Epic waffles and wonderful jam

We are visiting the inlaws this weekend and today we took a little road trip. We went to a tiny little village with the largest and tastiest waffles around, it’s a company that makes jam who also have a little cafe where you can buy freshly made, extremely crisp waffles that taste amazing! They are served with their yam, you can pick the kind, and whipped cream and a good dollop of awesome šŸ™‚

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On the way we took an unintended detour but that was all good for me as I got more time to work on my current knitting WIP – a mystery knit along inspired by Desolation of Smaug.

Maja is with us on this visit, she doesn’t really approve of how cold they keep the house but her gargoyle impression is coming along nicely!

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Pumpkin Pie

My mother had a birthday on Friday and me and my siblings went to visit. Me and my sister both love to bake and my mother dislikes it so we brought the baked goods.

I might have gone a bit overboard.

The biggest success was my pumpkin pie, I’d made it the day before and I think that was part of the reason, it had time to really develop those nommy flavors. Also it looked awesome:

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The other thing I made came from the book mum got me at Magnolia Bakery. It was their Red Velvet Cake (except I made it purple using a bit of blue food coloring with the red) with Vanilla Buttercream Icing. This was the surprise of the weekend for me. Even on Sunday (this was also baked on Thursday evening) it was still so very moist and yummy. Highly recommended recipe indeed.

I had lots of leftovers when we left mum’s so I went by the neighbor and left a pan of pie and cake. Apparently I am now sainted in their home. Behold the power of baked goods šŸ™‚