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How to Build a Fall/Winter Cheese Board

Appetizers, Holiday, How-To, Quick and Easy, The Holidays

How to Build a Fall/Winter Cheese Board

Today I am doing the very difficult and labor-intensive work to tell you How to Build a Fall/Winter Cheese Board!

I’m not trying to brag but I have been invited to two holiday parties already and we haven’t the true Holiday season. This is going to be a very fun time for me! I’m excited. My neighborhood is very into the holiday spirit; each and every single house on the block already has lights up. In order to fit in with the Jones’, we spent the weekend trying to get our lives together, i.e., getting rid of the squirrel-eaten pumpkins.

Let’s dive in:

How to Build a Fall/Winter Cheese Plate!

Pick your cheeses: Harvarti, Gouda, Alpine (gruyére) – I cubed up Havarti and Gouda for easy consumption. I am all for keeping cheese in their wedge-form but it’s also great to cube up easy-to-eat cheese like these. This way people can use a toothpick and keep it moving.

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Chocolate Orange Morning Rolls

Breakfast, Chocolate, Desserts

Chocolate Orange Morning Rolls

These Chocolate Orange Morning Rolls are my jam!

These rolls on a Saturday morning make everything better. They are soft and warm and delicious. The combo of orange and chocolate will forever be a favorite of mine. It is classic Holiday vibes but I really feel like we should make space to enjoy them year around.

Orange and Chocolate Filling

Orange and chocolate is a classic Holiday flavor combo. Many people LOVE it. Some people dislike it. It’s truly a polarizing flavor combination that divides people right in half.

As you can imagine, I am in the group of people who LOVE this flavor combination.

The filling is gently spiced with some cinnamon and all-spice. The orange flavor comes from some fresh orange zest that is put on top of that filling.

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Gingerbread Cookie Pie

Desserts, Pie

Gingerbread Cookie Pie | www.acozykitchen.com

I’m pretty sure we can all agree that the week before Christmas is the most INSANE WEEK IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. We’re all bustling, hustling and working (and werking) to get everything wrapped up and done before everyone peaces out for the rest of the year.

Next week I have a massage booked. I’m going to Palm Springs for a few days to rest up and do absolutely nothing. During this time, I plan on writing a few things down: my goals for 2015 (proof I’m getting older, I never used to do this), things I learned in 2014 and a few things I’m grateful for. It sounds like a cheesy little thing to do, but these tasks organize my thoughts. It’s like going to The Container Store for my brain.

Next week, there will be pie. Because, pie. And because there always should be pie.

There’s also a chance I might listen to the last episode of SERIAL again because OMG Ronald. NO! I’m not buying that, attorney-who-I-respect. UGH! Jay did it.

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