Homemade English Muffins

English Muffins made by none other than YOU. That’s right – making your own from scratch is easier than you might think, which means you definitely need to give them a go. Do it!

Homemade English Muffins

I am not going to lie – fall baking is consuming my life right now. The weekend weather felt incredibly fall-like. Of course I didn’t dare to set a foot outside my door, but decided to bake up a storm in my kitchen instead. And it felt so good. I am back in my element wanting to make everything from scratch and putting my own spin on things.

On Saturday morning I woke up bright and early to get started on Homemade English Muffins. This was my very first attempt, you guys.

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Ever since coming back from our travels, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at breakfast sandwiches. Complete with sausage, cheese, and egg. And when it comes to breakfast sandwiches I am all about English muffins. I’m sorry, but nothing else compares. They perfectly fit into your hand, have the right shape, and deliver on texture, chewiness and all-around goodness. Now that I know how to make my own, I am upping my carb game in the mornings.

Don’t mind if I do! [Read more…]

Pretzel Twists

Made from scratch Pretzels shaped into irresistible Twists.

Pretzel Twists

A good Monday morning is spent talking about carbs in the best possible form. Don’t you agree? So let’s chat about Pretzel Twists. Which is easily my favorite way of enjoying anything pretzel these days. Actually, who am I kidding?! Pretzels in any way, shape or form are perfectly suitable for my palate. I have yet to meet a pretzel I didn’t like. Unless you count my baking fail from a couple of weekends ago when I was left with rock hard and beyond sad-looking pretzel twists. Those ones I seriously didn’t like. But let’s move away from fails and concentrate on my most recent success instead.

Pretzel Twists

After getting to bite into one of these beauties, I was so happy I didn’t give up. Having made regular soft pretzels as well as pretzel rolls in the past, I knew that pretzel-baking wasn’t too difficult and worth every minute. Though it only takes 2 hours from start to finish until you can hold your own in your hands.

If you’re a fellow pretzel lover, then Pretzel Twists are a must! [Read more…]

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagel Bites

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bagels Bites filled with Cream Cheese. The easiest, most delicious and fastest way to enjoy a bagel!

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Happy Monday Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Besides the fact that the Packers lost their game last night (sniff), we had a wonderful time. The weather has been absolutely beautiful and even somewhat warm the last couple of days. Mid 30’s, lots of sunshine and blue skies seem to bring out lots of smiles. We take anything we can get this time of year and soak up as much of the “warm” breeze as possible, ha.

But I still managed to make some time in the kitchen. For an idea I’ve had swirling around my head for what seems like forever now.

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As if bagel bites stuffed with cream cheese weren’t enough, I decided to add Cinnamon Toast Crunch (aka my favorite childhood cereal) to the mix. Literally. Cereal makes up part of the bagel dough, which you can taste with every bite. If that’s not a dream come true, then I don’t know what is.

Let’s dive right in! [Read more…]

Two-Hour Bagels

 Bakery-style Bagels made in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy a fresh-out-of-the-oven bagel in two hours or less!

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Fall is definitely approaching. MN mornings are noticeably chillier now with beautifully warm afternoons. Change is in the air and I am finally starting to get used to the idea of cooler weather.

I am actually not dreading the fact that fall is well on its way, but the thought of winter that seems to be approaching quicker ever year, is something I’ve been avoiding. It’s motivated me to come up with a fun list of things to keep myself busy with once I won’t want to set a foot outside.

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And you better believe there are quite a few kitchen projects I can’t wait to tackle. When I sat down to write said list, I took a peek at some of my other lists full of ideas I’d collected for the blog and things I wanted to challenge myself with.

When I glanced over the word bagels, it basically jumped off the page. Sunshine, snow or rain, bagels had to happen ASAP. [Read more…]

Brown Butter Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

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Hi there! Hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and are enjoying some yummy leftovers today! Having leftovers is one of the best things about Thanksgiving – after all the work and time you put into preparing the meal, you more than likely don’t want to return to the kitchen any time soon. But just in case you adore sweet breads just as much as I do, you might want to muster up some energy to prepare Brown Butter Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread a.k.a. the best decision you’ll ever make, ha! I can’t think of a sweeter way to wake up in the morning than to a couple of slices of this mouthwatering bread. Oh, and it really doesn’t take that long to make – you’ll be able to take a couple of breaks while the dough hangs out and gets even more delicious! [Read more…]