Sunday, October 27, 2013

What I've Been Pinning

I know everyone is tired of Halloween posts but these three pins are worth sharing I promise.

Definitely a future costume for Maximiliano, E.T. is one of my absolute favorite
childhood movies, that I'm sure he will love as well.

I don't think this even counts as a Halloween pin, or does it? Pumpkins are just a fall staple...
But then again this is like a pumpkin in a costume! Either way I love it and I plan on painting
one of these donut pumpkins later on today.

I plan on making one of these monsters to put up on our wall, I just think they are
so cute and perfect to keep on the wall year round. Mine is definitely wearing those
cool sunglasses.

Now on what I've been cooking and what I want to be cooking and baking.

I made this home-style chicken noodle soup with slight modification, I used
regular elbow pasta and dried basil instead of parsley and it did not disappoint.
Everyone loved it!

I want to be making these chicken pot pies, real soon. It's the perfect fall comfort food
other than soup and since I hate the frozen kind, these are a must.

These poached eggs in tomato sauce on toast sound amazing and warm perfect for
a chilly morning.

This pumpkin crumb cake is a MUST. It sounds so simple and yummy to pass on.

Hope you all are inspired by these pins just as much as I am.
Have a lovely Sunday!
Ours will probably be spent last minute costume shopping for me, 
pumpkin hunting, carving and listening to Misfits.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

Hello fellow bloggers! I'm a bit late posting these pictures from the pumpkin patch
with our friends. These are from about three weeks ago but I haven't had much time
to blog lately since I will tell you that Maximiliano has started his terrible twos already
 at 1 year 4 months, which in my opinion they should be the terrible ones because judging
on everything that I read and hear from other moms, they start being terrible before two!

Except that Maximiliano is really not terrible... He's actually a very well behaved baby but
honestly it's curiosity more than anything that drives him, curiosity to know what's inside
all the drawers in the house, curiosity to see what the water in the toilet feels like, curiosity
to climb the chairs and tables. Although there are other things that aren't curiosity anymore
like for example, spilling Vicky's (our dog) food and water, that's his favorite things to do. 
I clean up and refill at least 10 times a day, any tips are greatly appreciated.

He was truly having a blast at the pumpkin patch, especially because I won him an
Inflatable guitar. I saw some girls with them before we even entered the patch and
knew that Maximiliano would love one, being that guitars are his favorite thing in the world!
Luckily they were easy to win. Once he had it, he did not want to let go of it, as you can see.
He also loved the goats, although they were really hard to pet. The kids were chasing them and
no luck, goats just kept running away as a herd. That is unless you had food, then they all
jumped on you at once. The only thing that Maximiliano and his friend Griffith didn't enjoy
was the boat ride that the guy working it said they would be fine on, but he was wrong.
That thing was waaaay too fast, almost felt they were going to fly off, so we asked if he
could stop it. We are hoping to visit the pumpkin patch one more time before the end of this
month with dad, since he was working this time.

So far we have pumpkin patch, Halloween cookies, and The Nightmare Before Christmas
checked off our Fall to do list. We have take fall photos in leaves, pumpkin carving and
caramel apples left. Oh and let's throw in some pumpkin bread, that's a must.
What are some of your must do things for fall? 


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Browned Butter Donuts

I made donuts again. This recipe is my favorite baked donut recipe so far.
I'm definitely baking these again, this time I will make the glaze as well.

Speaking of donuts, this beer has been on my list for a while now.
Definitely going to get me some this weekend.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Donuts Forever

So I am a major donut enthusiast, I have to have my donut fix at least once every month or two.
I was browsing Pinterest and came across these lovely donuts, Immediately I said to myself;
"I have to make some!." And so I did. 

These are mini baked donuts, I prefer the fried version of course but these are good nonetheless.
Slightly adapted the recipe to ingredients I had on hand. I subbed the buttermilk for evaporated
milk and used all spice instead of nutmeg. Using the mini pan, this recipe makes 48 tiny little donuts.

Glaze was simply 1/3 cup powdered sugar, splash of vanilla and splash of milk. Topped some
with shredded coconut, others with sprinkles and rolled some in powdered sugar.

I leave you with a picture of Maximiliano "helping" me put up some spiderwebs.