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November 2015 A Note from Marcy



Welcome to the November Issue of BB. Free Pumpkin Pie Latte, Apple Cider Donuts, Cream Cheese Cranberry Quick Bread and more. It's all in the November 2015 A Note from Marcy

Dear Bakers and Friends,

The eagle (or in this case, the baker), as they say, has landed. After a three month (actually this whole year) whirlwind of changes, one of which was a move, I’m now in my new abode. It's second floor apartment/condo in a very pretty area of town. It’s not quite home yet but then, I am not the most flexible of sorts either. I am open-minded about recipes, people, music, alternate codes of belief but I am bullish on moving. I generally like to nest, stay still and then nest some more. It’s only four weeks in but happily, I am beginning to feel cozy.  What’s nice about my new kitchen is that it’s more contemporary and there's oodles of space for ingredients and bakeware plus enough room to include my giant bookcases full of cookbooks. The new oven is not like my old Garland but it’s sleek, amicable and doing a fine job as I put it through its paces.

As for moving, in life, it seems there’s no going forward towards something new and enriching (like simply growing) without letting go which brings a sense of loss. Plus there’s that really murky place between what’s familiar and what’s new; that place we call Transition.  Life, in some ways, is a sucky system. But Time, is a wiser one. I think of life like Rhett Butler/Howard Roark (hard truth tellers) whereas Time is more like Miss Mellie (Gone with the Wind) and Meg (Little Women), i.e. Time is gentle and temperate.  Time, given time, smooths things over.  With the gift of the autumn days passing and the leaves wafting down through buttery sun-kissed fall air, I notice my appetite for writing and baking returning. I hope you enjoy the fruits of my renewed spirit. 

As for my own palate these days, I’ve been baking and cooking both classic and healthy, as well as venturing more towards vegan and vegetarian recipes. I hope to share those with you in the new year, including the world’s best quinoa burger. But this month, since it's so traditional a time of year, I'm featuring some new and seasonal creations as well as special treasured ones I think you'll like.
One thing in particular that I’ve being doing in my new home is every weekend, I’ve cooked up  one vintage fall dish after another. It started with Mac and Cheese, then Coq au Vin and then most recently, Little Italy Chicken Cacciatore. (I’ll not be doing Cheese Fondue). Sometimes, we forget how good retro food can be. This is pure 70’s stuff but it’s rib-sticking good, reheats well and satisfies a crowd. So, if I remember, I'll feature one of these recipes free (they’re also all in When Bakers Cook cookbook btw) for you to enjoy.  And for those who asked, yes, the Pumpkin Eruption Cheesecake recipe IS in my cookbook, The Baker’s Four Seasons. It’s on my personal 10 best recipes list.

Just so you know, there’s probably every recipe you need for Thanksgiving and beyond in this site – all created, tested and vetted my me (and testers). I was  browsing through the Recipe Archives recently and was blown away (if I do say so myself) by such amazing recipes as Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter and Mushroom Bechamel, , Baked Camembert in Filo with Cranberry Chutney, Vermont Country Inn Pumpkin Cheesecake, Canned Cranberry Sauce Bundt Cake, Cranberry Sally Lund or Brioche Americana, and Cranberry Orange Iced Sweet Tea just to name some things that immediately caught my eye and appetite.  There's a wealth of food on this site I am very proud of and love sharing with you. The best turkey recipes are also on this site, from classic to brined to smoked turkey!  Over the last 18 years, I’ve tried to re-create classics as well as new things – all with a goal of bringing you the best food, easiest, high-performing recipes and subtle professional techniques.

So have a look around this issue and the site (or subscribe to BB; there's over 2525 recipes to choose from for one flat fee). And if you buy any of my cookbooks, Ebook or in print, you get 4 free months of access to the BB Recipe Archives.

Warm wishes and gratitude, in the season of home and hearth,

Marcy Goldman
Author, Master Baker
Est. 1997

November 2015 Recipe Collection

FREE!! Pumpkin Pie Latte
What’s more inviting that spice and warmth in a cup? This is a seasonal perk that will make your espresso pot beam.  I use canned pumpkin puree (I always have some cubes of it frozen) but this special recipe can be made without the pumpkin as well.

FREE!! Apple Cider Donuts
Cake style donuts with a wicked New England flair! Insanely great donuts that put Cronuts to shame.

Golden Corn Rolls for Thanksgiving Over 2345 Downloads
These fabulous, festive rolls are meal-makers that upstage the turkey!

Cinnamon Bun Cake
Take a batch of this unique cinnamon bun dough, follow the simple directions and you get a huge cinnamon bun coffee cake. Gorgeous!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
This is one of my all-time best. A gorgeous pumpkin muffin with a buried cheesecake treasure. Add this humdinger to your Thanksgiving sweet table!

Cinnamon Bread Pudding Over 578 Downloads
This unique presentation of a buttery and rich bread pudding will have you thinking you are tasting cheesecake! But it’s a great, old-fashioned, Thanksgiving/Fall perfect bread pudding.

FREE !! Cream Cheese Cranberry Quick Bread Over 787 Downloads
A sumptuous little cake that's wonder as a hospitality treat or as a gift cake.



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