September 30, 2013

so long, september



It's looking like Montana has decided to straight from late summer/early fallishness to dreary, gloomy winter.

Buckets and buckets of rain, a frost that crispified my zinnias, and our earliest ever lighting up of ye olde fireplace.

It's made me all nesty and homemaker-ish.

I want to bake, but my oven is on the fritz. I've been around my own self long enough to know that a big part of the reason I want to bake is because I know I can't bake.

So, I just pin things that I want to bake when my oven is back in working order, which is about the time the desire to bake will have passed.

Right now, at this very moment, I want to bake these Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars.

And this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread.

My sister made this Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffeecake and said it was delish, so it's pretty high on my baking list.

Cream Cheese is my love language. True story.

But most of all, I want to bake my friend JJ's Chocolate Chip Harvest Cake. I need this cake in my life, pronto.

Have you all been in a fall baking frenzy?

If yes, torture me a bit with the details, and then go have yourself a delightful Monday.

19 comments:

  1. Our daughter is near Kalispell, and she said that there has already been snow in their mountains. Fall must have to get a running start in your neck of the woods.

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  2. Tomorrow is noted as "Pie Day" on my calendar. My mom was a renowned pie maker and I think I've been scared to make one. Tomorrow I will face my demons and bake one. Wish me luck.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa, I made my first apple pie this July and I was totally daunted by the idea but it ended up being even easier than baking a cake! Really, really simple stuff, you can do it. :)

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    2. Good for you in being willing to try. I bet you are even successful.

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  3. I kept it simple yesterday and baked some Toll House chocolate chip cookies, the kind we used to leave for Santa as kids. :)

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  4. I too am a lover of all things cream cheese. I love to bake all the time but when it is getting cooler outside, I get motivated even more often then normal. Sometimes I wonder if is the smell of "baking" or the taste of the baked goods. I also do feel it shows my family how much I love them and do appreciate them :-)
    I hope your oven gets working soon and I do look forward to fall here in Indiana.

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  5. I have not had the desire to bake, but now after reading this post I suddenly feel like baking. :)

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  6. Yeah, your pinning is making me want to bake too! ;) Our daughter and son-in-law are visiting in a couple o f weeks so I've been planning our meals and baking!! Apple cake and apple pie are both on the menu as well as others. :) I baked a pumpkin cake last weekend for a family gathering. Yum!


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  7. I made harvest pumpkin cupcakes last week (see my blog for the recipe) and then I bought pumpkin chocolate chip bread from Great Harvest on Friday. Yep I definitely into the fall recipes too and since I am having chemo I figure I can eat as much pumpkin/fall food as I want. If we lived close I'd make you something pumpkin or apple and drop it by, but since I'm not I'll just think of you next time I bake something.

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  8. yes I have been baking as well. Did 2 pies last week, have made 2 delicious pumpkin pound cakes, and tried a new cookie recipe. Rest assured I am not usually this much Susie-homemaker-ish. But you nailed it... It's the nesting season.

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  9. Wish I lived closer! I'd come bake with you!

    Becca

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  10. Still a bit warm here to get into the baking mood, but hints of it are in the morning air. Enjoy!

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  11. Oh, dear, I don't bake. But as we have had a record amount of rain here in WA. for Sept., I am in a nesting mode. That means rearranging and organizing etc Hopefully more sun will come our way in Oct.
    Your choices of baking do look yummy!!.

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  12. Ha! I JUST went through this too. I actually bake every Saturday and my wall ovens fried one night from a power surge. $700 to fix or $2000 to replace - we went with fix but it took FOREVER! Now that I have them back I am baking everything in sight.
    Happy baking to you very soon....

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  13. I don't bake because I will eat every crumb of whatever I make...in one day. Maybe in one hours. I make a. Split Pea with bacon, hearty beef stew, creamy potato, and basically anything I can throw into a pot and simmer. My latest favorite is minestrone chucked full of wonderful veggies, beans, and the best part...lots of parmesan cheese.

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  14. I like the "I can't bake" statement . . . that is me too . . . sure do enjoy dreaming though . . .

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  15. I wish I could personally make that cake for you. I'm making another one on Friday to take to our hosts that we are visiting for the weekend. I can scarcely wait to cut into it.

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  16. Rant III:

    WHY DONT I KNOW ABOUT JJS HARVEST CAKE??????????????

    Am I in the Twilight Zone right now?

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