Happy Friday! Happy November! The weather's cold, so here are plenty of sweet and buttery ways to start building up your winter insulation:
What would Alice B. Toklas say: No, I'm not spouting any views on the subject, but I found this pretty hilarious.
Vanilla delight: Vanilla Lover's vegan confection gift set, from Allison's Gourmet.
The secret ingredient is crack: Crack Pie, as made by Apron Anxiety.
Sweet Discovery: I'm enjoying the new blog of Love and Quiches owner Susan.
Sweet and Salty perfection: Milk Chocolate Cream Pie with a Pretzel Crust.
Twist and shout: Auntie Anne's now offers a baking mix which is the foundation for some interesting recipes, like pretzel dough Monkey Bread and more!
Fascinating flavor: Kabocha Salted Caramel Cupcakes sound pretty amazing.
Over the moon: iconic Michigan foodie mecca Zingerman's makes homemade moon pies, and they'll ship too. (thanks Margaret for the tip!)
Sweet Specialty: Reader Colleen alerted me to something called the Calypso Bar, a "buttery cookie layer topped with toasted almonds, lime, and coconut." Sounds worth a trip to Nashville, where Calypso Cafe is its home.
Nutella Cheesecake Brownies. The three most wonderful words!
Sweet Memories: start gearing up for Turkey day with these easy-to-make turkey-shaped confections.