Y'ALL. I am so picky when it comes to sweets. I am so not a chocolate person in case you didn't notice. This coffee cake is just everything. Typically made with walnuts, and don't get me wrong, walnuts are DELISH, but I like to use almonds. Okay, to be honest its mostly because I always have roasted & salted almonds on hand. Give it a try! They have a bit more crunch than walnuts, with a slightly different flavor. Let me know if you changed anything. I love input and food makes everyone happy. Especially, cake!
Funny note: salt is pictured. No salt is needed.
3/4 room temperature butter (a stick and a half)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp maple sugar *or vanilla extract*
1 cup sour cream, I use light to make the batter fluffier
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts *almonds, walnuts, pecans will all do*
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Pour the flour mixture into batter, alternating with the sour cream. Mix until well incorporated. Fold in nuts *almonds*, lightly until they're evenly combined. Pour half the mix into the greased bundt pan.
- Separately, mix the remaining 1/4 cup of white sugar with the cinnamon. WA-LLLLA. Cinnamon sugar!
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the batter in the pan, you can be generous with it, if you want.... carefully drop the remaining batter over the filling, cover it and spread it as evenly as you can.
- Bake in preheated over for approximately 45-55 minutes. Use a knife or toothpick to press in the thickest part, ii it comes out clean, its done!
To make a Brown Butter Glaze:
- heat 1/2 stick butter over medium heat, whisking constantly
- when butter starts to brown (about 6-7 mins on medium heat) remove from burner and place in a cool bowl.
- continue to stir, and add 1 cup powdered sugar & 1 tbsp maple syrup
-stir until its smooth like velvet, no lumps is the goal!
Done and delicious, enjoy!
I would love to hear if you try it! Leave any feedback below in the comments. Happy October!
Okay y'allI just baked this on the fly... and between 3 people it is now completely gone. The best part? So easy and was the perfect way to use some fresh fruit that was about to turn!
This is sure to be a repeat offender in our house. Thankfully, you don't have to feel to guilty while eating it! I had had never attempted something quite like this. This is low in sugar, egg-less, and if you make it with soy or almond milk, dairy free! I love when kitchen experiments are a raging success. Shoot, I love when they're any form of success. Lets be real, I just love when people enjoy my food! Who wouldn't?
*Not pictured: applesauce, brown sugar & fresh mint.*
I don't know about you, but during the summer I tend to not eat as much. Then when I do eat, all I want is something refreshing and bright. Salads have always been one of my favorite foods. Even as a 4 year old, I would just munch on lettuce. I must be part rabbit, I am pretty bouncy after all...
My husband is a simple guy, and especially so when it comes to salads. I am always looking for different options to mix it up! This one is a happy winner in our house. Especially when strawberries are on super sale! It is such a refreshing salad that is full of flavor.
This salad is by no means "structured".
So just play around with it! Everyone's taste buds are different. Below is my recipe that works for us!
Does anyone have a dessert that they just cannot resist? I know I do. Put either sorbet or strawberry shortcake in front of me... I just can't say no.
My husssssband on the other hand, is the biggest cookie fan I have ever seen. I truly believe he is related to the Cookie Monster. I hope our children don't turn out hairy and blue! Funny story, when my husband and I started dating, he would buy logs of pre-made cookie dough at the store. It was a necessity on his grocery list. Along with frozen pizzas, frozen corn dogs, fixings for nachos... Blech. Such a frat boy.
I grew up in a homemade only type of house. Every meal, every baked good, always homemade. I'm very fortunate that my love of cooking came from a combination of both of my parents. As it was, I exclusively cooked. I did not bake at all. But I was falling hard for this cookie loving guy. If this was going to be the long haul, there was no way it was going to be filled with break-and-bake cookies full of preservatives and EVERYTHING that is bad for you. No way, Jose. I guess I had to learn to bake.
After a lot of trial and error, I finally got the hang of it. (Once you learn what the active ingredient essentially do, I swear it gets so much easier.) Eventually we ended up with my delicious homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I guess I do have a little Betty Crocker in me! Perfected to our personal preferences. Yum!
Give them a try. They're sooo good. You really can't eat just one!
Who doesn't love Mexican food? It is a weekly go-to in our house. Whether its tacos, fajitas, burritos or whatever, we always are craving it. We had one of hubby's friends over for dinner last night, so I chose a meal I wouldn't typically make for just the two of us. Its just so much food otherwise! Here is an easy breakdown to make some delicious chicken enchiladas! Always such a crowd pleaser!
This ain't your momma's chicken. You're sure to wow with this dish! & I promise, its not nearly as hard as it sounds!
I don't know about you, but sometimes after teaching all day the last thing I want to do is cook dinner. I swear Costco has some of my favorite "go-to" items to whip together a quick dinner when I'm being lazy after a long day. I will swing by on my way home and pick up a few staples to create a tasty, yet still healthy meal in 30 minutes or less.
Making healthier choices doesn't have to be complicated. After eating a rather filling lunch, I wanted something light but filling for dinner. Took me less than 10 minutes to toss this colorful plate together. I really enjoy deconstructed plates like this. You get variety with each bite! Tonight, I had baby carrots, assorted bell pepper slices, smoked gouda cheese, cucumber slices (which ended up getting drizzled in that balsamic glaze you can see to the right, more on that momentarily), jalapeno artichoke dip, roasted red pepper hummus and some club cracks, crackers, I mean. But really, those club crackers are my favorite. Salty, flaky goodness! I love a yummy colorful plate, add wine and voila!
We love food. Who doesnt? Ash loves to cook, and Lex loves to bake. Perfect duo right? Dinner. Desert. Wine. DONE.