Hello, Fall!

Last week, Monday to be specific, the fall season began in the northern hemisphere.  And how I envy you, denizens of the southern hemisphere!  Because for you, right now, the temperature is warming up and everyone is begining to step outside after a long winter's hiberation.  For me, alas, it gets colder, ahem, "chillier," everyday and the long winter is now ahead of me, not behind me.  I just want to say that I hate being cold.  The good news in all this tragedy is that Christmas is in three months! ;-)

But fall does provide ample opportunities to bake:  my mom and dad and brother's birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, other people's birthdays, and so on.  Hopefully I'll make a cheesecake sometime this week for my mom's birthday (which is tomorrow) but she says that she'd rather I clean my room as a gift to her...

In the mail a few days ago I got a little mini-magazine from Taste of Home with Halloween recipes.  It was so cute:  my little brother came up to me and said:  you can make something for me for Halloween.  So we flipped through the pictures together, picking out a chocolate cake and pumpkin cookie pops that I should make.  Actually, I think that the pumpkins would be even better if they were cake balls!

So I've got a lot to look forward to baking wise this season.  Hopefully I'll have time to do it all, since at the same time I'm still in school, and I have to apply for all these scholarships and colleges...

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