Joy the Baker

Into the Fall

September 16, 2012

getting ready for fall

I feel like I need to see where I’ve been in order to figure out where I’m going.  I mean that in the most food sense of the phrase.

I need to start thinking about apples instead of peaches, and caramelized onions instead of avocados.  I can get there… I can totally get there with time.

Right now, I just want to hold onto these Indian Summer afternoons and gloriously late sunsets.

Caramelized Mushrooms and Dumplings.  It’s like Chicken Pot Pie without the chicken and with extra mushrooms and biscuits.  It’s savory greatness.

Book Tour Note:  I have a feeling that VERMONT will get me into the mood for the Fall holidays.  I’ll be in Vermont celebrating the King Arthur Grand Opening weekend this coming Saturday, September 22!  I would LOVE to see you!  

Ps.  I hope to be signing books in Boston in early December.  More details to follow!  

getting ready for fall

The combination of orange and chocolate is my go-to December comfort flavor combination.  Chocolate Orange Cream Cheese Pound Cake is happy breakfasting.

getting ready for fall

Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding is reminiscent of Nutella and indulgent as all heck!

getting ready for fall

Biscuits are one of the best reasons to turn on your oven.  Mushroom and Onion Buttermilk Biscuits.  It’s time.  It’s time…

getting ready for fall

Look at all this Fall flavor madness.

Geez, I’m just trying to prepare you… because I’m barely prepared myself.

Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Bread.

Dad’s Perfect Sweet Potato Pie.

Honey Cranberry Cornmeal Quickbread

Pear Spice Cake with Walnut Praline Topping.  Maybe I just want to make the Walnut Praline Topping and serve it with a spoon.

getting ready for fall

I feel like these tacos are a bridge between Summer and Winter.  Roasted sweet potatoes are combined with quick picked cabbage, keeping the flavors grounded but bright.  Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos.  I can see it now… I’m about to eat these for weeks.

I hope you have the most lovely Sunday night.  I hope there’s good tv and lots of tacos.  Tomorrow:  fried guacamole.  Saturday: VERMONT!


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