Thursday, December 3, 2020

I Like Thursday # 76 ~ Baking Spirits Bright


Winter is a time for cooking and baking. 

I love the warm scents of spices and baking and roasting goodness.

This was my Thanksgiving Apple Pie.

This was one of my best apple pies ever,

baked with a combination of Cortland and MacIntosh apples for a nearby orchard

and spiced just right.

I always add cinnamon, nutmeg and mace to my apple pies.

This year I found and added a teaspoon of this delicious blend of

Yuletide Cheer Spice from King Arthur Flour.

I looked for the product link and it is sold out for the season.

These are the ingredients. 

I think the cardamom, orange peel and coriander 

lifted my pie to another level.  Yum! 

I buy my vanilla extract and some specialty flour from King Arthur 

and added this in my cart when I had a coupon code. 

Another baking yum was these wonderful popovers

served with whipped cream cheese and jam. 

Mmmmmmm ... so good!

I made these with this kit on which I  splurged on this
when it was on a deep pre-season sale. I mix my popover batter in a glass bowl
with a pouring spout so I did not use the big scoop,
but that will be very handy for making things like my  Black Moons ~ Recipe Here.
I like kitchen gadgets and did not have a popover pan.

All you really need is a muffin tin and basic ingredients.

This is a good  Popover Recipe @ Sugar Dish Me

I sometimes make them savory with grated cheese and herb seasoning like rasemary.

I received this lovely box of goodies this week from
so I have been "Baking Spirts Bright"

I have also been putting away warm season things and taking out winter needs. 
It has kept me very busy and I have not had much time to sew. 

My Favorite Freebie Finds of the Week are:

These free Patterns may be found by clicking the link below:

Free Christmas Block Stitch-Along @ Pine Needles 

There is a

 Christmas Blocks Stitch-Along Facebook Group Here

where you can see all the inspiring stitches in progress.

I would love to stitch along, but I am working on an old Christmas Cross Stitch project

when I have time to sit and stitch. 

My second Favorite Freebie Find is  this 

Winter Frost Coutdown to Christmas Facebook Group Here

All Information and Free PDF files may be found in the link below: 

Free Winter Frost Quilt-Along @ Moda Bake Shop

I am liking this Bear Creek Layout for this quilt-along.

I have the perfect fabric in my stash.

I am juts not sure I am going to have time to sew this one.

Sew Many Quilts ~ Sew Little Time

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I am very much enjoying all the recipes and quilts in the 

Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop

Time, also, to go enjoy today's goodies and also stop by my friends 

I Like Thursday Bloggers @ Not Afraid of Color

Have a Happy Thursday! 


Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Pat! Yum, yum, YUM! That pie and the scones look delicious. I've got to pop over to your Virtual cookie post. ~smile~ Roseanne

PaintedThread said...

Ooh. The pie and popovers look delicious. That spice looks really nice, too. Mmmmm...

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I do love Christmas when all the folks start posting cooking and baking. It makes my mouth water and that's good too. THanks for the links as well to the lovely patterns and designs. Your apple pie looks so delicious. A wonderful post! said...

Lots of yummy things going on. And fun quilty stuff too.