Category: The Novel Bakers

Novel Bakers’ Dozen and Nigella Christmas Wrap Up

A Novel Bakers’ Dozen and Nigella Christmas Wrap Up~ Click on the links for a taste and some holiday cheer!  Starting with some food gifts. . . Nigella’s Christmas Chutney~ part of a trio of comely condiments And some beverages. . . Pomegranate Vodka Candy Cane Cocoa Mix, stirring spoons and party pails Hot Schnocolate   A…

Novel Baking: Nigella’s Christmas Chocolate Cookies

 I’m joining The Novel Bakers for a little Nigella Christmas. Christmas Chocolate Cookies are a version of a chocolate shortbread~ easy to whip up, or in Nigella-speak, a “doddle” to make :) Cookie Ingredients  ❄ 2 1/4 sticks (18 tablespoons) soft butter ❄ 3/4 cup sugar ❄ 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ❄ 2 cups all-purpose flour ❄ 1/2…

Apple Chutney

Apple Chutney is perfect for fall or the holidays to accompany pork, turkey, roasted chicken or grilled salmon! I came by this recipe for Apple Week with The Novel Bakers, from a delicious read~ The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs. Apple Chutney, Makes 2 pints, using large Granny Smith apples Ingredients 3 tart cooking apples, peeled, cored…

A Lazy Weekend and Apple Week Wrap Up

It’s a lazy, rainy weekend here~ Perfect for catching up on some reading or a nap :) Apple Week with The Novel Bakers was delicious~ inspired by The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs. Here is a wrap up if you’d like a taste of what you might have missed. . . An Apple Picnic with…

Novel Baking~ Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

I’m at the bottom of the apple barrel with Novel Baking recipes this week, and I didn’t begin to skim the surface of all the ones I’ve pinned and virtually sampled the past few months. It’s a good thing cyber calories don’t count :) Apple Cider Caramel Sauce leapt off the page at me from Southern…

Novel Baking~ Triple-Apple Granola

I’m back with another apple recipe for apple week with The Novel Bakers. Good things come in threes, so I decided to up the apple flavor from double to triple, when I spied Double-Apple Granola in Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine this month.  I substituted applesauce for the oil called for in the recipe, as…

Novel Baking~ Apple, Gorgonzola & Thyme Pies

I’m back with a recipe for a Apple, Gorgonzola, and Thyme Pies from my Apple Picnic with The Novel Bakers! Our book selection and apple inspiration for the week, freshly picked by Jain~ The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs. I filled my individual pies/ turnovers with an Apple, Gorgonzola & Thyme filling but you can adapt this…

Novel Baking~ An Apple Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Apple Week, our book selection, freshly picked by Jain~ The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs, a delicious and quick read! The Apple Orchard: #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings readers to the lush abundance of Sonoma County in a novel of sisters, friendship and how memories are woven…

Gathering in the Garden~ Tomatoes

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Gathering in the Garden: From lifelong friends, artists, and gardeners, comes a delightful little gift book full of ideas to transform ordinary events into garden parties, complete with menus and recipes. Gathering in the Garden  begins with a Tomato Taste-Off. I’m savoring that last bit of summer with tomatoes fresh from…