It’s Fall Y’all! Welcome to the first day of fall. My favorite season has the heavenly smells and gorgeous sights that I long for each year. I’m completely in love with creation as it changes colors.
My favorite things about fall are the wonderful things that I want to bake and eat. Everything about fall baking makes me obsessed with cinnamon and the other fall spices. So, I fill my home with spiced wax melts, candles, and even scented soaps.
My baking usually begins with a spicy loaf of Pumpkin Bread. This recipe is the same as my family favorite. There’s nothing like smelling it from the oven! Cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves blend to make you smile and feel hungry for the first warm slice.
If I’m able to get to an apple orchard, I love to go to a Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchard. If not, a local fruit stand will do. Purchasing those fresh apples calls for a wonderful dessert. Washington Apple Cake is one that I first started baking as a teenager. The looks of this cake will deceive you. It isn’t a beautiful cake. But, it is my favorite cake in the entire world.
The cake is a rich, moist, compilation of spices and apples in a dense cake. The touch-of-lemon cream cheese frosting is to die for. I am always eager to lick the bowl. Once the cake is frosted, it’s almost impossible for me to stop eating the entire thing. But, I’m a good mom and I share.
Fresh-picked apples are also scrumptious in a delicious Apple Pie. There’s nothing more American and perfect as the pie. I always loved to make my crust from scratch. Using butter in place of Shortening makes the crust so flaky and fattening. Cutting up some tart Granny Smith apples makes it even better.
Whether you like a la mode or just plain, Apple Pie makes the perfect ending to a fall dinner.
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