The Ever-Viral Apple Rose

From time to time, a How-to recipe video floats around the interwebs. It gets shared on Facebook, it might even garner a “Like” but very seldom do I actually make an attempt to item in question… until the Apple Rose.

For Thanksgiving, it seemed to hit all the right buttons for an autumn post meal dessert: apples, cinnamon, pastry, and of course the presentation was sure to wow. At the risk of this ending up in the “Nailed It!” meme pile, I gave it a go. I’m happy to say I actually nailed it.

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2013: The Year of the Mini Donut

donutsHappy New Year! I seem to have completely neglected the month of December when some choice baking took place. I was however blessed with a new recipe book titled Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes to Sweeten Your “Hole” Day (yeah, it actually does say that on the cover). I firmly believe 2013 will be the Year of the Mini Donut! So I tried out a few donut recipes (baked, not fried) to usher in the New Year and I was not disappointed.

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