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Showing posts from October, 2018

Apple Cider Donuts

Last fall and winter I was pregnant which meant I avoided a lot of treats that could be bad for a pregnant lady (deli meats, unpasteurized treats, highly caffeinated drinks). I avoided apple cider for the most part because typically fresh apple cider is unpasteurized. Now, not all apple cider is unpasteurized; a lot sold in grocery stores actually have the word 'pasteurized' on their jugs. But I just avoided buying it out of the convenience of not having to look for that word on the packaging when grocery shopping.

Though, a bit of information for all you hot apple cider drinkers at coffee shops - most coffee shops just heat up plain old apple juice and add a caramel syrup and serve it as apple cider. I worked at Starbucks for a short period of time and this is how they make their hot apple cider. This gave me the confidence to drink it at coffee shops while pregnant.  Anytime we went to a coffee shop last winter I would get either a hot apple cider or hot chocolate. I always …

Fall Cookies

October is here and the weather is perfect! I'm back to wearing oversized sweaters, chunky knit socks, and drinking all the hot drinks my body can handle. I love this time of year.

This cool weather makes me want to bake. I have a huge list of things I want to try baking this month and I hope I have time to make most of them.

One thing I had an urge to make was fall-decorated sugar cookies. Now, I'm not a huge fan of sugar cookies. They are an absolute pain to make and they're just not my favourite cookie to eat. Adam, however, loves them and they are fun to decorate. So I usually make them once or twice a year. I had some fall sprinkles that I wanted to use so I made a batch of sugar cookies.

The icing and sprinkles were definitely the best part of these cookies. I almost didn't want to eat them because they looked so cute.

Sugar cookie dough works for me sometimes and other times it frustrates me. Because it worked so well this time, I might try my hand at another ba…