November 26, 2013

12 Days of Cookies
( + Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles )

Just to throw a little holiday sacrilege into the mix this week:

I'm not a fan of snickerdoodles.

November 15, 2013

Bear Essentials: Apples
( + Mulled Cider )

Yesterday I showed you a showstopping cake, and today we're upping the ante.  Here's a recipe that has the same stop-you-in-your-tracks effect, with basically zero effort whatsoever.

Consider it an early Thanksgiving gift.

November 14, 2013

Bear Essentials: Apples
(+ Caramel-Apple Cake)

Are you ready for Real Truth time?

I've been hanging on to this recipe (and pictures, as you can probably tell) for over a year.

In October of last year, crisp Fall afternoon air coming through the screen door and a DVR'd episode of Masterpiece on the television, I was carefully constructing this cake when the phone rang.

They were calling to offer me the job.

November 12, 2013

Bear Essentials: Apples
( + Celery and Apple Salad Dijon )

As we learned yesterday, we are not legally obligated to bake every apple we see down to a delicious cinnamon-laced mush. 

Not that that wouldn't be fabulous.

But sometimes it's nice to try something new.

November 11, 2013

Bear Essentials: Apples
( + Apple Crisp with Sweet Ginger and Macadamia Nuts )

Yes, we're back for a second week of apple recipes.

Initially, I only meant to bring you five.  I made a list of all the apple recipes I've been hoarding, and tried them all so I could offer you the best of the best.

November 8, 2013

November 7, 2013

Bear Essentials: Apples
( + Apple-Cheddar Latkes )

In the year or so that I've been writing this blog, I've completely conquered my fear of frying.

November 6, 2013

Bear Essentials: Apples
( + Brown Butter Creamy Apple Pie )

You didn't think I'd leave you without a pie recipe in the middle of Apple Week, did you?

November 4, 2013

Bear Essentials: Apples
( + Rosemary and Browned Butter Applesauce )

I'll be the first to admit that this all got out of hand.

I showed you a bunch of ice cream recipes in July, and then I was supposed to show you blackberry recipes in August and apple recipes in September. Because that's when the apples suddenly show up everywhere.  Logical, no?