It’s not officially winter yet, but it’s been cold.
So I’m offering you some merry and bright stuff.
You know, for lifting smiles and warming hearts.
cozying up to the warm oven baking.
Did you know there’s a difference between dutch process cocoa and regular baking cocoa?
I think it was Ina Garten who said, Once you go dutch, you never go back (but don’t quote me on that).
I tried dutch cocoa for the first time this week in a batch of Double Chocolate crack(le) cookies. SO much chocolate goodness. I’d show you a pic, but they’re ALL gone.
But these cookies are still hanging around. For laughs.
A native from The Island of Misfit Gingerbread People
So the autumn leaves are gone, but there’s still plenty of color to be found in Winter.
Sunset in Richmond, Virginia (but it’s not exclusive to my town)
And I’m still feeling grateful for the opportunity to help out at a local pop up street store last weekend.
Tons of gratitude.
And after that I got to sit down and read with one of my nephews.
I loved shark books as a kid too.
But wait there’s more!
I’m going to be an aunt again. 🙂
My little sister is having a baby girl soon-ish.
Merry and bright indeed.
What’s got you feeling merry and bright?