Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall Baking

Fall means holiday baking and thinking about gifts! Every year my family does ravioli with Thanksgiving and Christmas, it's just not the same without it. The recipe comes from my great-grandfather who was born in Italy. There was no written recipe, he just knew how much to put in, so the year before he died, my aunt sat down as he poured spices into his hand, she measured and wrote it down. It's a labor of love, and this is only my second time trying it on my own, and it is so rewarding. I think I ended up with over 12 dozen, I even had to pull off a gluten-free one for my hubby, we'll see how they turn out come Thanksgiving, meanwhile, until then I get to admire them in my freezer! Someday the kids will get to help out a little more, but for this year they just got to play in the flour and make it snow! Fun to clean up, let me tell you.

Last year at Wendy's awesome family and neighbors brought over some yummy treats, so I tried making some of them too... Tomatillo Salsa turned out great, but I wasn't too thrilled with the recipe I found for Jalepeno Jelly... guess I have to really hunt down Debby's recipe :) Meanwhile, anyone else have one they tried and love?

Aren't they so pretty? I love seeing the nice clean, jarred foods :) Call me grandma, but it brings back so many memories!


MoLe said...

Christi makes some really good jalapeno jelly. I can get the recipe from her if you want me to.

Chris and Jessie said...

I love fall cooking too! Cranberry bread, zucchini bread, pumkin bread, can you tell I love breads?

Tara Allsup Priddis said...

Oh you have no idea how much you made my DAY (birthday). Thank you for overnighting me the Ravorillies. They tasted awesome! I ate them for dinner that night and lunch and dinner again the next night. Thank you Thank you!