In the Kitchen: ‘on a roll’ / it’s the weather

“What are you making NOW?” asks the little before-school grandson. Outdoors it is still dark, and quite chilly, but the kitchen is warm and cozy due to the oven being on.

” A cake” I answer. “What FOR?” he asks. I just roll my eyes and remind him that the first question when he arrives after school is what is his snack that day!

A few mornings ago my second round of pumpkin pies was going into the oven. I made leaves with the dough scraps…the grandson’s is the happy face. I posted about apple & pumpkin pies last week and not long before that, I had made some peach-apple cobbler.

baking collage

I rarely bake anything in the summer and then when the cooler weather arrives I go berserk for awhile. I send most of it home with my kids, then I am sorry that I did not leave more for myself and so I bake  more. And that cake ?  Most it went elsewhere too :)

It’s been dreary, chilly and rainy here for the most part. In the kitchen is a new round of flowers picked the other day when I was certain that we’d have a heavy morning frost.

flowers in kitchen

We did not after all.

If the oven isn’t going the stovetop is. I am on a roll. It’s the weather….:)


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23 Responses to In the Kitchen: ‘on a roll’ / it’s the weather

  1. Jill says:

    Such a pretty fall bouquet from your garden. Jars do make the best vases. Everything is ‘why’ to the ‘lil ones. Try to explain why you cut up fabric and then sew it back together.

  2. Poppy says:

    Oh your kitchen must smell scrumptious right now! I’m sure all your home baked goodies get gobbled up pretty quickly and are very much appreciated.

    I’ve got loads of eggplant and green peppers in the fridge, but trying to stay away from fried foods…any ideas?:))


  3. Sue Silva says:

    I can’t have this stuff around either, I’d eat it all, lol!

  4. Balisha says:

    Please pass the pumpkin pie…Balisha :)

  5. Grandma Kc says:

    The last of your flowers are very pretty and I bet they look nice on the table with that pie — and coffee of course! While it hasn’t cooled off much here I’ve been in the mood to bake, too! Sending most of it to work with Grampy — safer that way!

  6. Laura says:

    I can almost smell the baking from here. But not quite. Guess I better get busy on some of my own. xo Laura

  7. Veralynne says:

    oh my….fried green tomatoes….I love them….but so rarely get them….just out of the frying pan with a little salt….oh heaven!

  8. Joyce says:

    Your home is exactly what a “frugal little bungalow” should be! – cozy with quilts, scented from the oven, pretty with flowers and happy with cute grandkids and contented pets. You have no idea how many people (including multi-millionaires, I’m sure!) envy you terribly!

  9. sally says:

    Sometimes, I just need to stay away from you and other bloggers who are such great cooks. Oh, what I’d give for a piece of pumpkin pie right now! :)

    Love the flowers too!

  10. Karen says:

    love your flowers and the baking looks divine – I made a nice chicken soup for lunch today and had two of my brothers and one of sisters for lunch before they hit the road home – thank you for the nice comments sent to me this past week!

  11. Marti says:

    I do the same thing! I love cooking when it’s cold and rainy. Your pies look wonderful. I should put that on my list. I’m going to make some turnovers a little later and have never tried pumpkin.

  12. I do the most baking in the fall, too. So sweet to have cake waiting for your grandson when he comes home from school. And that flower arrangement is gorgeous!

  13. Stacey says:

    Mmmm it all looks so yummy! Cooler weather definitely inspires cooking…and eating.

  14. I love sweets and especially pumpkin but that last photo has me salivating. :-)

  15. Jane says:

    That is the sweetest thing, your conversation with your grandson. Oh, the memories he will have! The pies are beautiful, as are the flowers. I am so wanting to bake but I’m waiting for my “date” with the grocery store, you know, payday and all that! But I have some eggplant and I think that’s going to be part of the menu tonight! :)

    Jane xx

  16. Lorrie says:

    The cooking ramps up around here, too, as the temperature drops. Looks like lots of yumminess at your place.

  17. Nita says:

    Me too…i love to fire up the oven on a chilly rainy day! There’s a great apple betty coffee cake up on my blog this week if you feel like cooking some more, lol! Over at

  18. FABBY says:

    Food and flowers, nothing more fab for me! I too love to bake anything and get my oven going and my kitchen feels so warm and cozy. You just got me drooling and I haven’ any lunch as of yet, lol!

  19. Shirley and her Corgi says:

    I planted 20 climbing roses last Feb., for the first time in my life, on the side of our 100 year old home we just bought.. I promised the Good Lord that if he would just let them grow I would furnish the Church with the first roses. It was amazing they grew from just dried up roots to big beautiful coral colored roses for Mother’s Day. Everyone couldn’t believe it. I just told them that God did this. This next Sunday (10-26-14) I will be giving the last roses of the season to the Church. I know that God protected all those roses from an old lady that didn’t know what she was doing.

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