Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Eats and Treats

Unless you've been living under a rock (or just aren't living in New England), you've probably noticed that the annual Pumpkin Spice Mania is well under way.  From Pumpkin Spice Lattes to Pumpkin Spice candles, or cheesecake, or Oreos (yes, that's a thing), it's hard to get through October without running into pumpkin spice in some kind of format. 

And if you're a little bit sick of it, I won't blame you.  So why not switch things up for the next foray into the kitchen?  Still squash, and still spiced, but with a sweet browned-butter-and-maple glaze....I bring you Kris Galicia Brown's recipe for Sweet Butternut Squash Doughnut Holes!

(Don't they look scrumptious?)
I've never made doughnuts at home before, but Brown's page also has some links to easy DIY Doughnuts instructions!  Go check it out!

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Tasty Side of Science

Woop, it's October, whaddaya know.  Things have been a little crazy (job hunts and such), but this fun article was too good not to share.

Source: Handle the Heat

Ever been frustrated by a cookie recipe? Maybe it wasn't fluffy enough, or chewy enough, or crisp enough (because there are strange folk out there who want crunchy cookies, shudder).  Never fear, science is here!  Baking is, after all, a kind of chemistry--so check out the full article by Anne Miller here!