Autumn Colors

Autumn paints in colors that summer has never seen. —Author Unknown

Happy First Day of Fall! Soon it will be crisp, cool sweater weather (if it isn’t already where you live) and Autumn will begin to put on a vivid show of rich colors. Wishing you a beautiful harvest season!

There is a time for everything, and everything on earth has its special season. ECCLESIASTES 3:1 NCV

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Fruit Sweet Tea

Even though summer is fading into fall, we’re still going to be having some warm days for a while and this Fruit Sweet Tea is perfect when you want something refreshing to drink! It’s lightly sweet, and if you like your tea even sweeter, you can always add in some sugar or honey to taste. I prefer mine lightly sweet—this has just the right amount of sweetness for me! Continue reading

Triple-Chip Chocolate Cookies

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! I’m reviewing a new cookbook, Two Peas & Their Pod: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen, and I’m also having a giveaway for two copies—2 winners will each receive a copy! Continue reading below for details on how to enter the giveaway! 

These Triple-Chip Chocolate Cookies are a chocolate-lover’s dream—just one of the many amazing recipes that you’ll find in the new cookbook, Two Peas & Their Pod: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen (Hardcover, Grand Central Publishing). This cookbook is authored by well-known food blogger Maria Lichty, creator of the very popular Two Peas & Their Pod. She and her husband Josh started the blog after friends and family asked for the recipes that they used to cater their own wedding! Maria mentions in her introduction that being in the kitchen is “our happy place,” and you can tell that’s true by the delicious recipes in this cookbook! There’s a total of 115 recipes and lots of beautiful full-color photos. Continue reading

Hope Forever

Don’t you know that day dawns after night, showers displace drought, and spring and summer follow winter? Then, have hope! Hope forever, for God will not fail you!

CHARLES SPURGEON

Sharing some pretty flowers and words of hope with you this Sunday. Wishing you a beautiful day!

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Pumpkin-Maple Bread Pudding

Pumpkin bread pudding just sounds like fall, doesn’t it? Especially if you bring in the flavor of maple syrup! I had made this dessert a few years ago, and thought it was okay, but I really wanted to see if I could improve upon it. I do like this new version so much better! It’s dense and moist, with lots of pumpkin and spice flavor. I really like this bread pudding with additional maple syrup drizzled over it, but you could also top it with caramel sauce or whipped cream. Continue reading