Is it just me or did October come and go in the blink of an eye? I feel like it was just the end of summer and now I’m curled up on the couch watching Elf on TV. Seriously – Christmas movies are already on TV! I’m not complaining though. I love all of the Christmas movies. In fact, I normally watch a Christmas movie every Sunday in November and December. I love the Christmas season and all of the traditions that come along with this time-of-year. I used to put my Christmas tree up on November first when I lived by myself. But since I got married, I wait until mid-December…mainly to avoid being considered crazy. *haha*
“I’m singing…I’m in a store and I’m singing!” – Buddy the Elf
“Smiling is my favourite!” – Buddy the Elf – “You sit on a throne of lies!”
Beyond Christmas movies, my other favourite seasonal tradition revolves around food. Family Christmas baking sessions. Cookie swaps with Friends. Family holiday dinners. Cocktail parties. A lot of the recipes I make each year are those that my family has been making for years if not generations. But sometimes I like to come up with new seasonal recipes to change things up a bit such as these Apple Cinnamon Pecan Blondies. They are moist and gooey with the perfect amount of cinnamon and apple. Some buttery pecans are added to the mix for some added texture. These make the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of pipping hot cup of tea or as a more formal dessert served warm with some coconut ice cream. Yum!
For another seasonal blondie recipe, check out my Pumpkin Pecan White Chocolate Blondies. Wishing you all a wonderful week!
Source: loosely adapted from Foodie Crush