Monday, December 30, 2013

My new baking obsession


I've long been a fan of Phyllis Grant's lovely blog Dash and Bella. Her stories, photos and recipes are always fresh and inspiring to me. Tonight I made her Dutch Baby pancakes for dinner. I added some Bonne Maman plum preserves, and used ricotta instead of creme fraiche. Oh my goodness, was this amazing! Seriously so delicious...Nate and the girls gobbled it up and we tore in to the second one as well. I will be making more of these in the future...I have no idea why I waited this long to try it!

Whip one up today...you won't regret it! Let me know how you flavor yours. Happy eating!

For Christmas and beyond...

Remember my gilded pinecones from a few weeks ago? I strung them into a garland for my fireplace. I had just thought of this as a Christmas decoration, but now I'm not sure I really want to take them down. I'm thinking they have a wintery vibe, not merely a holiday feel. What do you think? Should they still be here in January?