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Sweet Potato Fritters

This is another case of a recipe I found by accident that I had to make immediately. I love sweet potatoes, and Calin generally doesn’t, so anything I can do with them that I think he might actually eat is always welcome.  Also, fritters are some of my favorite things – probably just because of the word – so they’re high on my list of things to learn how to make.  If I’d known before I became an addict just how fried these little buggers are, I might have tried to stay away…

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Cupcake Friday: Better-Than-Box-Mix Cupcakes

Happy Cupcake Friday!

I made these cupcakes ages ago, and somehow managed to save them until I had started a Cupcake Friday feature on my blog.  How appropriate! Don’t they look delicious?  Now I want to make more this weekend… (more…)


Honey Challah Rolls (for ham)

Calin loves ham rolls. Mostly he loves ham, but he does usually want to eat it on something, and ham rolls are the ideal.  At the grocery store this weekend, I bought a rotisserie chicken that came with a free 4-pack of hawaiian rolls.  I generally consider hawaiian rolls the best possible (store-bought) roll for ham rolls, and we happened to have some leftover Virginia ham from Yoder’s Country Market (best ham ever for ham roll purposes).  It was all a set-up.

Hubby decided one stormy morning that what he wanted for dinner that night was ham rolls.  But the hawaiian rolls were only a 4-pack, like I said, and they’re small enough that that’s not really enough for dinner.  So I said I’d make rolls, and we could have home-made ham rolls to supplement the hawaiian rolls.  I underestimated the appeal of fresh-from-the-oven rolls, clearly.  The hawaiian rolls are still sitting in their package on the counter, and these honey challah rolls are gone.

They were almost gone instantly, actually.  I made us stop while there were still enough left to pack some for lunch the next day.  It was an intervention.

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Two Years! Woo!

Holy Moly!  I was sitting here thinking “hmm, I know I missed the 1 year anniversary of LivingWithPurple, but I wonder when the 2 year anniversary is? I should have a post for it!” So I went and looked, and it turns out that…

LivingWithPurple is two years old TODAY!  (On WordPress, anyway.)

Happy birthday to my blog,  happy birthday to my blog, happy birthday dear bloggy-blog, happy birthday to you!

And to help celebrate, I give you: a cat on a hat!

Thanks for reading!

xo
Miz Purplest


Pumpkin in Many Forms: Pumpkin Bread

When a man with a toothache says he wants pumpkin bread, you make it for him.  Especially if you’ve already been planning to make some, and it’s a Sunday afternoon, and you really want the house to smell good.

I have been planning on this for a while, but I didn’t actually bother to find a recipe until it got time to settle down to it.  I figured I’d try my cookbook collection first, but they turned up nothing of consequence.  (Okay, that’s a stretch – they turned up plain old nothing.)  So I turned to my trusty internet, with its trusty other-people’s-cooking-blogs (and with AllRecipes – let’s give credit where it’s due), and low and behold found an amazingly simple recipe on of my old faithfuls – My Baking Addiction.

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Cookie Season Begins: A Brief Look at Snickerdoodles

Today, after a hard day of moving an office, Calin requested cookies. Then he advised me that he would even help me make them, and that I could listen to Christmas music while we made them, just this once, if I wanted.  (Please keep in mind that it is still October, in case I take forever to actually post this.)

I asked him if he was sick, or if he had been abducted and replaced.

And thus, cookie season begins.

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Apple Picking is Good For The Soul: Part 2 – Apple Crisp

Don’t miss Apple Picking is Good For The Soul: Part 1 – Cinnamon Applesauce!

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After the applesauce extravaganza, I still had quite a few apples left (surprise, surprise… 18 lbs is hard to get through!), so one night I decided to make an apple crisp.  It was a night when I had help eating it, so it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Ultimately, although this tasted reasonably good, it didn’t turn out at all the way I wanted it to.  The biggest problem was the volume of liquid in the crisp, which I think was because I used fuji apples. (They’re sweeter and crunchier, so I think they have more water in them?  How to Cook Everything gave me an apple chart, and fujis were listed as “eating apples” not “baking apples” or even “all purpose apples”, so there’s probably a reason for that – although they were great in applesauce.) (more…)