First, I made homemade hot pockets. I used biscuit dough for the pockets (from this recipe), rolled it out as thin as I could get it, and then cut it into rectangles. Then I spread some ranch dressing on the squares and added lots of cheddar cheese, turkey pieces, and cooked broccoli. Then I sealed them up and baked them for 15-20 minutes. Added some butter on top before serving. They turned out wonderfully (way better than actual hot pockets)! They're great to have in the fridge for a lunch on the go.
Then I was bored one night, so I decided to make homemade sprinkles! Anna sent me a recipe for them, and I thought, "Hey, why not?" You can check out the sprinkles recipe here. I attempted to do some chocolate sprinkles, but they failed because the cocoa powder made it too dry and thick to push through a pastry tip. But I made green ones that worked wonderfully! And they taste like sprinkles should taste! It wasn't really worth the effort -- a lot easier and faster and cheaper to just buy some sprinkles -- but it was fun to do once.
And lastly, I made some Apple Pumpkin Soup! I had all the ingredients, so I just went for it. And it was amazing! I will totally be making this again! It was tart, slightly sweet (but not really), and just all around delicious!
|I don't have an immersion blender, so it's a little chunky, but I liked it that way.|
Be advised, though, that it is never a good idea to let a pan sit on a hot burner for a long duration of time and then add oil. It starts big scary grease fires. Luckily I acted quickly and got some baking soda on it, which put it out instantly. But it was kinda freaky for a second there. In case you don't know this already: NEVER put water on a grease fire. Never blow on a grease fire. Never go running around with a flaming pan of grease (that's how two girls at SVU ended up in the hospital with 3rd degree burns that required skin grafts). A level head and some baking soda are all you need.
|The charred remains of my grease fire + baking soda|
This is why I love fall! There are so many delicious treats to make. Baking season is upon us! Rally your hot pads and taste testers! This season promises to be delicious!