Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Chunks of apple and swirls of cinnamon in this quick bread that doesn't even need a mixer!
Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread | Persnickety Plates
I'm excited about this bread for a few reasons. First, I didn't think I liked anything with baked apple (it's a texture thing), but I'm trying to be an adult and try new things. Last week we were at a cider mill and my mom bought a loaf of their apple bread. I tried it and actually liked it. Enough that I wanted to try to recreate it which leads to the second reason why I'm excited about it. I think I did a pretty good job recreating it! I did some research and came up with this recipe that I think is really, really good.


Metro Detroiters! - Chef Takashi Cooking Demo at Macy's Somerset

Chef Takashi Yagihashi, from Top Chef Masters (among other things), will be at the Macy's Somerset doing a holiday entertaining cooking demo on October 23, 2014. If you're one of my fellow Metro Detroiters, come join me!
Metro Detroiters! - Chef Takashi Cooking Demo at Macy's Somerset


Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Brownie Bites

Decorate some brownie bite pumpkins with jack-o-lantern faces. 
A quick & easy, semi-homemade, treat for Halloween! 
Jack-O-Lantern Brownie Bites | Persnickety Plates


Ham and Potato Breakfast Casserole For Two

This post brought to you by Simply Potatoes. All opinions are 100% mine.

A simple but delicious breakfast casserole made with Simply Potatoes.
Perfect for the days when there's just two of you eating breakfast (or dinner!).
Ham & Potato Breakfast Casserole For Two | Persnickety Plates #spon


Persnickety Baby: Baby Must-Haves (3-6 months)

One of the pieces of advice that was given to me while pregnant was "the days are long but the years are short". Well, I haven't passed a year yet but if it's anything like these first six months, truer words have never been spoken. I've been at this mom thing for 27 weeks/6 months already. Half a year. Everyone says it, but it really does go by so fast. 

To help me remember our must-haves, and to hopefully help someone else, here are our favorites from the past three months. 
Baby Must-Haves (3-6 Months) | Persnickety Plates

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