Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin bread filled with chocolate chunky goodness!!

Wow, baking this recipe made the house smell divine.

I found the recipe on YellowBlissRoads, thanks Fiona!

Blessing #4: Cinnamon-Rolls-so-good-you’ll-lose-count

I sit looking out my window at the grey sky, misty-moisty hills covered in fog, and the bright, almost neon leaves outside. I’m so blessed to have this place. Wow, I’m in awe of being alone in PA as my first solo move.

Yesterday, the weather was much the same. I felt dreary like the whole state needed a little sunshine. So I found one of my favorite hobbies—baking!! I baked some INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE cinnamon rolls. That coincidentally we had for our friend who came for brunch!

Cinnamon rolls so good you’ll lose count of how many you’ve had.

DELICIOUS CINNAMON ROLLS!

Praise God, Skirts, Sunshine and Hot Coffee

A towhee chirps in the black cherry tree behind me as I sit on the porch sipping hot coffee. It’s a sunny Sunday morning. Mass will be later this afternoon which my fiancé and I go to. Today, since it’s nice weather out I’ll wear a skirt.

Mass is such a beautiful event. I love being Catholic.

Anyway, today has been mostly good. I woke earlier than expected and popped downstairs to make coffee. Which, nonetheless, is an interesting experience/experiment each time I make it in our percolator.

Stove-top Percolators are finicky things.

Now, I’m upstairs honestly really tired—extremely tired.

I’m waiting for my stick buns, new recipe (so EXCITED!!). I think they’ll drive my fiancé crazy, haha. He loves sticky buns.

Done and yummy!

I found the recipe on my Allrecipes app and added a few substitutes. I made my own yellow cake mix and used some leftover streusel topping from a muffin mix box.

My fiancé loved it! He had two slices today!

Though it is a beautiful sunny day after a big rain last night my garden is looking very sad. My petunias look Ike they’ve been battered with a broom and my lilac never bloomed and is a green skinny bud jutting out with yellow tips. Quite dead which is quite disheartening.

Ta-ta for now friends.

Smears of Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Frosting smeared across Chris’s little chin as he clapped his hands in glee. Chris was one of my friend’s toddlers. We were all gathered tonight for a going away party for my dear friend Clarise. For the occasion, I had ramped up my baking abilities to bake my first cake post-surgery. And, oh joyous day! I can do planks again! Though the boot does prove quite a contrivance. Hopping back to the whole cake deal. Last night, I made a vanilla cake with lemon-blueberry frosting. Quite scrumptious, indeed.

And I would post a photo but my phone died directly after the cake was frosted, so my apologies. Perhaps in a later post, I will post a picture of a SLICE, that is if it hasn’t been already munched up! It was a crowd pleaser!

These are some shots I took! 🙂

 

Blueberry Cake
Vanilla bean cake with fresh blueberry lemon cream cheese frosting.

Dontbeblueeatcake
Vanilla bean cake with Fresh Blueberry-Lemon cream cheese frosting