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Entries in Sugan and Spice (1)

Sunday
Oct042015

New Sugar and Spice

I so enjoyed this cookbook!  I read it as if it were a great novel!  I love that Samantha uses unusual spice combinations (or at least they are to me!) in her baking to to derive delicious baked goods.  I have my little accounting-type flags marking soooo many pages of this gorgeous book.  This book's chapters are broken down by spice; a great way to quickly find what particular fun spice you want to try on a given day.   I cannot wait for the holidays to make the apricot and ginger cookies, the gingerbread (which I plan to pair with a mouth-puckering velvety lemon ice cream), and the cinnamon bread pudding for an early-morning breakfast.
Fall has arrived and it is raining here today...all day.  The warmth of cinnamon and cardamon would be comforting as this cold wet weather drags into my bones.  After my husband's birthday dinner tonight, I plan to curl up with Samantha's book and select which dessert will be making an appearance at my table tomorrow.  Bowls are at the ready!

Cute anecdote: My sister and I were at lunch on Friday with one of my girlfriends (Jane).  Jane noted that my sister and I are like sugar and spice...Anna is the sugar because she is the sweet southern gal and I am the spice because I can cuss like a sailor....