So there’s a thing that happens around the holidays when I’m feeling super motivated to get things done – riding high on Christmas spirit and all that – and then the next thing I know it’s mid-January, I’ve gained 5 lbs, and I have a to-do list a mile long.
Although there are a lot of creative Doctor Who themed Christmas trees out there, my main issue is that they tend to be so…blue. I’m a fan of the Tardis, just like any other Whovian, but I wanted to take my decorations in an earthier direction with this garland patterned after the Fourth Doctor’s scarf.
To say that I’m a Doctor Who fan would be a slight understatement. I won’t get into too many details, but let’s just say that this year I decided to Dalek the Halls (audible groan) with holiday decorations that resemble a “big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.”
This super-moist cake is an easy way to combine the flavors of the season in one simple dessert. Overall, this cake is reminiscent of a dark and spicy fruitcake – but without all of those weird candied fruit bits.
I love eating pumpkin pie in the fall, but I absolutely hate making pie crust. As a result, this easier-than-pie cake has become my go-to dessert for fall get-togethers.
Recently, a friend of mine had a baby, and I volunteered to bring her and her spouse a home-cooked meal on a particularly cold and windy evening. Since her partner is a vegan, I made this hearty lentil stew paired with whole-wheat beer bread.
This simple beer bread is extremely versatile and lends itself to experimentation. It is best served warm with a piping hot bowl of stew or chili, which makes it a perfect no-frills recipe for the winter months.
Candy corn is one of those fall treats that people tend to love or hate. This unnecessarily indulgent recipe combines candy corn and peanuts to create a seasonal confection that tastes suspiciously like a PayDay candy bar.
Everyone seems to have a special or secret chili recipe – especially dads, for some unknown reason. This is not one of those. This recipe is a simple, no-frills chili base for those winter days when you just want something warm and satisfying.
This weekend, I took a trip to the Indianapolis zoo where all of the animals were getting into the fall spirit. After watching black bears bob for apples and pachyderms playing with pumpkins, I decided to make one of my seasonal favorites – a sweet and citrusy quickbread that doesn’t hold back on the orange … More Cranberry Orange Quickbread