Monday, September 22, 2014

the start of fall baking

I haven't shared any pictures of food that I've been making in quite a while because I just haven't been documenting food making lately. When it's 70 and sunny, I don't always feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen with the camera. Of course as we get further into fall, the natural indoor lighting gets trickier, but I do what I can. Anyway, I got motivated to document some of my first fall baking this month.

Believe it or not, this is the first time that I've ever made zucchini bread. My in-laws grow it and gave us one of several baseball bat sized zucchinis that they had left at the end of the season. I only used a third of it in this bread. I shredded and froze the rest for future loaves this fall.

I saw this recipe on Instagram within days of picking a wealth of apples at Apple Holler, immediately clicked over to the blog post, couldn't believe that it was such an easy recipe (six ingredients and you don't mess up a bowl!), and made it within a week.

 As we have this wealth of apples, I also made apple pie. I refuse to use store bought pie crust and always forget that pie crust from scratch is so much work but so good. I'm hoping that I stay motivated to make a few more pies this fall.

I used the zucchini bread and apple pie recipes in How to Cook Everything. The apple tart recipe is from Jenny at Picky Palate and available online right here.

What have you been baking lately? Has anyone else been slacking on the food pictures in recent months?


  1. Yummy zucchini bread! I like this moist type of bread very much! We've had too much rain this summer, so our home grown zucchinis didn't turn out so well. I had to use store bought ones.

  2. Dear Rose, The cooler weather always seems to bring comfort with cooking. These are delicious treats for the fall. Blessings dear. Catherine

  3. I usually use store bough crusts because crust is not my forte! It's usually too warm at home for us to make a good crust. I can't wait to experience some fall next year!

    I actually baked yesterday - peanut butter cookies. =)

  4. YUM...what a great way to start the fall! That bread looks so good and apple pie and ice cream sounds like a perfect fall dessert :)

  5. Baseball bat-sized zukes?! That's awesome.

    I'm still a reluctant baker. It has to be so precise, which gets me because I prefer the toss-things-into-a-pan cooking.

  6. Love apple pie and ANY apple recipe. I have not baked zucchini bread in a lot of years. Maybe I should try it again soon.

  7. Mmmm. I can almost smell the fresh-baked bread and apple pie! I haven't done any baking lately, but I might make a peach cobbler -- we bought half a crate of peaches at a local school fundraiser.


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