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Fall Baking

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I believe this season to be absolutely the best time of year for baking.  There are so many yummy flavors of fall -- apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, graham crackers, caramel, candy corn, butternut squash, brown sugar... the list goes on!

Here are a few of my favorite recipes this season...

Candy Corn White Chocolate Cookies

Recipe from AverieCooks.com: Candy Corn White Chocolate Cookies
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, soften
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cream or half-and-half
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt, optional and to taste
1 1/2 cups candy corn
1 cup white chocolate chips DIRECTIONS:To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large bowl and electric hand mixer), cream together the first 5 ingredients (through vanilla) on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the…

October Updates

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Hello loyal blog followers!  I've been out of touch this month because October has been an insanely busy time for the Ross family!  Here are a few updates about my life lately...

During the first weekend of October, the hubby and I traveled to Denver to watch the Vikings take on the Broncos!  We stopped in Buena Vista to do some mountain biking on our way to the Mile High City, and had a night out on the town with friends and family Saturday night before the big game!  We tailgated with a fun group of people Sunday morning before heading to the stadium.  It was so fun to attend an NFL game again and be amongst the entertainment, the noise, and the excitement of live sports, which I miss since moving to New Mexico.  The Vikes lost, unfortunately, but it was a good game and we had a blast.  For our 2nd anniversary (the "cotton" anniversary) we got each other jerseys!



A few days later we headed to New York City, where we had a few jam-packed days of exploring the city, visiti…