I’m not sure why Christmas has declared itself the chocolate bark holiday. Yet for some reason around this time of year, you can find these decadent chunks of chocolate in nearly every grocery store or at almost any holiday party. While I personally vote for it being around all year long, I’ve officially jumped on the Christmastime chocolate bark bandwagon.
I’m one of those people who usually can’t think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I have friends who have to hold themselves back from decking their house out with red and green before the end of October, but I always feel like I want Thanksgiving to have its chance in the spotlight.
Can you believe it’s already November? Before you know it, Christmas will be here – which means if you’re anything like me, you have the best intentions of getting those gifts done early but will instead find yourself frantically shopping on Christmas Eve. Sound familiar?
Mulled for hours with spices and served hot in your favorite mug or crisp and cold from the orchard market, apple cider is (at least in my mind) the quintessential fall beverage. As soon as the leaves turn and the weather gets cold, I start toying around with new cider recipes to savor throughout the season.
There’s something relaxing about making soup. Maybe it’s that I don’t feel the pressure of getting the concoction right the first time. As long as I use a large enough pot, I can add ingredients until I’m content with the taste. I’ll admit, I’ve been known to transfer a soup-in-progress to a larger pot for this exact reason. Unfortunately, there did not exist a container big enough to fix my “random leftover veggie
I’m not sure why certain ingredients like pumpkin, sage and cinnamon have the ability to transform a simple dish into a cozy fall dinner. But as soon as that cool weather hits, I’m on the hunt for savory and sweet autumn recipes fit for a holiday but easy enough for an intimate weeknight meal.
I’m not a morning person. Anyone who knows me knows that breakfast starts after 10am and conversations are most successful when I’ve consumed at least one cup of coffee. I’ve had spurts throughout the last few years when I’ve attempted to be a morning person, but let’s be honest – it’s just not going to happen.