Fall is officially here!
Well…it’s actually been here for like, over a week. But today marks the first day of October. Which in my mind, might as well signal the first day of ACTUAL Fall.
You know what else? It’s the first day of National Cookbook Month! I’m a sucker for a good Hallmark holiday. But this one actually means a lot to me, and I’ve been working tirelessly (seriously) on preparing for it. You see, I absolutely LOVE cookbooks. Always have. I’ve read countless cookbooks cover to cover (refer here)- and it never gets old. I always find a new trick, a favorite recipe, and true inspiration in the pages written by some well-known, and not-so-well-known chefs, homemakers, entertainers, and foodies.
And to kick off National Cookbook Month, what better way than to start with the OG of everything homemade:
Best part is, you know who I’m talking about! Like, come on. Who doesn’t know Martha Stewart. She is literally a household name.
(But if you didn’t I really didn’t mean to offend! But come on, man. Let’s get you acclimated to common day reality).
Ok, these cupcakes. THESE CUPCAKES. As I have hungrily flipped through every recipe in Martha Stewart’s cookbook “Cupcakes”, it really has been difficult to show restraint. First of all, the cupcakes are organized by chapters of:
- Swirled & Sprinkled
- Dipped & Glazed
- Simple & Sweet
- Filled & Layered
- Piped & Topped
Literally a cupcake for every single occasion of yah LIFE.
Baby shower? Pistachio-Rasperry Tea Cakes are perfection.
A special someone’s birthday? Coconut-Pecan Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache will make them feel extra special.
A girl’s night in? Lavender-Iced Brownie Cupcakes are every bit elegant as they are easy.
But these deliciously sweet-savory morsels are THE cupcake for Fall. And let me tell you why.
THEY HAVE SAGE IN THEM. And don’t you dare run away in fright that something “green” or “herby” is in your dessert, because GOOD LORD.
Those are literally the only words.
Even a friend who HATES desert (I know, why am I even friends with her?), found these absolutely irresistible.
The pumpkin offers that warm and delicious spice that is so familiar this time of year.
The butter is BROWNED (my new favorite food group), in which the sage is added. You guys. It is so insanely good.
And of course, to top it all off….
The only frosting you’ll ever need for all of eternity: BROWN BUTTER ICING.
Again, GOOD LORD. I’m having difficulty functioning just thinking about it. Actually….hold please….
K, sorry. Jut had to stuff my face with another cupcake. The extra dollop of frosting was not added by me. It was Martha.
On that confessional note, I think it’s time I should go. And you should go.
GO MAKE THESE CUPCAKES!
But really, I’m serious. Like, go make them. Now.
Stay tuned for more delicious recipes from my favorite cooks, author’s, and friends. Can’t wait to share what I’ve been cooking up!