mini pumpkin butter and orange cream cheese sticky buns


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Mini Pumpkin Butter and Orange Cream Cheese Sticky Buns

“I could eat a million of these!,” exclaimed my husband, Chris, as he took a bite out of the first of many mini sticky buns he had for breakfast. I definitely agree with him as not only are they cute, but they are delicious and very easy to make. These miniature version of sticky buns are filled with orange-flavored cream cheese and pumpkin butter and topped with a pecan and brown sugar glaze. 

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Giveaway | ATBF13 Swag Bag!

Amazing prize. Go check it out

The Girls in Plaid Skirts

The Girls in Plaid Skirts had such a fun time at the Austin Teen Book Festival last weekend (see here). As promised, we picked up some swag for our very first giveaway!

Here’s what one lucky reader will receive:

ATBF Swag Bag

Woo! Check out that beauty!

Things included in your swag bag:

  • An actual bag (I believe it’s Burning Sky. I didn’t open it so I can’t remember for sure!)
  • 4 posters
  • 5 sampler mini-books
  • Burning Sky bath tea and hand lotion
  • A million bookmarks (one of which is signed by Julie Murphy of Side Effects May Vary!) (also, don’t sue if it’s a few short of an exact million)
  • Solstice mini-poster signed by P.J. Hoover
  • Lots of other goodies like buttons and stickers!

Want to win this package of awesomeness?

How to enter:

Required entry: Leave a comment suggesting a book you would like us to review.

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Apple Crumble Cake


Something sweet something savoury


I know, another apple post! But I was gifted another bag of apples from a lovely friend.  It would be a shame to let them go to waste. The remaining bramley apples from my last haul have been peeled, chopped and are currently in the freezer. They will be turned into chutney and mincemeat next week. I’m not usually this organised (reallly I’m not!) but I’m determined to make the most of this windfall!

This cake is very simple and delicious. I’m quite generous with the crumble topping because I love it. 

This is beautiful with ice cream or custard.

Apple Crumble Cake

20cm springform cake tin, greased and lined with a circle of baking paper.

100g butter
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g self raising flour
1 tsp cinnamon
4 Medium eating apples, peeled and chopped into chunks/slices

For crumble topping
60g butter
50g plain…

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10 Incredibly Unhealthy, Glorious Food Creations That Are Worth Every Single Calorie

Thought Catalog

Some eat to live, but those of us living to eat will take great pleasure in this compilation of things that are terrible and perfect for our hearts all at once. Just look. This is food porn folks, NSFH (not safe for hungry). Some will find it vulgar, almost obscene and offensive to their diet, while others will have to dry their watering mouths as they struggle to hold it together reading and seeing these luxurious creations.

1. Pizookies

WARM, SOFT, OVERSIZED COOKIE + COLD, SWEET, TEMPERATURE COMPLIMENTARY ICE CREAM = HAPPY, HAPPY MOUTH JOY. Don’t eat just any Pizookie. Applebee’s will give you mediocrity a la mode, but find a BJ’s Restaurant or a local joint that does ‘em right. When made with tender love and care, these things make their case for best dessert in existence. I’m not exaggerating here, even when I’ve had lactose issues I happily…

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