Every September I get into a baking mode. It seems like the "thing" to do. I start going through the cookbooks to see what new things I can try to bake. I keep a stack of recipes from Food network that I collect though out the year. I purchase gift containers to put the Christmas baking in. I start making a list of cooking tools I need. My friends get calls/e-mail to be recipe testers.
This year is no different. Chris I will be baking brownies for you. The Red Velvet Cupcakes will have Green Cream Cheese Frosting when Nathan gets here. Chocolate Chip cookies lite on chocolate chips heavy on the walnuts for Joe. Mom we're doing up a batch of Peanut Butter balls. I need to do a few batches of Jelly, pepper, pomegranate, maybe something else. It has been a while since I did a batch of truffles too, Uncle Victor's birthday is coming up!
As for new recipes to test I have a few from Ina, Linzer Cookies, Coconut Macaroons and a Crostata. Betty's new Fall Cookbook looks very promising. I am trying one from there tomorrow. Also I am trying a few from Jaime and Bobby Deans new Cookbook, everyone needs to buy a copy of it. They have their recipe for Mac and Cheese in it, YUMMY!
So when you see me buying 20lbs of sugar, 5 lbs of butter, another 5 lbs of Crisco, and flour by the sacks, remember I am making it for you. I also take request.