I live in this really magical place called Los Angeles, California.
It’s a place where you have to pay, like, $2 for parking to go to the mall. Even if you don’t buy anything.
It’s a place where people sitting next to you at coffee shops are writing movies on their laptops. And then those movies get made, you see them in the theater, and it’s weird and wild.
It’s a place where palm tress aren’t native to the state, yet they fit in perfectly.
And it’s a place where you see Janice Dickason at the movie theater, dressed like she’s going to the Met Ball, with a man who’s six inches shorter and looks like he might own the state of California. Very normal.
Los Angeles is a place of make believe. So, when it’s the first day of fall and 90 degrees outside, it forces you to pretend it’s brisk out, or else you’ll get mad. Because all anybody wants to do on the first day of fall–myself included–is break out their new boots, scarves, hold hands with the boy they like and jump in a big pile of autumn leaves. Am I right, or am I right? I’m right.
This Apple Danish is super pretty. Good quality store-bought puff pastry, paired with perfect apples that you can only really get in fall. Oh and there’s lots of spices, too. It’s a winner.
This Nutty Seedy Pumpkin Bread is the epitome of the season. The smell will warm your house and make it feel super cozy and awesome.
Acorn Squash Soup with Cheesy Croutons. I’ve been making various versions of this soup since I was a youngster. Back in college, this was my go-to soup. It’s sweet, nutty and not too creamy. The cheesy Gruyére croutons totally make it.
Egg-In-A-Hole Grilled Cheese. A lil’ twist on my favorite kid-like breakfast.
Spicy Vegan Chili. Healthy, filling and good. Make a big pot on a Monday and eat the rest for the next couple of days.
And because you can’t eat chili without cornbread: Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread. They’re a perfect match.
These Soft Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies are soft, a little crunchy, creamy and taste all pumpkin-like.
Fall is sooooo cool.