Hi Everybody! Happy First Day of Fall! I couldn’t be more excited that today is the official beginning of my favorite season! I love everything about fall; the way the world becomes beautifully colorful as the leaves turn every different shade of red, orange and yellow, the wonderfully crisp air, the cozy scarves and jackets, and all the delicious apple pies, pumpkin pies and pecan pies, of course! But my favorite thing about fall is that as the weather outside gets colder and the evenings get darker, everything inside the home only seems to get warmer and brighter. As the air outside becomes cool and crisp, we bring the warmth inside. And perhaps the coziest and most wonderful warmth comes from the fall kitchen, which as the season arrives begins to fill up with the most delicious aromas and flavors of spices, buttery pie crusts and deep colored, hearty stews cooking away on the stove. Those warm and familiar scents bring back some of the fondest memories, and create many happy new ones every year. There is nothing like the comfort, warmth and safety of Home, especially at this time of year. After a cold and rainy day, be it literal or not, there is nothing as wonderful and reassuring as opening the front door and being warmly welcomed by the warmth and glow of a burning fire, the scent of an apple pie baking in the oven or the coziness of soft plaid blankets and pillows waiting for you on the couch.
A box of apples from my grandmother’s garden.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a great beginning of this new season! Thanks for stopping by today, I’m off to bake some pie! Come back soon for some more delicious fall recipes!