A Trip to the Apple Orchard + an Apple Recipe Roundup | girlversusdough.com @stephmwise

It’s a funny thing, taking a four and a half-month-old to an apple orchard — because all she can really do is pick leaves off the apple trees and sit on pumpkins — but last weekend, we decided to do it anyway. Because it’s fall and it was beautifully warm and apple picking is what you do is what I told myself when I came home with 10 pounds of apples. Ahem.

A Trip to the Apple Orchard + an Apple Recipe Roundup | girlversusdough.com @stephmwise

Rest assured, if you are an apple hoarder like I am, I have an om-nom-nommy apple recipe roundup at the bottom of this post for you to use them up in — pies and breads and muffins and pizzas, oh my. But I digress. Because I’m first here to bombard you with a gazillion photos of apples, my baby girl, my baby girl with some apples, apples on trees in the backgrounds of photos of my baby girl — you get it.

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Asiago Herb Hoagie Rolls | girlversusdough.com

Happy Labor Day, friends! I hope your weekends so far have been filled with family, friends, cookouts and beach days and any and all other possible ways to squeeze out the last bits of summer before autumn rolls in.

I’m not going to lie to you guys — I had a pumpkin mocha on Friday. I KNOW. I tried my best to avoid the premature pumpkin craze but, just like last year, I got the bug early. So I am officially on Team Pumpkin now. Please forgive me. I brought you some cheesy, herby hoagie rolls today as a peace offering.

I think we can all agree by now that there is no better sandwich than one with homemade bread, amiright?? It’s not a question, really. That is especially the case when said bread is topped with a garlic-herb butter spread and shredded Asiago cheese that gets all melty and browned in the oven. The smell alone wafting from the oven when I baked these beauties was good enough to lick the air. Yeah, it got strange. I’ll own up to that.

But back to the rolls. In case you have a hankerin’ for a decent sammich, have plans for last-minute Labor Day eats that could get a really good boost from Asiago herb hoagie rolls or want to join me on my recent cheese and carb-baking bender, this recipe is for you.

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OH MY GARSH, YOU GUYS. It’s here. It’s really here. Somebody pinch me and hand me a cookie (I need both to know this is real life).

I am so giddy to announce that my eCookbook, “Quick Bread Love,” is now available for purchase!

This eBook has been in the works for many, many moons (OK like four months, but still) and has required many hours of hard work in the kitchen, behind the camera, on the computer, on the floor in a heap of butter and pouty faces (ya know, when things didn’t go as planned) — but I loved every minute of it. Truly. And I am so excited to share all of that hard work with you today.

So what will you find in “Quick Bread Love”? 31 tasty, easy quick bread recipes (including sweet and savory loaves, muffins, scones, biscuits and coffee cakes!), for sure. But here’s a more in-depth smattering for you of the goods:

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garlic cheddar brioche buns

It’s Friiiiiday, Friiiiiday, gotta get down on…

Ahem. Friday.

But seriously, I could not be more ready for the weekend. The weather here might not say so but it IS springtime, dangit, and we’re planning on living it up for dinner at least once this weekend by grilling. This is about as exciting as our life gets right now, you guys, as we wait for baby to arrive (then life will REALLY get exciting… gah). I am slowly narrowing the radius for acceptable driving distances from our house/the hospital each and every day. As the husband so aptly put it, “It’s like we’re living in The Truman Show.”

Well hey, as long as there are burgers on garlic cheddar brioche buns to be had inside the bubble, I’m cool with it.

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blueberry buttermilk drop biscuits

Yes yes yes we will talk about these magical biscuits, but first things first: The eCookbook! It’s coming along just dandy, thanks for asking, and I’m thisclose to getting it done and out to all of you. So if you want to be the first to know about it (a.k.a. the first to get your mitts on some serious quick bread/muffin/biscuit carb love), or if you want to learn more about the eBook affiliate program I’ll be setting up, too, do me a favor and click on the button in the bar at the way top of the page, or in the sidebar.

blueberry buttermilk drop biscuits

LIKE THIS.

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Or, THIS.

From there, you can enter into the e-mail list that will get exclusive updates by yours truly. Oh, and you may or may not get a bonus gift if you sign up, too! (Hint: You do).

And now, about these blueberry buttermilk biscuits. Let’s just put it this way: I’m up to my eyeballs in quick breads and muffins and biscuits and scones and coffee cakes from this eBook (and my freezer is so full, I have to sloooowwllly open the door to avoid rock-hard frozen loaves catapulting at my face) and I STILL wanted to make these. I do not regret this decision, as the day I baked them I also baked two other types of biscuits and I ate no less than one of each of them and was in full-on biscuit bliss all day long. Also my house smelled like one giant, buttery biscuit. It was glorious.

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morning glory scones

Well, you guys, not going to lie — it has been a WEEK.

It started with a gigantimous to-do list on Monday after a few rough nights of sleep, followed by server issues on my blog (yay for tech problems I don’t understand! and for sarcasm!) and a few other hiccups in my days. But then it ended with these Morning Glory scones, so I’d say all is well and forgiven, Horrible Week. Now let’s eat scones and forget about each other.

In case you don’t know what “Morning Glory” implies, it usually has to do with the magical medley of the following ingredients: carrots, apples, raisins, shredded coconut, chopped nuts and spices. Sometimes I see pineapple thrown in there, too, and I’m totally down with that.

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