Today I threw caution to the wind and decided to get back into the kitchen, regardless of finger pain. I have to be honest… I’ve been going through serious withdrawal! I kept vacillating on cooking/baking because I’m being so cautious with moving my finger but I can’t do it anymore! So after my workout, taxing to school, doc appointment and walk with the dog I got to it. And I cooked and baked until I had to leave to pick my daughter up and I have to tell you – it felt so good! I felt like myself, finally!
To celebrate the first full day of fall that meant apple and pumpkin cooking in my kitchen. I made my muffin pan mini apple pies because my family wouldn’t let up on how good they were (a big ol’ hint for me to make more) and these pumpkin bars. I wanted a nice moist bar without added butter and less sugar than the typical bar recipes. I wanted these for breakfast to-go ideas and for after-school snacking. They are just perfect and totally portable.
— Knead to Cook