Fall is my favorite time of year. I am a Californian at heart, but during October I sometimes wish I was a New Englander so I could enjoy the season to its fullest. Cold, crisp mornings, crunchy leaves in a rainbow of colors, cozy scarves, and the beginning of comfort food season all make me a happy camper. Here’s a few fun tidbits in honor of fall and the quintessential fall fruit, the apple.
An apple a day appears to be a good thing
Those who know me, know about my love of mason jars…so this one definitely is on my radar for future teacher gifts. Too cute and looks easy enough!
We are big pork tenderloin fans, so I plan to try this one with whiskey & apples. His post made me giggle too…
I am a HUGE fan of Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen, I have yet to have one of her recipes fail me. So this cake is on my to-do list. Anything with the word “mom” in the title can’t be bad. Nor can a cake that looks like it could be eaten for breakfast too.
I love big mugs, and I love classic white dinnerware. So when I think about a big mug of apple cider I think about drinking it from my favorite white Pottery Barn mug.
The idea of holding that mug on an early fall morning with a super cozy scarf on is heaven to me. If my bank account would allow it, it would be this one. But I would have no problem settling for this.
Californians, fear not…there are several places in our state where we can see amazing fall foliage.
Top Row left to right – Easley Bridge by Susan Sloan Johnson via Flickr | Autumn Walk by Edward Pollick via Fineartamerica | Retro Apples by Northern Imager via Flickr | Bench in Leaves, Stock Photo | Cider Apples (with edits) by zizzybaloobah via Flickr
Bottom Row left to right – Rotten Apples, Stock Photo | Fall Leaves, Stock Photo | Barn in Fall, source unknown | Adirondack Chairs in Fall by Etolane via Flickr