Monday, October 25, 2010

Caramel Apple Crostata and Recap

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything! I feel so slack :) My life has been moving at a million miles an hour- way too many exams and essays in the last week for "midterms" (even though that was October 7th).

Over fall break (last weekend), I was able to knock out some butternut squash pasta sauce with penne from this recipe from GoodLife Eats. It looks a little like mac and cheese in the picture, but do not be fooled! It was AMAZING!

Yum! My boyfriend's mom said it was one of the best pastas she'd ever tasted. Score!

I also toasted some pumpkin seeds using this recipe/tutorial. I'd never done it on my own, but it was wonderfully easy and delicious. And pumpkin seeds have folic acid, which is great! I used Kirby's 14 n 1 Spice from the Columbia All Local Farmer's Market and I added cayenne pepper for a kick for Jonathan- even better. (But we ate them so fast, I forgot to take pictures)

But last week, it was so crazy that I didn't get a chance to breathe, let alone cook! But Friday, I made it to Hobby Lobby for Christmas present supplies and started on some presents. But those are super secret!

Today, I made a caramel apple crostata from the recipe on Sweet Bake's blog. My apples must have been HUGE because I filled 2 9inch pie crusts and had a little to spare. But I cheated and used store-bought crust because I bought some a couple of weeks ago with the intent of making apple pie on a stick. But this was SO much better.

But this week, I'm going to be in a baking frenzy for my friend's bridal shower. So I'll post more as I go along! Have a wonderful week!

PS: I'm eventually going to get around to telling you about my AMAZING weekend in Savannah, but that requires a lot more time than I have right now :) but stay tuned!

1 comment:

*Meri M. said...

Good luck with the baking frenzy! Don't go too wild or the dough will feel it...!