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Friday Features #348

Counting my blessings today! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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A little bit of this and that…

Yes…the calendar is correct…Thanksgiving is four days away. I have some pies to make…and bags to pack…and decorations to pre-stage…let me leave you with some last Autumn memories before we fly into the Christmas season. The Princess, my hero and I wish everyone a safe, relaxing and uplifting Thanksgiving holiday!


A carpet of golden leaves.


A radiator at the ready for those cold evenings.


A kitchen fireplace dressed into Autumn finest.  


The Princess adds her touch to the seasonal decorations


But she still won’t share her Halloween candy!

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Friday Favorites #347

So excited and humbled to have my Popover recipe featured at the following parties! 


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Check out my fun Holiday selection for this week! I can’t wait to make these adorable chocolate candy cane Reindeer!

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The Splendor of an Annapolis Fall

I can feel…and see…Fall slipping away for this year. Before I jump into the holiday season at full speed, I want to slow down and enjoy these last few weeks of gorgeous color, beautiful light and memory making experiences.  Enjoy a few snapshots of my beautiful city…


The Pumpkin patch at St.Martin’s church and school.


The awe inspiring trees by our state capital building.


A sunset at Church circle. 


The chance to wear boots and a great coat as you are out and about.


A family stroll on a crisp afternoon on the Yard at the United States Naval Academy!

What are your Fall snapshots?

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Friday Favorites #346

Looking at the features this week, I noticed a trend. Everyone seems to have baking on their minds…such a cozy thing to do in the chilly, dark evenings.  The calendar is turned to November and it is time to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday. This week I made Popovers for my family..img_0744…but I may need to test out the yummy beer batter, sticky toffee bread. I hope you enjoy all the delicious recipes featured this week! photo Friday Favorites Banner 2.jpg

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Afternoon Popovers!

 After our wedding in 2010, my hero and I honeymooned in Maine.  Summer in Maine was magical but one of my favorite days was in Acadia National Park. In the morning we enjoyed a tour by carriage ride through the beautiful roads designed by John D. Rockefeller and that afternoon we had afternoon tea at the Jordan Pond House. I can remember the popovers and champagne like it was yesterday. 

A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding, typically baked in muffin tins or dedicated popover pans, which have straight-walled sides rather than angled. I don’t own a popover pan…yet, but I have found my small angel food cake pan works very well…just ignore the hole down the middle. This recipe will make six large popovers. I have never used a smaller pan but you might be able to get twelve tiny popovers.  
Popovers may be served either as a sweet—topped with fruit and whipped cream or butter and jam for breakfast or with afternoon tea—or with meats at lunch and dinner. I decided to go the savory route and add some Rosemary from our garden.  

The name “popover” comes from the fact that the batter swells or “pops” over the top of the muffin tin while baking. 

The usual cast of Popover ingredients:


1. 1 1/2 tablespoons of warm, melted butter

2. 1 1/2 cups flour

3. 3/4 teaspoon salt

4. 3 room temperature eggs

5. 1 1/2 cups warm (room temperature) milk

6. Spray grease for pan

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Mix the above ingredients together. The batter will be quite thin. Grease your pan and place it in the hot oven for 2 minutes, this step is crucial!  Remove pan and quickly pour batter evenly into pan. Bake for 30 minutes.  Don’t peek! Leave that oven door alone. It is quite tempting when the smell begins to waft through the kitchen.  Remove and allow them to cool in the pan before removing them. Serve warm or cooled…equally delicious!

It is magical how in 30 minutes this…


…turns to this!


Heavenly!


I love baking in the Fall! Especially for my people…so blessed to have a Hero and a Princess in my life!

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