March 8, 2013

Friday Favorites ~ Baker's Edition ~

 I've been in the kitchen a lot this week.  Sometimes I think my inner baker is bi-polar because I'm either all or none.  This week has been ALL.
 We've gone through 3 batches of these energy bites.  I had a large jar of nasty no-taste crunchy almond butter and this was the perfect way to use it up.  With mini chocolate chips, I easily tricked my palate into believing I was consuming multiple Almond Joy bars.

 We've also gone through a double batch of the world's best homemade granola.  I love it in the morning as a bowl of cereal, and as a garnish for my yogurt at lunch.

 For the first time EVER, I tried making homemade pretzels.  They weren't pretty, but they were addictively delicious.  My husband even requested a second batch!

To give you a peek into my glutton filled world, I have to confess this:
I pulled out my ancient bread machine.
As I type, it is working its magic.
Someone save me from myself.  It's totally out of control over here!

What's your favorite baker's delight?


Bugs and Sunshine said...

I like all of it! Impressed over your pretzels!!!

Lisa said...

Hi Gretchen! I did the same thing with my bread machine a few weeks ago. I found a simple recipe for "Rustic Italian Bread" and have made it numerous times since. I had some heavy whipping cream in the refrigerator that needed to be used and made it into butter using the bread machine. The homemade bread and butter together are heavenly! All the treats you posted pictures of look delicious!

Sandy said...

As you know, you got the baking gene from me... But right now my favorite would be a taste of your pretzels..hint, hint.
Love you!

The Corbett Family said...

These all look super yummy! You know I love to bake all the time. My favorite in the bread maker is "Quincy's Yeast Rolls" The dough is done for you, you just shape into rolls, rise, and bake. So easy. With it getting a little warmer I made Lemon Crinkles the other day and White Chocolate Chip Cookies because my hubby won't eat regular chocolate. I have a better chance of not eating all of something if I make things he loves. Pretzels are dangerous, good thing they are best hot out of the oven!

GreenFlash Productions Photography said...

Love your blog Gretchen and I know I haven't told you often enough how encouraging it is so thank you!
On another note, I would love some more info on your egg business... where do I place my order?