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Pumpkin Roundup. Pumpkin Roundup It’s time to whip up all those pumpkin treats you’ve been longing for all summer long!

Pumpkin Roundup

Ahhhh…pumpkin season has arrived! This is my favorite season to bake. Pumpkin anything and everything are always on my list. Banana cake. The baking possibilities are endless when you have a bunch of browning bananas sitting on the counter.

banana cake

These possibilities come few and far between as my family gobbles up the bananas before they’ve gotten a chance to transform into a baker’s perfect canvas. This week was different though, after visiting Bunny’s Warm Oven and seeing this Banana Cake, I knew I had to make it. It took lots of sneaking around, hiding the bananas from my family, but I persevered. The reward? This unbelievably delicious Banana Cake with Cream Cheese-Sour Cream Frosting. Banana Bread ala Nigella. " fills the kitchen with an aromatic fug which is the natural atmospheric setting for the domestic goddess" --Nigella Lawson My first thought on seeing this comment was: what the heck is a fug?

Banana Bread ala Nigella

Fug (fŭg) n. A heavy, stale atmosphere, especially the musty air of an overcrowded or poorly ventilated room: "In spite of the open windows the stench had become a reeking fug" (Colleen McCullough). [Perhaps alteration of fogo, stench.]fug. (n.d.). That definition is less than delicious, but this banana bread is! This is the third banana recipe i've made in a short amount of time. Banana Breadadapted from Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess scant 1/2 cup golden raisins6 tbsp or 3 oz bourbon or dark rum1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted1/2 cup sugar2 large eggs4 small, very ripe bananas, mashed1/4 cup chopped walnuts1 tsp vanilla extract9x5 inch loaf pan, buttered and floured or lined with parchment or foil. Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes.

Well these naughty little treats are well….naughty but oh so necessary.

Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes

There are a bit like my Brownie Covered Oreo’s from last Christmas but enhanced with layers of peanut butter and a double decker stack of Oreos in each little brownie cake. They are simply prepared in cupcake liners. Hope you enjoy this ultra sweet little cake Ok, I have to brag about this brownie mix from Trader Joes for a second. I know not everyone has a Trader Joes near by, however if you do, get a load of their ready to pour baking mix.

Break out 24 Oreo Cookies. King Arthur Flour – Baking Banter - StumbleUpon. Love brownies.

King Arthur Flour – Baking Banter - StumbleUpon

Love their shiny, flaky top that shatters into micro-thin shards that shower onto your fingers as you eat. Love their dark, gooey center. Their “chocolate nirvana” flavor. Sometimes can’t deal with the bake, wait to cool, cutting into squares messiness and fuss of brownies. Want something I can enjoy within 5 minutes of its exit from the oven. Every time I make these cookies (which, truth be told, is quite often), I think of a former colleague, Ana, who left King Arthur last year in order to be a full-time mom to her 2-year-old twins. The test kitchen bakers loved Ana. Ana still visits occasionally, 2-year-olds in tow. And when she does, she’ll invariably nose out any chocolate, and treat us to her classic reaction: “Perfect! These cookies are basically brownies: flat, round, 2 ½” brownies.

First task: Combine the chocolate and butter. Melt in the microwave till softened… …then stir till smooth. Stir the chocolate into eggs and sugar, which you’ve beaten together. Buy vs. How to Make Bagels: A Users Manual at - StumbleUpon. While making bagels may seem challenging to home cooks, it's actually not as complicated as you might think.

How to Make Bagels: A Users Manual at - StumbleUpon

But before we get into the specific recipe and bagel-making process, let's explore a few urban myths: Do You Need a Special Type of Flour to Make Bagels? No. Bagel shops often use a type of high-gluten flour to achieve that distinctively chewy texture and to stand up to the rigors of mass production, but you can opt for more readily available unbleached bread flour and still achieve fantastic results. Two Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. This, friends, is where procrastination gets me.

Two Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

I was staring at the computer, mired in writers’ block. I clicked on that Stumble button I installed in my toolbar but never use. Nutella Mug Cake. I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago.

Nutella Mug Cake

None of them have been winners. They were either too chewy, too dry, or not sweet enough. Rezept mit Bild: Raffaello - Schokoladentorte. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies. Brownies are sort of like cheesecake, aren’t they?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

There’s nothing better than the perfect dense, fudgy brownie, just like not much can beat a classic piece of creamy cheesecake. Yet with both of these desserts we’re always fiddling around with different versions, swirling things in and layering things on the top and the bottom (incidentally, peanut butter goes well with both!). Slutty Brownies - StumbleUpon. Now I don’t want to over sell this, so I’m going to be conservative and simply say, that these are… The Best Brownies In The WORLD.

Slutty Brownies - StumbleUpon

I know, big statement. They’re called Slutty Brownies because they’re oh so easy, and more than a little bit filthy. They’re best served warm from the oven, with good quality vanilla ice cream (devastatingly I didn’t have any in the freezer this time, so I guess I’ll just have to make them again). They take about 45mins to make, including baking time. The ultimate comfort food, whipped up within the hour. Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies.

I am so in love with these darn chocolate lava cookies! What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible?? Especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. 10 Tasty Mug Cakes That You Can Make in Just Minutes. By bellalimento | Mint Chocolate Chip Cake - StumbleUpon. Chocolate cake and I have had a very interesting romance. I started off with quite an intense dislike of chocolate cake.

I KNOW. But try not to judge me too harshly, I had many bad experiences with store-bought dry, dense mudcakes covered in grainy baking chocolate icing. Oreo Cookies and Cream No-Bake Cheesecake. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping. I can honestly say I’ve never had a dessert quite like this before. I was powerless when it came to trying them after my brother Nate (the same one who gave us the recent pumpkin bread recipe) insisted that this is his wife’s favorite dessert of all time. All time. Ok. That’s a pretty rave review.