrocking gingerbread houses and that was about it.
Chewy Brown Butter Oatmeal Creme Pie Bars
I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter!
My visit to Chicago last year didn’t convince me that I’d ever love winter, but it did awaken some tiny sliver of me that could bear it. The icy river and cozy coffee shops in Geneva made me realize that the cold could be part of a packaged season instead of just a temperature.
Let’s help each other get ready for winter. What are your favorite things about this time of year? What makes you feel cheery even in the dark and cold? What makes it festive or fun or cozy or special for you? I’ll start us off, and you can add to the list in the comments below!