Saturday Seven

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Greetings from Chicago! The last of my travels before I climb under a rock to write the better half of Sally’s Cookie Addiction. Speaking of, I finished a couple more cookbook recipes this week. I’m trying to stick to a schedule of 2 cookie recipes developed and tested per week. This gives me enough time to truly focus on each individual recipe. There are so many cookies flying out of my kitchen. And I haven’t even started baking for the 4th annual Christmas cookie palooza yet!! My entire freezer is… butter and cookies.

Here’s also what’s happening:

1) It’s been a goal of mine the past few months to reshoot older blog recipes. Recipes I’m making anyway with dinner or to satisfy a massive a craving (hello beautiful). I feel like this breathes new life into some old favorites. Most recently? Pumpkin cinnamon rolls. Our friends brought us over dinner earlier this week and I sent them home with half the pan!

2) Latest recipe video: Reese’s stuffed peanut butter cookies.

3) Scrolled through my blog reader the other week and this easy pear almond streusel bread stopped me in my tracks. Let’s all bake with pears more often. Also: apple and pear hand pies!#piegoals

4) I haven’t talked about running in awhile! My treadmill broke last week– it’s just over 2 years old, but it was a pretty cheap model. Still, it should’ve lasted longer before something went wrong, right? It’s not like I’m running 10 miles a day on the thing! So we recently purchased a refurbished elliptical. There’s a few fantastic running trails by our new house too, but it’s getting super cold out. Do you enjoy running outside in the cold? I’m not a winter runner!

5) Here’s your complete guide to Thanksgiving. We’re making this herb roasted turkey for Friendsgiving next weekend. The citrus drew me to it! I’ll let you know how it is. Do you have a favorite turkey recipe?

6) Happy 6 month adoptaversary Franklin. You make life even more interesting and definitely more hilarious. ♥

7) I’m teaching a pie crust class at the America’s Baking and Sweets Show today! And in case you need 1 more pie option for your Thanksgiving feast, here’s the apple slab pie I’ll be passing around as samples.

Q: What are you baking this weekend?

67 comments

  1. I’m so excited for the new cookbook! I’m also really looking forward to cooking for Thanksgiving. I’m making a roast duck, a risotto, and probably a vegetarian baked ziti. If I can, I’m going to try your cornbread stuffing as well. My fiance’s family always has people staying overnight, so maybe I’ll give those pumpkin cinnamon rolls a go for breakfast 🙂

    Treadmills should definitely last longer than two years! I’ve had mine for over five years, and it wasn’t that expensive! Ellipticals are great, too, but if I have my druthers, I’d rather run on a trail. In the winter, though, the cold air really makes your chest tight. It’s not my favorite! I injured my knee a few weeks ago (at the haunted hayride I work at. I was rushing the wagon, then I tripped on a root and cut it open on a razor-sharp tree stump. 19 stitches!), so I haven’t been running. I can’t wait for it to heal so I can get back into it!

    • You poor thing, that sounds awful– and painful. Here’s to a super speedy recovery. Vegetarian baked ziti is a great idea for Thanksgiving. I’m having trouble on one more vegetarian dish for our Friendsgiving party this weekend. That sounds like the perfect (easy!) idea.

  2. What a bummer about your treadmill! It seems like nothing these days is built to last!  I love running outside but in Seattle, the weather is rarely terribly cold.  Its more the pouring rain that gets me.  Nothing is more miserable than running with the wind whipping the rain right into your face.  But still, I prefer it to running without really going anywhere on a treadmill;)  I hope you have the chance to try out the running trails by your house before the weather gets too bitterly cold! 

    P.S. your pumpkin cinnamon rolls look fabulous! 

  3. I happened to jump over to your blog this morning while I sat eating breakfast. My breakfast today? Your pumpkin cinnamon rolls! I made them for a brunch on Sunday and they were a big hit. Another delicious recipe!

  4. Thanks for featuring my bread! I wish I could have attended your classes! Miss you! xo

  5. Sally,  I’m an avid runner but I have treasured my elliptical.  It really takes the stress off of my legs and is a great cross training activity when injured or on the brink of injury.  It was my lifesaver when we lived in a wintery place.  I hate the treadmill!  Thinking of baking your cake batter chocolate chip cookies this weekend for my daughter’s birthday.  It is a family favorite!:)  Jolene

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