Sunday, January 10

sweet sunday

back in june i gave up candy. there was no reason really, i just stopped eating it. and i don't really miss it. actually, when i see candy and people eating it all i can think of is the amount of sugar that they are eating (i see spoons of white sugar adding up in front of them) and how many calories i save by not eating it.
that being said- i eat sweets. cookies, cake, ice cream... yum. if it's in my house, it's in my belly though, so i try not to have that kind of stuff around. but, sundays are sweet days. starting last week, i have baked something every sunday (that is a whole 2 sundays i am talking about here. talk about tradition.) and it's good to share the wealth so that it is not in my fridge on monday. last week it was snickerdoodles. this morning the girls and i made a lemon poppy seed bundt cake. bundt. what a great word. it's so fun to say.
my lovely lemon-squeezing, sugar-spilling, fight-over-who-gets-to-pour-the-vanilla assistants:
i burnt the edges a bit- our oven apparently runs a little hot, but it was still good. i thought about taking a picture, just to show how good it looked, but my battery was flat out gone at that point.
so, i am looking for good recipes to try on sundays. i was thinking i want to make orange rolls, and some more bundt's just so i can say the word bundt. anyone have any good suggestions?

15 comments:

J,D and Little B said...

My favorite thing ever is Lemon Cupcakes from Martha Stewart... YUM-O! I wish I could give you a bundt recipe... I have never made one... maybe its about time! It sounds fun! And that is a GREAT tradition... one I might have to follow

Melissa said...

good timing! i just made a post about a good recipe, although it is not really anything liek a bundt cake. But you will most definitely enjoy it if you do decide to make it! :)

Kristen said...

Love bundt. Especially after watching "my big fat greek wedding" ;)
We haven't been eating a lot of sugar either, and it feels good. Baby weight is coming off a little faster, though it's only been 2 weeks.
Love the tradition!! We should get together and cook, just for fun, and the kids can run around all kooky and we can give them more sugar to make it worse. can you tell it's midnight?

Kristen said...

oh and we definately should try spicy carmel corn...i love me some carmel corn... spicy..

Valley Girl said...

MMMM, we always bake on Sundays too... although we have recently started trying out wheat , dairy, and egg free recipes, (it turns out jeremy is alergic)... it has been... interesting.

I have a few great bunt cake recipes, (with plenty of egg, wheat, and dairy)... i'll email them too you if you want...

chanel said...

girl, you know i got me some SWEET recipes! i use to sell my BUNDT cakes, so I will email you a couple GREAT recipes!
and although i am inspired by your no candy thing, i am kind of thinking swedish fish don't count as candy, cause they're called fish....so yeah....can't give them up. but im on board with the rest of it.

echo said...

i bake on sundays as well. but really who am i fooling i bake at least 3 times a week. if you come to the allreds there is usually a guarantee that there will be something fattening and delicious.

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Damaris said...

bundts are my favorite cakes to make. I have lots of recipes on my blog but The Food Librarian has even more. She did a whole series of "I like big Bundts" and it was awesome.

I have an orange scone recipe that's yummy, again it's on my blog. The Kitchen Corners one.

liko said...

always had a bundt pan at home growing up...never had one since marriage. you make me think i NEED one.
oh, and i'm so there with you -- i never really eat candy. but baked goods - oi. problem is, it's not only a sunday thing. if i wanna bake, i do it, and it's not a good thing because i gotta eat it, too. know whatta mean?? so this year i'm trying to make it only a sunday thing...
but you, well, you can afford to eat anything in the world and you'd still look good.
and i'm not just sayin' that...

Shannon said...

Yum! Snickerdoodle's are my fav. Good job with the candy Ash! I decided to try and give up chocolate this whole pregnancy. . . and I guess I failed after 2 weeks already because, and who would've ever guessed this, hot chocolate has chocolate in it! ha

a mermaid said...

what a great idea ash! maybe we'll have to adopt the same tradition!

Kirk + Chelsea said...

No candy since June? Props to you girl! I am not really a candy person either, but for some reason these days I crave it! Must be in need of fruit or something but I'm just lazy:)

Ashley said...

Hi! I've been reading for awhile and saw your post today and had to add a recipe I recently found. I'm trying it this week for a work breakfast function. It looks heavenly!!! Good luck!

http://www.foodbuzz.com/recipes/1623635-overnight-french-toast

stef j. said...

pumpkin crunch cake

cinnamon rolls

homemade oreo cookies

and anytime you cook one of these, be sure to let me know. :)