Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cooking, Baking and Eating!

Last weekend the Hubs and I headed down to Eastern Market to get our hands on some great Michigan produce.

We came home with a haul!

For dinner that night I made Acorn Squash soup

and for dessert, roasted nectarines with slivered almonds

which we ate over ice cream

This whole week, I've felt so behind with work and trying to get our yard in order for the coming winter. I've been so behind that I almost forgot about my pending Daring Kitchen challenge!

The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of "What the Fruitcake?!", Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking.

I have to say that I almost didn't do this challenge. The sugar cookies were no problem, it's the decorating part. I can not decorate a cookie to save my life. Slab on some frosting, sure! So I went the easy route and colored my cookie dough and made First Day of Autumn cookies!


  1. That soup looks delish! Was it hard to make??

  2. The soup was super easy.One squash make about 4 servings too! I'll have to track down the recipe.