Monday, November 7th, 2011
We took a beautiful vacation last week. Our days were spent eating, reading, and sleeping — mostly on a beach, soaking up glorious sunshine. When we arrived back in Portland, it was 40 degrees out with a lovely freezing drizzle. Welcome to November, right?
Let’s talk Thanksgiving. It’s almost here and I’m trying not to freak out. These white chocolate pumpkin blondies are like pumpkin pie without the slime factor. It’s a dreary day miracle.
Let’s talk pumpkin spice biscotti (and using the same napkins 27 times). Nothing is better with a piping hot cup of tea; I’ll promise you that right this second.
Let’s talk applecake. Apples are out of control right now. Chop some up and make the most dead-on delicious thing ever. This is the stuff wedding toasts are made of!
Let’s talk braided apple bread. This is a legit people-pleaser. Don’t fear the yeast!
Let’s just get down to it and talk about some chocolate. The holidays are coming. You’re going to need it, and you’re going to need it fast. These quick toffee squares are the jam!
Okay, so you might need more chocolate.