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{food} What I've Been Baking - Part 3

  Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 8:00 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:, 


It's been a while since I've done a baking roundup on the blog! The last one was in June, whoops! (and check out part one.)  I was going to share in order of what I made but then I decided since I made so many pecan recipes I would group them together for this post (plus some misc. recipes)

Maple Oatmeal Sticky Buns - my Aunt's recipe

I'm a big cinnamon bun fan and this recipe is one of my favorites (although I haven't tried to make many on my own.) I prefer maple sticky buns to ones with frosting - unless we're talking about tube cinnamon buns or Cinnabon at the mall, YUM! 


My aunt's recipe uses a bit of oats for added texture. This was the first time I made them without my Mom and I followed the recipe and only rolled the buns out to 10x4. Next time I'm going to roll it out more so there will be more swirls. 


Butter Pecan Sheet Cake 

This is one of two recipes I found a week or so before Thanksgiving that I decided to make.  I ordered  a couple bags of pecans to prepare and set out on my mission! I tried this recipe first because I figured I would like the second one better (it included chocolate!) I only made half the recipe because it used a LOT of butter. It was really tasty and a nice light dessert, we could have had it for breakfast too.


Brown Sugar Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Here's the second recipe I made Thanksgiving week. Christian and I made it together for our solo Thanksgiving celebration.  I really love this recipe because I love pecan pie filling but not pie crust (I'm weird) so having the cookie-like crust on the bottom made this the perfect combo. Plus - who doesn't love chocolate chips!?


Braided Pesto Bread - my own concoction

Christian and I attempted to make pesto with basil from our garden but unfortunately it didn't come out too great (we didn't have enough basil) and the cheese was too chunky - I don't like cheese to begin with. SO I decided to make pesto bread out of it! I used a super simple bread dough (1 cup warm water, 2 tsp yeast, 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp salt,) rolled it out, spooned on the pesto, rolled it up, cut it in half and braided it before making it into a circle.


Sugar Cookies

I wanted to use up some shortening we had from when I made beignets earlier in the year and decided to see how it would work in a sugar cookie.  A super simple, easy treat!



Something I make all the time and one of my favorite easy desserts! All you need is butter, chocolate, eggs, flour and sugar. I made these on my birthday with new Mickey Mouse ramekins Christian got me, so cute!

Dutch Baby Pancake - various recipes (I think I used this one

We love having breakfast for dinner and some nights I feel like making it extra special. I've made a few dutch baby pancakes and they get better each time! I don't think I've mastered the art yet but at least they taste good!

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  1. You make such delicious looking treats! it's nice you have been able to bake so much! We did an almost weekly cookie making back in Iso and it was fun but we haven't always had the time now with things opening back up and lots to go to again. I do have a few plans of things to make for Christmas we can hopefully do though! :)

    Hope that you are having a nice week :)

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  2. You're so talented! That braided pesto bread looks really good!

    District of Chic

  3. Oh wow you HAVE been busy baking. I have been wanting to bake but have been busy but hope to get to it this weekend.

    Allie of


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