We have been baking! After the heat of the summer (i.e. too hot to cook) it is nice to get back into the kitchen and start mixing up some sweet treats. Kids number 1&3 were anxious to try their hands at apple pie and pumpkin bread. Especially since #1 got to wear the cute apron my sister made for ME (crazy wool socks optional)! Both turned out well, and we have been enjoying them for a couple of days now. Yes, even for breakfast...yum! I am not a great cook, but when it is chilly out and there are fresh apples from the tree, there is something quite satisfying about the smell of apples, pumpkin and cinnamon wafting through the house.
--Jim Davis cartoonist