Baking Time and Exciting News

First: Oh man, not only was my Sunday awesome because I finished my 12 miler with success, but also because I got to get my BAKE ON!!!  You all know I was all over that, since I haven’t been able to bake since I left home in EARLY AUGUST!!!!  (Oh yeah, and can you believe I have only about 2.5 weeks left here?  Where did the time go!?)

Anyhow, where did Amanda and I start on our baking extravaganza?  With all the ingredients of course:

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(best chocolate brand on this planet: Guittard)

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And me eating ingredients in the process:

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We baked things like my Grandma Gwen’s famous PB Filled PB Cookies, but we added flair by including chocolate chips in the middle with the PBHeaven in a cookie.

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And I made my favorite bread that I’m sure you remember seeing numerous times on the blog when I lived in Florida earlier this year: Blackberry Chocolate Chip Wheat Bread

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And we tried making the Pumpkin Cranberry Scones out of Veganomicon but the dough was way too runny…so it came out more like a bread; still scrumptious!

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And of course I had to make Tina’s Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf:

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And I had to sample some, right?

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Kiss kiss baby.  You know you want to go out and bake some now!

I brought home quite a few of the goodies to share with Jen, so they’ll be showing up on the blog soon.  But I have more exciting posts in the works so normal food blogging might not return for a few days (say what?!  Don’t lie, I know you’re bored of my food anyhow…).

Oh, but were you waiting for my exciting news?  Well, this chick

GOT HER NEXT JOB!

Where: FLORIDA

Doing what: UH, BIRDS, DUH. WADING BIRDS!!!

When: JANUARY TILL…

I’m so excited!  Not only do I get to play on airboats again with birds and jumping into awesome gator/snake/poop filled water, but I also get to see some of my awesome blogger friends again, and meet with new ones!!!  YAY!!!

Okie dokie…now I’m off to catch up on your lives since I was finally able to get home this morning and get back to my computer!  What a night it was with all the rain and flooding!  Whew!  And more in the forecast for Thursday!  Awesome!

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32 Responses to Baking Time and Exciting News

  1. Olga @ Healthing It says:

    CONGRATS ON THE NEW JOB! That's really exciting :)

    And the baking fest looks exquisite! Tina's choco-pumpkin loaf is sooooo good.

  2. carolinebee says:

    AW melis you are such a little nomad i love it :D CONGRATS LADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so exciting that u don't have to stress over that now! yayyyaa

  3. caronae says:

    Congrats! Super exciting (except for the snake-filled water part, aren't you scared?!)! And all the baking looks very yummy. I have a crappy dorm kitchen, but no baking equipment, which makes me sad! Have fun in your last 2.5 weeks!!!

  4. Lindsey @ Sound Eats says:

    Congrats again on the job my dear friend! And those baking goodies…dang, I need to get some dishes dirty!! ;)

    I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!!!!! And ummmm…check your phone dear, I sent you a rather exciting text. :D :D :D

  5. Tiffany says:

    Ohhh congratulations!! You deserve it!!

  6. Mica says:

    Hey there, sweet thang…wanna' come get your bake on over here? [Creepy looks] I want some delicious baked things!

    Congratulations on your job! Where will you be located this time in Florida?

    You should come observe all the birds here…I'm sure there are interesting ones!

  7. Mama Pea says:

    Congratulations, girl!!! I'm so happy for you…almost as happy as I'd be with one of those PB chocolate cookies…

  8. BOBBI McCORMICK says:

    BOOO Not CALIFORNIA!!! LOL..Congrats girl!!! Hey I need your help, I am having friends over on Friday night need a yummy easy pumpkin muffin recipe HELP!

  9. fleur says:

    Congrats on the new job, thats great news.
    The cookies look fantastic, can I have one??

  10. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says:

    Look at all those fabulous baked goods! Yum!

    Congrats on the job! That's so exciting!

  11. balancejoyanddelicias says:

    wooo… so many amazing baking goodies!!! I want to try each of them!!!
    congrats on the new job! Florida sounds a great place to be! :)

  12. Erica says:

    CONGRATS ON THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How is awesome is that. Wahooo! Where in Florida? Those pb filled pb cookies look so awesome. What a great idea.

    Any recommendations on hotels/resorts in San Diego??

  13. brandi says:

    congrats on the run, the baking fun, and the JOB!!!! That is awesome – I'm so happy for you :)

  14. K from ksgoodeats says:

    You're killing me with the baked goods!! Everything looks delicious!

    CONGRATS ON THE JOB!!! That's awesome!!

  15. Katy says:

    Oooh, ooh, I want in on that Central Florida blogger action!

    Congratulations on the job…and for inspiring me to go back to my love Veganomicon to try some new recipes.

  16. Emily says:

    Oh my goodness – this post isn't fair! All of your baked treats look amazing!

    Congratulations on the new job – that's so exciting!!

  17. MelissaNibbles says:

    Congrats on the new job. It sounds like a blast!

    I need that choco-pumpkin loaf in my belly!

  18. Jeri says:

    congrats on the new j-o-b girl. It's no sodak, but I suppose it's alright. now I really want some baked goods…yummy

  19. Erin says:

    CONGRATS! That is wonderful news. You do the coolest work. :)

  20. Krista says:

    Awesome baking and congrats on the job!!

  21. kris says:

    I am drooling over here! Those cookies look fab! Way to go :) Great posts!

  22. RunToTheFinish says:

    OHHH where in florida!! I am guessin you will be in the northern part instead of south with me…darn the luck.

    can't believe your time in TX is almost up!

  23. Jenny says:

    baking time = sexy time!

    congrats on the new job, muffin! though more exciting news would be that your job was in CT ;) jaykay, so stoked for ya!!! Love you!!!!

  24. Beth says:

    All of your baked goodies look amazing. I was wondering where the Blueberry Chocolate Chip Wheat Bread recipe is located? I followed the link and didn't see the recipe. I would love to make that bread, looks amazing…thanks!

  25. Diana says:

    Congratulations! :)

  26. lilveggiepatch.com says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on your job Melisssa! I am so so so so happy for you, and impressed with how much travel you're doing on your own! So proud.

    And WOW, everything looks uh-MAZING! Those PB cookies (with chocolate?) sound like heaven.

  27. Russell says:

    Yeah, about all that food you left at our house… bad idea. I killed it off like the last Dodo.

    You need to visit more often.

  28. Meghann says:

    And where are my cookies?!?!?1

    I'm so excite dyou'll be back in Florida!!!! I miss you!

  29. dailygoods says:

    CONGRATS on your new job!!! :) so happy for youuuuuu xoxoxox

    love your baking spree! those pb filled cookies look ridiculous! I WANT ONEEEEE

  30. healthy ashley says:

    It all looks delicious! I'm pretty jealous :)

  31. Ryan @ Greens for Good says:

    AH! I'm so excited! I never got to meet you during your first round in Florida so hopefully I'll get to for this one! Congrats!!!

  32. Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) says:

    I know I'm late, but big congrats on the new job. You should think about getting one up here in BC though – then you could come bake up all that deliciousness with me!

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