If spring doesn't arrive soon, my family may die from homemade baked goods! By the looks of it, Spring is taking its time.
When it's cold out, I cook and I bake and then I bake something else. I typically work 7 days a week for weeks at a time but I had the ENTIRE WEEKEND OFF. It was glorious and dangerous at the same time. Yesterday I baked these unbelievably good oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
This wouldn't be so bad if I didn't try to kill my family with these potatoes for dinner.
They were delicious. I tried to make them less deadly by using smaller potatoes, using less cheese and bacon
Oh, and the day before I made this apple pie that was declared as "the best pie ever" by three family members.
It really was quite good.
Here's a double tip for bakers, although maybe everyone does this already, I don't know.
I store my flour in a lock-tight plastic bin and dedicate an entire set of measuring cups to this bin. I never have to search for or dirty a separate cup for flour. Also, because I have a ridiculously small counter area, I open my silverware drawer and place my flour bin on it while I'm working. I do this with Baking sheets as well when I need a little extra space.