Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Seasonal Scones

I'm in full-swing Christmas mode. I have been listening to Christmas music every day, my few but glittery Christmas decorations are up at my apartment, and, yes, my fiance and I have already scoured the nearby neighborhoods for the best lit houses. I love this season and honoring its significance in our lives.

And as long as we don't have any snow storms like last year where I'm stuck inside, I should stay cheery for the remainder of the month. And I'm so excited that I get a few days off for Christmas this year where I can join my family to celebrate.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

24-hour Thanksgiving

Happy post-Thanksgiving and pre-Christmas! It's officially that time of year when you feel obligated to start rolling your Pandora Christmas station, stop to drink some peppermint hot cocoa and constantly hum Christmas songs. I am loving this time of the year: the Christmas movies, music, gift buying, sales and family time.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was a 24-hour, wonderful whirl of family, friends and food. Since I had to work the day before and after Thanksgiving (and by a huge blessing got Thanksgiving day off), I drove home Thursday early morning and spent 24 hours there. We cooked, watched the parade and had a great time celebrating the season. Isn't being thankful wonderful?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Save a bonfire, make S'mores cookies

As I have previously said, chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite sweet treats. They just make the world feel okay, if only for a few seconds. So, when I kept seeing recipes on food blogs that I follow for S'mores cookies, I was intrigued.

Could graham crackers and marshmallows hinder the humble chocolate chip cookie or make it into something much greater?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rainy Day Mac and Cheese

It's one of those dreary, drizzly fall days that just makes you want to curl up with something warm, gooey and decadent to eat. Anything that will make you want to immediately take a nap will probably do the job.

With the chill and rain beginning to come in, I just couldn't deny my need for a yummy mac and cheese. I've seen quite a few chefs on TV whip up a quick macaroni and cheese, and let's face it, box mac and cheese just isn't the same. I'm a Southern girl, and I love some creamy, cheesy macaroni and cheese!