Cookies, Cakes & Pies
Why, hello! Sorry for the long pause in between blog posts. Life, it seems, has gotten the best of me and I have found myself in new spaces, connecting with old faces, and chasing around NQGBebe!
I made these little bites of chocolatey goodness awhile back and wanted to share them with you. Read on…
Simple things…simple gifts. Life needs a good dose of simple now and again. This is why I found myself in the kitchen making a spice cake. I have made a gingerbread before…I love the combination of warm spices in winter. It was a simple affair of common ingredients and a few utensils and bowls. I did not plan on documenting this simple process. I was confident at the start of my gingerbread making journey…and then things took a turn.
I have spent many Sundays weaving my way through and working on Joy Wilson’s recipes from her first cookbook, “100 Simple and Comforting Recipes.” This recipe is our last Sundays with Joy recipe from that book. Do you know something? It was hard for me to make this recipe. We have finished the final chapter in the cookbook. I have been on this virtual journey, connected with other virtual people who have a passion to try out recipes as well, for quite a few years. “I am working on a Joy recipe/ post” I would tell whomever was near, as I escaped to the kitchen or desk to get the words, experiences and pictures out into the great big wide world.
This recipe will not be the last one by any means! “Homemade Decadence” has hit the bookshelves and I cannot wait to get my hands on it! But this is the last recipe from this book, making it with these people and it is sad to see this chapter close. I paired this cream cheese pound cake with two of my favorite things: blueberries because they will forever and always remind me of my wedding and ginger because it will forever and always remind me of being pregnant! Somehow, in my mind, this was the perfect pairing for this moment in time. Come on, let me show you what a snap this was to prepare!
I have been on a cookie kick lately. Suddenly, I have become a cookie monster and have no idea why! Really, I blame my cookie jar. It is downright depressing taking the lid off the cookie jar and seeing nothing inside. I need to keep cookies in the jar at all times! It is no surprise that I was on a cookie bender last week and needed to make some cookies in a hurry. I had just enough time to make a quick batch of chocolate chip cookies last week.