It’s Fall! 10 Reasons To Like This Season

Good morning! Well it’s fall on the blog whether you are ready or not! I have never been a huge fan of fall, but I think it’s because I know winter follows. I don’t like the cold at all. But this year I decided to find things I like about fall and not worry about what comes after. So here is my list:

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  1. Pumpkins-I love all the different colors pumpkins come in now, especially the pastels! I love all the different shapes too. They are so fun to decorate with.

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2. Cooler weather-not too cold. Around here, it’s usually still warm during the day and then cooler at night which is really nice.

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3. Snuggling under blankets-Along with the cooler nights, comes snuggling with blankets and pups and not getting hot.

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4. Cute jackets and pretty scarves- I like having some new things to wear other than tank tops and shorts, but not having to wear lots of layers just to stay warm. I am excited to pull out some of those jackets and other cooler weather items put away from last year.

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5. Lighting candles- Fall scents are my favorite! Summer just seems too hot to light candles, so it’s nice to have a few lit around the house again, especially because they smell so good.

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6. Crunching leaves- I love to see the leaves falling and hearing them crunching under my feet when I go for walks.

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7. Holidays- I am looking forward to the upcoming holidays and the time spent with family and friends. We make new memories and remember times spent together in the past.

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8. Sausage and corn chowder- Mmmm! Just typing it makes me hungry! This is so delicious and easy. It is the most requested recipe in my house.

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9. Having a fire and roasting marshmallows-We have a fire pit, so it’s nice to gather around it and roast some marshmallows and make s’mores.

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10. Festivals- There are several different festivals and activities held around here that signal fall. Apple Festival, Calico Festival, Hot Air Balloon Festival, county fairs, and the list goes on.

Whew! I found ten things! That should carry me through. I am determined to just enjoy the season I am in. How about you? Do you love fall?

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Pumpkin Recipe Round Up

Hello!  It’s finally starting to get colder around here in California!  Hooray!  And do you know what that means?

PUMPKIN FLAVORED EVERYTHING!!!!!

Yep, this week features lots of pumpkin flavored things.  Cookies, bread, lattes, you name it.  Now excuse me while I go by a ton of pumpkin to make all of this stuff.

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Just So Tasty

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Banana Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread from Together as Family

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Pumpkin Pie French Toast from 5 Dollar Dinners

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Caramel Strudel Bars from Chelsea’s Messy Apron 

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Pumpkin Cobbler from Creations by Kara

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Pumpkin Pancakes from Baker by Nature

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins from The Novice Chef

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Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats from Mom Makes Joy

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Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte from Thriving Home

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Pumpkin Scones from Cooking Classy

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Yummy St. Patrick’s Day Salad

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We have a special edition for you just for the holiday! This is such a simple recipe! You can whip it up in no time!

The ingredients:

  • 8 oz. container of whipped cream
  • 1 box (34 oz.) Pistachio Jello Pudding
  • 1 can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 cup small marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
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Your ingredients

Place all ingredients in a bowl. Don’t add milk to the pudding-just the powder.

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Place all ingredients in a bowl

MIx it all together!

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Mix it up!

That’s it! So simple! You can eat it right away, but it tastes better after it’s chilled and the flavors have melded together.

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Serve it up!

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Enjoy!

I hope you have a great day!